St. Louis Zoo

Urban Chestnut releasing official beer of the Saint Louis Zoo

With the collaboration, the Zoo hopes to raise awareness about the importance of animal welfare and conservation

June 14, 2019

ST. LOUIS (KYKY) – The Saint Louis Zoo has teamed up with Urban Chestnut Brewing Company (UCBC) to create Grizzly Ridge Kölsch, the first official beer of the Saint Louis Zoo.

It will be available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans at grocery stores and beer retailers in St. Louis city, St. Louis and St. Charles counties and the Metro East area beginning June 22. But it will debut on June 21 at the Zoo to celebrate the biennial creative black-tie party, ZOOFARI.

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For every case of Grizzly Ridge Kölsch sold at area retailers, Urban Chestnut will donate $3 to the Saint Louis Zoo to support its animal care and conservation work.

“The Zoo’s mission is to care for animals and conserve their habitats through animal management, research, recreation, and educational programs to encourage support from and enrich the experience of the public,” said Jeffrey P. Bonner, Ph.D., Dana Brown President and CEO, Saint Louis Zoo. “Our collaboration with Urban Chestnut provides an opportunity for adults to enjoy a refreshing and delicious craft beer while supporting the Zoo’s conservation and animal-care efforts.”

Grizzly Ridge Kölsch is named after the Zoo’s newest habitat, Centene Grizzly Ridge. Future plans include the release of a new style of beer highlighting a different area of the Zoo in 2020.

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