I honestly can’t remember if the Zoo sold beer between the years 2005 and 2010 when we were Zoo members and regulars, but if it did, I’m betting it was Bud Light. Well, now the young dads of the world have got it made.
STL Zoo Bier Back For Third Year
In 2019, the Zoo announced its first-ever collaboration in the name of beer. The Zoo and Urban Chestnut teamed up to create Grizzly Ridge Kölsch, the first official beer of the Saint Louis Zoo! Well, 2-years later, the two are back with the re-release, STL Zoo Bier.
The seasonal release for 2021 features a label with the king penguin, a large, majestic-looking bird native to sub-Antarctic islands. Penguin & Puffin Coast is home to king penguins at the Zoo.
The Kölsch-style beer is available at the Zoo starting next week and is coming soon to grocery stores and beer retailers in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, and the Metro East area. For every case of STL Zoo Bier sold at area retailers, Urban Chestnut will donate $3 to the Saint Louis Zoo to support its animal care and conservation work. *
“We appreciate the generous support of Urban Chestnut in this collaboration that brings together a great quality local beer for adults to enjoy and the Zoo’s mission-focused work to care for animals at the Zoo and in the wild,” said Jeffrey P. Bonner, Ph.D., Dana Brown President and CEO, Saint Louis Zoo.
STL Zoo Bier Is Beer For A Cause
In 2019, 1,740 cases of STL Zoo Bier sold, resulting in a $5,220 donation to the Zoo by Urban Chestnut. The previous design featured the grizzly bears at Centene Grizzly Ridge.
“As an animal lover and life-long advocate of the St. Louis region, this partnership means a lot,” said David Wolfe, co-founder of Urban Chestnut Brewing Company. “We’re thrilled to continue this partnership.”
STL Zoo Bier, sold in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans, is a traditional, German-style Kölsch with a clean, crisp and well-rounded flavor that appeals to a wide audience, according to UCBC.