Mysteries of Steam

Video: Mysteries of Steam

With roots in San Francisco dating back to the days of the California Gold Rush, the origin of the name "Steam Beer" remains shrouded in mystery. The name likely relates to a brewing practice of the time, when beer was fermented on rooftops in San Francisco’s cool, foggy night air, creating steam off the warm open pans.

Uncover the mysteries of Anchor Brewing's flagship brand - San Francisco’s original Anchor Steam® Beer - as told by Anchor Brewing employees.