pints preservation picPints for Preservation, a party featuring adult beverages thrown for a great cause (as if getting together with friends to drink adult beverages isn’t?) is taking place 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 at Niabi Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo Rd, Coal Valley.

It’s a beer and wine tasting, it’s a food tasting, and it’s a way you can help out the zoo with its costs and helping to maintain the animals’ homes while sampling over 50 beverages from:
Southern Italy Imports
Bent River Brewing
Great River Brewery
Kalona Brewing
Shock Top Brewing
Potosi Brewing
Lionstone Brewing
Green Tree Brewery
Millstream Brewing
Lena Brewing
Iron Spike Brewing
Bur Oak Brewing
Bell’s Brewery
Lost Coast Brewery
Church Street Brewing

Tickets starting at $35 can be obtained at

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