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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

July 30, 2016

Crowning Achievements: Anchor Brewing Milestones

You might have noticed a date and a corresponding description underneath the crown of your last bottle of Anchor Steam Beer. Since 2015, in commemoration of 50 years since Fritz Maytag bought Anchor Brewing, igniting the American Craft Beer Revolution, Anchor Steam bottles include fun facts about Anchor’s rich history on the underside of each cap.  … 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 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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June 2, 2016

Say Hello to Anchor Brewing Growlers

We know. We’ve heard you. “It would be really cool if you guys had growlers.” “Could you imagine if Anchor had growlers?” Well, the wait is over. Growlers filled with your favorite Anchor brews are now available in the Anchor Brewing Taproom at our Potrero Hill brewery. But wait… there’s more. We’re also offering growler… read entire article

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May 11, 2016

Ask Bob Brewer: Is Anchor Steam Vegan?

Bob Brewer answers your questions about the world of beer & brewing. @orangetreeleics (via Twitter): Heard on the grapevine Anchor Steam is vegan, is this true? Bob: Is Anchor Vegan? In a word, yes. In today’s world of dietary awareness there are a lot of words and phrases being thrown around to describe comestible products and their… read entire article

March 26, 2016

Sumerian Beer Project

Originally written in ____, Anchor historian Dave Burkhart recounts the details of a unique project to re-create an ancient method of brewing. The historical roots of beer brewing are entwined with those of early bread baking; this is well known to every serious brewer. In 1988, we at the Anchor Brewing Company conceived the idea… read entire article

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March 9, 2016

Cooking with Craft Beer: Anchor Steam Cheesy Pretzel Bites

Beer and pretzels have been a favorite pairing of beer drinkers since… well, since beer and pretzels have existed. The saltiness of a pretzel pairs particularly well with the crisp finish and rich, distinctive flavor of Anchor Steam Beer, so when we saw a photo of these cheesy pretzel bites made with Anchor Steam, fresh out of the… read entire article

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March 3, 2016

Made in San Francisco Since 1896: A Beer-iversary at Anchor Brewing

By Dave Burkhart, Anchor Historian Much of San Francisco—and Anchor Brewing—history was lost in the 1906 SF Earthquake and Fire. However, a few great resources remain, including old newspapers and city directories. When Fritz Maytag bought the Brewery in 1965, one of the first things he did was go to the San Francisco Public Library,… read entire article

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February 3, 2016

Ask Bob Brewer: Does Beer Contain Fluoride?

Colin Richard (via Facebook): Does beer contain fluoride, or is the water they use filtered beforehand? Bob: The short answer is no. This is an interesting question that I have been asked before, often by people who are concerned by such things as the GMO debate or other environmental and health issues. Fluoride is a naturally occurring compound… read entire article

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Self-Guided Brewery Tour & Tasting Experience

Thousands of sports fans are descending upon the San Francisco Bay Area this week to join the pageantry surrounding football’s Big Game on Sunday, February 7th. We’re welcoming football fans to the City by the Bay by opening our doors to the public at our Potrero Hill brewery February 1-4 for a special self-guided tour &… read entire article

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January 27, 2016

Raise Your Anchor to Football’s Big Game in San Francisco

Find out where to Raise Your Anchor in San Francisco!  Check out our special updates and unique ideas to make sure you have an Anchor brew in hand while enjoying the game on Sunday, February 7. Special Open House and Self-Guided Brewery Tours San Francisco is opening its arms to sports fans worldwide January 30th… read entire article

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January 20, 2016

SF Beer Week 2016

It’s time for one of our favorite weeks of the year… SF Beer Week! The festivities get started Friday, January 22 with the SOLD OUT Opening Gala at Pier 35 in San Francisco, followed by nine days of beer dinners, tap takeovers, trivia nights, and other events showcasing craft beer from the Bay Area and throughout California. We… read entire article

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