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BEER AVG
3.65/5
Based on:
68 Beers
2,429 Reviews
Place Score: 91
Reviews: 13
Visits: 61
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: n/a
Taps: 25
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

3001 Walnut St
Denver, Colorado, 80205-2324
United States
phone: (720) 539-7410

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @epicbrewing

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Reviews: 13 | Visits: 61
Reviews by spoony:
Photo of spoony
4.07/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

A-Epic is located in the gentrifying area north of downtown known as RiNo. The tasting space is pretty good-sized and step above most breweries from an architectural perspective. There is a fire place and two couches to lounge on, a few community tables, a lengthy bar, and a smallish patio. The crowd and vibe are hip, but not quite hipster...perhaps because Epic's beers are not rare enough for the true hipsters.

Q-All of the beers on tap are Epic offerings, which is OK by me, since I think Epic does some pretty good work (see Elder Brett, for example). There is nothing mind-blowing, but even if you aren't into Big Bad Baptist, Epic has a solid line-up.

Ser-The servers were friendly, prompt, and could describe the beers they were slinging. We had multiple taster pours, which were on the small side. One pet-peeve was the taster glasses, which were shaped a bit like mini-shaker pint glasses. If you're pouring Belgian-style beers, imperial stouts and the like, couldn't you spring for some mini-tulips or something a bit nicer?

Sel-The selection is decent-sized, like 20 beers, but if you were looking for guest beers, you're out of luck. Fortunately, Epic offers a wide line-up that has something for every palate from light saisons to the aforementioned Baptist stout.

V-The tasters were two bucks, which is well within reason for RiNo/downtown neighborhood. The full-sized beers varied in price, but again, all were reasonable.

O-Epic is worth a stop if you're looking for a nice place to drink beer. There is nothing mind-blowing here, but the place is comfortable, the beers are interesting, and the service is pretty good. (1,645 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Dan_K
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

Vibe: Nice open area for seating, lots of friendly engaging folks and just a good vibe buzzing around the place. The brewing side is open to the tasting area, and they were mashing when we were there, smelled great.

Quality: These beers are very good, easily top 10 in the state. They also have a big variety of styles and the base belgian and fruit varients were all very nice.

Service: Average service, not bad.

Selection: They had a LOT of beers to try, maybe around 18 or 20. They had some seasonals, one-offs, limited editions, and some standard fare. This is just about perfect. (587 characters)

Photo of ASirahSyrah
4.68/5  rDev +15%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of sbuchert
4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of IPAchris
4/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of 22Blue
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of jaydoc
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of PlatonicOtterLuv
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Modern and sleek yet inviting taproom, well lit, friendly staff and wicked fast service. Music level was fine and a number of games on some wide screen TVs over the bar was uncommon touch. Tons of styles on tap, old dependables and trendy new styles (newer stuff was pretty good). Extremely clean glasses and lines, of course. Neat to see all the High West barrels mellowing some tasty brews out. (396 characters)

Photo of Kylo76
4/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of mflamar
4.54/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of qcbrewer
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Sparky44
4/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of afsdan
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Buannaich
4.7/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of DeepBrew
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of traviseses
4.6/5  rDev +13%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

New (to Colorado) kid on the block does it right! Great selection of beer to choose from (88 characters)

Photo of infinitebruner
4.11/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

A beautiful, sleek, very modern interior, very well-lit. There was a sizable crowd, though everyone had a seat, when we got there about 45 minutes before closing on a Wednesday night, so that was a good sign.
Tons of options to select from, they had what looked like a forty-foot wall (probably a lot less, this wasn't my first stop of the night) of taps. They also had a lot of different options for sampling exactly what you wanted to try, so that was much appreciated. Near the entrance is a huge cooler with a lot of take-home options, which I grabbed a couple from.
Beers were kind of hit or miss, but when they hit, they were excellent. Staff was very helpful, knew their product well. (695 characters)

Photo of Taylorerickson
4.7/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Moun10
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of one800higgins
4/5  rDev -1.7%

A bit overcrowded and understaffed. The beer selection was solid though, with some rarities that I hadn't tired already through their wide distribution. (152 characters)

Photo of Anthony1
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of ManBearPat
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of LadyCraft
3.5/5  rDev -14%

After visiting Epic's brother brewery in Salt Lake, I had no idea what I was in for so I expected a similar atmosphere. The two places couldn't be more different, with the Denver location being a large place, with a larger menu, and a wider selection. Felt much more upscale than the cozy Salt Lake one. When I was there, there was a food truck out front with some of the best chicken tenders I'd ever had. Busy place, fun atmosphere, good beer. (445 characters)

Photo of Domingo
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of DahWag
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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Epic Brewing Company in Denver, CO
91 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.