The Fest Devious line will be similar to Epic's Exponential Line in that the beers will be limited batches of highly creative recipes designed for the Fall Seasons palate.
Food Pairings: Spicy foods, Mexican dishes, fruity and nutty desserts
Fulltime Warehouse Worker in Salt Lake City
Epic Brewing Company is seeking Fulltime warehouse/operations help for our Salt Lake City brewery.
Primary duties for this position include:
- Warehouse organization and maintenance, including FIFO on raw materials and finished goods.
- Picking, building and shipping orders with a high degree of accuracy.
- Gather raw materials and transport them to the brewhouse for grist building.
- Create, execute and close transfer orders between the brewery and offsite warehousing.
- Cycle counts of finished goods, supplies, raw materials, etc.
- Stock cold case with finished goods.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Regular and Predictable attendance
- Able to drive a forklift
- Attention to detail and strong communication skills
- Comfortable with a computer.
- Must be a self-start and problem solver
- Able to work independently with minimal supervision
- Able to work well under pressure
- Must be able to lift 55lbs repeatedly throughout the day with reasonable accommodation
- Clean driving record.
- Experience driving a box truck is preferable.
Epic National Marketing Manager
PERSONALITY AND CORE VALUES
Courage-We are looking for someone with the courage and confidence to collaborate with others and yet also make hard decisions when necessary as they lead the way on telling the Epic story.
Creativity- We are looking for someone who has the imagination and the actual hands on skills to understand our brand’s strengths and create compelling content that tells our story of our company, our people and our beers in a variety of platforms including press releases, label designs, POS, print advertising, social media posts and campaigns, photographs and video.
Leadership- We are looking for someone who will lead by example both in terms of work ethic and attitude. He/she will be the driving force in telling our story both from their desk and at the brewery to out in the field at times with our reps, wholesale partners and retail customers and consumers. This person needs to be a self-starter that can help the company find the path forward, knowing when to lead and when to follow.
Fun- We are a fun company with a fun story and fun beers. That should be reflected in our marketing and our manager.
Work with National Sales Manager to develop and implement marketing strategy first by identifying the most immediate needs as well as creating a 4 year plan based on understanding of our topline goals, the changing market, our brands, our customers, and our resources available.
Work with Sales Team to create content and strategies that clearly articulate sales & marketing strategies to help motivate distributor partners retailers and end consumers.
Provide the leadership and management needed to create a positive team environment within the marketing department and beyond, motivate and develop each person you work with to make them more effective and fulfilled.
Develop marketing programs that tell our story and drive consumer engagement. This includes the creation of marketing materials that will require content creation and skills in design, photography, video/production and writing.
Oversee website content and further development.
Develop and execute a robust and multi-faceted social media strategy across all our SM platforms.
Working with our own retail locations to plan, coordinate and market events and releases. Also responsible for internal retail POS collateral such as signage for main beers, table tents, menus, specialty printouts, etc.
Oversee and facilitate all corporate communication including the generation of an internal newsletter, as well as an external newsletter for distributors and retailers. This position will also work on ways to create clear lines of communication throughout the organization, keeping everyone on the same page.
Developing and managing a marketing calendar and budget.
Collaborate with sales and marketing teams to select and manage sponsorships, events/venues that support our strategies
Assist with annual budget generation and manage monthly budget reconciliation
Oversee charitable efforts and community outreach to make sure they align with overall strategy and company culture
Manage media relations, research editorial opportunities and continue to build relationships with key industry media for the benefit of the company
Manage all advertising/media buys, select outlets based on brewery objectives and negotiate competitive rates and key placements
- 21 years old or older
- A clear passion for craft beer
- BS/MS degree in marketing or related field
- Minimum 3-4 years of development and hands-on implementation of marketing strategies Beverage/Alcohol industry
- At least 4 years of prior Leadership/Management experience required
- Ability to take the initiative, work with minimal supervision, is flexible and thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
- Time and priority management showing the ability to manage multiple projects with multiple priorities at one time and to deliver results on time and within budget
- Strong analytical skills and data-driven thinking
- Public/media/social media relations experience
- Strong knowledge of craft beer styles, the industry and consumer demographics
- Exceptional communication skills, including written, verbal, presentation, public speaking, and inter-personal
- Ability to routinely lift, push and/or pull up to 55 pounds
- Availability to work occasional evenings, weekends and/or holidays to meet deadlines and during periods of high volume work and work weekend and weeknight events
- Website/Graphic Design: WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite
- Must have a valid driver’s license in good standing
- Willing to travel on occasion
Epic Chicago, IL, IN Sales Representative Position
Epic Brewing Company is seeking a Sales Representative to be based in Chicago, IL that will also cover the state of Indiana with some additional travel and coverage possible.
