Raise your Anchor to the Summer Solstice with the release of Anchor Summer® Beer

June 12, 2014

San Francisco, CA (June 10, 2014) – Anchor Brewing Company announces the release of their summer seasonal, Anchor Summer® Beer, a refreshingly light and thirst-quenching American-style filtered wheat beer.

“When the temperature rises, we’re all looking for a lighter, yet still flavorful brew” said Brewmaster Mark Carpenter. “That’s why we created Anchor Summer Beer in 1984 and since then it’s become a brewery favorite whether we’re grilling al fresco, hiking a trail, setting up camp, spending a day at the beach or anything in-between. With the summer solstice right around the corner, the crisp, clean flavors of this brew are refreshingly light and the perfect complement to your summertime adventures or everyday activities.”

Released each year for the summer season, Anchor Summer Beer (4.5% ABV) is an all-malt beer, with over 50% of its malt derived from malted wheat. It is fermented with a traditional top-fermenting “ale” yeast, yielding a clean, balanced flavor that highlights the refreshingly light flavor of malted wheat. The head is unusually abundant due to the natural protein deposits of wheat, with a thick consistency similar to meringue. For beer lovers, Anchor Summer Beer is a lighter brew that doesn’t sacrifice tradition or character.

Anchor Summer Beer is available nationwide through August on draught, 12 oz., six-packs, and 22 oz. bottles as well as on tap in the Anchor Brewing Taproom in San Francisco. Learn more about this unique seasonal beer by watching the following video: Anchor Summer Beer Video. Learn more about Anchor Brewing at www.anchorbrewing.com.

About Anchor Brewing Company
Anchor Brewing Company’s roots date back to the California Gold Rush making it one of America’s oldest breweries. Its Anchor Steam® Beer is San Francisco’s original since 1896. In 1965, Fritz Maytag acquired and revived the struggling brewery at a time when mass production of beer dominated and seemed unstoppable. Maytag started a revolution in beer that originated today’s craft beer movement. An undisputed icon, Anchor is America’s first craft brewery where beers are handmade in our traditional copper brewhouse from an all-malt mash. At Anchor, we practice the time-honored art of classical brewing, employing state-of-the-art methods to ensure that our beers are always pure and fresh. We know of no brewery in the world that matches our efforts to combine traditional, natural brewing with such carefully applied, modern methods of sanitation, finishing, packaging and transporting. See what we are brewing today at www.anchorbrewing.com.