Nope! Not a bar at all. ABX is a boutique liquor store with a focus on Alberta’s craft beers, offered through our unique growler exchange and in single bottles and cans.
Absolutely! Alberta offers more than just great craft beer and has a wide selection of craft spirits, ciders, meads, and prepared craft cocktails. We intend to carry a good selection of all of these…including some great wine choices (although not from Alberta).
Because our double-wall, stainless steel vessels offer the best way to enjoy keg fresh beer anywhere, anytime. They are unbreakable and keep your beer cold for hours. So be sure to grab one for your next outdoor adventure, your next house party, or just to enjoy at home.
We offer two sizes. The 2-Litre deposit is $40 and the 1-Litre deposit is $20. The deposit is per growler but is fully refundable. Need more growlers to host a party? Just pay the deposits, drink up, and return the extras for a full refund when you’re done. We will keep track of your deposit in the system so that it only gets returned to you when you’re done with the growler.
It’s very simple. On your first visit to ABX, simply select a full growler and pay for the beer plus the one-time deposit. Come back as often as you wish, exchanging your empty growler for a full one and pay for just the fresh beer.
After 6 months of not using the program, we assume you’re not coming back and consider you to have purchased the growler. We have to do this because we need the growlers coming back so others can use the program. If you don’t come back, we need to replace that growler, so we use your deposit to purchase a new one so your deposit becomes non-refundable at that point.
No. We want you to keep exchanging them so other customers can use the program too.
Craft beer pricing in Alberta is quite varied so we can’t give a definitive answer on this, however, prices will be in line with other growler bars in the city, ranging from about $7 to $12 per litre depending on the beer. Please refer to our website for our most up to date pricing.
That’s correct! Please rinse your growler when it’s empty and we will sanitize the growlers according to the standards of the Draft Quality Manual to remove any sign of contaminants.
We suggest drinking the beer within a week of purchase, but unopened growlers can stay fresh for a few weeks. Once the growlers have been opened, please consume within 2 days for the best quality.
No. Due to our proprietary filling processes, we only fill ABX growlers.
We will rotate through 24 taps but plan to offer between 18-22 craft beers and the others will be used for ciders, meads, or craft cocktails.
It depends. About once a month. We will rotate often enough to ensure we are offering our customers the best of what Alberta has to offer.
Yes. Served directly from our growlers so that you can experience the beer as we sell it.
It is a great way for folks to experience everything that ABX has to offer. For one low price, you receive eight 16oz beers (and possibly a cider or cocktail from time-to-time) from our line-up every month for the rest of 2019, a loyalty card entitling you to 3 free growler fills (fourth, seventh, and eleventh), admission to one of our fun Tasting Sessions, and an insulated cup, perfect for enjoying your craft beers. This promotion is only available for a limited time and only for the first 200 purchasers.
ABX is putting together the best of every monthly lineup in an 8-pack CraftPack to provide our customers with a chance to taste some beers that they wouldn’t think to try for about $40 per month (for 3.7+ liters of craft beer). This is a monthly subscription-based plan so we can order the beer ahead of time to fulfill the orders. We hope to get enough CraftPack Membeers to entice breweries to make us exclusive offerings. You can cancel anytime with 30 days’ notice. It’s a great way to expand the beer palate!
It’s a fun way to come out and experience craft beers and spirits from Alberta and beyond for a small fee. Topics will vary and will always offer something new and exciting. The Sessions last 1-1.5 hours depending on the topic. A calendar of Sessions will be posted on our website and updated regularly.
We load up tablets with insightful information on the current beer line up to help you make your selections and read while you sample some of the beers available. Of course, our staff is also very knowledgeable and available to talk about the line up with you as well.
Sunalta! Right at the bottom of the stairs of the Sunalta C-Train station, making it easy for you to get there. We also have dedicated parking spots in the parking lot to the east of the building and free two-hour parking on the street.
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