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Introducing San Franpsycho® IPA 12oz Cans!

We’re thrilled to announce our limited-edition collaboration brew, San Franpsycho® IPA, is back and in cans for the first time. Just in time for summer, this juicy IPA is more ready than ever for sunny hikes, days at the beach, or cheers around the campfire. Overflowing with stone fruit aromatics and strong floral hops, San Franpsycho® IPA is… read entire article

Cooking with Craft Beer: Anchor Mango Peach Galette

Anchor Mango Peach Galette Yield: 1 Galette, 8 Servings   Filling: 1 large mango, peeled and sliced thin 1 cup peach, sliced thin 1 cup strawberry, sliced thin 2 cups (16 oz.) Anchor’s Mango Wheat 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract dash of salt   Crust: 1 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour ½… read entire article

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Celebrate Anchor Steam this #FlagshipFebruary

Beer fads come and go, but some brews are eternal. That’s why we’re proud to partake in the first ever Flagship February, a month-long celebration of classic brands that never seem to go out of style. Our own flagship brew, Anchor Steam, has been a favorite in San Francisco and beyond since 1896. If that’s not… read entire article

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Decoding Anchor: Finding the Packaging Date on Your Beer

Over the years, we’ve had a few iterations on our packaging dates. As of December 4, 2018, Anchor fans can now decipher the freshness of their brew with more ease than ever. Because we want our customers to enjoy our beer at its freshest, we changed our packaging date coding system away from our traditional coding to a more easily readable… read entire article

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Anchor Brewing’s San Francisco Beer Week 2019 Events

It’s that time of year again: San Francisco Beer Week is the stuff of hop head dreams and we’re thrilled to offer up a number of awesome events jampacked with exclusive brews, pairings, and more! We’re hosting events both here at the brewery and Anchor Public Taps, as well as across the city. Check out our list and… read entire article

Anchor Baykeeper IPA

Introducing Baykeeper IPA – A Collaboration IPA Brewed for Fierce Champions of the San Francisco Bay

San Francisco born and raised, Anchor is lucky to be surrounded by the San Francisco Bay, one of the world’s most impressive waterways and one of California’s most important ecosystems. That’s why we partnered with local nonprofit Baykeeper to create Baykeeper IPA, a bright and delicious IPA brew. Baykeeper, who has defended the Bay from… read entire article

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2018 Awards Roundup

This year, Anchor was honored by several associations recognizing both our past and present. From our historic home to our fresh new brews, we’re feeling very humbled by the amount of love still being shown to us at the ripe age of 122. Here are a few of our favorite highlights. Art Deco Society of California’s… read entire article

Anchor Christmas Ale 2018

The Wait is Over… Our 44th Annual Christmas Ale is Here!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, Anchor fans! We’re pleased to introduce our 2018 Christmas Ale, a subtly spiced and sumptuously smooth winter warmer. This year’s brew marks the 44th annual release of this beloved holiday tradition. Back in 1975, Anchor released the first holiday beer in America since Prohibition.  Year after year,… read entire article

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Baking with Beer: Old Foghorn Pumpkin Pie

When it comes to the holidays, no table is complete without a fresh pumpkin pie. Add a little Old Foghorn and bourbon to the mix, and you’ve got a perfect pie that is sure to disappear in minutes. “Mixing crème fraîche with an English-style Barleywine that has notes of caramel and hops adds a touch of sweet… read entire article

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Introducing Brewers’ Pale Ale Citra—the Second Release in our Evolving Hop Series

Brewers’ Pale Ale Citra Hop Blend, a crisp and quaffable American Pale Ale packed with citrusy hop flavor, is officially on shelves now! Brewers’ Pale Ale is an evolving hop series brewed by brewers, for brewers. And now, Anchor is proud to share this second rendition with our beloved beer community. The Citra Hop Blend of… read entire article

Fog Breaker IPA

Introducing Fog Breaker IPA—A Bright, Refreshing and (mostly) Haze-Free San Francisco IPA

We are so excited to finally announce the release of Fog Breaker IPA, a San Francisco IPA bursting with fresh pine and juicy tropical hops. Inspired by the brewery’s fog-busting location in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood, Fog Breaker IPA bottles up this sunshiny brightness with handfuls of hops. Fog Breaker IPA, with its distinctly… read entire article

Anchor Steam Cans

A New Spin on a Classic: Introducing Anchor Steam Beer in 19.2oz Cans!

Arriving just in time for summer adventures, Anchor Steam Beer is finally available in cans for the first time! This 19.2oz offering gives beer fans even more opportunities to enjoy Anchor Steam wherever they go, be it lounging on the beach, out on a hike, or grilling with friends. Best of all, these convenient cans are… read entire article

San Franpsycho IPA

Introducing San Franpsycho® IPA—A Juicy Collaboration Brew that Celebrates the City and Culture of San Francisco

We’re so excited to finally let you in on a juicy secret of ours! Today marks the official debut of San Franpsycho® IPA, a Juicy IPA created with long-time collaborators San Franpsycho®, a community-based clothing and lifestyle brand. A delicious, balanced and easy-drinking beer that finishes with floral hops and big, juicy notes of peaches and… read entire article

Beef and Bacon Anchor Steam Chili

Cooking with Beer: Smoky Beef-and-Bacon Chili

What could possibly be better than beer and bacon? Our friends at Sunset recently came up with this recipe for hearty Beef-and-Bacon Chili featuring our own Anchor Steam Beer and we couldn’t resist sharing. Not only is this crowd-pleaser incredibly easy to make, but it tastes even better the next day! Smoky Beef-and-Bacon Chili Yield: 6 servings… read entire article

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Anchor Brewing Teams Up with San Francisco Giants to Present Two Fan Favorites for Baseball Season

Nothing goes together quite like brews and baseball and we’re thrilled to announce the re-release of two fan-favorites just in time for the 2018 Major League Baseball season. Once again, we’re partnering up with the San Francisco Giants to share our limited-edition collaboration brew, Los Gigantes, a crisp, clean, crushable Mexican style lager that’s perfect… read entire article

Strength in Numbers

Raise Your Anchor, Dub Nation!

There is, indeed, “strength in numbers”. That’s why we’re proud to announce that our golden lager has once again partnered up with the Golden State!  For the second year in a row, we’re offering up six-packs of Anchor California Lager in exclusive limited-edition Warriors packaging to help cheer our Dubs to victory! Anchor Brewing and… read entire article

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Baking with Beer: Anchor Steam Orange Marmalade Cake

We love baking with brews, so we were thrilled to see this delicious recipe for Anchor Steam Orange Marmalade Cake by our friends at Beer Advocate pop up! Not only is this seasonless treat bursting with flavor, but it makes a pretty excellent celebratory dessert for the beer lover in your life! Anchor Steam Orange… read entire article

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Anchor Brewing’s San Francisco Beer Week 2018 Events

Looking for 2019’s events? Click here for the list! It’s that time of year again: San Francisco Beer Week is the stuff of hop head dreams and we’re thrilled to offer up a number of awesome events jampacked with exclusive brews, pairings, and more! We’re hosting events both here at the brewery and Anchor Public Taps, as… read entire article

Anchor Steam Mac & Cheese

Cooking with Beer: Anchor Steam Mac and Cheese

When it comes to comfort foods, it doesn’t get much better than good old fashion macaroni and cheese. Recently, Country Living shared their own twist on the cozy classic featuring our own Anchor Steam Beer. Not only is this dish perfect for cooler months, it’s a major crowd pleaser at family gatherings, as well! Anchor… read entire article

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