Epic Brewing Company

Epic Brewing CompanyEpic Brewing Company
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Brewery, Eatery, Beer-to-go

825 S State St
Salt Lake City, Utah, 84111-4207
United States

(801) 906-0123 | map

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Rifugium from North Dakota

4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

It was nice to finally visit the place where Epic beer comes from. Surprisingly, the space is very small. Tiny bar, tiny seating area, fridges full of take away stuff. As I'm sure everyone who goes to Utah must learn, there's a 4% ABV max law on all taps in the state. Epic, being a maker of big brews, gets around this by offering all bottle pours, from a fridge. Extra work for the bartender, but you do what you gotta do. Yet it begs to question...what, state of Utah, is the freaking difference? Anyway, there's not much more to say about the place. It's intimate, friendly, easily accessible, with a lot to chose from.

Jul 04, 2019
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BillRoth from Maryland

4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Enjoyed visit to Epic in SLC. Have been a fan for many years and finally able to stop in. Very small tasting/bar area. Seated about 6 or so. Essentially one relatively small room with bar area; coolers and wall space for retail. Friendly staff and fairly busy with beer tourists. While I was there I met/drank with a retired couple from Bay Area; doctor from Atlanta and some students from the University. Not bad for a @ Noon stop.
As educated... Utah law limits draft beer to 4% or less abv. So they only had a few to try. All good sessionable beers. However they had bottle pours ranging from tastes; short pours to full pints in about a dozen or more of their highly regarded big beers from Baptist/variants to other Imperial ales. Very good selection of their Saisons and IPAs as well. All served with any explanation desired. Had a good sandwich from a limited menu; not really a kitchen though.
All in all a small somewhat limited place... but really glad I went. Had a chance to try several very good beers (eg Quad Barrel BBB; Sage Saison); meet some beer travelers like me as well as some great people working there. Oh and coolers have just about all their beers in 750ml bottles to go. So easy to grab some very modestly priced great beers for the suitcase.

May 24, 2019
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mrcraft from California

4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Epic Brewing was located on State Street a couple miles south of the Capitol. From the photo, it's an unique building. You can see the production area from the street through the windows.

The tasting room is to the side, and was quite small. There is a small bar area, and maybe a few tables. They also sold memorabilia here. Due to Utah's alcohol laws, they can't serve beers over 4% from taps. If you know Epic's beers, I don't think they brew any that are less than 4%. So, they pour beers from bottles and cap them and put the bottles back in refrigerators until they are empty. Weird. Yes, but that's how it was at every place I visited in Salt Lake City.

Very cool people working the counter and cashier. Nice visit!

Nov 04, 2018
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socon67 from New York

3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25

Really a brewery that happens to have a small bar area. You do need to order food to sample beer. I had a salad which was very fresh. Samples are great and include all offerings. Bottles for purchase in the front on the way out. Good option to try some great beer and buy a few for the road.

Feb 23, 2017
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mdfb79 from New York

4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Cool spot and vibe, better than average beer and selection with some interesting sours in bottles to go and on tap. Waiters seemed annoyed to have to get us beer once or twice but chalking it up to being busy. Would go back.

Nov 07, 2016
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oo7monk from Minnesota

4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Not a bad place. I was in a hurry and didn't have time to get dinner to enjoy the beer. The sales guy was really helpful, and it had a good selection.

Jul 03, 2016
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Rockjocknroll from California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

What a great spot. They have to serve food to pour tastes (because of insane legislation perpetuated by the older Utah breweries) out of their own bottles, hence the 'tapless taproom'. The food is plenty tasty, served by the same person who pours your beer. Ben was very knowledgable about all aspects of the 27 beers (2 lagers and 25 ales!) they were pouring and made a mean sandwich. Bottles are for sale just feet away with really nice folks. Put all that together and you've got an overall unbeatable tasting experience, especially for Utah. Can't think of a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Apr 03, 2016
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Dave_Treat from Virginia

3.76/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25

Very small tasting room, 5 or 6 chairs is all. Food is offered, but not tape shady are there for. Staff was friendly. Small gift and bottle shop too.

Nov 17, 2015
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MFMB from Idaho

3.97/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

This place is cozy and friendly. Picked up some beer and the staff was nice, friendly and helpful. Even talked a little beer talk with them. Overall a good experience.

Aug 04, 2015
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TreeBear from Oregon

4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Ordering a beer in Utah is very difficult. You must order an entree to have a beer there however the food is pretty. They only pour of of bottle but have a large selection.

Jul 19, 2015
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mklinger from North Carolina

2.15/5  rDev -48.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 3 | food: 2.5

Don't go here thinking you'll get a drink here. With only 6 seats (and they can't serve you if you're not in a seat) it could be a very long wait til someone goes. Ok but not worth wait & folks weren't that helpful.

May 17, 2015
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LadyCraft from New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Tiny little taproom with about 6 seats. Must order food if you plan to taste or order some beers. Service was great, the caprese sandwich even better. Would definitely suggest hitting up Epic on a rainy day. If you are coming from Denver, don't expect this Epic to be the slightest bit familiar in terms of atmosphere. The Denver Epic is completely different.

Nov 17, 2014
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.89/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3

This is sort of a strange place to try and quantify. it is right in the heart of salt lake city, but until recently, was just a place to buy beer, not consume it on site, due to the odd Utah laws. to combat this, they put a panini press in the back room, and required you to get a sandwich if you wanted to have a beer. a clever subversion of the law, but an annoyance really. the front is glass cooler full of bottles, and I have to say ive never had an epic brew that didn't wow me in some way. they do a lot of interesting fruited beers, and are artists with yeast, so I really admire their craft, but this probably isn't the best place to introduce yourself to their stuff. it was crowded and sort of lacking feel, a place much more about making and selling beer out the door than serving it there, which is okay, especially given the context of Utah law. I always try and stop in for a few bottles when I am in town though, they always have something interesting bottled up. epic is pushing the envelope, and until their beers get wider distribution, you almost have to go to the source for them. the big bad Baptist alone is worth the trip and a subpar grilled sandwich!

May 24, 2013
Epic Brewing Company in Salt Lake City, UT
Brewery rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 16806 ratings