If you love animals and beer – who doesn’t? – you’ll definitely want to check out Brews for the Zoo. This special fundraising event is hosted by Friends of Oxbow and will give guests the chance to enjoy unlimited beer from some great area breweries. Below you’ll see all of the details.

Each year, nearly 200,000 people visit Oxbow Park which located about 5 miles west of Rochester. People go to hike, bike, fish, and camp. The park is also home of Zollman Zoo and a new Nature Center. Proceeds from Brews for the Zoo will be used to "support classroom technology, biome exhibits, and zoo animals" at the new facility.

 Brews For the Zoo Event Details:

Friends of Oxbow is a non-profit group that has been supporting Oxbow Park for more than 30 years. On April 30th they are hosting a special event to raise funds for the new Nature Center.

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Brews For The Zoo is scheduled for April 30th at Bearwood Event Barn which is right down the road from the Zoo. (5901 County Rd 105 NW Byron, Minnesota)


Tickets are on sale now.  Your ticket gets you unlimited beer tastings from 5 local breweries: Chaotic Good, Forager, Kinney Creek, Little Thistle, and SxSE.

Wildwood Bar & Grill is providing snacks and appetizers during the event.

Guests will also enjoy live music from three area bands and have fun playing yard games on the outdoor patio.

Raffle tickets will be available for purchase with several unique prizes being given away throughout the night.

This is a 21+ event.

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