Epic Brewing Company (Salt Lake City, Utah) has teamed up with Sunshine State Distributing and will officially kick-off distribution in Central Florida with a series of launch events in the Orlando area during the week of October 8.
Founded in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2010, Epic Brewing Company is the longtime dream of David Cole and Peter Erickson – the brewery’s founders and self-described “beer geeks, foodies and ‘Epic’ adventure junkies” – that has allowed them to “share a passion for making and drinking fine ales and lagers.” Shortly after opening the doors, their beers caught the attention of locals and quickly “began earning medals . . . domestically and internationally.” This caused an increase in demand and led Epic Brewing to open a second brewery and taproom in Denver, Colorado in 2013. This larger facility has made it possible for Epic Brewing to steadily expand distribution, build upon its popular barrel aged beer program, and establish a line of sour beers. Epic Brewing Company currently brews “over 40 distinctly different beers”, and they are now ready to share some of that goodness with beer lovers in Central Florida.
“We have had fans in Florida for years and it is exciting to finally start distributing our beer there. To do it with such a great partner like Sunshine State makes it a slam dunk,” said Darin McGregor, Epic’s National Sales Manager. “Chris Larue and Joe Martin have built a team that is well organized, passionate and downright scrappy. They are a perfect fit for Epic. With their help 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 and still up and coming market.”
Epic Brewing Company plans to enter the Central Florida market with the following offerings:
- Big Bad Baptist Imperial Stout
- Escape to Colorado IPA
- Los Locos Mexican Lager
- RiNO American Pale Ale
- Tart & Juicy Sour IPA
- Brainless Series
- New England Style IPA Rotating Series
To properly introduce you to the beers listed above (and possibly a few rare surprises), representatives from Epic Brewing and Sunshine State Distributing will be in Orlando this week hosting the following launch events:
- Tuesday, October 9 at 7 p.m. – Tap Takeover at Half Barrel Beer Project | 9650 Universal Blvd #143 | Orlando, Florida
- Wednesday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m. – Launch Event at The Thirsty Topher | 601 Virginia Dr | Orlando, Florida
- Wednesday, October 10 at 7 p.m. – Meet & Greet at GB’s Bottle Shop & Tasting Bar | 531 Virginia Dr | Orlando, Florida
- Thursday, October 11 at 6 p.m. – Tap Takeover & Launch Event at Brass Tap Waterford Lakes | 781 N Alafaya Trail | Orlando, FL 32828
If you cannot make it out to one of these events but still wish to get your hands on some beers from Epic Brewing, you can expect to find their offerings available in bottles/cans and on draft at beer-focused establishments located throughout Orlando and the surrounding areas normally serviced by Sunshine State Distributing. Prost!