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Zoo Brew @Home: Valentine (or not!) Edition

ONLINE: Saturday, February 13 from 12:30 to 3:30 PM

Join Surf ‘n’ Suds founder Andres Nuño for the Santa Barbara Zoo’s first virtual Zoo Brew! Since we can’t host Zoo Brew right now, we’re bringing Zoo Brew to you…@home. Enjoy a whole herd of beverages, zookeeper talks, and meet some of the Zoo’s most famous animal couples for some love on the wild side. Beer, cider, hard seltzer, kombucha, and wine are included in this brew-tiful event!

For ages 21+ only. A fundraiser for your Zoo and your planet.

$25/Livestream Access Only JUST ADDED!

Includes day-of-event link to livestream and list of event beverages sent ahead of time (NO beverages included).

$70/General Admission SOLD OUT

Includes a variety 14-pack of craft beverages, souvenir Zoo Brew cup, and brewery/sponsor swag.


Includes a variety 14-pack of craft beverages, souvenir Zoo Brew cup, brewery/sponsor swag plus exclusive Santa Barbara Zoo t-shirt.

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Event Information

The Haps

We’ll be going behind the scenes at the Zoo to meet some of the more famous animal couples for a little Valentine’s Day love and get exclusive insider animal info from the folks who know the Zoo best…the zookeepers!
We will walk you through 14 tastings from 14 different beers, cider, kombucha, seltzer, and wine! Hear from the brewers themselves, listen to live music, and watch great animal segments, all from the warmth and comfort of your own home.

The Nitty Gritty

Your Zoo Brew @Home ticket entitles you to 14 craft beverages that will be delivered to your home on February 8, 2021. If you ordered a VIP ticket, your exclusive Zoo Brew t-shirt will be included in your delivery. Tickets to Zoo Brew @Home are transferable but non-refundable.

Booze Breakdown

ACE Cider (Cider, Sebastopol)
Ashland (Hard seltzer, San Diego)
Figueroa Mountain (Beer, Buellton)
Firestone Walker (Beer, Paso Robles)
Flying Embers (Kombucha, Ventura)
M Special (Beer, Goleta)
Porch Pounder (Wine, San Luis Obispo)
Sierra Nevada (Beer, Chico)
SLO Brew (Beer, San Luis Obispo)
Strainge Beast (Kombucha, Chico)
Study Break (Hard seltzer, Los Angeles)
Tio Rodrigo (Michelada, San Luis Obispo)
Ventura Coast Brewing (Beer, Ventura)

CHEERS to our Zoo Brew @Home sponsors!

Bob & Debbie Myman

American Riviera Bank
GYDO – Get Your Drink On
Rhonda Henderson, Radius Group
Schipper Construction

Ampelos Cellars
Tracy & Fritz Krainer

In loving memory of Polly Blackburn
The Blinderman Family
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
Gwilliam, Jones, and Sawyer Families
William & Lisa Justice
Matt Lang
William & Pamela Powers
Miles Waters & Rachel Bourland

Featuring a Whole Herd of Beers…

…Cider, Hard Seltzer, Wine & More!

Tasting Info


Hard cider, 5% ABV, ACE Cider. Inspired by the House Family’s annual visit to the beautiful Hawaiian Islands, this Pineapple cider is an ideal drink for tropical hot and humid climates. This original cider is perfect for a backyard BBQ, or bacon dishes.

Big Little Thing

Imperial IPA, 9% ABV, Sierra Nevada. Make way for the Big Little Thing, an imperial IPA flexing a full malt body, restrained sweetness, and tropical hop flavors of mango, grapefruit, and tangerine.

Blueberry, Acai & Sweet Basil

Hard kombucha, 7% ABV, Strainge Beast. Twisting skyward, coy and sweet / With berry scales, two kinds. Its herbal breeze such clever bait / To snatch you in wild vines.


Rosé wine, 13.7% ABV, Porch Pounder. Bright, crisp, and refreshing, with notes of strawberry, watermelon, and citrus. Perfect for enjoying with a friend on warm, sunny days.

805 Cerveza

Cerveza, 4.5% ABV, Firestone Walker. A new light beer with a simple twist, easy drinking – lime included. Built for a lifestyle well-lived across any border, imported from California.

Blood Orange Cali Squeeze

Blood Orange Hefeweizen, 5.4% ABV, SLO Brew. Your new main squeeze.  This juiced-up Hefeweizen has loads of blood orange for a citrusy twist, and strikes a unique balance of sweet & tart to brighten up your day.

Danish Red

Red lager, 5.5% ABV, Figueroa Mountain. Crafted with a blend of European caramel malts balanced with North American and German hops, producing layers of rich, caramel malt flavor and a full body; fermented with a European lager yeast and cold-conditioned for an extended period of time for a very clean profile.

G Town

IPA, 7.2% ABV, M Special. Grapefruit/Hoppy/Goodness: A collaboration with the Goodland Hotel in Goleta, this beer is bursting with the aroma and flavor of fresh grapefruit. Pairs well with a pool and friends.

Guava Citra

Limited release hard kombucha, 8.5% ABV, Flying Embers. The delightfully delicate flavor of ripe pink guava meets the intoxicating fruity hop aromas of lime, mango, and bright orange. Neither overly sweet or sour, this tropical torpedo is certain to have you floating in a sea of serenity.

Strawberry + Basil

Hard Seltzer, 6.9% ABV, Study Break. This hard seltzer takes inspiration from the perfect summer cocktail, the Strawberry Basil Smash. Muddled strawberries, aromatic basil, and tart lemon juice combine to create a seriously refreshing drink without being overly sweet.

Orange Pineapple

Limited release hard seltzer, 5% ABV, Ashland. Organic, sugar-free, and gluten-free. Brewed with alkaline water.

Zoo Brew Penguin Pilsner

Pilsner, 5.1% ABV, Ventura Coast Brewing Company.  American Pilsner brewed using traditional German ingredients, and dry-hopped with Noble hops. This Pils was named for the Zoo’s Humboldt penguins and boasts notes of chamomile, corn tortilla, and hay.

Zoo Brew Condor Lager

Mexican Amber Lager, 5.1% ABV, Ventura Coast Brewing Company. A smooth, easy-drinking Mexican Amber Lager with a pleasantly light malt character with subtle lime-forward hops. Tasting notes of pretzel, cracker, and corn, and named for the Zoo’s California condors.

Original Michelada

Michelada, 4.5% ABV, Tio Rodrigo.  This Michelada is made with the finest natural ingredients and refreshing SLO Brew craft beer. Full of flavor with a slight kick, just like the traditional recipe from Mexico, the Original has hints of jalapeno and lime. ¡Salud!

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