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Monthly Archives: February 2012

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February 10, 2012

Zymaster™ Series No. 1: California Lager – Part I

Boca Brewing Company first brewed a lager in the winter of 1875-76.  Photo courtesy of the Verdi History Center, Verdi, Nevada. Anchor Steam® Beer’s roots date back to the sundry and mysterious adaptations and improvisations of brewers to the primitive conditions they faced during the California gold rush, long before icehouses and modern refrigeration made… read entire article

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February 2, 2012

Brekle’s Brown: A Brief History of Brown Ale

Anchor Brewing’s Brekle’s Brown was first brewed in December 2010, but its name can be traced to Anchor’s pioneering brewer, Gottlieb Brekle, 140 years ago. The brewcraft lineage of Brekle’s Brown extends back for centuries. For fans of Brekle’s, and of brown ales in general, here are a few words about how we got here.… read entire article

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