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April 19, 2017

Anchor Beer Cocktail: Porter Pop

Anchor Beer Cocktail: Porter Pop Our friends at Anchor Distilling let us know that April 19th is National Amaretto Day. (Who knew?!) Naturally, we used it as an excuse to collaborate. Together we created a delicious beer cocktail called Porter Pop, featuring our beer and spirits from Anchor Distilling’s impressive portfolio. Amaretto, which means “little bitter” in… read entire article

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March 23, 2017

Beer Cocktails for Springtime

The seasons are changing as the days get longer and warmer. Your down jacket gets moved to the back of the closet, the barbecue gets wheeled out, and the springtime festivities begin! While there’s nothing like cracking open a cold Anchor on a warm day, we thought we’d take that one step further and teamed up… read entire article

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March 14, 2017

Anchor Brewing Debuts Limited California Lager Golden State Warriors Packaging

We’re excited to announce the limited release of our Anchor California Lager Golden State Warriors packaging.  A flavorful, easy-drinking golden lager for the Golden State, Anchor California Lager is the perfect brew for gametime or anytime. The Warriors, whose final season in Philadelphia is best remembered for Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game, moved west at the… read entire article

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February 1, 2017

Under the Crown: Anchor in Pop Culture

Anchor historian Dave Burkhart brings us interesting tales of Anchor’s past, guided by the factoids printed on the underside of Anchor Steam Beer crowns Under every Anchor Steam® Beer crown (we brewers call bottle caps crowns) is a little piece of Anchor lore. Each represents anywhere from ounces to tons of research, and there are… read entire article

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January 26, 2017

SF Beer Week with Anchor Brewing

It’s time for one of our favorite weeks of the year… SF Beer Week! The festivities get started Friday, February 10 with the Opening Gala at Pier 48 in San Francisco, followed by nine days of beer dinners, tap takeovers, pairings, and other fun events showcasing craft beer from the Bay Area and throughout California. We hope… read entire article

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January 23, 2017

Liberty Ale vs. Liberty IPA: What’s the Difference?

When Liberty Ale was released in 1975 it changed the world of craft beer. Brewed to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Paul Revere’s midnight ride, Liberty Ale was the first American IPA brewed after prohibition. This revolutionary forerunner of the modern IPA introduced America to the Cascade hop and the nearly lost art of dry-hopping, a… read entire article

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January 10, 2017

Introducing Liberty IPA, a Modern Twist on a Craft Classic

We’re excited to announce the release of Liberty IPA™, a bold and modern twist on an original craft classic, Liberty Ale®.  Like its predecessor, Liberty IPA (6.3% ABV) is made with two-row pale malt and Cascade hops.  It is the combination of Cascade with new hop varieties—Nelson Sauvin and El Dorado—that creates the mouthwateringly complex… read entire article

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December 24, 2016

Cooking with Craft Beer: Christmas Ale Egg Nog

Holiday spirit is in the air, there’s no denying it.  Here at Anchor, the holidays are greatly anticipated, as they mark the annual release of our ever-changing Anchor Christmas Ale. To many of us, the holidays also bring special recipes- but why stop with the food when drinks can be incorporated too? We’re excited to share with you… read entire article

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December 13, 2016

Holiday Beer Cocktails from Anchor Brewing & Distilling

The holidays are in full swing and we’re celebrating with festive beer cocktails, featuring our 2016 Christmas Ale and Junípero Gin from Anchor Distilling! Our Anchor Christmas Ale is a highly anticipated seasonal delight with this year marking the 42nd annual release of this celebrated Anchor tradition. The ale’s recipe is different every year—as is the tree… read entire article

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December 9, 2016

Under The Crown: A Brewery is Saved

Anchor Historian Dave Burkhart brings us interesting tales of Anchor’s past, guided by the factoids printed on the underside of Anchor Steam Beer crowns.  Under every Anchor Steam Beer crown (we brewers call bottle caps crowns) is a little piece of Anchor lore. Each represents anywhere from ounces to tons of research, and there are over 200 different… read entire article

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November 10, 2016

Under the Crown: A Brewery is Born

Anchor Historian Dave Burkhart brings us interesting tales of Anchor’s past, guided by the factoids printed on the underside of Anchor Steam Beer crowns.  Under every Anchor Steam Beer crown (we brewers call bottle caps crowns) is a little piece of Anchor lore. Each represents anywhere from ounces to tons of research, and there are over 200… read entire article

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November 3, 2016

Stewards of Steam: Maintaining & Innovating Our Craft

For over a month, we’ve posted a weekly blog series- Stewards of Steam – showcasing our craft and our people. We’ve focused on our dedication to making handcrafted beer in San Francisco and what it takes to continue to do that. We’ve talked about how Anchor maintains its role as a pioneer in American craft… read entire article

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November 1, 2016

Introducing Anchor’s 42nd Annual Christmas Ale

We are excited to announce the release of our 2016 Anchor Christmas Ale. A deliciously smooth winter warmer with notes of seasonal spices and a malty backbone, this year’s brew marks the 42nd annual release of this Anchor tradition. Sold only from early November to mid-January, the Christmas Ale recipe is different every year, as is… read entire article

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October 26, 2016

Stewards of Steam: Designing, Packaging & Sharing our Craft

Welcome to the next installment of our weekly Stewards of Steam blog series, where we share about our craft and our people. Anchor Brewing is dedicated to continuing to make handcrafted beer in San Francisco. The Stewards of Steam are the people who work at Anchor and make this mission possible. We are proud to remain… read entire article

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October 19, 2016

Stewards of Steam: Coordinating Quality

Welcome to our latest installment of Stewards of Steam; a blog series that showcases our craft and our people. The Anchor team—or the Stewards of Steam as we like to refer to ourselves—keep alive our tradition of making handcrafted beer in the city of San Francisco. We are dedicated to maintaining our time-honored brewing methods… read entire article

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October 13, 2016

Stewards of Steam: Pioneering Our Craft

If you’ve been following our Stewards of Steam weekly blog series, you’ve noticed by now that Anchor Brewing is dedicated to continuing to make handcrafted beer in San Francisco and to remain a pioneer in American Craft Beer. The Stewards of Steam are the people who work at Anchor and make this possible. We are… read entire article

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October 10, 2016

Anchor Brewery Tours – An Insider’s View

The Anchor Brewing tour is a fun, educational, and beer-filled experience enjoyed by San Francisco locals and tourists alike. The tours include a visit to the brewhouse, the fermentation rooms, the conditioning cellars, and the bottling shop with explanations of the various steps in the brewing process. And, for everyone’s favorite part, the tours conclude with an extensive… read entire article

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