Saint Louis Zoo announces new 'official beer' from Urban Chestnut

Last year the cans featured the grizzly bears, but this summer it's the king penguins on display.

Sam Masterson
June 26, 2020 - 9:48 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The Saint Louis Zoo and local Urban Chestnut Brewing Company have again teamed up to the delight of adult drinkers in St. Louis. There's a new beer coming soon and it's going to help raise awareness about the importance of animal welfare and conservation.

It's called STL Zoo Bier – the first official beer of the Zoo. The Kölsch-style beer is available at the Zoo starting this weekend 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.

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The seasonal release for 2020 features a new 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. 

Last year, Urban Chestnut designed a beer featured the grizzly bears at Centene Grizzly Ridge, 1,740 cases were sold, resulting in a $5,220 donation to the Zoo by Urban Chestnut.

The new beer will be 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. 

The Zoo shared a video of the new beer cans in with some of its penguins, you can watch that video at the top of this page. 

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