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Glunz Toasts Success of BrewLights – Hoppiest Event of the Season


The Chicagoland distributor shines a light for Lincoln Park Zoo by setting a fundraising record for the second year

(CHICAGO; Dec. 14 , 2017)— On the seventh of December, more than 2.5 million luminous holiday lights and 5,000 beer enthusiasts and holiday revelers came together to enjoy what has become a holiday tradition in Chicago—the fourth annual BrewLights. Chicagoland beer distributor Louis Glunz Beer, Inc. and Lincoln Park Zoo’s Auxiliary Board teamed up to host this charitable event in support of the zoo. This year’s event raised more than $225,000 in support of the zoo’s capital campaign, The Pride of Chicago. The BrewLights celebration also honored the 23rd anniversary of ZooLights Presented By ComEd and PowerShares QQQ by Invesco.



The light behind BrewLights, Glunz Director of Marketing Jennifer Faulk, was thrilled at the success of this year’s event, “Our family feels very strongly about giving back to our community. We would have never imagined our idea of marrying the zoo’s holiday lights display with a beer sampling event would raise more than $675,000 in four years for the zoo.”


BrewLights featured a dozen local craft, seasonal, and international beers distributed by Louis Glunz Beer, Inc. on tap throughout the zoo. Attendees enjoyed a variety of holiday activities including roaming this urban oasis and all the animal habitats under the 2.5 million holiday lights that illuminated the zoo, free carousel rides, ice sculptures, and more. With the most successful BrewLights yet, Louis Glunz Beer, Inc. and Lincoln Park Zoo look forward to continuing their partnership to help support the Chicago landmark zoo.


About Louis Glunz Beer, Inc.

Founded in 1888 by Louis Glunz I in Chicago, Louis Glunz Beer, Inc. (7100 N. Capitol Drive, Lincolnwood, IL 60712; 847.676.9500) is among the oldest beer distributors in the United States, proudly offering Chicagoland the most comprehensive selection of craft, specialty, and import beers representing more than 190 breweries around the globe. Heading the 129-year-old company is President Jerry Glunz, the great-grandson of the founder, with day-to-day operations led by members of the fourth and fifth generations. Louis Glunz Beer, Inc. is dedicated to quality service and beer education. For more information, visit Find Louis Glunz Beer, Inc. on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


About Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo inspires communities to create environments where wildlife will thrive in our urbanizing world. The zoo is a leader in local and global conservation, animal care and welfare, learning, and science. A historic Chicago landmark founded in 1868, the not-for-profit Lincoln Park Zoo, is a privately-managed, member-supported organization and is free and open 365 days a year. Visit us at