Monday, May 17, 2010

American Craft Beer Week in Utah

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!

6 comments:

Brannie said...

Bohemian has $3 pints and $9 pitchers this week as well

baldismetal said...

Have you heard a reason as to why Uinta still is not selling their higher alcohol beers at the brewery? I'd much rather buy from them directly, rather than the monopoly.

Mikey said...

Believe it or not there is a church nearby the brewery. The brewery is not allowed to it's high alcohol beers within 600 ft. of the church.

The Uinta boys are in the process of moving their leagal front door from the current location to the north entrance - which is patio door of the pub. This will get them out of the 600 ft bubble.

Once this is done they can apply for their class 5 and start selling from the brewery.

Gotta love Utah.

Andrew said...

I stopped by Epic today on the way home from work. Nice clean shop. Everyone inside was friendly and I'm sipping on the Copper Cone Pale Ale now. Good stuff. Cheers dudes.

baldismetal said...

Thanks Mikey. Looking forward to that changing. This state kills me some days.

Brandon Worrell said...

Having the Hopulent IPA right now! Wow....