The Fest Devious line will be similar to Epic's Exponential Line in that the beers will be limited batches of highly creative recipes designed for the Fall Seasons palate.
Food Pairings: Spicy foods, Mexican dishes, fruity and nutty desserts
Utah Sales and Merchandising Specialist
The position will be responsible for helping the sales of all Epic products within the state of Utah. Primary duties will include selling, stocking, marketing and promoting Epic products within UDABC stores, grocery outlets, bars and restaurants and events. Primary Job Duties include stocking shelves, conducting on location promotions and setting up and working beer festivals and other events as needed. Might also be utilized for some in-house duties around the brewery as needed.
Sales Merchandiser Skills and Qualifications:
- Craft Beer Knowledge, Organization, Client Relationships, Reporting Skills, Attention to Detail
- Must be able to life 35 pounds
- Must have reliable car
- Must be able to work nights and weekends
Specific responsibilities, duties and expectations:
- Follows predetermined call schedule set by supervisor Ryan Kluh to UDABC, grocery and convenience stores .
- Maintains Epic beer inventory by restocking shelves with product from inventory, observing inventory levels; prompting store management to make adjustments when inventory is low
- Actively manages product placement with store managers to maximize Epic products visibility and sell rate.
- Maintains customer relationships by visiting with store managers, and responding to problems and special requests
- Maintains store shelves by observing company products, arranging removal of damaged or out of date products, tidying store shelves, providing optimum display of products
- Rotates beer based on package date
- Works to gain more shelf space for Epic products
- Sends weekly reports to supervisor
- Enhances merchandising and company reputation at UDABC and other retail outlets by accepting ownership and accomplishing goals
- Works special events and Beer Festivals
- Conduct yourself in a manner to further the company’s objectives which are presented to you by the company’s management via verbal, electronic and written communications.
- Required to lift 50 pounds or more regularly
- Obtain and stay in good standing with all state and local licenses required to perform the duties and task of this job including but not limited to any listing or license required to sell beer or sample/pour or serve beer in your territory.
- Have a valid driver’s license and your own reliable transportation used to drive to visit accounts
- Stay within your designated expense budget and use it for authorized expenditures, submit a detailed expense report within the first week of the month for the month prior
- Maintain a high level of job performance and not be insubordinate
- Use the company CRM at the time of account call(s), documenting the sales call, keeping account contact and other information current in the system, document activities performed, enter and send order commitments and use other features that the USM/NSM require you to use.
- Call on at least 125 accounts per month.
- Present and sell beer from the Epic portfolio to accounts of all types
- Review product placement and condition at the account level, noting price, placement, rate of sale and product age
- Open new accounts
- Review distributor orders to assure the order is correct and meets your presold needs and order commitments as well as assure distributor order is not more than their needs.
- Review distributor inventory on a regular basis to ensure proper rotation and that beer is not getting old past its stated shelf life
- Perform distributor activation efforts to include presenting at General Sales Meetings, regular ride withs with distributor reps, annual and quarterly and monthly business reviews with the distributor.
- Regularly set up and attend promotions, events, hand sells, pint nights, tap takeovers, place POS and post legal Social Media post at accounts.
- Run reports and review data regarding sales within the market to help guide sales trends and strategy
- Attend Farmers markets, beer festivals and other events to promote the brand and products
- Tour business partners including accounts and distributors around the brewery when the opportunities arise
- Work and help with in-house brewery events at Epic
- Work weekends when required.
- Be familiar with and follow Utah ABC laws regarding the sale, sampling and promotion of beer.
- Submit a written weekly report by Monday 10 am MST to the USM, NSM and their direct supervisor via email.
- Build and maintain great sales relationships with key accounts, customers, the public, distributor partners and other employees of the company to grow the sales of the company’s products.
- Follow the company policies in the company handbook at all times.
- Keep the company’s equipment and devices provided to you for your job from loss or damage.
- Attend via video or phone all scheduled sales team meetings
- Communicate regularly with USM and NSM.
Cellar Team Member in Denver CO
Epic Brewing is seeking a cellar team member to work in our production facility in Denver, CO. Cellar team members are responsible for monitoring, recording, and understanding day to day fermentation processes. These requirements consist of yeast management, dry-hopping, fermenter CIPs, transfers, carbonating beer, and assisting with barrel management. Individuals must have a passion for making world class beer, strong work ethic, great attention to detail, good communication skills, and must understand and adhere to clean work practices.
Job duties include:
- Recording fermentation gravities, temperature, and activity daily.
- Understand and carry out proper yeast management and handling.
- Dry hopping.
