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Eighth Annual Event Features Unlimited Samples of Beer, Wine & Food
PALM DESERT/INDIAN WELLS, CA • February 22, 2017

Contact: Erin Scott
Sr. Marketing and Public Relations Manager
760-346-5694 x.2610

Over 50 breweries and restaurants take over The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens on Saturday, April 1 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., for the eighth annual Brew at the Zoo presented by MacLean Capital Advisors. Tickets are on sale now.

Craft beer fans will love the selection of tastings from some of the finest specialty brews around. In addition to beer, there are also will be plenty of other libations, including premium wines and non-alcoholic beverages. Attendees will enjoy a culinary adventure of tasty dishes and desserts from some of the Coachella Valley’s top restaurants and caterers. The evening also includes entertainment with several live music stages throughout the grounds. New this year, the African section of the park will be open for guests to explore and see animals such as zebras, cheetahs, and warthogs.

“Brew at the Zoo is one of our major annual fundraisers,” said Allen Monroe, President/CEO of The Living Desert. “The event is set amidst the spectacular backdrop of wildlife and botanical gardens and by attending this annual event, guests will be ‘Saving Wildlife One Beer at a Time,’ and support our mission of desert conservation through preservation, education and appreciation.”

Tickets include unlimited tastes of premium craft beers, wine and food. Now through April 1, pre-sale tickets are $70 for members, $75 non-members. A limited number of VIP Lounge tickets are available for $150 which includes early admission to the event at 6 p.m. and access to a VIP area and full bar. And new this year, VIP guests will have an interactive ‘play for fun’ gambling experience hosted by Augustine Casino. General admission tickets purchased at the door are $80 for members, $85 for non-members. Designated Driver tickets also are available for $40 and include unlimited food and non-alcoholic beverages. This is a 21+ event; no exceptions. To purchase Brew at the Zoo tickets, visit:

Brew at the Zoo is presented by MacLean Capital Advisors, with major sponsors to date: Taste, Augustine Casino and Locale Magazine. Interested restaurant and breweries vendors can find more information and sign up to participate at

For more information, visit or contact 760-346-5694.

About The Living Desert:

The Living Desert is an AZA-accredited zoo and gardens that is dedicated to conservation through preservation, education and appreciation. It is a family-friendly place to explore nature and create meaningful experiences for guests that are remembered for a lifetime. For more information: (760) 346- 5694 or visit The Living Desert is located at: 47900 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260.

Due to heavy storm erosion, our hiking trails will be closed until further notice. The Zoo is still open.