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A look into our culture, history, and insights into the Anchor Brewing process.

Monthly Archives: February 2012

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February 29, 2012

Say What? Says Who? Benjamin Franklin on Beer – or Not

Anchor historian Dave Burkhart debunks the most frequently misquoted and misattributed sayings about beer and San Francisco. “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” We at Anchor Brewing have no doubt of the truth of this statement. But of the author? Well, it simply wasn’t Benjamin Franklin. Wishfully but… read entire article

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February 22, 2012

Designing Anchor Porter®: Thinking Inside the Box

Anchor historian, Dave Burkhart, tells the story of the unique collaboration that resulted in the label, 6-pack and crown (cap) for Anchor Porter. When you think of great food pairings for Anchor Porter® you might think of oysters, Thai food, or perhaps a nice marinade for barbecued salmon (my personal favorite). But Big John’s Hamburger… read entire article

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February 16, 2012

Porter: The Entire History

All historical references to “porter” seem to go back to 1722 and one Ralph Harwood, a London brewer. Harwood created a beer that was originally called “Entire.” Entire previously had referred to a blend of three separate beers, consisting of one third each beer, ale, and strong beer. This blend was also known as “Three… read entire article

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February 11, 2012

Zymaster™ Series No. 1: California Lager – Part 2

In part one of our post, we introduced No.1 California Lager – the inaugural brew of our new Zymaster™ Series. In this second part, we take a closer look at how lager beer came to be brewed in California and the breweries that led the way. THE CALIFORNIA LAGER REVOLUTION “The meaning of the word… read entire article