Brew at the Zoo returns to support the local zoo

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Brew at the Zoo returns to support the local zoo

Catherine Ramirez, Entertainment Editor

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The El Paso Zoological Society hosted the fifth annual Brew at the Zoo presented by Sun City ER, with dozens of breweries available for beer lovers to choose from March 30 at the El Paso Zoo.

Hundreds of attendees had the opportunity to sample beers from dozens of breweries such as Sante Fe Brewing Company, Firestone Walker Brewing Company and many more brought by L&F Distributors for guests to enjoy and paired it with food from local restaurants.

“I like beer and I like to try different beers,” said first-timer Brandon Fisher. “It’s pretty cool, I would come again.”

While enjoying eateries and craft beer attendees enjoyed educational animal encounters, games, live music from a local deejay and local bands Scatterbrain and the Sam Barlow Band. An arcade presented by Dave & Buster’s was also made available for guests to enjoy.

“I came to just have a good time socially,” said Cathy Perez, first-timer at Brew at the Zoo. “It’s pretty interesting to get out and see something different like this.”

This year’s Brew at the Zoo sold out all tickets ranging from platinum VIP tickets to general admission, Olivia Siqueiros, volunteer and youth development coordinator of the El Paso Zoological Society, said many people love and missed the event since the previous Brew at the Zoo was held in 2017.

“We wanted people to miss it, we wanted to people to say ‘you don’t have it this year? Alright well next year, we’re ready,” Siqueiros said.

Founded in 1963, the El Paso Zoological Society, a nonprofit organization, was created to support the El Paso Zoo and is currently composed of nine women.

“We’re the partners to the El Paso Zoo, we do all the evening fundraisers and with that money we are able to help the zoo in various ways,” Siqueiros said. “The money we raise is distributed throughout the zoo.”

The El Paso Zoological Society not only raises money for buildings and areas at the zoo, but also raises money to allow low-income schools to visit the zoo.

To donate to El Paso Zoological Society or to become a member, visit elpasozoosociety.org.

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