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Roars & Pours presents a special night for adults 21 and over on September 21, 2019 from 2-5:30 pm or 1-5:3o pm for VIPs. The Zoo will be closed for regular hours.


Breweries like Round Barn, Tapistry, Metazoa, Rhinegeist, Greenbush, Heavenly Goat, Evil Czech, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Upland, South Bend Brew Werks, and more will be spread out around the Zoo. Guests will receive a mug for unlimited tastings. Some full-size beverages will also be available for purchase in one of our two bar areas.

Guests are welcome to tour the Zoo or listen to our headlining band, Ultrafab. Food will be available for purchase at the Zoo’s Congo Café or one of the visiting food trucks like Rico Suave, Martin’s Supermarket Side Street deli truck and others. Roars & Pours shirts and pretzel necklaces will also be available to purchase online while tickets are available or at the Zoo on September 21.

There are two advance ticket levels.

VIP tickets are $50 and can only be purchased online. VIP access starts at 1:00 pm. VIPs receive 2 special craft beer and food pairings courtesy of Round Barn BreweryThe Ragamuffin, and South Shore Ovenworks, on the Dragonfly Deck. There will also be a unique animal encounter for VIPs and a talk by Round Barn Head Brewer Malkam Wyman. VIPs also receive an 8-ounce mug for tastings. There are only 125 VIP tickets for an exclusive experience.

General Admission tickets are $40 and can be purchased online or in person at the Potawatomi Zoo admission booth. General admission tickets come with a 4-ounce tasting mug.

See you there!