Featured Brewery of the Week: Epic Brewing Company—“Epic” adventure junkies with passion for making fine ales and lagers
June 13th, 2018 | Jim Vanko, HarvestMoon
Epic Brewing Company opened in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2008, with six fermentation tanks giving it the flexibility to create a variety of small batch, artisanal beer. Within a few short months, Epic began earning medals for its beers domestically and internationally. The beer became a big hit with locals and out of state visitors alike and demand quickly increased. The brewery currently houses eight times its original fermentation space.
Three years later, in 2013, Epic expanded its brewery operations into Colorado by opening a second brewery in the River North district of downtown Denver. The Denver brewery offered enough space to support growing national distribution, expansion of the popular barrel aged beer program and the introduction of a line of sour beers. Along with these improvements the addition of a “proper” tap room featuring 25 taps was a long awaited realization, allowing Epic to feature its substantial beer selection on draught.
In 2018, founders and co-owners Dave Cole and Peter Erickson purchased Telegraph Brewing Company, a well-respected Santa Barbara brewery. Telegraph’s addition to the Epic family was seen as coming full circle back to the place that originally inspired their love for craft beer. Admittedly, beer geeks, foodies and “Epic” adventure junkies, they share a passion for making and drinking fine ales and lagers. The Epic team has a strong belief in doing everything “all out.” Epic Brewing brews over 60 distinct brands of beer, many of them award winning and is distributed in 25 states as well as internationally.
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