Epic Brewing - Son Of A Baptist 12oz Cans Coming 12/16

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SOB will be on tap Friday, Dec. 16th at our Denver Taproom and in 22 oz bombers in Salt Lake City on Dec. 23rd. The cans will begin making their way to market this month and next.

Son of a Baptist is an 8% ABV imperial stout. It is not barrel aged like its father, Big Bad Baptist; instead its flavor profile was designed to highlight the complex and often unique flavors of small batch coffees. Instead of sourcing a coffee that would play well in a beer we sought out creative and innovative roasters, then asked them which beans they’re passionate about. Each resulting release of Son of a Baptist is widely different depending on the coffee selected. Some are fruity and sweet with notes of jam and chocolate, others are rich and earthy with a big roasted finish. Each limited release is numbered and stamped. The corresponding details and tasting notes can be found on our website. Each release will return to the Roaster’s home market where the beer and the coffee can be sampled side by side.

“Son of a Baptist shares some similarity to Big Bad Baptist but its purpose it very different. Son of a Baptist was built from the ground up to showcase coffee. By simplifying the malt bill and removing the complexity that barrel aging adds we were able to let the beans shine through,” explains brew master Kevin Crompton. “Initially we were looking for coffees similar to those we’ve used in Big Bad Baptist but the recent trend toward lighter roasted beans with wonderful berry and tobacco notes inspired us to seek out artisanal coffee roasters.”

This year we've partnered with 12 coffee roasters from around the country. Each release will be packaged in 12oz cans, for the first time, and nitro draft. Then sent back to the coffee's home market, where you can try the beer and coffee side by side.

Blue Copper - Salt Lake City, UT

Nestled in the central ninth district of Salt Lake City Utah, Blue Copper is a smallish coffee roasting company founded in early 2013. They're driven by quality and taste, sourcing some of the finest coffee around and roasting it on the lighter side of the spectrum.

Coffee: Suede Espresso (50% Kenya Karatu, 25% Ethiopia Guji Gigesa, 25% Panama Santa Teresa) Tasting notes: Lemon Green Tea, Fresh Apricot

Novo Coffee- Denver, Colorado

Founded in 2002 by Jake, Herb, and Joseph Brodsky, Novo Coffee states on their website: “Coffee is commonplace, yet a truly great cup reveals a complex process.” And that complex process shines at Novo where they roast green coffee beans in beautiful vintage Vittoria machines, and offer some of the most distinctive coffees available in today’s marketplace.

Coffee: Espresso Blend   Tasting notes: Caramel, Blueberry, Banana

Coava Coffee Roasters - Portalnd, OR

Coava's philosophy is simple: they focus on quality, complexity, and balance in the cup. Their long term partnerships with amazing coffee producers combined with the diligent refinement of their craft has led to some of the highest scoring coffees in the world.

Coffee: Finca Los Terrazas (Guatamala) Tasting notes: melon, cream soda, Mexican chocolate

Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company - Detroit, MI

Like many great American brands, Great Lakes Coffee began in a garage with not much more than a leap of faith — and their Italian father. His passion for the art and science that transformed those little green beans into the nuanced roasts they still offer is what inspires everything they do, every day, at their ever innovating roasting facility.

Coffee: Farmer Don Saboalo  (Costa Rica) Tasting notes: Caramel, jam, cane sugar

Rising Star Coffee Roasters - Cleveland, OH

Rising Star's coffee is Relationship Coffee. That means they know who they're buying coffee from and what makes that coffee unique. It's simple really, but dang good coffee and pay the farmer and producer enough money to live and enjoy life while sharing a passion for excellent coffee.

Coffee: Loma La Gloria (El Salvador) Tasting notes: Honey sweetness, raisins and cherries

Cultivar Coffee- Dallas, Texas

Cultivar Coffee Roasters was founded by Jonathan Meadows and Nathan Shelton in 2009. Cultivar is firm in their commitment to socioeconomic responsibility, obsessed with process and quality and committed to sourcing only the best coffee they can get their hands on. 

Coffee: Finca Malacara Red Bourbon (El Salvador) Tasting notes: Brown Sugar, Caramel, Apple

Dynamite Roasting Co. - Black Mountain, NC
Dynamite believes the simple act of buying a cup of coffee can drive social change in the communities where the coffee is grown, as well as were its brewed. They are 100% certified organic and fair trade and have been since day one. They are fully committed to their customers, growers and the environment we all share.

Coffee: Finca Cual Bicicleta (Honduras) Tasting notes: Hibiscus and sweet raspberry jam

Valentine Coffee Roasters - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Valentine Coffee Co. was founded on the premise that coffee begins as a fruit, uniquely evocative of a particular time and place. This character – the terroir – is maximized by carefully roasting beans to the apex of natural sweetness, brightness, and balance… never to bitterness.

Coffee:  Guatemala Huehuetenango Tasting notes: citrus, salted caramel, dark chocolate

Conduit Coffee- Seattle, WA

Conduit is a pathway towards better coffee. Their coffee is ethically and sustainably sourced, roasted kindly, and delivered locally by bicycle. 

Coffee:  Guatemala La Colina Tasting notes: cinnamon, baking spices, milk chocolate

LAMILL Coffee - Los Angeles, CA
Lamill coffee is an award-winning specialty coffee roaster headquartered in Los Angeles. Their coffee and tea is served in more than 300 locations throughout the US and in select countries around the world.

Coffee: Velvet Blend (Brazil, Ethiopia, Colombia) Tasting notes: Chocolate, hazel nuts, caramel

Dark Horse Coffee Roasters - San Diego, CA
Dark Horse has four locations across San Diego and takes pride in roasting the freshest quality beans, daily, in-house.

Coffee: Fruit Party  Tasting notes: Marmalade, Pomegranate, Toast

Hogan Brothers -  Framingham, MA
Hogan Brothers was founded in 1996, by two bothers. Jay and Jim Hogan, who share a passion for excellent coffees and have shaped the New England coffee scene over the past 20 years.

Coffee: Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Tasting notes: Winey, full bodied, delicate berry undertones

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