Epic Brewing founders David Cole and Peter Erickson came to Utah from California in the early 1990s. Having enjoyed the richness of that state’s microbreweries during their formative years, these men had always dreamed of running their own brewery. But it wasn’t until 2008 - when Utah’s liquor laws loosened up a bit - that they were able to found their own strong beer brewery in Salt Lake City. Adding Kevin Crompton to the team as their head brewer, Epic opened its doors for business in 2010. In the short time since then, they’ve become one of Utah’s most decorated breweries, recently adding to their trophy case City Weekly’s 2012 “Best Local Beer” in Utah.
Elder Brett: Part of the Exponential Series — Photo courtesy of Naiserie
According to their own website, “Team EPIC has a strong belief in doing everything ‘all out.’” And this really shows. Rather than squeak onto the scene with a collection of mundanely safe brews, they burst onto international stage with a bold collection of strong and flavorful beers. Grouping their brews into categories - in order of increasing creativity - Epic Brewing produces more than three dozen beers in their Classic, Elevated and Exponential series. If you’re into traditional brews like porter and lager, check out their Classic series. But if you’re a connoisseur into experimenting, try any of their original Exponential brews.
Whether you go for one of their familiar-sounding beers, one of their wildest creations (or something in between) you’ll find your beverage to be of excellent quality. After all, beers in each of Epic’s three series have won dozens of awards in international festivals, from Asia to Australia, Europe to San Diego.
Visit Epic's website for a lengthy list of vendors, restaurants and bars that sell Epic's brews. While in Salt Lake City, order Epic at Bambara, Cafe Trio, Caffe Molise, Forage, Fresco Italian Cafe, Martine Cafe and many other establishments - or pick it up at a Utah State Liquor Store.
Epic's beers are sold in many states across the nation - so if you get hooked, you very well might be able to buy some at home, too.