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Brew at the Zoo
Brew at the ZooPresented By Tallgrass Brewing Co.
The sixth annual Brew at the Zoo is shaping up to be the best yet! 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!

Friday, August 21, 2015 • 6:30 to 9:30pm
Brew at the Zoo held rain or shine.

About the Event
Relax in the wild of Sunset Zoo while enjoying:
• brew stations sprinkled throughout the Zoo
• food exclusively catered by Manhattan Hy-Vee
• live music by Red State Blues Band
• live animal encounters with Sunset Zoo's trained ambassadors
• lawn games & Big Poppi's bicycle blender games

Event Layout
Brew at the Zoo will be held in the main Zoo (weather permitting) with activities around the prairie dog exhibit loop, near Chautauqua Amphitheater, inside the S American Trail and along the Kansas Trail. BATZ guests may enjoy self-guided tours of the Zoo throughout the evening.

Sample Regional Craft Brewers
Sponsored by Manhattan's Fridge Wholesale Liquor
New! Enjoy samples from several regional breweries across Kansas, including:
Tallgrass Brewing Co. & Little Apple Brewing Co. // Manhattan, KS
Free State Brewing Co. // Lawrence, KS
Big John's Brewing Co. // Salina, KS
Double Shift Brewing Co. // Kansas City, MO

Ticket Prices & Additional Information
$30 in advance • $40 day of event, if available
We have big plans...folding even more folks into the mix with this year's event, but we are still wrapping up the details. So we've moved the ticket sale start date to Monday, August 3 at Noon through

MHK Trolley Service To & From Event - It's Free!!
MHK Trolley will provide free shuttle rides to and from City Park. Herbie will pick up Brew-goers, drop them off at the Zoo and following the event, trolley folks back to continue their celebrations. Trolley riders should park in the gravel lot located directly south of Aggieville, accessed from Fremont Street. Look for event signs!

We Have Your Kids Covered
Need help with plans for the kids? Consider Flint Hills Discovery Center’s Kids Mystery Theater for youth ages 8-12 from 6:00 to 9:30p.m. on Friday, August 21. You get a date night and the kids have something fun to do! To learn more, visit

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

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 2015 Event Sponsors
Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available • Email Ella Casey or call 785.587.2737

Presenting, Beer & Food Sponsors
Tallgrass Brewing Co.    Manhattan Hy-Vee  The Fridge Wholesale Liquor

Craft Brewers
Big John's Brewing Co.   Double Shift Brewing Co.  Free State Brewing Co.

Executive Sponsors
Addair Thurston Big Poppi Bicycle Co.   Capitol Federal    Dental Health Group    McCownGordon   MHK Trolley
Red State Blues Band  Tindall Orthodontics   Oldies 98.5     Sunny 102.5     13 WIBW TV

Have questions about Brew at the Zoo 2015? Contact Friends of Sunset Zoo