5 years ago Epic made its first Barleywine to celebrate its 10th anniversary. It also commemorated the 1000th brew at Steam Brewing Company. There is a lot of history with Luke starting as an assistant brewer at the Cock & Bull / Steam Brewing in 1997.
This year is Epic’s 15th anniversary and we are also commemorating the 2000th brew at Steam Brewing Company. It’s great to be celebrating 15 years of Epic, as well as our relationship with Steam Brewing. It was 2007 when Luke went out on his own after buying the Epic brand from his then employers. But it was definitely not the end, it was just the start of a long and beneficial relationship.
You will note that the alcohol content is 10.2000% abv. This is a fun little throwback to Epic’s 10th anniversary beer where the alcohol was 10.1000% to represent 10 years and 1000 brews. This time it represents the 2000th brew and the fact we are only releasing 2000 bottles. The recipe is inspired by the 10th anniversary but with an American expression of a Barleywine this time.