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 way to save wildlife!


Saturday, August 19, 2017 
VIP 3:30pm to 8pm
General Admission 5pm 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 and more! We are excited to announce the 16 breweries partnering with the 2017 Brew at the Zoo:

23rd Street Brewery- Lawrence, KS
Bell’s Brewery- Kalamazoo, MI
Defiance Brewing Company- Hays, KS
Deschutes Brewing Company- Manhattan, KS
Free State Brewing Co.- Lawrence, KS
Kona Brewing – Kailua-Kona, HI
Little Apple Brewery- Manhattan, KS
Odell Brewing Company- Kansas City, MO
Oskar Blues- Longmont, CO
Radius Brewing Company- Emporia, KS
Sierra Nevada Brewing- CA
Tallgrass Brewing- Manhattan, KS
Three Rings Brewery- McPherson, KS
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company- St. Louis, MO
Walnut River Brewing Company- El Dorado, KS
Wichita Brewing Company- Wichita, KS

Schedule & Ticket Levels

3:30pm to 8pm | VIP Ticket | VIP Reception Tickets are SOLD OUT
The VIP ticket provides you access to an exclusive tasting time where you'll mingle with our brewers before the main event begins and enjoy beer samples exclusive to the tasting hour. Ticket includes a commemorative beer glass, as well as access to the General Admission event.

5pm to 8pm | General Admission Ticket | General Admission Tickets are SOLD OUT
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 16 oz. commemorative beer glass.

Purchase Tickets - EVENT IS SOLD OUT

Limited Number Available, Get Yours Before We Sell Out

  • Credit Card: Go online & get yours today. Processing fees apply.
    The above link will take you to an external website that is not maintained by the City of Manhattan. It is maintained by the Friends of Sunset Zoo. The City cannot control the content of an external website and assumes no responsibility for the information that is found there. The provision of this link should not be construed as an endorsement or sponsorship of the external website, its contents, or its host.
  • Cash or Check: Purchase tickets in person at the Zoo's ticket booth open daily 9:30am to 5:00pm.

Spend the Night in Manhattan

$79 Brew at the Zoo hotel package @ Parkwood Inn & Suites

505 S. 17th Street, Manhattan, KS 66502
​785-320-5440 | 
Brew ticket holders can enjoy a special $79/room on the night of August 19 at Parkwood Inn & Suites. For Brew guests staying at the hotel, a free shuttle service to and from the Zoo is available, as well as other locations around town. To reserve you room, call Parkwood Inn & Suites at 785-320-5440 after purchasing your tickets.

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.

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.

​Sponsorship 2017

Sponsorship Opportunities are Now Available for 2017 • Email Friends of Sunset Zoo or call 785.587.273

Presenting & Craft Brewer Sponsor

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Premiere Food Sponsor                  VIP Sponsor                          Ice Sponsor
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Craft Brewers
Defiance LogoKona LogoWalnut River Logo
Sierra Nevada LogoRadius LogoWichita Brewing Logo
Little Apple LogoOdell LogoFree State Logo
Deschutes LogoBells LogoThree Rings Logo
Oskar Blues Logo23 LogoUrban Chestnut Logo

Executive Sponsors 
parkwood_45px.png            Along Came Abby       Manhattan KS Home Team 

Sustaining Sponsors

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Associate Sponsors
 Greg Shosa Team - Alliance Realty | Cat Cans | The Trust Company | Redi Systems | Arthur Green LLP
 Mathis Rehab Center | CivicPlus | Landmark National Bank - Sam Waggoner

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

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