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March 20, 2014

A Saison for the Season

By Dave Burkhart, Anchor’s Design & Graphics Production Manager and Brewery Historian Saisons originated with the rustic farmhouse ales of Wallonia, the mostly French-speaking, southern region of Belgium. Bière de saison was brewed during the saison froide (cold season) for consumption during the warmer months. In other words, Belgian farmers brewed their farmhouse ales/saisons “in… read entire article

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February 14, 2014

IN THE ROOM
THE STORY…

By Dave Burkhart, Anchor’s Design and Graphics Production Manager and Brewery Historian Every Anchor brew begins with a story, a raison d’être. Without that story the recipe would be just a recipe and the label just a label. The story of Anchor IPA™, like the stories of Anchor California Lager® and Anchor Steam® Beer, has… read entire article

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December 8, 2013

A Traditional Label for a…

By Dave Burkhart, Anchor’s Design & Graphics Production Manager and Brewery Historian Anchor has been brewing its uniquely traditional Christmas Ale since 1975. The recipe is different every year and so is the tree on the label. Since ancient times, trees have symbolized the winter solstice when the earth, with its seasons, appears born anew.… read entire article

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November 22, 2013

A Historical Label for a…

By Dave Burkhart,                                  Anchor’s Design & Graphics Production Manager                                   and Brewery Historian It didn’t take us long to empty the first keg… read entire article

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