A strong emphasis will be placed on selling and driving sales at, on, and off premise accounts by working closely with distributors to initiate sales goals. The Sales Representative will also be responsible for brand building, customer relations, industry events, and general promotion of the brewery. The ability to travel within the territory and work flexible hours is a must.
Primary duties for the position include:
- Daily management of territory sales and marketing
- Maintain strong productive relationship with accounts and distributor
- Perform staff trainings with new placements (on- and off-premise)
- Merchandising accounts
- Call on decision makers of on- and off-premise accounts
- Promote the brewery at events, tastings, and festivals
- Account visit tracking using CRM software and iPad
- Submission of required administrative reports
- Completion of a Weekly Sales Itinerary
- Weekly meeting with National Director of Sales
- Some additional travel may be required as needed
- Other duties as assigned
- Must have strong sales skills and craft beer knowledge
- Must be proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
- Strong communication skills
- Must be a problem-solver
Applicants must have a clean driving record.
Breaking Baptist - The 2017 Season
Announcing - TRIPLE BARREL BIG BAD BAPTIST
“Excess equals success. Excess equals success. Excess equals success It’s time to triple down!” This was the mantra that brought us the 2017 rare release of Triple Barrel Big Bad Baptist and it perfectly sums up Epic’s attitude toward brewing. Here is the bar - how do we raise it or even break it, how do we push the envelope, how do we make Epic, well, more epic? We thrive at Mach 1, with the music all the way up, our hair on fire and throwing caution to the wind.
So, that’s what we did when Kevin Crompton, our brewmaster, opened a bottle from the first run of 2016 Double Barrel Big Bad Baptist. After the first sip he said “The barrel-aged coffee in this is awesome! What other badass ingredients can we age in whiskey barrels?”
It turns out there are only a few other ingredients that have the rare ability to absorb barrel character, and the one at the top of our list that had us salivating was shaved coconut. We went straight to work on mocking up our latest idea to push our taste buds to the breaking point and the result was beyond what we imagined.
The trio of barrel-aged Imperial stout, barrel-aged Colombia Risaralda coffee, and barrel-aged coconut (yes we put coconut into barrels and let it age), plus an added dimension from using a percentage of rum barrels, come together in a ridiculously perfect way. The coconut doesn’t steal the show but it is the first thing you notice, even when you’re pouring the beer- then it mellows revealing the coffee, malt, barrel, cacao, whiskey, rum, toast, and finally, more coconut. You get the idea - this baby is big and complex.
“It’s the kind of beer that you need to just buckle up and enjoy the ride. There’s a lot going on in the beer but just like listening to music you can pick out different parts and the flavors continue to evolve as you fall down the rabbit hole,” says Brewmaster, Kevin Crompton.
The Return of - BIG BAD BAPTISTA
Back for another year is our popular ode to the Mexican coffee Café de Olla. It’s Big Bad Baptista and he’s packing some pretty hefty street cred, like a perfect 100 Points at Ratebeer.com, a 91 from Craft Beer and Brewing in February 2016 and 3 titles from Ratebeer.com’s “Best of Awards”: Best New Beers 2016, Top 100 best Beers in the World and Best Beer by Sub-region, Utah. So what’s all the fuss over? First, we start with Big Bad Baptist and add a carefully selected blend of Mexican coffees roasted for us by Blue Copper Coffee in Salt Lake City, along with cinnamon, vanilla and a healthy dose of locally-produced cacao nibs from Solstice Chocolate.