- Maintain an orderly and safe work environment in department as well as entire facility.
- Report to head of cellars and cellar lead.
- Participate in QA/QC sensory analysis.
- Good departmental and interdepartmental communication.
- Work with strong and often hazardous chemicals.
- Heavy physical work (bending, kneeling, pulling hoses, etc.).
- Work continuously on wet floors and with wet equipment.
- Assisting in the handling, filling, and evacuating of barrel aged beer.
- Transfer beer from fermenter to brite tank.
- Previous cellar and DE filtration experience is required, at least 1+ years.
- Good mechanical skills.
- A full understanding of cleaning and sanitation procedures.
- Must be able to work varying hours depending upon production schedule.
- A positive attitude in a demanding and repetitive production environment.
- Strong orientation towards quality control and safety.
- Ability to multitask and adjust to changing priorities while focusing on detail.
- Strong communication ability, both written and verbal.
- Able to stand on feet all day.
- Ability to lift over 50 lbs.
Epic Brewing is Searching for a Controller
Epic Brewing Co. has four breweries in three states (UT,CO,CA) and needs a Controller to assume responsibility for the accounting and finance functions of the company. This position is full-time and reports directly to the co-founders.
- Manage all aspects of day-to-day accounting, near term financial planning (monthly reporting and forecasting, cash management) and financial stewardship (annual budgeting process, capital requirements)
- Refine, develop, implement, and enforce standard accounting policies, procedures, and controls, including an effective month-end close process
- Issue timely, accurate and complete financial statements
- Refine costing methods
- Create, maintain and report on new product costing models
- Refine, develop and manage purchasing policies and procedures
- Assist in the development and the production of annual budget and forecasts
- Provide financial advice and knowledge to departments
- Understand and actively manage current and forward contracts of raw materials
- Analyze company operations to pinpoint opportunities for improvement and areas for cost savings
- Provide strategic financial and operational input and leadership on decision making issues affecting the organization
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required, CPA or MBA preferred
- QuickBooks experience required, Fishbowl experience a plus
- Experience with an ERP program preferred
- Demonstrated ability to assess, develop, enhance, and implement accounting/finance policies and procedures
- Advanced Excel and Access skills
- Ideally, experience in the craft beer or consumer packaged beverage industries
- A quick learner who can rapidly embrace a new organization, culture, and responsibilities
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for this position, please follow these instructions exactly:
Epic is an equal opportunity employer
Denver Brewery seeks a Head Cellarer
Epic Brewing Co is seeking a talented cellar person to manage our cellar team at our production facility in Denver, CO.
Epic Brewing Co is a growing company nearing 30k bbl/year in production. We produce a wide range of styles, from lagers to IPAs to kettle sours to traditional sours and wood-aged beers. Our cellar includes 27 fermenters, ranging from 40 BBL to 180 BBL, 8 foeders and hundreds of wine barrels for sour beer production, and over 1000 whiskey barrels for clean beer aging. We operate a 10-meter Velo DE filter.
Job Duties (not limited to):
- Manage cellar staff to ensure high quality and efficient beer production
- Yeast Schedule Management
- Train new cellar personnel and continued education for current crew members
- Develop and update SOPs
- Coordinate and communicate new processes and process changes
- Assist production manager with weekly production planning
- Maintain orderly and safe work environment
- Ensure proper measurement and documentation of all fermentation activities
- Dry hopping
- CIP and SIPs of fermenters and brite tanks
- Tank-to-tank transfers with minimum DO pickup
- DE Filtration with minimum DO pickup
- Total acidity titrations
- Assist with QA/QC procedures including constant sensory analysis
- Assist with barrel filling and emptying
- Work with other managers and supervisors to ensure constant improvement in all processes
- Passion for craft beer and high-quality beer production
- 3+ years’ experience as a cellar person or brewer in a production brewery
- Complete understanding of the beer making process from grain to package
- Experience with DE filtration
- Management experience
- Good mechanical aptitude
- Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
- Good computer skills including experience with databases
- Strong work ethic
- Flexible schedule
- Strong attention to detail
- Willingness to work in extreme conditions for long hours
- Able to lift over 50 lbs
No phone calls, please. Send your cover letter and resume along with references to for immediate consideration.
Epic and Eddyline Settle Trademark Dispute
Epic Brewing of Denver and Eddyline Brewing of Buena Vista have settled their dispute over Eddyline’s ‘Epic Day Double IPA.’ Eddyline recognizes the value and importance of Epic Brewing’s brand and trademarks, and had no intention of harming Epic Brewing or the Epic Brewing brand.
