“Brew at the Zoo” is back! During this annual event, guests will be able to save animals in the wild just by drinking their favorite brew with their crew. The 21-and-up event takes place at the Houston Zoo Friday, Sept. 16 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., with last call at 9:30 p.m. New this year, guests will enjoy brews from even more Texas breweries than ever before. In addition to beer, guests can enjoy seltzers, ranch water, and ciders.

Participating breweries include Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Karbach, Eureka Heights, No Label, 8th Wonder, SpindleTap Brewery, Galveston Island Brewing, and Tupps Brewery. Guests will enjoy music from a live band and play favorites like skee-ball, electronic darts, foosball and pool in the game room. There will also be fun photo ops, caricature artists and other activities 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 Wednesday, Aug. 10. The Texas Beer Pass is $45 and includes six four-ounce samples, a commemorative 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, games, evening animal viewings, and more.

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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.

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