Epic Brewing in Salt Lake City, UT has a ton of amazing news to share with all of us. Read about their upcoming special releases, collaborations, new barrel aging program and expansion/growth news. Cheers!
New Releases, Collaborations and Barrel Aging
We are releasing Big Bad Baptist release# 2 late this month or in early December. A very limited amount of draft will be released to markets that have Epic Brewing draft which include: OR, ID, AZ, CO, MN, OH, NC, VA/DC, NJ. This beer is 100% bourbon barrel aged with Coffee and Cocoa Nibs. Some recent reviews have been very favorable and we are stoked because it is a project that we started almost a year ago.
We expect to release our yet to be named Saison Brett Golden Ale, a collaboration brew between Epic Brewing and Crooked Stave of Fort Collins Colorado in January or February. The beer has been aging since June in white wine barrels with several hand selected strains of Brettanomyces. We tasted this beer yesterday; it has hints of leather, Brett, peppercorn, fruit, candy, white wine and a nice tart to slightly sour finish right now. We are really excited about this beer.
Our barrel aging cellar is rapidly expanding from about 30 wine and whiskey/bourbon barrels we started with and by early 2012 we expect to have well over 300 various wine and whiskey/bourbon barrels. The barrels are used for aging beers including our Brainless® on Series beers (white and red wine barrels), Smoked and Oaked, Big Bad Baptist, Saison Brett beers as well as two new sour beers that will go in the cellar in very soon. These two beers will be Epic style twists on Flanders Red and Oud Bruin, likely not released for sometime late 2012 or 2013.
Expansion and Growth
Tomorrow we will install our largest fermentation tank, a new 80 bbl JVNW.
We have also purchased two adjacent lots and hope to yet again add on more warehouse space at the brewery sometime in 2012, the sooner the better actually.
In 2012 our Hop Syndrome Lager will be brewed with more hops and will receive a hop backing with whole leaf hops. The beer will be release late spring.
2010 barrels produced, approximately 1,200 bbls 2011 estimated year end production, approximately 5,500 bbls!