Friday, November 26, 2010

The Dark Side of Epic

Epic Brewing has debuted two new beers to help satisfy your dark half.

The first release is Epic's Imperial Stout. This is a big 10% brew. It is full of dark roasted malts, big coffee, chocolate notes and glowing alcohol warmth.

Epic's second release is a little more subtle. The Smoked Porter comes in at a mellow 6.1%, has nice chocolate and espresso notes with a moderate amount of smokiness.

These beers styles tend to do better with age. The Smoked Porter is drinking pretty well right now, but the Impy Stout could use some time in the bottle to mellow a little bit.

Regardless these are two great additions to the Holiday line-up. With all these great new local releases from the various breweries, there's no reason not to be drinking great local beers this holiday season.

Cheers!

5 comments:

Vee said...

Which liquor store do you recommend for most variety of local beer selections?
I've been going to the liquor store in sugarhouse, and am disappointed in their local selection.
Is there some secret place I'm missing?

Douglas said...

Try the State Wine Store downtown. The Foothill store has some good stuff. For Epic, you need to just go to the brewery.

KAGent777 said...

I agree that the Foothill store has the best selection. However, if you are looking for that special release bottle, Abyss for instance, you need to go the downtown wine store. Downtown wine store has a smaller overall selection but it is more "upscale".

I really need to get both of these Epic releases. I am sure they will be fantastic, if a bit on the pricey side.

Ricky H. said...

I just finished one of the Porters and I must say it was wonderful! I'm going to sit on the Imp Stout for a few more months though.

Anonymous said...

just finished the smoked porter honestly my favorite from epic so far even though imperial stout is my style. Going to drink one of those this week end and let a few settle for a bit, maybe one for the new year and one just in time for spring.