David Cole and Peter Erickson are the founders and co-owners of Epic Brewing Company. Cole and Erickson, originally from California, started an international aquaculture company in Utah in 1992. In 2008, Utah law changed allowing these two entrepreneurs to pursue their longtime dream of opening a strong beer microbrewery in Utah, like those they frequented in the Golden State.
Together, they have teamed with Brewmaster Kevin Crompton, formerly from Bohemian Brewery. Crompton has been brewing for more than 20 years (since 1994) and has brewed for three Utah breweries and another in Hawaii.
Admittedly, beer geeks, foodies and "Epic" adventure junkies, the three share a passion for making and drinking fine ales and lagers. The Epic team has a strong belief in doing everything "all out."
Our Breweries: Salt Lake City & Denver
Epic Brewing Company opened in Salt Lake City, Utah with six fermentation tanks giving it the flexibility to create a variety of small batch, artisanal beer. Within a few short months, Epic began earning medals for its beers domestically and internationally. The beer became a big hit with locals and out of state visitors alike and demand quickly increased. The brewery currently houses eight times its original fermentation space.
Three years later, in 2013, Epic expanded its brewery operations into Colorado by opening a second brewery in the River North district of downtown Denver. The Denver brewery offered enough space to support growing national distribution, expansion of the popular barrel aged beer program and the introduction of a line of sour beers. Along with these improvements the addition of a “proper” tap room featuring 25 taps was a long awaited realization, allowing Epic to feature its substantial beer selection on draught.
Despite the rapid expansion and increase in production volume Epic Brewing has stayed committed to its founding principal of small batch, artisanal beer. Every batch released in the Elevated and Exponential series is numbered, stamped, and release information is published online. Currently brewing 39 plus beers Epic believes there is a beer for every person and every occasion.
Visit Epic on either side of the Rockies:
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City Brewery Tours and the "Tap-Less Tap Room"
Epic Brewing is able to offer samples of its beer if purchased with food at the "Tap-Less Tap Room" (located just to the right of the checkout counter in the retail store of the brewery). This cozy little eatery is open seven days a week, same hours as the brewery sales, and offers paninis, soups, and sandwiches.
To schedule a tasting at the Salt Lake brewery, properly licensed distributors/retailers please call with your establishment’s details at 801-906-0123
Tap Room Hours:
Denver Brewery Tours and Tap Room
If these times are not convenient for your visit, please schedule a special group tour of 4 or more by calling the Denver brewery at 720-539-7410.
The Tap Room features 25 taps offering a wide variety of our beer collection with rotating seasonals and special “one off” firkins – cask conditioned ale.
For licensed industry tastings and inquires in Colorado, please contact John Turk, Colorado Sales Rep. at 720-539-7410 to schedule a tasting at the brewery.