CALGARY, AB – A new Calgary brewery led by a former staffer at one of the city’s most established craft breweries has announced that it is opening its doors to the public tomorrow (May 4th).
Annex Ale Project has been founded by Andrew Bullied, previously head brewer at Village Brewery, along with partner Erica O’Gorman of the unrelated Village Ice Cream, and is located at 4323 1st Street S.E. in Manchester Industrial Park in Calgary’s southwest.
The brewery will be launching with two core brands – 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”) – along with two seasonal brands that Bullied describes as “a big whomper of an IPA, and a dry hopped kettle sour.”
Annex is also offering an all-natural non-alcoholic Root Beer that was previously being contract brewed at Banded Peak while brewery construction was taking place.