CALGARY, AB – On Beer reports that the head brewer at one of Calgary’s most established craft breweries is about to set out on his own.
Annex Ale Project is being founded by Andrew Bullied, head brewer at Village Brewery for the last four years, along with partner Erica O’Gorman of the unrelated Village Ice Cream.
The duo are close to securing a location in Manchester Industrial Park in Calgary’s southwest, where they will be installing a 10 HL brewing system with three 20 HL fermenters and two 10 HL fermenters.
Annex will offer two year-round beers – Extra Pale Ale [XPA] (“light malt profile, west coast character, gigantic hop aroma but not a huge bitterness”) and North American Bitter (“all the nuttiness, caramel you expect with the English bitter balance, but with a big North American nose to compliment malt profile”) – as well as a constantly rotating series of seasonals and one-offs.
An all-natural non-alcoholic root beer will also be available, with a batch contract brewed at Banded Peak a few weeks ago set to be released soon.
Annex Ale Project is aiming to be up and running by November, with the first beers available just before Christmas. For more details, see the full On Beer article, and Annex’s Facebook page and Twitter feed.