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Zed’s in Chop: Zed’s Original
Hungarians weren’t known for beer in the late 1800’s, but that didn’t stop Zed from brewing! My best guess at what he made is this Austrian Marzen-style, without the normal filtering. ABV: 4.2 IBU: 24
Zed’s Broken Nail Ale
My first homebrew recipe to ribbon, way back in 1999, scaled up to 5BBLS. Zed’s take on a east coast ale. ABV: 4.8 IBU: 30
Zed’s in NJ: Remainder Ale
Remainder Ale Blended from 6 different grains, this bathtub beer is bright and approachable. ABV: 4.6% IBU: 30
Zed’s on the West Coast: Pale Ale
Zed’s take on a west coast pale. A little darker than style, but first wort hopping makes it smooth. ABV: 4.9% IBU: 42
Zed’s in Ireland: Dry Stout
Zed’s dry stout. Is it a sweet stout, or a milk stout? Those are just words. What this stout is is tasty. ABV: 4.9% IBU: 18
Zed’s in Germany: Festbier!
It’s like a trip to Munich without the language barrier. ABV: 4.9% IBU: 32
Zed’s in the Basement: Dusty Lager
With the lager bite but without the ability to read thru it. Who wants to rack three times, anyway? ABV: 6.2% IBU: 37
Zed’s in the Basement: Dusty Lager w/cherries
Same as our dusty lager, but this time infused with bing cherries. ABV: 6.2% IBU: 37
Zed’s in Ireland: Red
Who knew this Cat had some Irish in him? Crisp and drinkable, Zed’s Irish Red hits 4.8% AVB and 20 IBUs
Zed’s in the US: American Brown
Malt forward with a touch of roasty finish makes this Brown easy to enjoy. ABV: 5.8% IBU: 26
Zed’s in the US: American Brown with Honey
Honey added to the end of the boil and again after primary fermentation takes the Brown to the next level. ABV: 6.0% IBU: 29
Who is Zed, anyway?
a Bado family legend
According to Bado family lore, our great-grandfather worked in the mines in Chop, Hungary. On his days off and as he could, he would brew beer for the other miners. The containers? Steel pails. I think he should be credited for inventing the Growler and Crowler!