While most people visit the Sacramento Zoo during the day to see the countless and curious creatures, this three-hour long event is sure to please on multiple fronts. Come partake in generous samples of local wine and beer from some of the area’s best wineries (Helwig Winery, Matchbook Wine Company, McConnell Estates Winery, Mount Aukum Winery, Renwood Winery, Shenandoah Vineyards, Soban Estate, Terra d’Oro Winery and more) and breweries (Bike Dog, Firestone Walker, Great Basin, Lagunitas, Lost Coast, Mendocino and much more) while taking in the landscape of the zoo. Of course, you’re going to be surrounded by exotic animals so you probably shouldn’t party so hard that you end up in the giraffe exhibit the next morning. Great food options will be available for an extra charge from some our city’s greatest food trucks (Drewski’s, La Mex Taqueria, GyroStop and The Sweet Spot) so hit the ATM beforehand. Early birds who get off their arse and buy tickets early (as opposed to at the door) will also save some bucks. If you needed any extra reason to go, proceeds from this event will go directly to animal care and maintenance of the zoo. Tickets are just $45 in advance or $55 at the door (with designated driver tickets available for just $15). Buy tickets or find out more at Saczoo.org/WineandBrew. -EJ

    Eddie Jorgensen

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