. . . Open in Manchester Park Calgary, AB Tap room and off-sales: Wednesday through Sunday
. . . Open in Manchester Park Calgary, AB Tap room and off-sales: Wednesday through Sunday
It’s finally patio season. Every Saturday this summer we will expand our patio to provide more outdoor seating. We’re still operating on a first come first serve system but throw your name on the wait list and average wait is 20 minutes. . . . . . #annexales #annexaleproject #annexbeer #askforannex #nogodsnomasters #annexsoda #abbeer #aleberta #yyc #yycbeer #yycnow #craftbeer #drinklocalyyc #beer #yycpatio #beergarden
OPEN JULY 1 FOR Beers and soda to go Pints Boozy sodas Featured cocktail Smash burgers Dirty fries Patio? Maybe. We're doing it all from noon til 10pm.
Weekend plans are looking pretty full. The @lilempireburger window is back open and they are serving up a couple of new menu items. Dine in or take out!
Canned Hand Sanitizer Update: It's been a couple of weeks since we put the last cans into the world. If you still have a can of sanitizer stored in your pantry, now is the time to check on it and transfer the liquid into sealable glass or plastic vessel. The aluminum cans can't be used for long term storage, they will deteriorate and leak over time. If your cans are already leaking you don't need to bring them back, just safely transfer the liquid. The sanitizer itself will be effective indefinitely under the proper storage conditions. . In addition to hand sanitizer being almost non-existent at the beginning of the pandemic, the same was also true for packaging formats for sanitizers. We came up with a previously untested solution to the problem of how to safely distribute PPE to the public to help keep them safe from the epidemic. Time was of the essence, and the product was made to fill critical shortages. . Two weeks ago we voluntarily withdrew our sanitizers from grocery store shelves so that our cans wouldn't be bought after the Best Before dates, to avoid leaking cans as much as possible. We have now switched our format from aluminum cans to 4L plastic jugs. And we have plenty in stock if you need bulk sanitizer. . We appreciate everyones understanding that using aluminum was an imperfect solution to a pretty big problem. If you need a refund or would like to purchase in a bulk format, please get in touch with us at handsanitizer @annexales .com. . Keep Washing Your Hands, Annex
New Beer // Happy Neighbour Day! Conceptually this beer was a no-brainer. Get together with your next door neighbour brewery and make a beer to celebrate municipal camaraderie and oneness that comes from cleaning up after natural disasters. These sorts of once in a lifetime events seem to happen quarterly now, but when it rains it pours, amiright? We had our friends from Establishment over to make this Belgian Table Beer a couple of weeks ago. Inviting another brewery in to metaphorically sleep on the couch and poke through the medicine cabinet is our favourite display of independent craft brewing unity. This here is Your Belgian Things. Instead of buying a pitchable quantity of yeast, we grew up a homebrew batch of Belgian strong ale yeast to make enough for a 3000L. Which was a fun experiment for all of us. This is a style bending Belgian Table beer. Coming in at 5.1%, it's light dry, and super sessionable. It's almost 100% Origin malting Pilsen malt, which was later dry hopped with Nelson Sauvin and Galaxy. Fruity, clove and banana spiciness with a touch of white grape and guava. Tap room, soda shop, and @lilempireburger are back open. We also have Super Fusion from @estbrew on tap. So it’s looking like the perfect day to do some urban exploring.
Welcome Back! . Our planned re-opening has finally come and we're so excited to welcome you back to Annex for the summer. As you can guess, things are not business-as-usual but we're confident that the new processes we've set up will provide you with a safe, comfortable and refreshingly delicious experience at the brewery! . We'll be running on reduced hours, Wednesday through Sunday. In the brewery, we are currently not offering bar service so each table will be assigned a dedicated server. . We take the health and safety of our staff and guests seriously. We're sharing a list of our best practices for inviting you back to the brewery this summer! . Link the link in bio for more info on our Not Normal Re-open.
