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Zoo Brew: Foamy Froth and Fierce Felines – Oct. 25


-Zoological Society’s beer tasting at Zoo, Oct. 25, 2012

-Online & phone registration through Oct. 23, 2012


Foamy Froth and Fierce Felines – Oct. 25

An evening on the couch with a cold beer and your kitty cat is nice. But you could step it up a notch and spend the night with BIG cats, fun people and great brews at Zoo Brew, the Zoological Society of Milwaukee’s annual beer-tasting fundraiser on Oct. 25. While Milwaukee has a lot of beer-tastings, this is the only one situated among lions, tigers, cheetahs and jaguars, which you’ll find in the Florence Mila Borchert Big Cat County at the Milwaukee County Zoo. The event also takes place in the U.S. Bank Gathering Place and Peck Welcome Center. Try libations from more than 20 breweries, ranging from major ones like Leinenkugel to smaller craft breweries like the New Glarus Brewing Company and Capital Brewing. At least 16 vendors also will offer light bites such as pizza, soup, sausage, cheese, ice cream and more. This fundraiser helps support the 2012-2013 Zoological Society of Milwaukee’s annual appeal.

What: Zoo Brew, a Zoological Society of Milwaukee beer-tasting fundraiser.

When: Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012; 7-10 p.m.

Where: Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Blue Mound Rd., Milwaukee, Wis.

Details: Event features dozens of beers and snacks for sampling, plus animal-viewing in the Zoo’s Florence Mila Borchert Big Cat Country.

How much & registration: Costs are $35 for Zoological Society members and guests (registering at the same time as member) and $40 for non-members. VIP ticket price is $45 Zoological Society members, $50 for non-members. VIPs get early entry at 6 p.m. and can participate in a drawing for a behind-the-scenes tour. Register at www.zoosociety.org/zoobrew or by phone (414-258-2333) through Oct. 23, 2012. Fees are non-refundable. Tickets will be mailed. Walk-ins will be accepted if the event is not sold out.

Contributors: About 22 breweries and 16 Milwaukee-area food vendors.

Other details: Visitors must be 21 years of age to attend. I.D. required at the door. Your fee, less $25, is tax-deductible and includes a commemorative beer mug (5.6% WI sales tax included). Proceeds benefit the Zoological Society of Milwaukee’s 2012-2013 annual appeal. A complete listing of breweries is available online at www.zoosociety.org/zoobrew.


For more information, call: Jessica G. at (414) 258-2333, ext. 222 - August 3, 2012