Brew at the Zoo

Brew at the ZooEnjoy cold beer and awesome food while exploring Sunset's 26-acre park, all to benefit Friends of Sunset Zoo's Conservation Team. It's a fun night to save wildlife!

Save the Date!

Saturday, August 19, 2017 • 3pm to 8pm

About the Event

We're still finalizing all the details, look for more information to come Summer 2017.

Each Brew at the Zoo ticket includes:
• commemorative souvenir sampling glass
• unlimited 2 oz. beer samples
• unlimited food samples
• Zoo admission, musical entertainment, fun activities & live animal encounters
• complimentary water throughout the event

Sample Regional Craft Brewers

Enjoy unlimited 2 oz. samples from craft brewers throughout the midwest! We'll reveal the list of breweries closer to the event.

Schedule & Ticket Levels

3pm to 8pm | VIP Ticket | $70 advance, $90 day of, if available
{sponsored by Flint Hills Beverage}
The VIP Ticket provides access to the event 2 hours before General Admission begins. Mingle one-on-one with brewers as you enjoy guranteed samples of all beer available, including limited quantities of unique brews from each brewer. Complimentary food exclusive to VIP ticket holders will also be available from 3 to 5pm. Ticket includes a 13 oz. commemorative belgian beer glass, as well as access to the General Admission event.

5pm to 8pm | General Admission Ticket | $ 40 advance, $50 day of, if available
General Admission begins at 5pm as brewery and food stations open throughout the Zoo near the South America, Kansas and Australia trails, around the Prairie Dog exhibit, and live music entertains guests from Chautauqua Amphitheater. Ticket includes a 12 oz. commemorative pilsner glass.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get the insider's scoop as you make plans to attend the event.

Brew at the Zoo is a fundraising event hosted by the Friends of Sunset Zoo 
and is held rain or shine. Guests must be 21 to enter; no infants or children will be admitted into the event and Sunset Zoo is smoke free.

You must be at least 21 years old to attend this event. A valid ID is required for admission. Smoking is not permitted at the Zoo. This is an adults-only event. Infants and children will not be admitted. Please drink responsibly.

Thank You to Our 2016 Event Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities are Now Available for 2017 • Email Friends of Sunset Zoo or call 785.587.2737

Presenting, Food, VIP Tasting & Craft Brewer Sponsors

Tallgrass Brewing Co.    Manhattan Hy-Vee

Flint Hills Beverage    Kansas Regenerative Medicine Center

Craft Brewers
Crane Brewing Co.  Flint Hills Beverage  Goose Island  

Kansas Territory Brewing Company  Little Apple Brewing Company  Odell Brewing Co.  Oskar Blues Brewery  Defiance Brewing Co.

Radius Brewing Co.  Tallgrass Brewing Co.   Urban Chestnut  Walnut River Brewing Company  Wichita Brewing Co.

Executive Sponsors
Addair Thurston  Abby Wempe Wedding + Events   

Dental Health Group   Matt Paquette, Edward Jones   

Midwest Concrete Materials 

McCownGordon  MHK Trolley  parkwood_45px.png  

Red State Blues Band Tindall Orthodontics 

 Oldies 98.5  Snapp It Upp Photo Booth   Sunny 102.5   We Chase the Light  


Sustaining & Associate Sponsors
Cat Cans Portable Services of Manhattan
Fridge Wholesale Liquor
Rockhill Real Estate Group
Tallgrass Tap House
Waters True Value

Have questions about Brew at the Zoo? Contact Friends of Sunset Zoo