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LINCOLN, NE. April 22, 2024 –Empyrean Brewing Co.’s. and Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium have collaborated to introduce IP-Ape Extra Pale Ale, a new beer featuring a smooth, tangy lemonade citrus finish. The ale is low in calories and carbs, with 110 calories and 4g of carbs per serving, and features orangutan-themed packaging.

IP-Ape Extra Pale Ale, will be available year-round in 16 oz cans at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, which hosts over 300 events annually. Other varieties from Empyrean Brewing Co., will also be served at the Zoo. IP-Ape will also be widely distributed in 4-pack 16 oz cans across all Empyrean Brewing Co. markets and retailers, as well as at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo and surrounding zoos.

This collaboration coincides with the opening of the newly renovated and expanded Hubbard Orangutan Forest at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, which plans to open summer 2024.

 

Jim Engelbart, operations manager at Empyrean Brewing Co. said, “As a Nebraska-based brewery, we take immense pride in collaborating with local institutions like Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. This collaboration showcases the best of what Nebraska has to offer. It’ll be rewarding to give global visitors opportunities to try a taste of Nebraska’s craft brew industry.”

Empyrean Brewing Co. has expanded into nine states since its founding in 1990. Empyrean currently offers eight core beers available year-round, a line of seasonal beers and a host of specialty and limited release beers. To learn more, visit empyreanbrewingco.com.

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, recipient of the ‘Best Zoo’ award for the second consecutive year by the 2024 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards, houses over 39,000 animals and is committed to global conservation efforts through education and exhibit expansion. The Zoo welcomes over 2 million visitors annually. To learn more, please visit OmahaZoo.com

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