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!

2018 Brew at the Zoo is SOLD OUT

Event Date
Saturday, August 18, 2018
VIP 3:30pm to 8pm
General Admission 5pm to 8pm

About the Event

Relax in the wild of Sunset Zoo and enjoy:
• commemorative souvenir beer 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 16 craft brewers throughout the Midwest and more! 

2018 Breweries

  • Ace Cider
  • Bell's Brewery
  • Dave and Dani Cider
  • Defiance Brewing
  • Free State Brewery
  • KC Bier Brewing
  • Little Apple Brewing
  • New Belgium Brewing
  • Odell Brewing
  • Oskar Blues Brewing
  • Radius Brewery
  • Tallgrass Brewery
  • Three Rings Brewery
  • Uinta Brewing
  • Urban Chestnut Brewing
  • Walnut River Brewery
  • Wichita Brewing

Schedule & Ticket Levels

3:30pm to 8pm | VIP Ticket | SOLD OUT
The VIP ticket provides you with access to an exclusive tasting time where you'll mingle with our brewers for an hour and a half before the event begins! You'll enjoy exclusive beer samples, giveaways, food, and start your Brew at the Zoo experience before the crowds get there. Ticket includes a commemorative beer glass, access to the General Admission event, and a few special VIP surprises!

5pm to 8pm | General Admission Ticket | 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 commemorative beer glass and access to all breweries at the event. 

Purchase Tickets Here: SOLD OUT

  • Credit Card: Online sales will be available July 9th. 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 starting July 9th.

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 18 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.

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 2018

Sponsorship Opportunities are Now Available for 2018 • Email Friends of Sunset Zoo or call 785.587.273

Presenting & Craft Brewer Sponsor

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Premiere Food Sponsor         Water Sponsor             Ice Sponsor

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Craft Brewery 
  Ace Cider Logo resize      Urban Chestnut     DnD logo with CRAFT copy    Defiance Brewing Co.  

 FreeState_50px.png    Wichita Brewing Co.     New Belgium Logo      Odell Brewing Co.

 Oskar Blues Brewery      Three Rings Logo resize       Radius Brewing Co.      Tallgrass Logo resize      

  Uinta Logo resize       Bells Logo     KCBierCo-header-logo      Walnut River Brewing Company   
  Little Apple Brewing Company

Executive Sponsors 
 Matt and Amy     CivicPlus    Midwest Concrete Materials    capfed.png   

     McCownGordon-Logo.png           wibw.png        Text_RED copy     we-chase-the-light-black   Abby Wempe Wedding + Events

Sustaining Sponsors
   Trust Company       

 Associate Sponsors

PrimeLending | Community First National Bank | Coldwell Banker Realty Group One | Little Apple Dentistry | Arthur-Green LLP | Shilling Construction Company, Inc.

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

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