“I think what makes Baptista so special is the combination of authentic ingredients and our brewers exceptional execution. It’s my favorite beer to pull out after a long day of skiing to enjoy while warming up by the fire,” says Epic Co-Founder Dave Cole.
BIG BAD BAPTIST, the OG and leader of the pack
This year’s Big Bad Baptist will feature coffee from Denver’s Corvus Coffee Roasters. We selected their Dead Reckoning Espresso blend, which features Guatemalan Coffee paired with natural and washed coffees from Ethiopia. Honestly, when we sat down with them to cup their coffees and they told us they blended their espresso with the whiskey lover in mind, we knew we’d come to the right place. The Salt Lake City releases will feature lively, natural-processed Ethiopian coffees roasted by our friends at Blue Copper. They worked with us to fine tune the roast to bring out a balance of fruity, blueberry and pomegranate notes and a roasted character which compliments the cacao nibs. Overall, this year’s Big Bad Baptist favors the fruit character of both the coffee and cacao more so than the roasted and toasted flavors of previous releases. This subtle shift reveals more of the nuance in each blend and the barrel character that drives the beer’s flavor.
All three Baptists will be distributed nationally to all of Epic’s markets and will be available in stores the last week of November.
Common Interests - A Sour Collaboration
Working at Epic Brewing you get used to pulling off crazy ideas and pushing the envelope but when two tons of honeydew melons were being unloaded at the brewery everyone was wondering if maybe, this time, we’ve gone too far. The idea for Common Interests started in 2016 when the brewery acquired three, large, 150 Barrel oak foeders from a California winery. Like any other cask, the first use is always special and gets the creative juices flowing.
“We wanted the first beer to come out of the foeder to capture its essence and history. After talking to Sean Burke [then head brewer at The Commons] the idea evolved into capturing local flavors from Colorado, Oregon and the foeder itself,” says Epic’s Brewmaster, Kevin Crompton.
The collaboration pairs Oregon-grown red winter wheat with juicy, Colorado-grown, Rocky Ford honeydew melons, capturing the harvest and local flavors from each state.
The base beer was brewed in early January and set to sour and mature in “Zoe,” the newly named foeder. Months later, in August, a team from Epic drove to Rocky Ford, a Colorado region famous for their honeydew, and collected 4,000 pounds of ripe melons from the three-generation Hanagan Farm.
Over the past 10 months a lot has changed. Included the news that The Commons Brewery will be closing their doors at the end of the year.
“We heard the news as we were lined up in front of the foeders processing the honeydew and putting it in the beer,” says Darin McGregor, Epic’s National Sales Manager. “We are not upset. We are empathetic. A lot of breweries are having a hard time making the ins and outs balance. I think that is what this beer represents. It’s hard to even complete a collaboration because of how quickly the sands are shifting,"
Common Interests is a light-straw color with just a hint of green in the highlights. Sweet honeydew rind, clean earth and oak hit the nose. The first sip is bright with citrus-tartness, lime and pith, that fades quickly to a cooling ripe-melon-sweetness with hints of cereal grain, tilled earth and root cellar. The effervescence lifts quickly off the palate taking the acidity but leaving hints of honeydew and the harvest season.
The beer has begun shipping across the country to all of Epic’s markets. It will be available on draft and in 375ml bottles. We hope that when you have a glass you can taste the hard work and passion of the farmers, brewers and everyone else who helped make this beer possible. After all, each of us share the same Common Interests.
Cellar Team Member in Denver CO
Epic Brewing is seeking a cellar team member to work in our production facility in Denver, CO. Cellar team members are responsible for monitoring, recording, and understanding day to day fermentation processes. These requirements consist of yeast management, dry-hopping, fermenter CIPs, transfers, carbonating beer, and assisting with barrel management. Individuals must have a passion for making world class beer, strong work ethic, great attention to detail, good communication skills, and must understand and adhere to clean work practices.
