Anchor Brewing Blog

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

Monthly Archives: March 2012

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Ask Bob Brewer: Food Pairings for Brown Ale

Remco: What kind of food or flavors go best with Brekle’s Brown? Bob: When pairing food and beer, the standard thinking is to either match intensities, complement one another, or offer an interesting contrast. IPA with sharp cheese, porter with robust meats or BBQ, wheat beer or pilsner with lighter fare – these are examples… read entire article

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The Early Days on Telegraph Hill

Visitors to Coit Tower—if fortunate enough to visit on a clear day—will appreciate Telegraph Hill’s spectacular view of modern-day San Francisco. It is one that San Francisco’s early settlers not only appreciated but grew dependent upon, thanks to the small windmill-like structure that once sat atop Telegraph Hill. According to San Francisco pioneer and painter… read entire article

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St. Nicholas: Patron Saint of Brewers

Anchor historian Dave Burkhart looks beyond the sinners to the saints associated with brewing. Oh, when the saints go mashing in Oh, when the saints go mashing in Lord, how I want to be in that brewhouse When the saints go mashing in! For visitors to Anchor Brewing, the most obvious occupants of its brewhouse… read entire article

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Anchor Terminology: The Strike

Bob Brewer, Anchor’s resident expert on beer & brewing, takes a behind-the-scenes look at the craft brewing process and the terminology used in the Anchor brewhouse. The Strike The strike refers to the emptying of the brew kettle after the boil is finished. At Anchor, the strike also involves the removal of the spent hops… read entire article

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It’s All About Bock

There’s a lot of lore surrounding bock beer. What is it? What’s up with the goat? How did it get its name? Is it really made from the residue at the bottom of the tank? The beer we now know as bock originated in the Northern German city of Einbeck, probably as far back as… read entire article

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Ask Bob Brewer: What Should You Do with a Bad Batch of Homebrew?

I recently made a batch of homebrew that turned out really bad. It has been sitting around for a while. What can I do with it besides throwing it out? – Dennis – Las Vegas, NV Bob: Dennis, every, and I mean every, homebrewer has had a similar experience, even if they haven’t admitted it.… read entire article

Ask Bob Brewer: What’s The Best Temperature To Serve Beer?

What temperature is Anchor Steam best served at? – Jim Bob: Jim, whatever temperature you find most pleasing is the right temperature for you. There are several schools of thought on the subject, but you should choose for yourself. Taste is subjective. No two persons experience taste exactly the same. There are those who would… read entire article

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