LINCOLN PARK — Beer me, bear me: The fourth annual collaboration between Lincoln Park Zoo and DryHop Brewers is targeted to help polar bears.
The zoo announced Thursday that DryHop’s annual special brewin’ to benefit the zoo and its conservation efforts will produce Ursus Mapletimus, dedicated to the new Arctic Tundra exhibit and its honeymooning pair of breeding polar bears, Kobe and Siku.
Ursus Mapletimus is a smoked maple imperial white ale, playing off the species’ Latin name, ursus maritimus, or “water bear,” and will debut May 20 at the annual Zoo-ologie fundraiser for the zoo’s Auxiliary Board.
The bruin brew will be made available to the public at DryHop’s Lakeview location, 3155 N. Broadway, on May 24 as its contribution to Chicago Craft Beer Week. DryHop will donate $1 from each pint sold to benefit the zoo’s conservation work on behalf of polar bears, for as long as supplies last.
“This collaboration continues …