Daily beer project

Epic Brewing Intermountain Wheat

Posted in American Craft Beer, Epic Brewing, Utah Beer by dailybeerproject on May 30, 2010

Wheat beers are usually mild. But Epic doesn’t seem to be about business as usual, so aside from the typical cloudy appearance and golden color, this is not your typical wheat beer. It’s the hoppiest (is that even a word?) wheat beer I’ve had by a good margin, but the hoppiness works with this one. I’d also guess from the flavor that this is a bit lighter on the wheat and heavier on the barley malt than most wheat beers. It still has wheat obviously, but there’s much more to it than the typical Wonder bread flavor of so many beers of this style.

The hoppiness was surprising at first, but it added so much to the flavor that once I was past the initial surprise, I really enjoyed it. Probably not a lawnmower beer, but that doesn’t seem to be what Epic is about anyway. This would be a good one to pack in the picnic basket to pair with turkey and swiss and some fresh fruit or to serve alongside grilled chicken at a barbecue. It also does nicely on its own. A surprising yet awesome beer. It’s been one of the few Epic has been able to keep in stock, which is also surprising, since it’s been one of my favorites so far.


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  1. Blackdog said, on June 1, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    I used to make a Hefeweizen that was not the typical cloudy yellow. It was cloudy but it was more of a light brown. It had good flavor. I really need to get in and buy a bottle or two from Epic.

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