News Release
Contact: Sondra Katzen, Public Relations, 708.688.8351,
August 12, 2021
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ZooBrew on Tap at Brookfield Zoo

Brookfield, Ill. — ZooBrew, sponsored by Hop Valley Brewing Co., returns to Brookfield Zoo for guests 21 and over on Saturday, August 28. From seasoned beer aficionados to brewski novices looking to expand their beer knowledge, the event is sure to please everyone’s palate.

The unique beer-tasting event will feature more than 80 varieties of ales, lagers, stouts, porters, and malts from participating breweries, including 2 Fools Cider, Athletic Brewing Co., BrickStone Brewery, Constellation Brands, Molson Coors (Hop Valley Brewing Co., Leinenkugel’s, Blue Moon), Noon Whistle Brewing, Obscurity Brewing & Craft Mead, Revolution Brewing, Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, Rogue Ales, Vivify, and more.

Beer enthusiasts attending the 10th annual ZooBrew can choose from three tasting sessions. The half session, offered from noon to 2 p.m., is $40; tickets for the full session, which is from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., is $60; and the VIP session, sponsored by BrickStone Brewery, from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. is $95. Designated driver tickets, featuring unlimited soft drinks, are also available for each session.

All tickets include beer samplings; admission and parking to Brookfield Zoo, allowing plenty of time to see your favorite animals; and a commemorative ZooBrew pint glass to take home. VIP attendees also receive exclusive samplings of select specialty brews, food, and visits with animal ambassadors.

A photo ID is required upon entry. ZooBrew is for adults only; children will not be allowed in the event area. For additional information and to make reservations, visit

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2762: More than 80 varieties of ales, lagers, stouts, porters, and malts from participating breweries will be available to sample at Brookfield Zoo's ZooBrew on August 28.

3645 and 3791: Brookfield Zoo's ZooBrew is a unique beer-sampling event for those 21 and over.

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About the Chicago Zoological Society
The mission of the Chicago Zoological Society is to inspire conservation leadership by engaging people and communities with wildlife and nature. The Chicago Zoological 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 its international role in animal population management and wildlife conservation. Its Center for the Science of Animal Care and Welfare is at the forefront of animal care that strives to discover and implement innovative approaches to zoo animal management. Brookfield Zoo is the first zoo in the world to be awarded the Humane Certified™ certification mark for the care and welfare of its animals, meeting American Humane Association’s rigorous certification standards. The zoo is located at 8400 31st Street in Brookfield, Illinois, between the Stevenson (I-55) and Eisenhower (I-290) expressways and also is accessible via the Tri-State Tollway (I-294), Metra commuter line, and CTA and PACE bus service. For further information, visit


Sondra Katzen
Director of Public Relations
Office: 708-688-8351
Cell Phone: 708-903-2071


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