Zed’s Beer/Bado Brewing will celebrate its fifth anniversary on September 9th. Marlton’s only craft brewery will kick off a celebration that will run through the rest of the year with limited edition specialty beers, a party, and commemorative glassware and merchandise.
Since Zed’s opened its doors in September 2017, the brewery has garnered 24 awards at international beer competitions, been named New Jersey’s Brewery of the Year in 2020, doubled its capacity from five barrels to 10, added a line of hard spritZers, started offering canned beers to-go, and opened an outdoor beer garden, Zed’s Front Porch. The brewery also supports the local community by hosting events and participating in farmer’s markets throughout Burlington County.
“Five years is something special,” said Zed’s founder and head brewer Geoff Bado. “We want to honor our customers and thank them for their support. Without them, we could not have achieved so much in so little time, and we look forward to contributing to our community and offering new ways to enjoy approachable craft for many years to come.”
Anniversary Series – Limited Edition Bottle-Conditioned Beers!
Of course, the beer comes first at Zed’s, and a special anniversary deserves a special commemoration with limited-release beers. Zed’s will sell a subscription for a series of five small-batch releases, sold in 22-ounce bottles exclusively to subscribers.
The Anniversary Series consists of:
• Zed’s Beyond the Universe—Pale42x2 double American Pale
• Zed’s Imperial Irish Red
• Zed’s Belgian-style Framboise
• Zed’s Dry Irish Imperial Stout
• Zed’s Hungarian Oak-Aged Blonde
The bottle-conditioned beers – with beautiful labels designed by Zed’s beertender Taylor Migliaccio – will be numbered and hand-signed by Bado. The first series will be available on September 9th, with new ones to follow every four weeks through the end of the year. Subscriptions are available online only for $100 and include an exclusive anniversary logo polo shirt.
Zed’s 5th Anniversary Party!
Zed’s will open early on 9/9 to mark the occasion, with doors at 19 N. Maple Avenue opens at 3 PM and closes at 10 PM. Seating is available in the tasting room and on Zed’s Front Porch. As part of the evening’s festivities, customers will enjoy:
- Specialty giveaways each hour, starting at 4 PM
- A good old-fashioned stein holding competition at 6 PM, with the winner eligible to go on to compete in the NJ state competition
- Live music with Brian Sappio starting at 6:30
The party will also mark the return of Zed’s Original Märzen, a Hungarian-style lager inspired by the brewery’s namesake, Zed himself. The recipe for the beer was designed to use ingredients such as European grain, yeast, and hop varietals that would have been available to Zed when he brewed back in the late 1800s.
Plus, by popular demand, there will also be a limited run of Zed’s at the Party Birthday Cake beer. Known as Zed’s “glitter beer,” this special occasion ale won’t last long. Commemorative merchandise will be on sale while it lasts, including an anniversary-logoed 16-ounce pint glass and tasting glass (the third in the 2022 tasting glass series) and two styles of T-shirts featuring special anniversary artwork.
Marilyn is a freelance writer covering the food and drink scene of South Jersey. You can find more of her writing on Philly Grub and NewsBreak.