Annex Ale project Founders

Erica and Andrew grew up on the same side of the tracks, but met on the other side of the country. If they're not making beer, or thinking about making beer, or drinking beer, or thinking about drinking beer they can be found asking the big questions.

How much beer is there in the world?

About 135 billion litres. Per year. But only a tiny percentage is worth putting in your mouth.

Andrew has made about 25,000 litres of beer a week for the last four years, inventing new varieties, interpreting standards, and helping other craft brewers in our city make beer.

Do we need more beer?

Technically speaking: yes. We do need more beer. We need just the right amount of just the right kind of beer.

When it comes to taste and flavour and hitting just the right notes, Erica is a taster’s thesaurus: a machine made for combining and elevating flavours.

What is the dog dreaming about?

Grand openings and fresh cut grass.