New Parry’s Pizza Signature Beers
Now Brewed with Love by Epic Brewing
Starting January 1st, 2017, our signature beers will all be brewed by Epic Brewing right here in Denver, Colorado. There will always be a core three that we carry as our signature beers; Landon’s Blood Orange Wanna Walk Wheat, Crushin’ It Cream Ale and Parry’s IPA. From time to time, these beers will make our Parry’s Pints list just as is the case in the month of January. We are showcasing our Crushin’ It Cream Ale this first month of 2017.
Our newly devised partnership with Epic Brewing also corresponds with another partnership that we are equally excited to talk about. Parry’s has teamed up with Bags of Fun as our charity of choice. This is worth mentioning in this blog post because we will be donating .25¢ to Bags of Fun for every pint we sell of our Landon’s Blood Orange Wanna Walk Wheat. Check out their site for more information about the big-hearted work they are doing for the youth that are in true need.
Landon’s Blood Orange Wanna Walk Wheat comes in at a slightly higher ABV than a session beer at 5%, but that doesn’t mean you can’t knock back a couple and feel okay about it. This beer is unfiltered, yet easy drinking with flavors and aromas of fresh squeezed oranges. Just a bit of sweet orange peel was introduced to the boil and a healthy dose of blood orange to the fermentation. We get the feeling this is gonna be a huge hit when the weather starts to warm up a bit.
Being from New York, we know a good deal about cream ales. We won’t get into that too much, but it seemed only fitting that we should have a cream ale of our own. Introducing, Crushin’ It Cream Ale. It is not your typical fizzy, yellow beer, as you can tell first off by the ABV being 6.5%. Premium American 2-Row brewers malt and flaked corn were utilized in the brewing process. It is robust for the style, but laid back enough so that you crush ‘em with ease. We’d recommend pairing this with our newest pie, The Pearl.
Our IPA must be approachable yet complex enough to keep people interested in drinking just one and we think Epic hit it out of the park on this one. Parry’s IPA is a floral American-style IPA offering a complex aroma of light citrus ranging from tangerine to tropical fruit. The ultra-premium Maris Otter malt provides a slight nutty sweetness which balances the strong hop profile and leaves only a slight bitterness on the finish. This IPA comes in at just 6.2% ABV with 55 IBUs.
Those are our three core beers that will always be on tap no matter which beer-centric Parry’s location you decide to visit. But our efforts don’t stop there in liberating you from crappy beer. Nope. We will also be getting seasonal beers from Epic to shake things up a bit.
Our first seasonal signature beer of 2017 is our Blackberry Berliner Weisse. This is a traditional sour German ale that got an extra dose of blackberry puree during fermentation to highlight the citrus and fruity character of the style. The blackberries also contribute a bright pink color to the beer and a berry pie aroma. Heavenly.
If you don’t much about Epic Brewing, get on it. We’ll always have an Epic beer to drink for you at Parry’s. Until then, here’s a bit about the brewery from the brewery themselves:
David Cole and Peter Erickson are the founders and co-owners of Epic Brewing Company. Cole and Erickson, originally from California, started an international aquaculture company in Utah in 1992. In 2008, Utah law changed allowing these two entrepreneurs to pursue their longtime dream of opening a strong beer microbrewery in Utah, like those they frequented in the Golden State.
Together, they have teamed with Brewmaster Kevin Crompton, formerly from Bohemian Brewery. Crompton has been brewing for more than 20 years (since 1994) and has brewed for three Utah breweries and another in Hawaii.
Admittedly, beer geeks, foodies and “Epic” adventure junkies, the three share a passion for making and drinking fine ales and lagers. The Epic team has a strong belief in doing everything “all out.”
David Cole – Co-Founder
Peter Erickson – Co-Founder
Kevin Crompton – Head Brewer
Our Breweries: Salt Lake City & Denver
Epic Brewing Company opened in Salt Lake City, Utah with six fermentation tanks giving it the flexibility to create a variety of small batch, artisanal beer. Within a few short months, Epic began earning medals for its beers domestically and internationally. The beer became a big hit with locals and out of state visitors alike and demand quickly increased. The brewery currently houses eight times its original fermentation space.
Three years later, in 2013, Epic expanded its brewery operations into Colorado by opening a second brewery in the River North district of downtown Denver. The Denver brewery offered enough space to support growing national distribution, expansion of the popular barrel aged beer program and the introduction of a line of sour beers. Along with these improvements the addition of a “proper” tap room featuring 25 taps was a long awaited realization, allowing Epic to feature its substantial beer selection on draught.
Despite the rapid expansion and increase in production volume Epic Brewing has stayed committed to its founding principal of small batch, artisanal beer. Every batch released in the Elevated and Exponential series is numbered, stamped, and release information is published online. Currently brewing 39 plus beers Epic believes there is a beer for every person and every occasion.