Job duties include:
- Recording fermentation gravities, temperature, and activity daily.
- Understand and carry out proper yeast management and handling.
- Dry hopping.
- Maintain an orderly and safe work environment in department as well as entire facility.
- Report to head of cellars and cellar lead.
- Participate in QA/QC sensory analysis.
- Good departmental and interdepartmental communication.
- Work with strong and often hazardous chemicals.
- Heavy physical work (bending, kneeling, pulling hoses, etc.).
- Work continuously on wet floors and with wet equipment.
- Assisting in the handling, filling, and evacuating of barrel aged beer.
- Transfer beer from fermenter to brite tank.
- Previous cellar and DE filtration experience is required, at least 1+ years.
- Good mechanical skills.
- A full understanding of cleaning and sanitation procedures.
- Must be able to work varying hours depending upon production schedule.
- A positive attitude in a demanding and repetitive production environment.
- Strong orientation towards quality control and safety.
- Ability to multitask and adjust to changing priorities while focusing on detail.
- Strong communication ability, both written and verbal.
- Able to stand on feet all day.
- Ability to lift over 50 lbs.
Epic Brewing Launches Distribution Across Illinois
Epic Brewing is pleased announce its new partnership with Breakthru Beverage Illinois. Breakthru Beverage is the oldest and most established distributor in Illinois. They reach every corner of the state and utilize the most innovative technology, as well as employ the industry’s most knowledgeable sales force.
“There is an incredible craft beer scene in Illinois and we are stoked to finally be a part of it. To be able to enter the market with such a great partner like Breakthru Beverage makes it even more exciting,” said Darin McGregor, Epic’s National Sales Manager. “They have a dedicated team with a passion for craft beer and rock solid logistical execution. We are honored to have them bring our line-up of unique beers to the people of Chicago and beyond. We think beers like Big Bad Baptist, Tart n’ Juicy Sour IPA, our new series of New England-Style IPAs, as well as our diverse portfolio of barrel-aged sours will add a lot to an already thriving market.”
The launch will kick-off the week of September 11th with several events that highlight Epic’s portfolio.
September 11th 7:00pm at Map Room
September 11th 6:00pm at Marias
September 12th 6:00pm at Sheffields
September 13th 7:00pm at Hopcat
September 14th 6:00pm at Bitter Pops
September 14th 7:00pm at Bangers & Lace
“Epic Brewing is a fantastic addition to our portfolio. The brewery, while relatively young, has taken off and grown into a nationally known and sought-after brand in just a few short years. Epic is one of those breweries our customers have been asking about for a while now and we’re thrilled to be able to finally bring them into Illinois,” said Brian Stockard, Director of Sales – Craft Beer at Breakthru Beverage.
Alex Wojcik a long-time sales representative for Epic will be covering the state. “A lot of our Chicago fans have had to make the trek out-of-state to find our beer. I’m happy to say that’s a thing of the past, now, and we can enjoy Epic on tap at our favorite bars. I’m looking forward to introducing Big Bad Baptist to everyone this fall.”
Praise the Haze
Epic Launches a Series of New England-Style IPAs
It’s true! We have a new series of New England-style IPAs coming your way in August. These juicy, hazy, hop bombs are packed to the brim with flavor. In fact, we’ve been downright irresponsible when it comes to hop utilization. Our brewers have been experimenting with everything from lupulin powder, to massive hop backs, exploring the flavor synergies of fermentation hopping, and literally cramming in more dry hops then our tanks can even hold. Through months of R&D and long nights cleaning out the clogged heat exchanger we’ve developed several different recipes - because our approach to the New England-Style is simple: more is better!
The series will launch in 12oz cans and on draft across our entire distribution footprint. Each release will have its own codename and rotate recipes every 2-3 months. See the side of the can for indicators about each new recipe. Our first release goes by Citralush and its over-the-top use of late addition Citra and Mosaic hops gives the beer huge notes of sweet tropical fruit, citrus, and a very subtle touch of Colorado dankness.
