Anchor Brewing Blog

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

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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

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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

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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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January 17, 2018

Anchor Brewing’s San Francisco Beer Week 2018 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… read entire article

Anchor Steam Mac & Cheese
November 8, 2017

Cooking with Beer: Anchor Steam Mac and Cheese

When it comes to comfort foods, it doesn’t get much better than good old fashion macaroni and cheese. Recently, Country Living shared their own twist on the cozy classic featuring our own Anchor Steam Beer. Not only is this dish perfect for cooler months, it’s a major crowd pleaser at family gatherings, as well! Anchor… read entire article

Anchor's 2017 Christmas Ale
November 1, 2017

Introducing Anchor’s 43rd Annual Christmas Ale

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: our 2017 Christmas Ale officially hits shelves today! For our 43rd annual release of this Anchor tradition, our brewers created a smooth and creamy winter warmer with rich flavors of cacao, toffee, and roasted nuts, plus subtle hints of honey and herbal spice. In 1975 Anchor released the… read entire article

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October 10, 2017

Introducing Anchor Public Taps – A New Pilot Brewery and Bar

Before Anchor became a full-fledged commercial brewery, it was a beer and billiards saloon near Russian Hill. A lot has changed over our 121-year history, but we’re still big believers that great beer plus great friends will surely bring great times. With that in mind, we couldn’t be more excited to announce our new pilot… read entire article

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October 3, 2017

Handcrafted in San Francisco: Anchor Coffee Porter

Coffee and beer lovers, rejoice! We’re thrilled to finally unveil our newest beer, Anchor Coffee Porter: a San Francisco collaboration brew made with Four Barrel’s unique Flash-Chilled Coffee. An innovation on a craft classic, Anchor Coffee Porter is inspired by Anchor Porter, first brewed in 1972, providing a delectable twist on the first modern American… read entire article

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August 1, 2017

Drink Steam Week 2017

Anchor Brewing Company will once again celebrate Anchor Steam Beer, with the return of Drink Steam Week August 13-20, 2017. Back in 2015, the Mayor of San Francisco proclaimed the third week of August to be Drink Steam Week, celebrating Anchor’s pioneering role in the American beer industry and continued commitment to brewing in San… read entire article

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June 6, 2017

From the Barrel: Old Potrero Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged Stout

Anchor Brewing’s barrel aging program is growing, slowly but surely. You can’t rush these things, literally and figuratively. Lucky for us, the marriage between brewing and distilling has been an ongoing tradition at Anchor. Almost 30 years after Fritz Maytag bought Anchor Brewing, igniting the American craft beer revolution, Fritz founded Anchor Distilling in 1993. Anchor… read entire article

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