ALBION — Now in its 13th year, preparations are underway at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary to host the annual Lions, Tigers and Beer event.

The adults only event on Saturday, allows visitors to tour the sanctuary while enjoying craft beers from area breweries.

The annual Lions, Tigers and Beers draws more than 200 people to the exotic animal sanctuary located in Albion Indiana. Proceeds support sanctuary operations including educational outreach efforts, animal enrichment and animal care.

The night is an adult only event. Only those 21 and older are allowed to attend. Visitors experience a guided sanctuary tours, giving them an up close and personal opportunity to interact with the over 100 animals housed at Black Pine while enjoying craft beers, dinner, a silent auction and entertainment.

Craft beers and ciders are being contributed by the Kosciusko Kettleheads, Kekionga Cider Company, LaOtto Brew House, Double M Brew Werks, Guesswork Brewing and Metazoa Brewing Company. The event is sponsored by Chuck and Lisa Surak and Sweetwater.

Lions, Tigers and Beers starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $50 in advance, and $60 at the door. For more information, visit

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