Anchor Brewing Blog

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

Monthly Archives: September 2012

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Ask Bob Brewer: Why do craft breweries not use twist off bottle caps?

Dylan: Why do craft breweries not use twist-off bottle caps? Bob: There are several reasons why. From a marketing perspective, twist-off caps have sort of a down market/ big brewery/ domestic lager/ light beer image associated with them in the eyes of the craft/ import consumer. Imported beers all have pry-off caps, which supports an… read entire article

Ask Bob Brewer: Why Does Canned Beer Have a Harsher CO2 Bite?

John: Why does canned beer have a harsher CO2 bite? Bob: It’s a matter of small time physics. When beer is consumed directly from the can, as opposed to being poured in a glass, most of the CO2 is taken into the mouth along with the liquid.  More CO2 = more CO2 bite. If you… read entire article

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The Last Duel in San Francisco History

Among the most arcane of Bay Area historical landmarks is the site of the Broderick-Terry duel, September 13, 1859. Designated California State Historical Landmark No. 19, two granite shafts mark the spots near Lake Merced (1100 Lake Merced Boulevard, Daly City) where two distinguished pioneer gentlemen stood in defense of their honor. Born in Washington,… read entire article

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Anchor Terminology: Dry Hopping

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 “dry hopping”? This brewing term refers to the process of adding hops to the beer while it is in the cellar tank, in addition to the hops… read entire article

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“The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.”
Say What? Says Who?

Anchor Brewing historian Dave Burkhart uncovers the truth behind one of the most famous quotes about San Francisco that Mark Twain didn’t say. Mark Twain is what Fred Shapiro, author of the Yale Book of Quotations, calls “the great American quotation magnet.” If it’s clever, witty, or ironic, it simply must have been Twain (AKA… read entire article

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