Anchor Porter®

Intimidating color. Unexpected taste. Welcome to American Porter.

With deep black color, a thick, creamy head, rich chocolate, toffee and coffee flavors, and full-bodied smoothness, Anchor Porter® is the epitome of a handcrafted dark beer.

A blend of specially roasted pale, caramel, chocolate, and black malts, along with our top-fermenting yeast, creates complexity without bitterness. The brew is hopped at a high rate, and naturally carbonated. The result is dark in the glass, but surprisingly light on the palate.

Anchor Porter® became the first modern American porter style beer when it was introduced in 1972. As we celebrate its 40th anniversary, our porter continues to reward those who look beyond its intimidating appearance to discover its smooth, full-bodied drinkability. Anchor Porter® is the definitive American Porter.

Brew Facts

First Brew
1972
First Bottling
1974
Alc. by Volume
5.6%
Availability
Year-round
Malt
Blend of 2-Row Pale, Caramel, Black & Chocolate
Hops
Northern Brewer