Anchor Brewing Blog

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

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June 5, 2014

Raising an Anchor and Supporting Parks at BottleRock Napa Valley

Were you in Napa, California for the Bottlerock Music Festival this past weekend? Our own Teagan Thompson was, and she put together a recap of the fun in the sun. The sun was hot and the beer was cold in Napa Valley for last weekend’s Bottlerock Music Festival. The three-day festival featured a wide variety of music,… read entire article

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June 4, 2014

Ask Bob Brewer: Aging and Cellar Time for Old Foghorn Barleywine

Bob Brewer answers your questions about beer and brewing. Carl Burger (via Facebook): I’d like to know more about Old Foghorn. Specifically it’s cellar time, and bottle aging prior to release. Cheers. Bob: This is an interesting question, Carl, and the answer involves a bit of Anchor history. Years ago, way back in the mists… read entire article

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May 28, 2014

Brewing Insights: The Cellar

An integral part of the brewing process involves the cellaring – or aging – of the beer. The amount of cellar time required for a fresh brew of beer varies according to beer style and other factors. Most ales, for example, require very little – if any – cellar time to finish, while lagers need… read entire article

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May 16, 2014

Alameda County Fair Homebrew Label Competition

Jim Stitt, longtime label designer for Anchor, and Dave Burkhart, Anchor’s Design and Graphics Production Manager, spent Saturday, May 10 together at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton CA. After enjoying some delicious BBQ and homebrew with the knowledgeable and affable judges of the Alameda County Fair (Bay Area Brew Off) Homebrew Competition, Jim and… read entire article