Ever caught yourself walking around the zoo and thinking, ‘I could really use a drink’? If you have, then this is just the event for you!

Niabi Zoo is hosting their annual Pints for Preservation this Friday Aug 23 from 6-10 p.m. This fundraiser will help benefit the expansion of current exhibits and addition of new exhibits. Must be 21 or older to attend.

Drink stations will be available for participants to discover new beers and wines. There will be samples from over 20 breweries represented!! You can also enjoy some live music while you are exploring the zoo at night! Discover new beers and wines at the drink stations, enjoy appetizers and listen to music all while exploring the zoo at night.

Here is the highly anticipated list of participating breweries for 2019:

BrewDog USA: Columbus, Ohio

Omission Beer Company: Portland, Oregon

Bon & Viv Spiked Seltzer

Corona Refresca

Fishback & Stephenson Hard Cider: Fairfield, Iowa

Lena Brewing Company: Lena, Illinois

Bent River Brewing Company: Rock Island and Moline, Illinois

Millstream Brewing Company: Amana, Iowa

Iron Spike Brewing Company: Galesburg, Illinois

Galena Brewing Company: Galena, Illinois

Green Tree Brewery: Le Claire, Iowa

Crawford Brew Works: Bettendorf, Iowa

Lionstone Brewing Company: Geneseo, Illinois

Generations Brewing Company: Freeport, Illinois

Backpocket Brewing Company: Coralville, Iowa

7 Hills Brewing Company: Dubuque, Iowa

Bell’s Brewery: Kalamazoo, Michigan

CiderBoys Cider: Stevens Point, Wisconsin

SweetWater Brewing Company: Atlanta, Georgia

Front Street Brewery: Davenport, Iowa

Alaskan Brewing Company: Juneau, Alaska

Kona Brewing Company: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Goose Island Brewery: Chicago, Illinois

Breckenridge Brewery: Breckenridge, Colorado

Golden Road Brewing: Los Angeles, California

Elysian Brewing Company: Seattle, Washington

Potosi Brewery: Potosi, Wisconsin

Ballast Point Brewing Company: San Diego, California

Virtue Cider: Fennville, Michigan

KINKY Cocktails: St. Paul, Minnesota


General admission tickets for members are $45 or $240 for a six-pack. Non-members are $55 or $300 for a six-pack.

VIP Tickets for members are $60 or $330 for a six-pack. Non-members are $70 or $390 for a six-pack.

Tickets can be purchased online now!

Come out for a fun evening at the zoo while helping further their mission of education, conservation and preservation!


Tess Abney was born and raised in the Quad Cities. Her passion for writing and entertainment was apparent at a very young age. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.