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To kick off Denver Beer Fest, a 10-day celebration of beer-centric events, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper offered a toast to Colorado brewers at the first event, Brew at the Zoo.  More than 40 top Colorado brewers participated in the toast at Denver Zoo.  Denver Beer Fest, Sept. 10-19, is presented by VISIT DENVER and will include rare beer tastings at restaurants and taverns, beer-paired dinners, “meet the brewer” nights, beer tappings, brewery tours, and a variety of entertaining beer events

Presented by Mountain States Toyota, on Friday, September 10, from 7 - 10 p.m., Brew At The Zoo featured more than 40 of Colorado’s finest breweries, complimentary appetizers, music and dancing. Proceeds from Brew at the Zoo, now in its 13th year,support a good cause - the Red Apple Fund for Lifelong Learning, a scholarship fund of Denver Zoo.

Net proceeds from Brew At The Zoo will benefit Denver Zoo’s Red Apple Fund for Life-Long Learning, which makes it possible for all individuals- no matter their economic circumstances – to discover the wonders of animals through participation in Denver Zoo education programs.

About Denver Zoo: Denver Zoo is home to 3,800 animals representing more than 650 species and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). AZA accreditation assures the highest standards of animal care. Denver Zoo’s mission is to secure a better world for animals through human understanding. Since 1994, Denver Zoo has participated in 526 conservation projects in 55 countries. In 2009 alone, Denver Zoo participated in 80 projects in 22 countries and 4 continents and more than $1 million in funds was spent by the zoo in support of animal conservation in the field. 

A leader in environmental action, Denver Zoo is dedicated to ensuring the safety of the environment in support of all species and is the first U.S. zoo to receive ISO 14001 certification for the entire facility and operations. This international certification ensures the zoo is attaining the highest environmental standards.