Epic Brewing Company

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Epic Brewing Company
Epic Pale Ale on Ice.jpg
Epic Pale Ale
Location Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand
Opened 2006
Owner(s) Luke Nicholas
Active beers
Name Type
Epic Pale Ale American Pale Ale
Epic Lager Lager
Epic Armageddon IPA IPA
Seasonal beers
Name Type
Epic Mayhem Strong Pale Ale
Epic Hop Zombie IIPA
Epic LARGER Lager
Epic Coffee & Fig Stout
Other beers
Name Type
Past Seasonal beers
Epic Thornbridge Stout Stout
Epic Porter 2007 Porter
Epic/Dogfish Head Portamarillo Porter

Epic Brewing Company is a brewing company located in Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand. Epic beers are contract brewed at Steam Brewing Company. Their beers have won several awards in New Zealand and Australia.

In October 2007, Steam Brewing Company sold[1] the Epic Brewing Company and Epic brand to Head Brewer / General Manager, Luke Nicholas. The Epic beers will continue being brewed at Steam Brewing Company.

Epic Brewing Company started exporting to Australia in May 2009, to the United States and Sweden in 2010 and to Belgium and Italy in 2011.

Nicholas was invited by Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Brewery to brew a beer with him for the Discovery Channel series Brew Masters, where the duo concocted a beer called Portamarillo, brewed with pōhutukawa wood-smoked Tamarillo fruit.

In 2011, Kelly Ryan joined Epic and the two travelled around New Zealand, filming NZ Craft Beer TV, during which they visited 44 breweries around New Zealand. This show resulted in a collaborative recipe that they thought captured the current state of New Zealand brewing, a 6% New Zealand Pale Ale called Mash Up. Collaborating breweries were allowed input into the recipe and invited along for the brew day.

2011 also saw the release of Epic Hop Zombie, an 8.5% Double IPA, Epic LARGER, an 8.5% Imperial Pilsner and the first beer in their new Epicurean series, a Coffee & Fig Imperial Oatmeal Stout at 8% abv.

Awards[edit]

Epic Armageddon IPA
  • Gold & Best in Class - 2011 BrewNZ Beer Awards
  • Bronze - 2010 BrewNZ Beer Awards
  • Gold & Best in Class - 2009 BrewNZ Beer Awards[2]
Epic Pale Ale
  • Silver - 2011 BrewNZ Beer Awards
  • Bronze - 2009 BrewNZ Beer Awards
  • Gold & Best in Class - 2008 BrewNZ Beer Awards[3]
  • Silver - 2007 Australian International Beer Awards
  • Supreme Champion Beer - 2006 New Zealand International Beer Awards.[4]
  • Gold & Best in Class - 2006 New Zealand International Beer Awards
  • Gold & Best in Class - 2006 BrewNZ Beer Awards
  • Silver - 2006 Australian International Beer Awards
Epic Mayhem
  • Gold - 2010 BrewNZ Beer Awards
  • Silver - 2007 Australian International Beer Awards
  • Bronze - 2007 BrewNZ Beer Awards
  • Gold & Best in Class - 2006 BrewNZ Beer Awards
Epic Barrel Aged IPA
  • Bronze - 2011 BrewNZ Beer Awards
  • Gold & Best in Class - 2010 BrewNZ Beer Awards
Epic Porter
  • Silver - 2007 BrewNZ Beer Awards
Epic Lager
  • Silver - 2011 BrewNZ Beer Awards
  • Bronze - 2009 BrewNZ Beer Awards
  • Bronze - 2007 BrewNZ Beer Awards
Epic Thornbridge Stout
  • Bronze - 2011 BrewNZ Beer Awards
Oak Barrel Aged Epic Thornbridge Stout
  • Silver - 2011 BrewNZ Beer Awards
NZ Craft Beer TV Mash Up
  • Silver - 2011 BrewNZ Beer Awards

Accolades[edit]

Best Beers of Australia and New Zealand 2010 - RateBeer.com[5]

Best Beer 2008 - Metro Magazine[6]

Best Beer 2007 - NZ Listener[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RealBeer.co.nz Forum (forum post)". RealBeer.co.nz Forum. 2007-10-22. Retrieved 2007-10-22. [dead link]
  2. ^ "BrewNZ Beer Awards 2009" (PDF). BrewNZ. Retrieved 2009-08-31. [dead link]
  3. ^ "BrewNZ Beer Awards 2008" (PDF). BrewNZ. Retrieved 2008-09-25. [dead link]
  4. ^ "NZ International Beer Awards 2006". NZ Beer Awards. Retrieved 2006-12-07. 
  5. ^ "Best Beers of Australia and New Zealand 2010". RateBeer.com. Retrieved 2010-02-06. 
  6. ^ "Best of Auckland 2007". Metro Magazine. Retrieved 2007-12-01. 
  7. ^ "The Best of New Zealand". NZ Listener. Retrieved 2007-08-04. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°56′56″S 174°49′15″E / 36.9490°S 174.8208°E / -36.9490; 174.8208