Sunset Zoo is bringing back Brew at the Zoo, and Melissa Kirkwood, the Zoo’s Marketing and Development Coordinator says it’s going to be better than ever.

Kirkwood says Brew at the Zoo is a perfect event to relax, eat great food, have a few drinks, and explore the 26-acre zoo, all while enjoying the live music and entertainment. Attendees will also receive a commemorative souvenir beer glass and unlimited samples from multiple craft brewers. This year also comes with a special craft beer created exclusively by a local brewery for the event.

The Zoo has formed a partnership with Manhattan Brewing Company to design a beer called “Conservation Kolsch”. The brew will have hints of banana mixed in and a special label on the cans designed with artwork done by the Zoo’s chimp group. Manhattan Brewing will be donating a portion of the sales proceeds to the conservation efforts at Sunset Zoo. Kirkwood adds that Manhattan Brewing is holding a release party for the beer on Wednesday August 25th beginning at 2pm and the Zoo will also release Brew At the Zoo tickets for sale at that same time.

She says, each fall a new brew will be released, each with different flavors.

The featured beer and many others can be enjoyed at this year’s Brew at the Zoo event on Friday, October 15 from 5 to 8PM. Ticket sales begin on August 25.