News Release
July 15, 2013
                    Contact: Sondra Katzen
                                   Public Relations
Note: Images of Zoo Brew at Brookfield Zoo may be downloaded at
Zoo Brew on Tap at Brookfield Zoo
2nd Annual Event Expanded to Two Days: August 10-11
            Brookfield, Ill.—Enjoy bears and beers, lions and lagers, and aardvarks and ales at Brookfield Zoo’s second annual Zoo Brew, held in collaboration with Burke Beverage, Inc., on Saturday, August 10, and Sunday, August 11, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Zoo Brew is bigger and better with more than 60 craft beers represented by 24 breweries. Guests can enjoy samples from the following breweries: Abita, Argus Brewery, Belukus Marketing, Inc., Blue Moon, Boulevard Brewing Company, Chicago Beer Company, DIAGEO - Guinness USA, Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales, Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Hopothesis Beer Company, Lakefront Brewery, Inc., Leinenkugel’s, Magic Hat Brewing Company, Modelo, New Belgium Brewing Company, Newcastle, New Holland Brewing, Pyramid Breweries, Revolution Brewing, Samuel Adams, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Southern Tier Brewing Company, Tenth and Blake Beer Company, and Wild Onion Brewing Co. For a complete list of beers that will be served during Zoo Brew, visit the zoo’s Web site at
This unique beer-tasting event would not be complete without pairings with great food. Menu items such as hot dogs, brats, burgers, nachos, jumbo soft pretzels, popcorn, and much more will be available for purchase.
The stein-size fun also includes live music and an opportunity to bid on silent auction items, such as branded beer tenders, specialty brews, and beer-themed memorabilia. On Saturday, guests can rock out to live music by Chicago-based cover band Six to Midnight, who will be playing party rock dance tunes by Pink, Michael Jackson, Green Day, Garth Brooks, and many more. The grooves continue on Sunday with a performance by the Hot Sauce Committee, a Chicago-based band that combines ‘90s hip-hop with guitars and club beats for a high-energy performance.
Zoo Brew is for adults ages 21 and over; children will not be allowed to attend the event. The cost is $45 per person (zoo members receive a $10 discount) and includes beer samples, a commemorative tasting glass, admission to Brookfield Zoo, and parking. Additionally, there is a special discount ticket of $25, which includes unlimited soft drinks, for designated drivers. Photo IDs are required. There are limited tickets available, so get yours today and come party with the animals! For further information and to order tickets, go to
The Chicago Zoological Society’s mission is to inspire conservation leadership by connecting people with wildlife and nature. The Society is a private nonprofit organization that operates Brookfield Zoo on land owned by the Forest Preserves of Cook County. The Society is known throughout the world for Brookfield Zoo's innovative, naturalistic, multispecies exhibits and for its international role in animal population management and wildlife conservation.
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