Fundraising event offers beer sampling, live music and food
The Greenville Zoo invites zoo-goers to tap into the wild at the third annual Brew in the Zoo presented by RJ Rockers. The fundraising event set for Friday, June 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. provides adults with the opportunity to sample an assortment of beers and enjoy live music, all while exploring the zoo during its after hours.
“Brew in Zoo has been extremely successful the first two years, completely selling out of tickets last year,” said Greenville Zoo Director Jeff Bullock. “The event provides a great opportunity to come to the zoo and experience a completely a different atmosphere.”
Guests will receive a small souvenir tasting mug to use in sampling an assortment of beers provided by RJ Rockers, Sweetwater, Thomas Creek, Abita Brewing Company, Blue Ridge Brewing Co., Highlands Brewing and Community Tap. The event will also feature live musical entertainment from The Consumers and a variety of food from Sticky Fingers and Iced Cupcakes. Pepsi of Greenville will also sponsor the event, providing non-alcoholic beverages to guests.
Admission to Brew in the Zoo is $30 in advance at the Greenville Zoo or local BI-LO grocery stores and $40 the day of the event. VIP tickets are sold only at the Greenville Zoo for $50 and will provide access to an exclusive VIP area. Proceeds from Brew in the Zoo will help support various programs throughout the zoo including exhibit renovations and general operations. Brew in the Zoo is open to adults 21 years old and older, and a photo ID will be required to enter. There is no limit on the number of samples of beer provided to guests, but responsible drinking is encouraged. Designated driver tickets will be available at the zoo for $15. Brew in the Zoo will take place rain or shine.