We Belong Together. . A certain brewery and burger joint might just be re-opening this weekend. So now might be a good time to pick up one of these gift certificates from @daughter_creative . . This gift card takes two – you and a friend, lover, neighbour, relative, or a total stranger. It doesn’t matter who. You just can’t redeem it alone because there’s been enough of the alone stuff. It’s time for some together stuff. And when we say together stuff we mean coffee, donuts, beer, cocktails and dinner. . Proceeds from these vouchers are going to the @calgfoundation Pandemic Recovery Program. Support local Calgary-based businesses and contribute to a great cause. Head over to @daughter_creative to purchase. . More details on our Not Normal re-open will be posted later this week.
Introducing Indoor Type. While most of the world is ready to get back to normal, some of us are just fine staying home. In the spirit of creature comforts, we thought we might play with our favourite NEIPA style a bit and release something a little bit softer and more delicate. Dry hopped with Cryo Amarillo, Cryo Idaho 7 and Australian Engima hops, this ale gives off a gentle honeydew and guava aromas, with subtle notes of green peppers. Trust us, it works. It's also got almost no discernable bitterness and pillowy softness that all you seasoned house cats will appreciate. Available on the Store and at the brewery. This will be our last release slated for home delivery, so log on to the info highway and go get some. But by all means, please don't put pants on for our sake.
Are you the Indoor Type? We have just the beer for you. New beer is dropping on the site tomorrow and will be the last small batch beer available for home delivery. We are gearing up to reopen the tap room and soda shop. Friday will be the last day we are taking orders for delivery. Get your order in by 8pm Friday for the last delivery on Saturday.
Now on the Store // TERRITORIES WHEN THE DAY IS DONE - 10” Our friends @territories_band just released their new 10 inch vinyl. We think it’s juicy sonic magic, guaranteed to poke you right in the earballs. “This album may be called ‘When the Day is Done,’ but it’s certainly not the case with this band and the momentum they are building, connecting with passionate activists, and making an impact in their communities across the globe!” - @piratepressrecords Available in black vinyl on the Store for $15.50 and for purchase at the brewery.
There's a process to writing our beers here. And it doesn't involve lab coats and pilot systems. We do some research, roll the dice, hope for something beautiful, make corrections, and improve what we have learned until it's perfect. We used this process with the beer we are re-releasing today. Pretty Things just happens to be the precursor to Forward Progress. Brewed with a touch of Red Shed Amber malt, we heavily hopped this with Citra and Simcoe. The differences between the two beers are subtle. When it comes to beer, the devil is in the details. Pretty Things comes in at 5.8% and has a touch more toffee flavour and roast in the malt profile, and drinks much more like a San Diego style APA. The Simcoe gives it a little bit more pine, but for the most part the aromas trend closer to the citrus than the stone fruit. Now available online, link in bio. Four packs are also available at the brewery when it runs out online. No growler fills on this. We put it all in cans.
Annex is Hiring! We're reopening the tap room and soda shop in June and we're on the lookout for some serious talent. We're building up our front of house team. Which means we need people who are enthusiastic and outgoing and want to share everything there is to know about Annex beer and soda (and burgers! ). The current openings are: ▪️Tap Room Servers ▪️Serving Assistants Annex provides all team members with a living wage, health benefits, and opportunities for educational development. And of course, free beer and gear. Link in bio has our job postings and why we think it's great to work at Annex. Or hit up the website under "About Us".
Tap Room and Soda Shop Update // . Lot's of people asking us "when can I come get a burger and a pint?". While we can't wait to have you back in the tap room and soda shop, we need just a little more time. We're busy getting hand sanitizer to businesses that are re-opening, packaging fresh beer into kegs again, doing some tap room upgrades, and making our safety plan. We'll provide a weekly update so you don't have to keep guessing. . Until then, we are still offering home deliveries six days a week and off-sales from Tuesday through Saturday 11am-6pm. A Little Longer, Annex
PSA: Growler fills are back! . Although we aren't open yet, we're back to our regularly scheduled programming of refilling your large glass and stainless vessels. Bring in your clean growler, drop it in our sanitizer bath, and we will fill 'em. . Also, our limited King's English Boston Rounds are now available to add to your endless beer paraphernalia.
