Epic Brewing Company

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

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

(801) 906-0123 | map
epicbrewing.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.99
Beers:
99
Reviews:
4,027
Ratings:
16,806
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PLACE STATS
Average:
4.16
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
69
pDev:
17.79%
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Reviews by jbarry3000:
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jbarry3000 from North Carolina

4.55/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Jul 08, 2017
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atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Oct 18, 2019
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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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Keeling from California

4/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Mar 16, 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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mothman from Minnesota

4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Aug 08, 2018
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chrisjws from California

4.16/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Jun 05, 2018
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Aewachiw from Maryland

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

Mar 25, 2018
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Dr_Fox from Utah

4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Jan 17, 2018
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sohearn from Alabama

3.68/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Aug 22, 2017
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Lukass from Ohio

4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Aug 02, 2017
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Wasatch from Colorado

1/5  rDev -76%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1 | food: 1

Can't stand the place. Mgr/owner is a dick, and the brews are nothing special and priced way too high.

Apr 02, 2017
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Chet_Watson from Utah

4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Mar 16, 2017
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seanchai from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Mar 04, 2017
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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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CPAles from Illinois

5/5  rDev +20.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Dec 29, 2016
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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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suckaj from Florida

4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Oct 28, 2016
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Joweis from Michigan

5/5  rDev +20.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Jul 27, 2016
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SmokingWood from Connecticut

4.65/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Jul 17, 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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cadaugherty from Illinois

4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

May 12, 2016
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Can_has_beer from Texas

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

Apr 14, 2016
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MNBeerGeek from Minnesota

3.1/5  rDev -25.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Apr 12, 2016
Epic Brewing Company in Salt Lake City, UT
Brewery rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 16806 ratings