Brew at the Zoo coming Saturday

The Living Desert will be “Saving Wildlife One Beer at a Time” at the third annual Brew at the Zoo from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday (May 5).

Presented by Integrated Wealth Management, the fundraiser will include three live music stages, 26 restaurant and 21 beverage vendors, beer and wine pairings with appetizers (including vegetarian options) and desserts.

Proceeds from Brew at the Zoo help The Living Desert care for over 500
animals, 1,600 protected acres, and provide scholarship programs for
thousands of visiting school children.

Tickets are $40 for members, $55 for non-members, and V.I.P. Lounge tickets, which grant you private seating at the Chase Gallery & Reception Garden, premium wine and beer, sumptuous appetizers from Twenty6, Adobe Grill, and Ernie’s Bar & Grill, Spa La Quinta treatments, live jazz, unlimited access to general Brew at the Zoo food and beverage selections, private animal encounters, VIP take-home gifts, and more, are $175.

Non-alcoholic beverages will be available, as well as designated driver tickets for $15 off the regular ticket price. For everyone else, taxi service will be available upon request. 

The event is open to adults 21 and over.

For tickets, call 760-346-5694 ext. 2121, or click here to order online. For an event FAQ, click here.

The Living Desert is at 47900 Portola Ave., Palm Desert.

Follow the jump to see a list of participating food and drink vendors.


A Taste of the Wild
Beach House Yogurt
Ben and Jerry’s
Buffalo Wild Wings
Cheesecake Factory
Clementine’s Gourmet Marketplace & Cafe
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Cooking with Class
East Meets West Catering
Jensen’s Finest Foods
La Quinta Resort & Club (V.I.P. only)
The Pastry Swan Bakery & Fix, A Dessert House
Piero’s PizzaVino
Olive A’ Sudden
Renaissance Esmeralda
Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza
Schmidy’s Tavern
Sherman’s Deli & Bakery
Sullivan’s Steakhouse
Sweet Bite Creamery (V.I.P. only)
Thai Smile, Rancho Mirage
TLD’s Brew Blends
Tommy Bahama


Big Sky Brewing Co.
Black Market Brewing Co.
Coronado Brewing Company
Crispin Cider
Evans Lager
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Hangar 24 Craft Brewery
Julian Hard Cider
Lost Abbey Brewing Co.
Maui Brewing Co.
New Belgium Brewing Co.
Noble Ale Works
Shock Top & Shock Top Raspberry
Stella Artois
Stone Brewing Company
Trent Beverage Co.
Tulip Hill Winery
Wild About Wine