Epic Brewing recognizes that both breweries make valuable contributions to the Colorado craft beer market. As part of the settlement, and in the spirit of independent craft brewers, the parties have agreed that Eddyline may continue selling Epic Day Double IPA in Colorado and New Mexico.
We invite craft brewing fans everywhere to join us in raising a glass of locally brewed craft beer in celebration of this outcome.
Back in Black-Big Bad Baptist Reserve
The best of the best of the best... of Big Bad Baptist. That’s what Epic Brewing cofounder Dave Cole had in mind when he and his team came up with the idea for Big Bad Baptist Reserve.
Cole and his team took the brewery’s most legendary beer and carefully hand selected a limited number of the most perfect barrels, some rum and some whiskey, from the different batches and projects of the 2017/2018 “Baptist Season” and carefully blended what they thought was something special, a Big Bad Baptist of epic proportions. Then they dressed it in an all-black label that is as elegant as the beer in the bottle.
“There is no beer that is more Epic than Big Bad Baptist,” said Cole. “Over the years we have explored different ways to experiment with the flavors and qualities of the beer, through the use of different coffees, adjuncts and barrels like with this year’s coconut-driven Triple Barrel Big Bad Baptist. For the Big Bad Baptist Reserve, we wanted to explore something more subtle, more refined. By using barrels from all the projects and giving the beer a little extra time to mature, we found the perfect blend that’s balanced, silky and mind-blowingly good.”
The Reserve has only the choicest barrels of this year’s original version of Big Bad Baptist, plus beer from the best barrels from both the Baptista and Triple Barrel Baptist projects. That means it has the faintest touch of barrel-aged coconut, rum, and of course, copious amounts of artisanal coffee and cacao nibs. It does not, however, have any of the spices found in Baptista. It weighs in at 11.7% ABV and “hides every bit of it” according to Epic national sales manager Darin McGregor.
Just 600 cases of this extremely limited release were made and Big Bad Baptist Reserve will be released to limited markets throughout the United States starting in mid-April.
Epic Releases RiNo APA
Epic Brewing is releasing RiNo APA, a Juicy American Pale Ale starting this March. Their latest year-round can offering is inspired by what Epic has learned brewing New England-Style IPAs as well as the creativity and artistic passion they see in the River North neighborhood (RiNo) that is the home of their Denver brewery.
"When we opened our brewery in 2013 the neighborhood was already buzzing with creative freedom and we were instantly drawn to its infectious energy. I see RiNo APA as a tribute to that venturing spirit. We’ve been fortunate to be involved with such a dedicated and hardworking community,” said Epic Co-Founder David Cole.
RiNo APA is the reimagining of RiNo Pale Ale, one of the first beers Epic brewed to season their Denver brewhouse. It's updated with loads of juicy, late-addition, Centennial and Mosaic hops, just a bit of haze to soften the mouth-feel and a bright burst of colorful tropical aromas.
The beer will be launching in a newly redesigned 12oz can inspired by the multitude of murals decorating the neighborhood. The initial launch will be in mid-March with full national distribution coming online through April. It will be available year-round on draft and in cans.
"RiNo APA pushes and perhaps breaks the boundaries of the American Pale Ale Style. We wanted to make something juicy, hoppy and yet, approachable. This is a beer you can drink a lot of that still doesn’t compromise or let up on flavor. This is definitely going to be my go-to beer in 2018 ,” said National Sales Manager Darin McGregor. “And our approach to production and distribution will ensure that this beer pulls fast, fresh and delicious through the market.”
Off-flavors in Big Bad Baptista #8
Epic Brewing is calling for an immediate withdrawal of a single batch of Big Bad Baptista – Release #8 DEN #4799, which was bottled on 11/9/2017, after receiving several reports over the past few weeks of developing off-flavors in the beer. We are working with our distribution partners and retailers to immediately withdraw as much beer as possible. The following states received Big Bad Baptista – Release #8 DEN #4799:
Colorado, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, North Carolina, Idaho, the Bay Area of California, and Austin, Texas.
When we received the first complaints we immediately began pulling samples and testing the beer in-house to track down the cause of the issue. Here is what we found:
- Through sensory analysis, our team discovered varying levels of a buttery, off-flavors from nearly undetectable to overwhelming levels, thus confirming the reports that had been sent to us by consumers.
- The micro-testing we conducted confirmed a bacterial presence in both the bottles and kegs that were sampled. Samples have been sent to a third-party lab for further identification of the bacteria strain. This bacterial infection results in flavor issues with the beer, but is not harmful.
