Katelyn Crim and her father, Jim Crim, strolled through the Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium on Saturday evening, taking in the colorful tropical fish while sipping beer from local breweries.

The Crims were two of more than 1,000 taking part in the sixth annual Brew at the Zoo, a special event at the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

The 21-and-older annual event began in 2014 as a unique fundraising opportunity, said Angela Bobbett, marketing event manager.

“Every event that we do at the zoo here is a fundraising opportunity, so every penny raised goes back to the zoo and the animals and to conservation,” Bobbett said. “We’re really lucky to have the support of these 17 local breweries.”

A general admission ticket, which cost $70, gave guests access to the aquarium, Lied Jungle, Desert Dome, Kingdoms of the Night and Wild Kingdom Pavilion. Guests could also sample the brews at no additional cost.