News & Updates

Brew at the Zoo

The Minnesota Zoo is presenting their 2nd Annual Brew at the Zoo with live music, appetizers and beer sampling, with proceeds supporting the Zoo’s Conservation Funds. Although it is a Zoo event, leave the kiddies at home as only those with an ID showing they are 21+ will be let in.

Tickets are now on sale. $45 before August 12th/$55 at the gate (if available)

Here’s what will be available for sampling:
August Schell Brewing Company:
Schell FireBrick
Schell Dark
Schell Hopfenmalz
Schell Oktoberfest
Grain Belt Premium
Grain Belt Nordeast

Blue Diamond Brewing Co:
Brewers Cave Golden Camel Handcrafted Beer

Boston Beer Co:
Samuel Adams Boston Lager
Samuel Adams Summer Ale
Sam Adams Light
6th Annual Beer Lovers Choice (Belgian IPA vs. American Rye)

Boulevard Brewing Company:
Unfiltered Wheat Beer
Pale Ale
Single-Wide IPA
Boulevard Pilsner

Brau Brothers Brewing Company:
Sheep Head

College City Beverage
Bud Lt. Wheat
Bud Lt. Lime
Goose Island

Finnegan’s Irish Amber
Finnegan’s Irish Amber

Flat Earth Brewing Company:
Belgian Pale Ale
Northwest Passage IPA
Cygnus X-1 Porter
Hep Cat Blonde Ale

Granite City Food & Brewery:
Northern Light
Brother Bennie
Wag’s Wheat

Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy
Leinenkugel’s Honey Weiss
Leinenkugel’s Classic Amber

JJ Taylor:
Magic Hat Brewing
#9, Wacko
New Belgium
Fat Tire, 1554,Ranger IPA, Skinny Dip
Crispin Cider Co
Lite, Original, Brut, Honeycrisp, The Saint
Fox Barrel Cider Co
Black Currant, Pear
Deschutes Brewing Co
Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Black Butte Porter, Inversion IPA, Twilight Ale
Breckenridge Brewing Co
Lucky U IPA, Vanilla Porter, Avalanche Amber, Summerbright Ale
Tyranena Brewing Co
Bitter Woman IPA, Rocky’s Revenge Bourbon Brown Ale, Three Beaches Blonde Ale, Scurvy IPA
Dark Horse Brewing Co
Crooked Tree IPA, Amber Ale, Reserve Special Black Bier, Sapient Trippel
Sprecher Brewing Co
Black Bavarian, Special Amber, Abbey Triple, Hefeweizen

Lift Bridge Beer Co:
Farm Girl Saison
Crosscut Pale Ale
Minnesota Tan

Odell Brewing Co:
Odell 90 Shilling
Odell IPA
Odell St. Lupulin
Odell 5 Barrell

Summit Brewing Company, St. Paul MN
Summit Extra Pale Ale
Summit Horizon Red Ale
Summit Pilsner
Summit Belgian Golden Ale (Unchained Series #4)
Summit India Pale Ale
Summit HefeWeizen
Summit Oktoberfest
Summit Great Northern Porter

Surly Brewing
Bitter Brewer


  1. Mattm says:

    I humbly dare any one of these fine MN-based brewers and distributors to bring a cask/firkin of something crazy to Brew at the Zoo 2010. Last year was ultra-fun, and it’s a great venue, but the brew selection wasn’t all that eclectic… this year looks similar (or possibly even less).

    I believe Flat Earth brought Bermuda Triangle, at least, last year. That was cool. And Rock Bottom had a few interesting things (I don’t see them on this year’s list at all).

    I mean, I’m excited for Friday and happy to have so many local breweries represent there — honestly, I really feel like a jerk complaining about a $45 beer buffet where most of the cash almost definitely goes to supporting the Zoo… huh. Maybe i’ll just stop complaining now.

    I probably shouldn’t hit “Submit Comment”

  2. Mattm says:

    I take back any grumbling about variety. This is a great event at an awesome venue and a good cause. This community’s gotta stay positive or we’ll turn into another BA.

    Constructive criticism is fine, as are reasonable requests for variety I suppose, but sometimes it seems like I/we just look for an excuse to complain. We’ve got it pretty frickin good around here.

Comments are closed.