In the months and even years leading up to the opening of Zed’s Beer, I’ve been fortunate to have the support of friends and family from near and far. It’s been great to hear their thoughts, let them taste test beers, and as you saw in my last blog, many have even lent a hand along the way to take Zed’s Beer from dream to reality.

Our network has grown over the years to include home brewers, those who have made the transition from homebrewer to professional brewer, suppliers, and now staff.

Here’s the cool part: now that Zed’s is open, we find that people who were strangers just a few short weeks ago have become friends – people we’ve come to know recently or hired in the last six weeks are now all part of the Zed’s family. It’s a great feeling. And apparently, it’s really showing through.

How do I know it? The feedback that I’m getting from our customers says it all. We are truly humbled by the great reviews we are getting about the beer, the atmosphere and the staff.

A big shout out to “the staff behind the taps” for making Zed’s your new home away from home. You are helping to bring our vision to life. It’s the same vision that Lori and I share with my grandfather, Red and great-grandfather, Zed who are our constant inspiration. Zed’s is a place where people can come and stay a while – to enjoy some beer (and maybe try some new varieties) – all as part of the local community.

In the weeks and months ahead, you can expect to join your neighbors for Community Potlucks, Sustainable Sips (October 24) and yoga with Lulu Lemon (October 25) just to name a few. More to come on those!

Through our tours, tastings and future events, we’re also excited about getting to know all of you, our customers. We are already seeing repeat visitors and trust me; the highest form of compliment is seeing past guests bring their friends or tag others in social media to share news or invite them to spend time here at Zed’s.  We love seeing people bring their friends, their kids and their dogs.

We’ve got new beers brewing and some will be ready to share with you as soon as this weekend! So, stay tuned to our newsletter and social media to learn more. Not signed up for our weekly newsletter? What are you waiting for? Sign up here: