Epic Brewing Company

BEER AVG
3.71/5
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

3001 Walnut St
Denver, Colorado, 80205-2324
United States

(720) 539-7410 | map
epicbrewing.com

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Added by Todd on 09-25-2013

BEER STATS
Beers:
71
Reviews:
3,071
Ratings:
13,265
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PLACE STATS
Score:
92
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
73
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
8.89%
 
 
Taps:
25
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 73
Reviews by spoony:
Photo of spoony
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of EarForBeer
3.46/5  rDev -16.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of snaotheus
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

2016-06-07
Walked here from Great Divide with my wife and kids.

Cool place, foeders line one end of the seating area. Moderately large, pretty open, interesting decor. Lots of bottles to buy (I don't think you can drink them there). We were there on a Tuesday night, and they had a guy making tacos or tortas or something there (similar idea to a food truck, I think, but he had a little mobile cooking station set up right in the tasting room). Selection was pretty good. I'm not passionate about Epic beers, but I had a good time here.

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Photo of TheHopsman
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Akeah
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of SteinKiller
4.87/5  rDev +17.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Epic makes big beer an art form, led by 'Smoked and Oaked' Belgian Style Ale and 'Big Bad Baptist' Imperial Stout. Something for everyone with lots of originality and great flavor in all their beers. They are not overly obsessed with IPA's like so many others and they don't just take the easy road and hop up everything for cheap dramatics.

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Photo of chiefbender
4.79/5  rDev +15.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

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

Photo of siddhartha
3.02/5  rDev -27.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Doublicious
4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Dan_K
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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Photo of ASirahSyrah
4.68/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of sbuchert
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

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

Photo of 22Blue
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of jaydoc
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of PlatonicOtterLuv
4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

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Photo of Kylo76
4/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of mflamar
4.54/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of qcbrewer
3.92/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Sparky44
4/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of afsdan
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

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Epic Brewing Company in Denver, CO
3.71 out of 5 based on 13,265 ratings.
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