- Our protocol for every beer we release is to run both sensory and microbiological analysis on each batch before it’s packaged, screening for off-flavors and possible beer spoilers. Regrettably, in the case of Big Bad Baptista – Release #8 DEN #4799, our records indicate that our standard testing protocols simply didn’t happen, which was a failure of the system we have in place to prevent these types of issues.
If you are a retailer who has Big Bad Baptista – Release #8 DEN #4799 in stock please contact your local Epic Brewing distributor to have the product replaced or credited. If you are a customer who purchased Big Bad Baptista #8 we have implemented a simple claim process. Please email with the following information:
First & Last Name
When and where the beer with purchased
A photo of the stamped information on the side of the label
We want all of our customers to know we are taking this situation seriously and want the opportunity to make things right with anyone who purchased a bottle or keg of Big Bad Baptista – Release #8 DEN #4799 and we apologize for any disappointment we may have caused.
New England-Style IPA
These juicy, hazy, hop bombs are packed to the brim with flavor. In fact, we’ve been downright irresponsible when it comes to hop utilization. Our brewers have been experimenting with everything from lupulin powder, to massive hop backs, exploring the flavor synergies of fermentation hopping, and literally cramming in more dry hops then our tanks can even hold.
Our New England-Style IPA rotates through different recipes and hop charges as we source new and interesting hop varieties. See the side of the can for indicators about each new recipe.
Epic Brewing Completes Purchase of Santa Barbara’s Telegraph Brewing Company
Salt Lake City, UT— On December 6th Epic Brewing purchased Telegraph Brewing Company, Santa Barbara’s first and original craft brewery, and has announced investment plans to expand Telegraph and broaden the brewery’s reach as an additional brand in the Epic family.
Telegraph Brewing has been operating in Santa Barbara since 2006 when Founder Brian Thompson opened his dream brewery, focused on high-quality, Belgian-inspired, uniquely-Californian beers produced with local ingredients.
“So much has changed in the craft beer world since I started Telegraph, back when hazy beers were just called unfiltered and there were fewer than 1,500 brewers nationwide,” Thompson said. “Today, with the number of breweries approaching 6,000, the craft brewing landscape is radically different. We are extremely proud of what we have accomplished, but the increased competition from the likes of AB-INBEV’s “crafty beers” as well as new startups is requiring everyone in the industry to recalibrate their plans for the future. Earlier this year I began looking for ways to strengthen our legacy, and entering into a transaction with Epic was the right fit, both strategically and culturally. This partnership will allow us to nurture our deep California roots, retain and expand our amazing staff, and continue to develop our brand in new and innovative ways. My team and I are excited that Telegraph Brewing will remain a small, independent craft brewery and at the same time have the support and drive provided by one of the nation’s most creative, fearless, and fastest-growing brewery.”
With Epic’s investment, Telegraph will not only continue brewing its well-respected beer, but will begin expanding its brewing operations. There are immediate plans to increase the production capacity and offer new packaging options, including several new 12-ounce cans under the Telegraph brand. Epic will also move seven of their foeders—large wooden vessels for aging sour beer—from their Denver brewery to Santa Barbara, enabling Telegraph to produce more of its award-winning sour beers. California locals can also look forward to a new series of modern IPAs including some juicy and hazy styles, which will be sold fresh from Telegraph’s brewery.
“It’s a long-term dream come true” says Dave Cole, Co-founder of Epic Brewing. “I fell in love with craft beer living in California and that love didn’t diminish when I moved to Utah despite the beer scene at the time. I feel like I’ve come full circle. We have been actively looking for great breweries to purchase for the past 18 months and bringing Telegraph Brewing into the Epic family is exciting. We are investing in the future of Santa Barbara and are thrilled to have a direct and local connection to the amazing California craft beer community, where we share so much history. To be part of such a well-regarded brewery like Telegraph is something I’ve always hoped to do and now it’s finally a reality. It provides us an avenue to combine our teams and build on Telegraph’s portfolio with our innovative vision. This couldn’t be a better fit - including some advantageous distribution overlaps that create opportunities to expand both brands across California and beyond."
Triple Barrel Big Bad Baptist
Three’s not a crowd in this limited edition Triple Barrel Big Bad Baptist. We aged coconut and Blue Copper’s Colombian coffee beans in fresh whiskey barrels, while our imperial stout aged in both rum and whiskey barrels. The trio was then hand blended, creating our most over-the-top version of Big Bad Baptist yet. Best enjoyed slowly, three sips at a time.
Glassware: Snifter, Tulip White Wine
Food Pairings: Hard cheeses and dark chocolate desserts
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