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Tap into your wild side from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, October 1, during the Oklahoma Zoological Society’s (OZS) 13th annual beer-tasting event, ZOObrew, presented by Byron’s Liquor Warehouse, happening at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden. 

More than 2,500 craft beer fans will enjoy a wide variety of tastings from over 60 of the finest local, and national breweries located in Oklahoma and beyond, as well as other libations, including wine and specialty cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages available to designated drivers.

“The first installments of this event involved only a few samples for a small, local craft beer audience and it continues to grow every year with the local craft beer scene,” said OZS’s Director of Development, Matt Burkholder “ZOObrew has become THE fundraising event for ZOOfriends and with the support of the Oklahoma City Zoo and the expanding craft beer community, it is becoming a signature beer event for the state of Oklahoma.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the park after-hours while savoring 2-ounce samples and enjoying live music, yard games and animal encounters. Plus, sweet and salty treats, available for purchase, will satisfy their appetites.

New this year, will be an exclusive Zoo beer release in support of the Oklahoma City Zoo’s conservation initiatives. VIP PREbrew ticket holders will have exclusive access to the Zoo’s first official beer. This seasonal beer, a grapefruit radler, brewed in partnership with Stonecloud Brewing Co. and Lively Beerworks, will only be available for the VIP portion of ZOObrew from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. before being launched in both the Stonecloud and Lively taprooms and at the Oklahoma City Zoo later this fall.

ZOObrew is a 21-and-up event. General admission tickets are $65/person and $58.50/ ZOOfriends member and include admission, unlimited 2-ounce samples, one commemorative 5-ounce tasting mug and lanyard. Designated Driver tickets are available for $15/person. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $110/person and $99/ZOOfriends member and include what is in the general admission ticket plus, early entry, 5:30 p.m., to the event as well as food vouchers, an event T-shirt, a private sea-lion presentation, and access to the Zoo’s DINO SAFARI. Tickets must be purchased in advance at This event is expected to sell out.

Funds raised from this event will benefit the Oklahoma Zoological Society.


This event is made possible with the participation of the following breweries, distributors, and home brewers: Angry Scotsman Brewing; Anthem Brewing; BIG Brew Co.; Bell’s Brewery; Boston Beer Company; Boulevard Brewing; Bricktown Brewery; Broke Brewing Co.; Canadian River Brewing Co.; Capital Distributing; Claire Beer Co.; Clubby Seltzers, LLC.; COOP Ale Works; Core4 Brewing Company; Crane Brewing; Cross Timbers Brewing Co; Deep Ellum Brewing Co.; Elk Valley Brewing Co.; Enid Brewing Brewing Co. and Eatery; Equity Brewing Co.; Expedinture Brewery; Frenzy Brewing; Geloso Beverage Group; Higher Animal Brewing; Hop and Sting Brewing Company; Joy Thief Brewing Co.; Kochendorfer Craft Brewing Co.; Lazy Circles Brewing; Lively Beerworks; Mike’s Hard Lemonade; MolsonCoors; Mountain Fork Brewery; NEFF Brewing; OK Cider Co.; Prairie Artisan Ales; Red Earth Homebrewers; Republic National Distributing Co.; Roughtail Brewing; Schlafly Brewing; Shillelagh Brewing Company; Sierra Nevada; Skydance Brewing; Stone Brewing; Stonecloud Brewing Co.; The Big Friendly; The Gambrinus Company (Shiner); TUPPS Brewery; Twisted Spike Brewing Co.; Vanessa House Beer Company; WanderFolk Spirits; Winnicki Brewing Company.


About the Oklahoma Zoological Society

OZS was created in 1954 to support and promote the Oklahoma City Zoo and its four purposes of education, conservation, zoological research, and recreation. OZS works to accomplish these important objectives through membership and fundraising campaign initiatives, capital campaigns, marketing, special events and public relations. A dedicated and passionate group of community volunteers lead OZS as members of the board of directors.


About the Oklahoma City Zoo

As Oklahoma’s premier destination, the Oklahoma City Zoo is committed to connecting people and our world's vanishing wildlife and wild places. Located at the crossroads of I-44 and I-35, the OKC Zoo is a proud member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the American Alliance of Museums, Oklahoma City’s Adventure District and an Adventure Road partner. For more information, visit



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