Brew at the Zoo

Brew at the Zoo

Presented By Tallgrass Brewing Co.

Enjoy 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!

Saturday, August 20, 2016 • 5:30 to 9:30pm

About the Event

Relax in the wild of Sunset Zoo while enjoying:
• unlimited 2 oz. brew samples from regional craft brewers sprinkled throughout the Zoo
• firkin tapping by Tallgrass Brewing Co.
• food exclusively catered by Manhattan Hy-Vee
• live music by Red State Blues Band
• live animal encounters with Sunset Zoo's trained ambassadors
• MHK Trolley rides to & from the event for ticket holders
• lawn games, Snap It Upp photo booth & more!

Sample Regional Craft Brewers

Enjoy samples from several regional breweries - we'll reveal the list soon!

Schedule & Ticket Levels

5:30pm to 9:30pm | VIP Ticket | $70 advance, $90 day of, if available
The 5:30pm VIP ticket provides you access to an exclusive tasting hour where you'll mingle with our brewers before the main event begins and enjoy beer samples exclusive to the tasting hour. Ticket includes a 13 oz. commemorative belgian beer glass, as well as access to the General Admission event.

6:30 to 9:30pm | General Admission Ticket | $ 40 advance, $50 day of, if available
General Admission opens at 6:30pm 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 from Red State Blues Band in Chautauqua Amphitheater. Ticket includes a 12 oz. commemorative pilsner glass.

Tickets Now on Sale!!

Limited Number Available, Get Yours Before We Sell Out

  • Credit Card: Go online & get yours today. Processing fees apply.
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  • 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 rate of $79/room on the night of Saturday, August 20 at Parkwood Inn & Suites. For Brew guests staying at the hotel, a free shuttle service to/from the Zoo is available, as well as locations around town. To reserve your room, call the Parkwood 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. 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 Still Available • Email Ella Casey or call 785.587.2737

Presenting, Food & VIP Tasting Sponsors

Tallgrass Brewing Co.    Manhattan Hy-Vee  

Craft Brewers
Coming soon!

Executive Sponsors
Addair Thurston   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  13 WIBW TV 

Sustaining & Associate Sponsors
Cat Cans Portable Services of Manhattan
Fridge Wholesale Liquor
Waters True Value

Have questions about Brew at the Zoo 2016? Contact Friends of Sunset Zoo