The first cans will begin packing the middle of August before being rushed to distribution. We are optimizing batch sizes and distributor orders so the beer hits shelves as fresh as possible. Keep your eye peeled these beers may come and go as we brew to meet demand. Follow us on social media for updates and new recipe releases.
Tart 'n Juicy Sour IPA
We've combined the clean, puckering tartness of kettle souring with an abundance of juicy, citrus-driven hops to create a beer that’s the best of both worlds - Tart n' Juicy Sour® IPA.
Los Locos Mexican-Style Lager
Los Locos is a sessionable, refreshing lager with a hint of corn sweetness, a dash of sea salt and the perfect kick of natural lime juice. It not only pairs perfectly with spicy Mexican dishes but is a great accompaniment to all of your favorite summer activities.
Oak and Orchard
Epic's cellar contains many curiosities and one of kind beers. These extremely limited sour releases are fruited and aged in oak for months until our brewmaster decides they're at their peak. Each release is unique and range from light to dark with a large variety of fruit. Check the release notes for specifics.
Tart 'n Juicy Sour IPA #46
Tart 'n Juicy Sour IPA #47
Tart 'n Juicy Sour IPA #48
Tart 'n Juicy Sour IPA #49
Big Bad Baptista #3
Big Bad Baptista #4
Big Bad Baptista #5
Tart 'n Juicy Sour IPA #42
Tart 'n Juicy Sour IPA #43
Tart 'n Juicy Sour IPA #44
Tart 'n Juicy Sour IPA #45
Tart 'n Juicy Sour IPA #40
Los Locos Lager #24
Los Locos Lager #25
Los Locos Lager #26
Los Locos Lager #27
Los Locos Lager #28
Utah Sage Saison #40
Utah Sage Saison #41
Utah Sage Saison #42
Utah Sage Saison #43
Smoked Porter #40
Smoked Porter #41
Sour Apple Saison #79
Sour Apple Saison #80
Sour Apple Saison #81
Sour Apple Saison #82
Mid Mountain Mild #69
Mid Mountain Mild #70
Mid Mountain Mild #71
Smoked & Oaked #45
Smoked & Oaked #46
Imperial Stout #36
Hopulent IPA #163
Hopulent IPA #164
Hopulent IPA #165
Imperial IPA #60
Imperial IPA #61
Imperial IPA #62
Imperial IPA #63
Imperial IPA #64
Imperial Red #58
Imperial Red #59
Double Skull Doppelbock #44
Double Skull Doppelbock #45
Hop Syndrome Lager #54
Hop Syndrome Lager #55
Hop Syndrome Lager #56
Hop Syndrome Lager #57
Hop Syndrome Lager #58
Hopulent IPA #160
Hopulent IPA #161
Hopulent IPA #162
Copper Cone Pale Ale #93
Copper Cone Pale Ale #94
Copper Cone Pale Ale #95
Copper Cone Pale Ale #96
Copper Cone Pale Ale #97
Copper Cone Pale Ale #98
Double Skull Doppelbock #43
Lil' Brainless Raspberries #55
Lil' Brainless Raspberries #56
Lil' Brainless Raspberries #57
Brainless Raspberries #64
Brainless Raspberries #65
Brainless Raspberries #66
Brainless Raspberries #67
Brainless Raspberries #68
Lil' Brainless Raspberries #50
Lil' Brainless Raspberries #51
Lil' Brainless Raspberries #52
Lil' Brainless Raspberries #53
Lil' Brainless Raspberries #54
Brainless on Peaches #84
Brainless on Peaches #85
Brainless on Peaches #86
Brainless on Peaches #87
Brainless on Peaches #88
Brainless Belgian-Style Golden Ale #133
Brainless Belgian-Style Golden Ale #134
Brainless Belgian-Style Golden Ale #135
Brainless Belgian-Style Golden Ale #137
Brainless Belgian-Style Golden Ale #138
Brainless Belgian-Style Golden Ale #139
Brainless Belgian-Style Golden Ale #140
Brainless Belgian-Style Golden Ale #141
Brainless Belgian-Style Golden Ale #142
Brainless IPA #46