Roars & Pours Brew Night


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Online sales have ended. General Admission tickets are available at the Admission Booth at the front of the Zoo.


Roars & Pours presents a special night for adults 21 and over on September 21, 2019 from 2 to 5:30 pm. 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 Brewing Co., South Bend Brew Werks, and more will be spread out around the Zoo. Guests will receive a 4-ounce tasting mug for unlimited tastings. Some full-size beverages will also be available for purchase.

Guests are welcome to tour the Zoo or listen to our headlining band, Ultrafab. Roars & Pours shirts and pretzel necklaces will also be available to purchase online while tickets are available or at the Zoo on September 21.

Food will be available for purchase from our Congo Café and some visiting food trucks. Click the name for a peek at their possible menu: On the Money BBQ; Rico Suave; Martin’s Supermarket Side Street Deli; South Shore Ovenworks; and Pachamama Street Food.

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 Brewery, The 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.

If you or your company is interested in being a vendor for Brew Night, please contact Jamie Pauley at or 574-245-6163.

See you there!

Additional information

Ticket Level

VIP Ticket, 1:00 – 5:30 pm, General Admission Ticket 2:00 – 5:30 pm

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