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Noozhawk: Virtual Fundraiser Brewing at Santa Barbara Zoo

January 30, 2021
Santa Barbara, California – Published 1/29/2021
By Jennifer Zacharias for Santa Barbara Zoo

The annual fundraiser that brings beer lovers and zoo lovers together to support Santa Barbara Zoo is going virtual this year, with Zoo Brew @ Home, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13.

The event has already sold out, however, livestream access-only tickets are now available for $25 (not including the beverages) for guests to participate in the program, and a full list of event beverages from participating breweries, wineries and more will also be sent ahead of the event for guests interested in buying drinks on their own.

Click here for details and to buy the livestream-only tickets.

Hosted by Surf ‘n’ Suds co-founder Andres Nuño, Zoo Brew @ Home guests are in for a of sipping a variety of beverages, zookeeper talks, and meeting some of the Zoo’s most famous animal couples for some “love on the wild side,” all from the comfort of home, thanks to the virtual format.

The three-hour event will include a walk-through of 14 beverages from 13 craft beverage makers from California, including beer, cider, hard seltzer, kombucha, and wine. Participants will hear from the people who craft those beverages, check out some music, and be able to turn their homes into a beer festival zone.

“We’re blown away by the amazing response to Zoo Brew @ Home, and really excited about putting together another entertaining Virtual Beer Festival,” Nuño said. “Guests will get to enjoy some great behind-the-scenes moments at the zoo, and discover some great alcoholic beverages, all while raising funds for the Santa Barbara Zoo during these challenging times.”

This year’s Zoo Brew @ Home sponsors are:

Packaging sponsors — Bob and Debbie Myman
Segment sponsors — American Riviera Bank, Rhonda Henderson, Radius Group, Schipper Construction
Promotional sponsors — Ampelos Cellars, Tracy and Fritz Krainer
Friends of Zoo Brew — In loving memory of Polly Blackburn, The Blinderman Family, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP; Gwilliam, Jones, and Sawyer Families
GYDO – Get Your Drink On — William and Lisa Justice, William and Pamela Powers, Miles Waters and Rachel Bourland

For more about the Santa Barbara Zoo, visit sbzoo.org.

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