It's about family. A subject that after 78 years in a family-run business, we at Glengarry hold close to our hearts.
Epic beers were first brewed in December 2005, purchase in 2007 by Luke and Wendy Nicholas, Auckland's iconic and innovative Epic Beer is one of the foundation companies of New Zealand’s craft brewing industry, treasured far and wide for its hop-driven brews. Epic's Armageddon remains the country's most-awarded IPA.
After some testing times, Epic went into liquidation in July, 2023, thanks to financial pressures arising from covid's malign influence, rising production costs and delays in obtaining consents to develop its brewery and tap room in Mt Wellington.
Step up our Jakicevich family and the Russel family, who have combined forces to buy the company and ensure that this "game changer brand, developed by a family-owned business" doesn't disappear.
The joint purchase ensures Epic Beer continues being Epic, and able to serve a keen contingent of fans in bars, restaurants and retail stores throughout the country. It also enables the Epic Tap Room in Onehunga to continue to welcome its customers.
Luke and Wendy, along with key long-term team members, have been retained, which is massive for Epic to continue creating even more Epic beers and experience at the Taproom, which reopened its doors in October, 2023