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Annex Ale Project Releases Lost Causes Lacto Sour and Armchair Anarchist IIPA

CALGARY, AB – Annex Ale Project has announced the release of “a lacto-fermented fruit beer and our biggest IPA to date.”

Lost Causes Lacto Sour (6.7% abv):

Lost Causes is a Cherry and Pomegranate Dry-Hopped Lacto Sour and it’s our first plunge into the risky world of mixed fermentation in our steel tanks. The live lactobacillus in the cellar provides more depth in its acidity when compared to a kettle sour and the cherry and pomegranate give Lost Causes a brilliant red colour and juicy fruit notes. A light Citra and Amarillo dry-hop also contribute to the exquisite experience. In the technical sense, this beer was difficult to make, but that certainly adds to our appreciation of this release. We look forward to continuing this series.

Armchair Anarchist Imperial IPA (9.1% abv):

We hopped this sucker every way we know how with hops in the kettle, whirlpool, and three separate dry-hops using three different techniques: high krausen, standard dry hop, and a cold dry hop. It’s excessive but excessive is what we are going for. After all was said and done this beer has a higher hop load than any we have brewed before it. This claim to fame gives Armchair Anarchist more than just bragging rights, it has an incredible tropical aroma while maintaining very low bitterness.

Both beers are available now at the Annex taproom and online shop, and soon at select beer retailers and bars in Alberta.

Source & Photo: Annex Ale Project

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