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TAMPA, Fla. (April 18, 2022) – A new collaboration has been brewing in the Tampa Bay area. ZooTampa and Coppertail Brewing Co. are excited to announce their new, multifaceted partnership, making the Tampa brewery one of ZooTampa’s key sponsors.
ZooTampa, Florida’s most popular cultural institution and leader in the rehabilitation and care of Florida wildlife, and Coppertail Brewing Co., Tampa’s independently owned production brewery and tasting room in Historic Ybor, have entered into a long-term partnership with the ultimate goal of supporting conservation.
The two companies decided to form the partnership following a shared commitment to environmental efforts and the market’s taste for craft beers that support a local non-profit’s mission. Coppertail and the Zoo formalized their collaboration through 2024.
In addition to becoming ZooTampa’s official craft beer, Coppertail has committed to officially sponsoring ZooBrews, a nighttime 21 and older special event with proceeds supporting conservation, animal care, and community education programs. Coppertail will also be the presenting partner of ZooTampa’s Beer & Wine Garden which will be transformed into the ideal outdoor location where guests can relax and enjoy a variety of Coppertail products. Zoo members can broaden their beer horizons with a complimentary sample on their visits.
“We are proud to partner with Coppertail Brewing Co. and be able to work with a great local company that understands the importance of conservation and sustainability,” stated ZooTampa President and CEO Joe Couceiro. “It is an amazing experience to be able to enjoy a craft beer while at the same time contributing to conservation efforts.”
“As a local brewery, we’re passionate about protecting those things that make Florida such an amazing place to live, like our native wildlife. We’re proud to support the Zoo’s efforts to rehabilitate and conserve these native species,” said Coppertail Brewing Co. President Kent Bailey. “Working together, we think we can draw more attention and resources to help this cause, while at the same time creating some delicious beer together. Sounds like a win-win to me!”
ZooTampa at Lowry Park is operated by the Lowry Park Zoological Society, an independent 501(c)(3) charitable organization committed to excellence in conservation, education, recreation, and research. The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is recognized as Florida’s leading and most attended zoological cultural institution. ZooTampa is a ten-time winner of the Certificate of Excellence award by TripAdvisor (2010-2021), winner of 2021 Best of Tampa, and is a leader in the rehabilitation and care of Florida species. The Zoo is located at 1101 W. Sligh Avenue in Tampa and is open seven days a week (except Thanksgiving and Christmas) from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours for select events. For more information, visit www.zootampa.org or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
About Coppertail Brewing Co.
Coppertail Brewing Co. is an independently owned production brewery in Tampa, FL, founded in 2014 by homebrewer and reformed attorney, Kent Bailey. Coppertail brews and cans their beer in Tampa for distribution throughout Florida. Four core beers are available year-round, with seasonal releases and special treatments offered throughout the year. Coppertail beer is available at Publix, Total Wine, Target, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, many restaurants, and pubs, and at the brewery seven days a week. For more information, visit coppertailbrewing.com.