Join the Sacramento Zoo this Friday from 4 to 9 pm at New Helvetia’s Tasting Room on Broadway to celebrate the release of their limited edition Red Panda Beer. A portion of the proceeds from the launch party and the sale of the special beer will help red pandas at the Sacramento Zoo and in the wild.
Red Panda Beer was crafted by New Helvetia in partnership with the Sacramento Zoo. It is a best described as a Red Session IPA, 5.0% ABV and a hoppy delight. 22oz bottles of Red Panda Beer will be available at the New Helvetia Tasting Room and select retail locations in the Sacramento area for a limited time. Like its namesake the red panda, this beer is small but packs a sharp bite. The beer is also an Indian Pale Ale, an homage to part of the panda’s native habitat.
The Red Panda Beer is part of the Animals on Tap series presented by the zoo. Local craft breweries are partnering with the nonprofit Sacramento Zoo to help you drink local beer with a purpose. Breweries are taking inspiration from zoo residents when developing new beers that will raise money and community awareness about the Sacramento Zoo and its conservation efforts. Brewers will take into account an animal’s characteristics, eating habits, native habitat and more when concocting the limited batch beers. In addition to quenching your thirst, a portion of the proceeds from the special-edition beers will go to the Sacramento Zoo and to conservation in the wild.
One animal-themed beer will be released per quarter and will include a launch party honoring the species. Stay tuned for details on future brews as part of the Animals on Tap program.
Launch Party: June 2
YOLO Brewing Company
Animal: Black and White Ruffed Lemur
Launch Date: Fall
Sudwerk Brewing Company
Launch Date: Winter
Waterman Brewing Company
Animal: Snow Leopard