Anchor Brewing Blog

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

Anchor Christmas Ale 2019

Introducing the 45th Annual Anchor Christmas Ale

  We’re so excited to finally announce the release of our 2019 Christmas Ale, a highly anticipated, limited-edition delight.  Now in its 45th annual rendition, the 2019 Anchor Christmas Ale presents a smooth and velvety spiced flavor profile this holiday season.  Brewed using a new, secret recipe each year, Anchor Christmas Ale has become the… read entire article

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Book the Brewery for Your Next Event

Trying to think outside of the banquet hall for your next private event? Look no further than our brewhouse and tasting room! Our historic brewery offers a unique rental space for holiday parties, corporate gatherings, anniversaries, engagement parties, team outings, and, yes, even weddings. Situated in sunny Potrero Hill, our 1937 building is an architectural gem… read entire article

Brewers Pale Ale Galaxy Hop Blend

Introducing Brewers’ Pale Ale Galaxy Hop Blend

Brewers’ Pale Ale is our evolving hop series brewed by brewers, for brewers.  We’re proud to release the third rendition of Brewers’ Pale Ale with the highly sought-after Galaxy hop: introducing Brewers’ Pale Ale Galaxy Hop Blend, an exceptionally bright and quaffable beer brimming with tropical hop flavor! Grown only in a specific region of Australia,… read entire article

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Drink Anchor Steam and Support Local Pride

Anchor Brewing Company has been brewing beer in San Francisco since 1896. While the city has changed immensely over more than 122 years, Anchor Steam has remained a mainstay brew for the community. This year, we have an opportunity to support an important part of the San Francisco community by donating to the SF LGBT… read entire article

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Introducing a Limited-Edition Anchor Steam® Artist Label for Summer

In collaboration with award-winning local artist Paul Madonna, Anchor Steam is now clad in a special limited-edition label throughout the entire summer that pays homage to the city’s artistic heritage. The Anchor Steam® Artist Label is an upward view of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge beneath overcast skies — the quintessential summer climate that San… read entire article

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Introducing San Franpsycho® IPA 12oz Cans!

We’re thrilled to announce our limited-edition collaboration brew, San Franpsycho® IPA, is back and in cans for the first time. Just in time for summer, this juicy IPA is more ready than ever for sunny hikes, days at the beach, or cheers around the campfire. Overflowing with stone fruit aromatics and strong floral hops, San Franpsycho® IPA is… 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

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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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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

Anchor Baykeeper IPA

Introducing Baykeeper IPA – A Collaboration IPA Brewed for Fierce Champions of the San Francisco Bay

San Francisco born and raised, Anchor is lucky to be surrounded by the San Francisco Bay, one of the world’s most impressive waterways and one of California’s most important ecosystems. That’s why we partnered with local nonprofit Baykeeper to create Baykeeper IPA, a bright and delicious IPA brew. Baykeeper, who has defended the Bay from… read entire article

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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

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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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

brewers pale ale citra

Introducing Brewers’ Pale Ale Citra—the Second Release in our Evolving Hop Series

Brewers’ Pale Ale Citra Hop Blend, a crisp and quaffable American Pale Ale packed with citrusy hop flavor, is officially on shelves now! Brewers’ Pale Ale is an evolving hop series brewed by brewers, for brewers. And now, Anchor is proud to share this second rendition with our beloved beer community. The Citra Hop Blend of… read entire article

Fog Breaker IPA

Introducing Fog Breaker IPA—A Bright, Refreshing and (mostly) Haze-Free San Francisco IPA

We are so excited to finally announce the release of Fog Breaker IPA, a San Francisco IPA bursting with fresh pine and juicy tropical hops. Inspired by the brewery’s fog-busting location in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood, Fog Breaker IPA bottles up this sunshiny brightness with handfuls of hops. Fog Breaker IPA, with its distinctly… read entire article

Anchor Steam Cans

A New Spin on a Classic: Introducing Anchor Steam Beer in 19.2oz Cans!

Arriving just in time for summer adventures, Anchor Steam Beer is finally available in cans for the first time! This 19.2oz offering gives beer fans even more opportunities to enjoy Anchor Steam wherever they go, be it lounging on the beach, out on a hike, or grilling with friends. Best of all, these convenient cans are… read entire article

San Franpsycho IPA

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

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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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

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