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May 22, 2024

Urban Chestnut Releases New Seasonal STL Zoo Bier Lemur Light Lager

STL Zoo Bier raises funds and awareness for the Saint Louis Zoo’s conservation work and animal-care efforts

ST. LOUIS (May 22, 2024) – To raise awareness about the importance of animal welfare and conservation, the Saint Louis Zoo teamed up with Urban Chestnut Brewing Company (UCBC) in 2019 to create STL Zoo Bier, the first official beer of the Saint Louis Zoo.

The new brew for 2024 is STL Zoo Bier Lemur Light Lager. The distinct, bright label features a ring-tailed lemur, an endangered species, native to southwestern Madagascar forests, deserts and scrublands. The Zoo is home to three ring-tailed lemurs.

The American Lager beer is now available at the Zoo and at 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 per case to the Saint Louis Zoo to support its animal care and conservation work.*

“The Zoo has this unique, local partnership with Urban Chestnut to not only provide a refreshing beverage to Zoo guests but supports our worldwide efforts to save animals from extinction,” said Michael Macek, Saint Louis Zoo Director. “We greatly appreciate the brewery’s generosity and partnership over the last five years, donating and raising over $19,700 for conservation and animal-care efforts at the Zoo. Adults can enjoy a quality, St. Louis-made craft beer while helping wildlife, which makes for a great collaboration.”

Since creating the partnership in 2019, 7,259 cases of STL Zoo Bier have been sold.

“As an animal lover and life-long advocate of the St. Louis region, this partnership means a lot to me and to the team at UCBC as well,” said David Wolfe, co-founder of Urban Chestnut Brewing Company. “The Saint Louis Zoo is such a significant organization, both locally and globally, and we’re thrilled to continue this partnership, especially at this point in time when it’s more important than ever to support our community.”

STL Zoo Bier, sold in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans, is a clean, crisp and easy-drinking light lager, at 4% ABV, 95 calories & 3.7g carbs (per/12oz).

*In partnership with Urban Chestnut’s local wholesalers: Breakthru Beverage, Grey Eagle Distributors, Donnewald Distributing, and H.W. Herrell Distributing.

About the Saint Louis Zoo
Home to over 16,000 animals, representing nearly 500 species, the Saint Louis Zoo is recognized worldwide for its innovative approaches to animal care and management, wildlife conservation, research, and education. One of the few free zoos in the nation, the Saint Louis Zoo is the most-visited attraction in the region. Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the Saint Louis Zoo is part of an elite group of institutions that meet the highest standards in animal care as well as provide fun, safe and educational family experiences. The Saint Louis Zoo and the other AZA-accredited institutions collectively dedicate millions of dollars annually to support scientific research, conservation and education programs. For more information, visit 

About Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company (UCBC) is an unconventional-minded yet tradition-oriented brewer of craft beer. Founded in 2010 by Florian Kuplent – a German born and trained brewmaster with extensive experience at both small breweries, worldwide and with the world's largest, Anheuser-Busch, and David Wolfe – a 20-year brewing-industry member. Urban Chestnut operates two breweries in St. Louis, The Midtown Brewery & Biergarten at 3229 Washington Avenue, and The Grove Brewery & Bierhall at 4465 Manchester in Forest Park Southeast St. Louis, where they brew batches of artisanal, modern American beers (their Revolution series) and classically-crafted European styles (their Reverence series). Urban Chestnut also operates a third brewery, Urban Chestnut Hallertauer Brauerei, in the Hallertau region of Bavaria, where they brew their Hallertauer Serie; small batches of locally sourced, Bavarian bier. For more information, visit