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The Oklahoma Zoological Society (OZS) is teaming up with Stonecloud Brewing Company and Lively Beerworks for a unique collaboration to create “Lions, Tigers & Beers,” the first official beer, of the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden which emphasizes the importance of conserving wildlife and wild places. The seasonal release for 2021 features a wild, original label featuring a variety of animals who call the OKC Zoo home.

“Lion, Tigers & Beers,” a grapefruit radler, is now available at the majority of the OKC Zoo’s concession areas and in the taprooms of Stonecloud and Lively. For every beer sold, Stonecloud will donate 10% of their sales to OZS to support the Zoo’s conservation initiatives both locally and globally.

“We appreciate the generous support of Stonecloud and Lively in this collaboration that brings together a great quality local beer for adults to enjoy while supporting the Zoo’s mission-focused work to help conserve wildlife and wild places,” said OZS’s Director of Development, Matt Burkholder. “We think people will enjoy supporting our Zoo while drinking a refreshing beer.”

The Oklahoma City Zoo has partnerships supporting a multitude of local and global conservation projects including a Texas horned lizard headstart project; Okies for Monarchs, monarch and habitat conservation in Oklahoma; the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International and the Cheetah Conservation Fund. 

“Stonecloud Brewing and Lively Beerworks are thrilled to collaborate on Lions, Tigers & Beers!” said Stonecloud Brewery representative, Melissa Skaggs. “We jumped at the opportunity to create a beer that everyone could enjoy while walking around the Zoo. We feel lucky to gain exposure within the OKC area while supporting the Zoo’s many conservation efforts.”

“Lions, Tigers & Beers,” sold in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans, is an exclusive grapefruit radler, with a clean, crisp and well-rounded flavor that appeals to a wide audience, according to Stonecloud.

About the Oklahoma Zoological Society

OZS was created in 1954 to support and promote the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden and its four purposes of education, conservation, zoological research, and recreation. OZS accomplishes its objective through membership initiatives, fundraising, and special events. A dedicated and passionate group of community volunteers lead OZS as members of the board of directors. For more information, visit


About the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden

As Oklahoma’s premier destination, the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden 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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