New Brew for the Zoo

May 7, 2024


Riverbanks Zoo and Garden leaders and Peak Drift founders will announce a pint-sized partnership that will go a long way toward conservation. Riverbanks Society has partnered with Peak Drift Brewery to launch two new brews inspired by the Park. A portion of the funds goes to the care and conservation of animals at Riverbanks and around the world.

Lochlan Baskin Wooten, Chief Operating Officer of Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
Sara Middleton Styles, Co-owner Peak Drift Brewing Company

Thursday, May 9, 2024 | 10:30am

Riverbanks Botanical Garden, 1300 Botanical Pkwy, West Columbia, SC 29169

10:00AM – Riverbanks guests and media begin to arrive.
10:30AM – Lochlan Baskin Wooten remarks begin.
10:40AM – Sara Middleton Styles remarks begin.
10:50AM – Peak Drift activation and can display.
11:00AM – 11:10AM – Questions from media or One on One’s.
*Provisional Agenda – subject to change.


About Riverbanks Zoo and Garden

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is home to more than 3,000 magnificent and fascinating animals and one of America’s best public gardens. The Zoo opened on April 25, 1974, and for five decades has connected individuals, families and school children with the natural world. Riverbanks is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is recognized as a global leader in animal care and welfare, education, recreation, science and wildlife conservation. It is the mission of the Zoo and Garden to create meaningful connections and inspire actions that will have a lasting impact on wildlife and wild places. For more information, visit

About Peak Drift Brewing Company

Founded in 2021, Peak Drift Brewing Company is an innovative craft beverage company based in Columbia, South Carolina. Capturing life’s peak experiences, Peak Drift features high-quality craft beers, hard seltzers and non-alcoholic beverages inspired by the landscapes of the Southeast region. Peak Drift products can currently be purchased at select bars, restaurants and stores in Columbia, S.C. and at Smoked, a restaurant in the heart of downtown Columbia. For more information, visit