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Monthly Archives: May 2012

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May 30, 2012

The Key to Summer Beer

Anchor historian Dave Burkhart explores Anchor’s first brew and bottling of Anchor Summer® Wheat, with a little help from former Anchor brewmaster Fritz Maytag. We first brewed Anchor Wheat Beer—now known as Anchor Summer® Wheat—in 1984, in celebration of the fifth anniversary of the first brew in our Mariposa Street brewery. This is our sixth… read entire article

May 29, 2012

Ask Bob Brewer: Adding Body to Beer

Blake: What’s your opinion of using Maltodextrin vs. Carapils to add body in a beer? Bob: For those of you who aren’t in the brewing industry or aren’t homebrewers, I have to first explain what we are talking about here. Maltodextrin is a commercially produced substance, manufactured in a powder form, that is added to… read entire article

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May 9, 2012

Anchor Terminology: Hot Wort Tank

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 “hot wort tank”? This brewing term is exactly what it sounds like, a tank that holds hot wort. After the strike and hop separation, the hot… read entire article

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May 3, 2012

American Wheat Beers: Heritage and History

When Anchor Brewing Company first brewed a wheat beer in 1984, it was the first time that a wheat beer had been produced in America since Prohibition. Before Prohibition, during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, several styles of wheat beer were being produced by the largely immigrant German brewing industry that flourished during… read entire article

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