Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Admission: $12 Adults, $7 Child. The Zoo will be closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. The Zoo will close at 1:30 pm on December 18
Zoo Brew Returns
Zoo Brew returns to Blank Park Zoo every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. this summer (June, July & August).
DES MOINES, Iowa (May 31, 2012) Lions, tigers and beers, oh my. Iowa’s Blank Park Zoo announced today that Zoo Brew is returning to the Blank Park Zoo every Wednesday in June, July and August this year. Zoo Brew is an adult only, age 21 and over event that has drawn thousands of people to the Zoo.
“Zoo Brew is a great evening to go to the Zoo and experience a completely different Zoo atmosphere. It’s perfect for an evening out away from the kids or for a meeting place for networking groups,” said Krystal Obbink, Zoo Brewmaster. “The first Zoo Brew is the official start of summer at Blank Park Zoo.”
New to Zoo Brew this year is the ability to rent the new Sea Lion overlook deck to have ‘a private party within a party.’ To learn more call 515-974-2506.
Each Zoo Brew offers live music, fun, a variety of beverage sampling and a cash bar featuring beer, hard cider, Yellowtail wine and margaritas. Food is also available for purchase at the Safari Grill.
Dates & Themes for 2012
June 6 – Uncorked featuring Bonne Finken with Ryne Doughty
With wine sampling from Covered Bridges Winery, John Ernest Vineyard & Winery, Madison County Winery, Prairie Moon Vineyard & Winery, and Tabor Home Winery
June 13 – Around the World featuring Loose Neutral
With samples of Stella Artois, Pacifico, Peroni, Red Stripe, Heineken, Spaten Optimator, Paulaner Hefe
June 20 – Iowa Brew Night featuring Throwing Toast
With beer sampling from Angry Cedar Brewing Company, Court Avenue Brewing Company, Millstream Brewing, Olde Main Brewing Company, Peacetree Brewing Company, and Rock Bottom Brewery
June 27 – Ladies’ Brew (and guys, too!) featuring Damon Dotson with Rudy York
With samples of Michelob Ultra Pomegranate, Twisted Tea Lemon, Boulevard Wheat, Leinie Summer Shandy,
Woodchuck Cider, Breckenridge Agave Wheat, Breckenridge Vanilla Porter
July 4 – Red, White & Brew featuring Decoy with Brian Congdon
With samples of Bud Light Platinum, Sam Adam's Summer Ale, Miller High Life, Blue Moon Belgian White, Shiner
Bock, Point Nude Beach, Point Drop Dead Blonde
July 11 – Uncorked Encore featuring Abby Normal
With wine sampling from Cat Tale Country Wines, Jasper Winery, Odessa Vineyards, Schade Creek Winery, and Vines to Wines
July 18 – Iowa Brew Night featuring Standing Hampton
With beer sampling from Exile Brewing Company, Great Rivery Brewery, Keg Creek Brewery, Madhouse Brewing Company, Raccoon River Brewing Company, and Twisted Vine Brewery
July 25 – Country Night featuring Beau Nystrom Band with Time Well WastedWith samples of Rolling Rock, Shock Top Wheat Ale, Miller High Life, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Shiner Bock, Hinterland
Cherry Mash, Breckenridge Lucky U IPA
August 1 – Zoolympics featuring Cold Filtered
With samples of Bass, Boddington's, Newcastle, Heineken, Strongbow Cider, Samual Smith Cider
August 8 – Summer Luau featuring Monkey, Monkey, Monkey
With samples of Landshark, Corona, Dos Equis, Leinie Summer Shandy, New Belgium Sommersault, Ace Pear,
August 15 – Fan’s Choice featuring The Wilder Side Band's Live Karaoke Band
Samples to be chosen by our fans via Facebook. Be sure to LIKE us on Facebook!
August 22 – Ladies’ Brew Take Two featuring Hollywood Burnout with Josh & Josie
With samples of Michelob Ultra Cactus Lime, Angry Orchard, Leinie Summer Shandy, Mike's Hard Lemonade
Black Cherry, Blue Moon, Lakefront Wheat Monkey, Brau Brothers Strawberry Wheat
August 29 – Zoo Brew Finale featuring Pianopalooza with Josh & Will
With sampling from Great River Brewery, Millstream Brewing, Olde Main Brewing Company, Rock Bottom Brewery, Madison County Winery, Prairie Moon Vineyard & Winery, and Tabor Home Winery
Admission to Zoo Brew is $11. Zoo Members are free.
About Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo, Iowa’s WILDEST Adventure, is open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. everyday this summer. Admission rates are $11 for adults, $6 for children under 12, and $9 for seniors and active military. Children two years and under and Blank Park Zoo members are free. The Zoo is located at 7401 SW 9th St., Des Moines, IA 50315. Visit the Zoo online at . The Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) The AZA is America’s leading accrediting organization that sets rigorous, professional standards for zoos and aquariums. The AZA is building North America's largest wildlife conservation movement by engaging and inspiring the 143 million annual visitors to its member institutions and their communities to care about and take action to help protect wildlife.