Anchor Brewing Blog

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

February 20, 2019

Ask Bob Brewer: Yeast for Stouts and Porters

Thanks Again (via Facebook): What’s your favorite yeast strain for stouts and porters? Bob: We make a Porter on a regular basis and have brewed a stout recently. Both were fermented with our ale yeast that is also used for every other ale we make.

Sumerian Beer Project

Originally written in ____, Anchor historian Dave Burkhart recounts the details of a unique project to re-create an ancient method of brewing. The historical roots of beer brewing are entwined with those of early bread baking; this is well known to every serious brewer. In 1988, we at the Anchor Brewing Company conceived the idea… read entire article

Cooking with Craft Beer: Anchor Mango Peach Galette

Anchor Mango Peach Galette Yield: 1 Galette, 8 Servings   Filling: 1 large mango, peeled and sliced thin 1 cup peach, sliced thin 1 cup strawberry, sliced thin 2 cups (16 oz.) Anchor’s Mango Wheat 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract dash of salt   Crust: 1 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour ½… read entire article

Crowning Achievements: Anchor Brewing Milestones

You might have noticed a date and a corresponding description underneath the crown of your last bottle of Anchor Steam Beer. Since 2015, in commemoration of 50 years since Fritz Maytag bought Anchor Brewing, igniting the American Craft Beer Revolution, Anchor Steam bottles include fun facts about Anchor’s rich history on the underside of each cap.  … read entire article

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January 30, 2019

Celebrate Anchor Steam this #FlagshipFebruary

Beer fads come and go, but some brews are eternal. That’s why we’re proud to partake in the first ever Flagship February, a month-long celebration of classic brands that never seem to go out of style. Our own flagship brew, Anchor Steam, has been a favorite in San Francisco and beyond since 1896. If that’s not… read entire article

Anchor Brewing Dating System

Decoding Anchor: Finding the Packaging Date on Your Beer

Over the years, we’ve had a few iterations on our packaging dates. As of December 4, 2018, Anchor fans can now decipher the freshness of their brew with more ease than ever. Because we want our customers to enjoy our beer at its freshest, we changed our packaging date coding system away from our traditional coding to a more easily readable… read entire article

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January 16, 2019

Anchor Brewing’s San Francisco Beer Week 2019 Events

It’s that time of year again: San Francisco Beer Week is the stuff of hop head dreams and we’re thrilled to offer up a number of awesome events jampacked with exclusive brews, pairings, and more! We’re hosting events both here at the brewery and Anchor Public Taps, as well as across the city. Check out our list and… read entire article

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November 13, 2018

2018 Awards Roundup

This year, Anchor was honored by several associations recognizing both our past and present. From our historic home to our fresh new brews, we’re feeling very humbled by the amount of love still being shown to us at the ripe age of 122. Here are a few of our favorite highlights. Art Deco Society of California’s… read entire article

Anchor Christmas Ale 2018
November 1, 2018

The Wait is Over… Our 44th Annual Christmas Ale is Here!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, Anchor fans! We’re pleased to introduce our 2018 Christmas Ale, a subtly spiced and sumptuously smooth winter warmer. This year’s brew marks the 44th annual release of this beloved holiday tradition. Back in 1975, Anchor released the first holiday beer in America since Prohibition.  Year after year,… read entire article

Photo courtesy of Home Brew Chef.
October 30, 2018

Baking with Beer: Old Foghorn Pumpkin Pie

When it comes to the holidays, no table is complete without a fresh pumpkin pie. Add a little Old Foghorn and bourbon to the mix, and you’ve got a perfect pie that is sure to disappear in minutes. “Mixing crème fraîche with an English-style Barleywine that has notes of caramel and hops adds a touch of sweet… read entire article

San Franpsycho IPA
April 9, 2018

Introducing San Franpsycho® IPA—A Juicy Collaboration Brew that Celebrates the City and Culture of San Francisco

We’re so excited to finally let you in on a juicy secret of ours! Today marks the official debut of San Franpsycho® IPA, a Juicy IPA created with long-time collaborators San Franpsycho®, a community-based clothing and lifestyle brand. A delicious, balanced and easy-drinking beer that finishes with floral hops and big, juicy notes of peaches and… read entire article

Beef and Bacon Anchor Steam Chili
April 5, 2018

Cooking with Beer: Smoky Beef-and-Bacon Chili

What could possibly be better than beer and bacon? Our friends at Sunset recently came up with this recipe for hearty Beef-and-Bacon Chili featuring our own Anchor Steam Beer and we couldn’t resist sharing. Not only is this crowd-pleaser incredibly easy to make, but it tastes even better the next day! Smoky Beef-and-Bacon Chili Yield: 6 servings… read entire article

brews and baseball
March 26, 2018

Anchor Brewing Teams Up with San Francisco Giants to Present Two Fan Favorites for Baseball Season

Nothing goes together quite like brews and baseball and we’re thrilled to announce the re-release of two fan-favorites just in time for the 2018 Major League Baseball season. Once again, we’re partnering up with the San Francisco Giants to share our limited-edition collaboration brew, Los Gigantes, a crisp, clean, crushable Mexican style lager that’s perfect… read entire article

Strength in Numbers
January 25, 2018

Raise Your Anchor, Dub Nation!

There is, indeed, “strength in numbers”. That’s why we’re proud to announce that our golden lager has once again partnered up with the Golden State!  For the second year in a row, we’re offering up six-packs of Anchor California Lager in exclusive limited-edition Warriors packaging to help cheer our Dubs to victory! Anchor Brewing and… read entire article

Anchor Steam Orange Marmalade Cake
January 23, 2018

Baking with Beer: Anchor Steam Orange Marmalade Cake

We love baking with brews, so we were thrilled to see this delicious recipe for Anchor Steam Orange Marmalade Cake by our friends at Beer Advocate pop up! Not only is this seasonless treat bursting with flavor, but it makes a pretty excellent celebratory dessert for the beer lover in your life! Anchor Steam Orange… read entire article

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