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Monthly Archives: April 2012

April 29, 2012

Ask Bob Brewer: How Long Does Beer Last?

  Dan: I was told that beer over 90 days old should be destroyed and yet I see all these imports and boutique beers on the shelves much longer.  What’s up with that? Bob: What’s up with that? While most beers are best enjoyed fresh, there is no time-lapse poison pill in the bottle that… read entire article

Ask Bob Brewer: How Long Does Beer Last?

Dan: I was told that beer over 90 days old should be destroyed and yet I see all these imports and boutique beers on the shelves much longer.  What’s up with that? Bob: What’s up with that? While most beers are best enjoyed fresh, there is no time-lapse poison pill in the bottle that spoils… read entire article

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April 26, 2012

Ask Bob Brewer: Has Anchor Steam changed?

Chris: First of all, I am a big fan of not only Anchor craft beers, but the philosophy and care behind the brewing process. I have toured the brewery a few times and was blown away by the small size and also that the beers are still essentially made by hand, not a machine. Keep… read entire article

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April 19, 2012

The Ballad of Steam Beer

Anchor historian Dave Burkhart tells the story of balladist Billy Barnes and his paean to San Francisco’s favorite libation. “The old days might not have been better,” penned Herb Caen in One Man’s San Francisco, “but they were certainly different in the nicest possible way.” The intrepid columnist was referring to “a piece of doggerel… read entire article

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April 10, 2012

Brews & Baseball: Building Anchor Plaza at AT&T Park

Fans of Brews & Baseball have something new to look forward to this spring, summer, and fall in San Francisco. You may have already heard about Anchor Plaza at AT&T Park, an outdoor taproom that offers a selection of hand-crafted beers from Anchor Brewing, spirits from Anchor Distilling, and a delicious variety of food options… read entire article

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April 4, 2012

Anchor Terminology: Coolship

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. What is a “coolship”? This brewing term refers to a very large, shallow vat that was originally used to facilitate the cooling of hot wort in the days before… read entire article

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