#65: Epic Brewing Company – Packaging Experiences In A Bottle


When Epic Brewing Company opened their doors in 2010 they offered a unique craft beer that was a little hard to find in other areas in the state. They sold a high alcohol content beer in 220z bottles, and were empowered by new liquor laws that allowed them to sell product directly from the brewery. Their goal then, and still today, was to turn craft brewing on its head. And indeed they have.

Founded by David Cole and Peter Erickson, they wanted to pursue a dream of opening a strong beer brewery in Utah. Unfortunately, Utah liquor laws were make achieving that dream impossible. That is, until the law changed in 2008. From there, David and Peter spent two years developing unique and bold craft beers that were high alcohol content, full of flavor, and fit every experience. Rather than having a small selection in large batches, David and Peter wanted to create beer for every person and every situation.

After their launch in 2010, Epic Brewery quickly became a go-to brewery for unique craft beer and shared experiences. With large bottles made for sharing and sampling, Epic has never been afraid of creating small batches of flavorful, seasonal, localized brews as a way to show that brewing beer can be a fun, creative expression.

With over 50 varieties of beer, a presence in 25 states, and restaurants located in Sugar House, Salt Lake City, and Denver, Epic Brewing Company brings the fun and community to craft brewing. Cause what's the fun of beer if you're not sharing with friends?

On this episode we sit down with Matthew Allred, their Communications Director, and Jennie Richau, the Director of Retailer Operations, who walk us through the history of Epic Brewing Company, and paint a vivid, delicious, exciting picture for their future.

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