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Kevin Sharp replied to nzbrewer's discussion What are you brewing?
"The recipe is adapted from Clone Brews. I go with a big starter (not sure why it says "no starter" when I export it) because the esters should be evident, but subtle. Pitch at 18degC and ramp temperature to 21degC after 60% potential…"
5 hours ago
Peter Smith replied to nzbrewer's discussion What are you brewing?
"Can you post your Bishops Finger clone recipe?"
7 hours ago
jt replied to nzbrewer's discussion What are you brewing?
"Yea, have temp control, it's just patience I lack."
8 hours ago
Kevin Sharp replied to nzbrewer's discussion What are you brewing?
"It's usually the Goldings that are hard to match. Goldings are not a single cultivar. If anything it was developed as a marketing term meaning fine hops. Traditionally commercial brewers in the UK specified a particular grower in their recipes…"
10 hours ago
Peter Smith replied to nzbrewer's discussion What are you brewing?
"I brewed a Shepherd Neame Spitfire Clone its not fully carbonated but is a real close clone    If anything it needs more 90 min Target this was the recipe 4Kg Maris Otter 400g Crystal 100L 400g Torrified wheat 250g Amber…"
10 hours ago
Peter Smith replied to nzbrewer's discussion What are you brewing?
"M76 BAVARIAN LAGER is good if you have temp control Tasted two good beers now with this, one was a competition winner."
10 hours ago
jt replied to nzbrewer's discussion What are you brewing?
"' has the ability to ferment at ale temperatures without the associated off flavours. Extended lagering periods are also not required.' M54 Sounds perfect, is that really how it performs ?"
12 hours ago
Peter Smith replied to nzbrewer's discussion What are you brewing?
"1272 American Ale II is real clean in any beer if a big pitch at lower end of the temp range 16.5-17C"

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Favorite Beers?
Epic Pale Ale
Epic Armageddon IPA
Epic Mayhem (2009)
Epic Hop Zombie
Epic Lupulingus
Epic Lager
Epic Thornbridge Stout
Epic Loves Bacon
Epic First Batch
Epic Porter
Epic Imperium
Epic IMProriety (it was once a beer)
Favorite Breweries?
Epic Brewing Company
Thornbridge Brewery
Dogfish Head Brewery
Favorite Bars/Pubs?
The Malthouse
Brew on Quay
Hallertau Brewbar
Fork & Brewer
Sprig & Fern
Andrew Andrew
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Four of a kind – Epic Armageddon’s winning hand

Posted on April 11, 2016 at 6:30am 1 Comment

The trophies keep piling up for Epic Beer’s Armageddon IPA, which has claimed its fourth major crown in less than a year after it was named best in class at the New World Beer and Cider Awards.

And to seal Epic’s position as this country’s leading producer of hop-driven beers, Epic Pale Ale also…


The Imp Has Been Released

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 10:00am 5 Comments

Epic IMP, has just been released in time for the coming summer holiday season.

Brewed as a session IPA, it is SMALL (4.7% alc/vol) and MISCHIEVOUS (generously dry hopped like an IPA. It has more dry hop than the Epic Armageddon IPA).




Posted on March 15, 2013 at 12:30pm 1 Comment

An Epic beer label  generally has inside jokes, references to popular culture and memes (we like to have fun, be a bit silly, but clever at the same time. Tasting notes aren't always that valuable, as it is so subjective, and you can find plenty of peoples thoughts about taste online on beer rating websites.)



“One Trick Pony” was a comment made by Phil Cook, Beer Writer of the Year 2012 in a…


Beer Baroness and Epic Beer Lady Danger Launch

Posted on December 17, 2012 at 8:03pm 0 Comments

Swiftly after the release of her Garam Masala Stout the Beer Baroness is returning to the taps with another stunning collaboration beer - 'Lady Danger'.
For her second brew, Ava Wilson has partnered up with Epic Beer's Luke Nicholas to create an extra hoppy Red Ale. Nicholas being…

Epic Beer 2011 Top 10

Posted on December 31, 2011 at 3:51pm 1 Comment

At the end of each year I do a quick sum up of the top 10 things Epic Brewing Company has done over the previous 12 months (check out the previous years Top 10 – 2010, 2009, 2008)


1. Kelly…


Comment Wall (19 comments)

At 4:46pm on November 19, 2007, Ralph said…
Good luck with the new ownership, Luke. I'm sure it'll all go well for you.
At 12:41pm on January 6, 2008, Al said…
Congrats on taking on epic, great brand. Hope it all goes well.


At 3:28pm on September 5, 2008, josh scott said…
congrates on the epic for 2008
At 3:46pm on September 24, 2008, Shane Morley said…
Is Croucher a member,if so what name does he go under.
At 1:11pm on November 19, 2008, Tim Etherington-Judge said…
I thought that as I was hosting it and I'll be working it was a given ;)
At 9:13pm on November 23, 2008, Craig said…

I've been hoeing into the 500ml Epic from Gate Pa New World in Tauranga. I must say the quality is supurb, not a gusher in site. And... they don't keep it in the bloody fridge. It has pride of place sitting on top of one of the chillers in the deli section. Oh the frustration.

What made you go 500ml? I hope it wasn't my comments re the ability to charge a little extra, cause I was really enjoying the 6-pack at $16 on special.

$26 for four bottles is hurting, and I bet your packaging costs have gone down too.

I'm whinging but I guess I'm still buying it!

At 7:47pm on November 25, 2008, Kempicus said…
Cheers mate, got a nice wee trip to chch planned this weekend to drink a few twisted hop beers....
Looking forward to your bottled versions of Mayhem and Armageddon by the way! :0)
At 3:32pm on December 8, 2008, denimglen said…
Just to clarify my comment on that DB vs Epic thing.

I hate DB.

I think Epic is great.

Just a few times I've spent a bit of money on good beer, got a bit carried away and then the next morning can not remember what any of the beers were like. Kind of disappointing.

I guess the comment could have been read as Epic being overpriced, I don't believe it is, just wanted to clarify haha.
At 9:25am on December 19, 2008, Reviled said…
Mate, where can I try some "Imp"?? What do I have to do???
At 2:30pm on April 9, 2009, Martin townshend said…
Are DB and/or Lion breweries guild or affilliate guild members?

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