Brew at the Zoo is back! After canceling the 2020 event, the Houston Zoo is happy to once again offer the community the opportunity to save animals in the wild by drinking their favorite local craft beer. The 21-and-up event will take place Friday, Sept. 24 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. New this year, it’s an all-Texas Brew at the Zoo. Guests will enjoy beer tastings from some of Houston’s most popular breweries.

Participating breweries include Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Karbach, 8th Wonder Brewery, Eureka Heights Brew Co, Spindletap Brewery, and No Label Brewery. Entertainment will consist of a live band by the historic Reflection Pool and a DJ in the Lone Star Game Room. There will also be fun photo ops, caricature artists and games around the Zoo. Unique animal encounters and a live ice carving experience round out the fun at this much-anticipated event.

Tickets go on sale to the public on Thursday, Aug. 5. The Texas Beer Pass is $45 and includes six four-ounce samples, a souvenir sampling cup and an evening filled with unforgettable experiences. An Event Only Pass is also available for $35, it does not include beer samples but gives full access to live music, arcade games, evening animal viewing, and more. A carved ice mug can be added for $15. The mugs are made of solid ice to keep beer ice cold. Ice mugs are available for pre-order only at the time of ticket purchase.

By attending Brew at the Zoo, guests are helping save local species from extinction. The Zoo manages breeding and reintroduction programs for the Houston toad and Attwater’s prairie chicken, which contributes to increasing their populations in the wild. Visits also help save sea turtles in Galveston by supporting life-saving medical treatment the Zoo provides for stranded and injured wild sea turtles found on the upper Texas coast.