In the spring of 2014, our friends of Chris Robinson Brotherhood released their album “Phosphorescent Harvest” and kicked off their U.S. tour in the SF Bay Area. To celebrate, we tapped the first keg of our Brotherhood Steam Beer, a Golden State Collaboration of handcrafted California tunes and handcrafted California brews.
Inspired by the brewing tradition of our flagship, Anchor Steam® Beer, Brotherhood Steam Beer is brewed with its own unique recipe. A distinct malt bill gives the beer its copper color, and dry-hopping with Citra and Nelson Sauvin hops adds aromatic hints of citrus and mint. The result is a smooth, full-bodied malt flavor with a lingering, fresh hop finish.
A long-standing English brewery tradition is to designate their beers, “Ordinary”, “Best or Special”, and “Extra Special Bitter” (ESB) to note beers of increasing strength.
In the spirit of that tradition, we like to think of Brotherhood Steam Beer as an Extra Special Lager (ESL), aka “The Gig Beer” – an easy drinking brew from the first set to encore. In December 2014, we announced the release of Brotherhood Steam Beer in six-pack cans with artwork by San Francisco-based artist Alan Forbes.
Use our Beer Finder to search for Brotherhood Steam Beer in cans and on draught at a retailer or fine establishment near you.
Brotherhood Steam Beer will also be available on draught at select Chris Robinson Brotherhood shows. Raise Your Anchor to great nights of songcraft and brewcraft with a pint of Brotherhood Steam Beer at a CRB show near you!
Upcoming CRB Shows
February 2 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theater Tickets
February 3 – Crested Butte – Center for the Arts Tickets
February 4 – Crested Butte – Center for the Arts Tickets
February 7 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room Tickets
February 8 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room Tickets
February 10 – Telluride, CO – Sheridan Opera House Tickets
February 11 – Telluride, CO – Sheridan Opera House Tickets
February 15 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom Tickets