25 January 2008

Where is Epic Pale Ale brewed?

Epic Pale Ale is brewed at Steam Brewing Company, 186 James Fletcher Drive, Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand.

Steam Brewing Company started in October 1995 and was the brewery operation behind the original Cock & Bull brewpub. As the company grew and more pubs opened a larger brewery was purchased (previously Auckland Breweries).

The capacity was large and the idea of creating a stand alone bottled beer brand separate from the Cock & Bull beers was proposed by me in late 2004. 2005 was the brand creation and recipe development year, and an official launch in 2006 after the winning of Supreme Champion Beer. October 2007 I purchased the Epic brand from Steam Brewing Company and we have a manufacturing agreement to continue production of Epic at Steam.

14 January 2008

What hops are used in Epic Pale Ale?

Epic Pale Ale uses just one hop variety - US Cascade. These Cascade hops are grown in the Yakima Valley in Washington State, USA.

Cascade – Very successful and well-established American aroma hop developed by Oregon State University's breeding program in 1956 from Fuggle and Serebrianker (a Russian variety), but not released for cultivation until 1972. Piney, citrusy, and quite assertive.(Alpha acid: 4.5–6.0% / beta acid: 5.0–7.0% )

Is Epic Pale Ale vegan?

Yes. Epic Pale Ale is vegan as there is no animal products used in the brewing of the beer. No fining agents such as isinglass, gelatin, or egg whites are used.

Epic Pale Ale is cold conditioned for 4 weeks at -1.5C which helps with clarity and stability. It is then filtered for final clarity.

Epic Pale Ale - FAQ Blog

This is a new blog for me to be able to answer questions when they arise specifically relating to Epic Pale Ale.

I have many Frequently Asked Questions the need to be answered so this is where you can find the answers.