by Kali Cozyris
The folks at the Sequoia Park Zoo know a thing or two about the wild life. They've been inviting the community to unleash its animal side with them for the last 11 years at the zoo's frothiest fundraiser, Brew at the Zoo, happening this year Saturday, May 6 from 4 to 8 p.m. ($45, $20 designated driver).
Grab your friends (including that designated driver) and your souvenir glass (part of your ticket price) and see what's on tap from the 17 local and regional breweries — including three new ones — at this year's event. There's plenty of food to pair with your brews from food trucks on site. BullDoggies Hot Dogs and Hooked Kettle Corn are serving up the goods — not to mention all the grub choices available from the Zoo Café. See how the otter half lives at the various animal exhibits (check out the utter tubular otter tube), stop by the barnyard (where you can get up close and personal with all your furry and feathered favorites) and enjoy live music by Thursday Night Bluegrass and The No Good Redwood Ramblers, or take your dancing feet to the lawn while DJ Gabe Pressure spins the beats. There will also be a photo booth to capture all the evening's fun antics and Brew at the Zoo merchandise to take home after the party's over. In addition to the beer, Humboldt Cider and It's Alive Kombucha will be there, and there will be other non-alcoholic beverage options. Cabs will be available outside the zoo to ensure everyone gets home safely. Remember that Brew at the Zoo is a 21 and older event, so bring your I.D.s.