Get ready, today is the first day of American Craft Beer Week. To Celebrate locally there are specials and events going on at most breweries and brewpubs around the state of Utah.
The biggest of the weeks events has to be the grand opening of Epic Brewing Company's brand new brewery in downtown SLC. Epic will officially debut 9 different artisan beers labels starting today. Sold cold in 22 ounce bottles at the brewery and various bars and restaurants around the state.
Now I know most of you are already aware of most of this but here it is again
EPIC's series will be broken down into three tiers: Classic, Elevated and Exponential.
The Classic Series is EPIC’s line of consistent American-style craft beers. These are the standard labels and will not change.
The Elevated Series consists of unique recipes that will vary from batch to batch and season to season. Limited in quantity, each release will be numbered. Detailed batch information and brewers notes will eventually be found the brewery’s website.
The top level of EPIC beer is the Exponential Series. These are the "wild card" beers. Expect beers that cutting edge, selective and highly creative.
Epic is located on 825 south State Street.
Also to celebrate this week Uinta Brewing is offering $3 pints, all day, all week. Bottled beer sold through the Brew Pub will also be discounted. Additionally they will be giving free nightly tours starting at 5 p.m. Copies of the Declaration of Beer Independence will be available for all Brew Pub patrons to sign.
Uinta's new "Crooked Line" line of beers may see liquor store shelves by the end of the week as well. The DABC moves at it's own speed, so nothing is for sure, keep bugging them!
Look for the Labyrinth Black Ale - Cockeyed Cooper Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine - Detour Double India Pale Ale & Tilted Smile Imperial Pilsner.
As more specials and events are revealed we'll pass them along.
Cheers and Happy Beer Week!