What's up this long weekend? . We're giving the delivery gang a couple days off this weekend. Place your order before 8pm today for long weekend beers delivered tomorrow. All three sodas and all four core beers are in stock online. . No delivery on Sunday or Monday so if you order on Saturday it will be delivered on Tuesday. . Keep 'er easy.
Clean Hands, Clear Heads, Open Hearts. . We have a limited amount of these custom tees with artwork by @heatherbuchanan available at the brewery and online shop. Shirts are $30 with proceeds going to @unitedwaycgy and are allocated to the COVID-19 Community Response Fund to help vulnerable populations in the Calgary area. All donations to United Way within Alberta will then be matched by a handful of generous donors and the provincial government.
Wish you were here 🎈 . Hope you'll have a Pity Party tonight. Remember to drink fresh, responsibly, and alone. . Thanks to @neil_zee for coming by to capture the sentiment of the day. . Yours In Solitude, Annex
Maybe you were scrolling too fast to purchase Pity Party you overlooked the other new stuff on the shop? . We now have limited posters of our can artwork for sale. If you have already placed an order today but want to add one of these to your order you can purchase one and add a delivery note with your previous order number. . Available for shipping across Canada.
Happy birthday to us 😞 . It comes as no great surprise that our third birthday is cancelled. While everyone is longing for the Days Before, when you could still get a pint and a hug, we decided to go for those nostalgia deep cuts. . This is Pity Party, our Third Anniversary kettle sour inspired by the thrown together birthday parties of your childhood. We're talkin’ Shirley Temples and handmade party invites. All things considering, our hand drawn label seemed appropriate for this beer and occasion. . Face-planting in at 8.7% ABV, we loaded this kettle sour to the brim with sweet cherries, lemon, lime and a ton of orange juice. It drinks with huge notes of cherry pie filling, orange marmalade with gangbuster citrus acidity. This beer is crazy. . Since we can't invite you over, swig this from the comfort of your office well before 5pm and we'll call it a party. Hell, if you're lucky enough to have a pandemic cellmate, you can even bring a plus-one. . Now available in 4-packs online for home delivery Saturday. It won't be ready for pick up at the brewery until tomorrow. No fills.
We’ve spent the last couple of weeks doing important research. In brewery news, our bellies got bigger and our wallets got smaller finding the perfect curbside and delivery pairings with our beer and soda. There are so many restaurants and bars working hard to keep this town fed and watered. Tap the link in bio if you want to see our favourite offerings from them. Online ordering is the next best thing to visiting their establishment. Photo: @bresich
Reopening your business? Looking for bulk hand sanitizer? . Many have reached out the last couple of weeks to inquire about purchasing hand sanitizer. We apologize if we were unable to get to you immediately. If you previously reached out, and/or are still looking for hand sanitizer, we are now well stocked and taking orders for bulk purchases. . With Stage 1 reopening coming up next week it's still important to be diligent about hand washing and cleanliness. . All inquiries can be sent to handsanitizer @annexales .com
Three years ago we opened our tap room. . Here's a little throwback to baby Annex. Back to when times were scary cus we were opening a business. And we decided to host our anniversary every year coinciding with Calgary beer fest. We were so naive. . We're stretching our birthday out over the entire week. We'll be launching some new shirts and art on the online store. And we'll get you all excited for the end of the week when we launch our third anniversary beer. The theme is "Life Isn't Perfect, but Birthdays Happen Anyway".
She’s back! . . . . . After selling out in less than 24 hours, we didn’t have to think hard about making another batch of our International Women’s Day Beer. Well, Actually has strong pineapple, mango and melon aromas and sits at 6.5%. We switched up some of the hops but we promise it’s just as wicked good as last time. . Available online for delivery to your door on Monday. Link in bio. Brewery is open til 6pm today if you can’t wait.