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September 22, 2016

Cooking with Craft Beer: Anchor Steam Ice Cream

  By now you may have noticed the mutual infatuation Anchor Brewing and Humphry Slocombe have for one another, two San Francisco companies working to delight the taste buds with suds and sweets. Anchor Steam Beer is America’s first craft beer and San Francisco’s original since 1896. Humphry Slocombe’s “ice cream for adults” pushes the boundaries of… read entire article

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September 14, 2016

Anchor Steam vs. Anchor Dry-Hopped Steam: What’s the Difference?

California Commons are a uniquely American style of beer; created by fermenting lager yeast at warmer ale temperatures. This creates a hybrid between the two beer styles, though lager yeast is always used. Anchor Steam® Beer is the original California Common made in San Francisco since 1896. To give this classic beer a radically traditional twist,… read entire article

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September 7, 2016

Anchor California Lager Grant Helps El Capitán State Beach

Throughout September, we’re highlighting our partnership with the California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) and encouraging Anchor fans to take advantage of a special rate to become a member. Anchor Brewing is dedicated to its role as a steward for environmental conservation, preserving California’s natural heritage and outdoor lifestyle for generations to come. Anchor has supported the foundation… read entire article

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September 1, 2016

Proper Glassware: Does The Beer Glass Really Matter?

There is a whole lot of talk about which glass is appropriate for serving a given style of beer and why it’s important to do so. In days of yore, drinking vessels were whatever was in reach and held liquid. These were variously tankards, flagons, pots, jacks, clay mugs, goblets, and horns just to mention… read entire article

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August 31, 2016

Cooking with Craft Beer: Flying Cloud SF Stout Ice Cream

If you’ve attended an event at the Anchor Brewery over the past few years, chances are you’ve tried one of the delicious flavors of beer ice cream created by San Francisco’s own Humphry Slocombe. From Anchor Steam Cream to a tasty scoop made with Go West! IPA, Humphry Slocombe’s “ice cream for adults” pushes the boundaries… read entire article

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August 29, 2016

California State Park Grant: Jack London State Historic Park

From now through the end of September, we are highlighting our partnership with the California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) and encouraging fans of Anchor to chip in and become a member. Anchor Brewing is dedicated to its role as a steward for environmental conservation, preserving California’s natural heritage and outdoor lifestyle for generations to come. As… read entire article

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August 26, 2016

Anchor Teams with the Giants on Orange Splash Lager

Fans of craft beer and baseball can celebrate – Orange Splash Lager™, the limited edition collaboration between Anchor Brewing Company and the San Francisco Giants, is now available in cans. First released in the fall of 2015 exclusively on draught, Orange Splash Lager is the first ever Major League Baseball and craft beer collaboration. It’s… read entire article

August 24, 2016

Join Anchor Brewing in Supporting the California State Parks Foundation

Anchor Brewing has extended its partnership with the California State Parks Foundation, and we hope you’ll join us in our efforts to preserve and protect state parks. Through September, Anchor fans can become CPSF members at a special rate (just $20), and get a FREE CA State Parks hikers’ guide. Sign up by visiting calparks.org/anchor. “Enjoying our state’s natural beauty is a… read entire article

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August 12, 2016

The Anchor California Lager & California State Parks Grant: Citizens For East Shore Parks

Anchor Brewing is proud to partner with the California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) to support efforts to conserve and enrich California’s natural beauty and history. In 2013, Anchor Brewing formed the Anchor California Lager Grant, to be awarded annually by the CSPF as a part of their Discretionary Grants Program to benefit state parks. A portion of the proceeds from Anchor… read entire article

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August 4, 2016

Drink Steam Week 2016 | August 14 – 21

Anchor Brewing Company will once again celebrate America’s first craft beer, Anchor Steam® Beer, with the return of Drink Steam Week August 14-21, 2016. In 2015, the Mayor of San Francisco proclaimed the third week of August to be Drink Steam Week, celebrating Anchor’s contribution to craft beer in America and continued commitment to brewing… read entire article

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July 28, 2016

Anchor Brewing & California State Parks: A Natural Partnership

Anchor Brewing Company is proud to celebrate California’s rich cultural and natural history while supporting the preservation of the Golden State’s unique heritage. Actively embracing California’s brewing traditions, Anchor California Lager® is our re-creation of a historic beer: the first genuine lager brewed in California. The label features a California Grizzly Bear, an icon for our state, as well as for… read entire article

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July 9, 2016

Cooking with Craft Beer: Liberty Ale Cold Wild Rice

Summertime and picnics are a perfect pairing, especially when craft beer is on the menu. When the beer is one of the ingredients, you’ve got a recipe for a tasty summer treat. We’ve teamed up with Chef Kenneth Hernandez again this summer to create some fun recipes for guests to enjoy with their picnics at San Francisco’s… read entire article

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July 7, 2016

From the Barrel: Anchor Brandy Barrel-Aged Stout Release

Sit back and let us tell you a story. A story of a rich, dark stout that found its way into brandy barrels, and eventually into our signature 1.5 L Magnum bottles. The story of this unique brew is really two stories: the story of the barrels and the story of the stout. The Barrels The story… read entire article

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July 5, 2016

Christmas in July with Anchor Brewing

We might be months from hearing sleigh bells ring, but with the first brew of this year’s Anchor Christmas Ale already in the books, we’re in the mood to celebrate. We’re celebrating “Christmas in July” at the brewery all month long with a special Christmas in July Bucket, filled with bottles of Anchor Christmas Ales… read entire article

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June 24, 2016

Raise Your Anchor to Summer Sounds at San Francisco’s Stern Grove Festival

  The Stern Grove Festival kicked off its 79th season June 19 at beautiful Sigmund Stern Grove in San Francisco. Janelle Monáe’s soulful style was the first of this year’s stellar lineup of performers on tap for the summer, with names like George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Hieroglyphics, and the San Francisco Symphony yet to come. And what better a… read entire article

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June 10, 2016

Happy Hour Tour & Tasting at Anchor Brewing

Who doesn’t love a great happy hour? We certainly do, and we’re proud to announce a new Happy Hour Tour & Tasting experience at our San Francisco brewery, offered Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 4:30 pm ($25 per person). Happy Hour at Anchor is a bit different than your neighborhood pub. First, you’ll learn about the rich history of Anchor… read entire article

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