50+ Restaurants, Beverage Cos. Taking Part in Annual 'Brew at the Zoo'

Attendees are able to experience a unique culinary journey sampling craft beer, wine, specialty liquors, and savory and sweet bites from the valley’s premier restaurants.

The following was submitted for publication by The Living Desert:

Over 50 restaurants and premium beverages are sponsoring  and participating in The Living Desert’s 5th Annual “Brew at the Zoo” on Saturday, May 3rd from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.  

By supporting this event, those involved make it possible for The Living Desert to provide care for over 400 animals, 1,200 protected acres, and impact scholarship programs for thousands of visiting school children.

Brew at the Zoo is a wildly popular event attracting more than 2,500 guests.  Attendees are able to experience a unique culinary journey sampling craft beer, wine, specialty liquors, and savory and sweet bites from the valley’s premier restaurants.  

Guests may party down to live music on three stages and view special animal encounters.  New this year is a Karaoke Lounge, plus a photo booth and a specialty party games area courtesy of event sponsor Hot Purple Energy.

“The community has come to look forward to this fun and interactive annual event, which wouldn’t be possible without the support of our local businesses, individuals and organizations,” said Allen Monroe, President/CEO of The Living Desert.  “Without the generous donations from our sponsors and vendor participation, we would not be able to deliver such a high-quality event and raise funds that are so important for The Living Desert.”

The following valley restaurants and libation companies collaborating for the event offer attendees numerous options for enjoying food and drink.



Brandini Toffee                                                   Ben & Jerry’s - Rancho Mirage

Bellatrix                                                               Buffalo Wild Wings

Clementine                                                         Balisage Bistro

Cork & Fork                                                         Jensen’s                                                                     

LULU California Bistro                                       Sherman's Deli & Bakery
Mario’s Italian Café - Palm Desert                  Old Spaghetti Factory

Olive A Sudden                                                  Palm Springs Hilton Terrace Restaurant    

P.F. Chang’s                                                         Piero's Pizza Vino                               

Johnny Rockets                                                  Pacifica

Wolfgang Puck Pizza                                         Cliff House

Renaissance Esmeralda                                    Katherine King Events

Mastro’s                                                             Greek Islands 
Savory Spice Shop



Beverage Companies:

Aquafina                                                          Ace Cider
Arnold Palmer’s Wine                                       Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits
Big Sky Brewing Co.                                           Baron’s Beverage Ginseng, Sasparilla and Energy Up
Coachella Valley Brewing Company                Crater Lake Vodka, Whiskey & Rye
Dirty Tequila                                                        Fess Parker Wines          
Firestone Walker                                                Hangar 24
Karl Strauss Brewing Company                        Kona Longboard                                                   
La Quinta Brewing Co.                                       La Storia Wine                                                       
Maui Brewing Co.                                               Moose Drool Ale                                                   
New Belgium Brewing Co.                                Ninkasi
Starbuck’s Canyon Plaza                                   Stone Brewery                                                        
Trentadu Wines                                                  White Knight Wine                                              

Brew at the Zoo is Saturday, May 3rd, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 for members, $55 for non-members, and prices at the door on May 3rd are $50 member, $60 non-member, Designated Driver $35.  

A limited number of VIP Lounge tickets are offered at $125 and include a private reception in the VIP Lounge, premium food and beverage selections, special animal encounters and unlimited access to main event area.  Tickets can be purchased at www.livingdesert.org/brew. Guests must be at least 21 years old to attend.

Sponsorship Packages range from $1,000 to $10,000.  Additional sponsorships are still available.  For more information about sponsorships, contactdevelopment@livingdesert.org, or call 760-346-5694 ext. 2162.


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