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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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The Drink SF Beer Shuttle

It’s no secret that San Francisco’s craft beer scene is one of the best in the country, and thanks to our friends at the San Francisco Brewers Guild, it’s about to get even better. The Guild is introducing the “Drink SF Beer Shuttle,” which will make evening runs between SF breweries as part of their “Meet… read entire article

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Gift Ideas for Craft Beer Lovers

It’s always tough. Trying to figure out what to get that certain someone – or someones – on your shopping list who always seem to already have all the cool stuff. Well, if those hard-to-shop-for friends, family, and loved ones happen to enjoy a quality brew from time-to-time, your holiday shopping just got easier. From glassware to… read entire article

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Happy Beersgiving: Our Picks for Thanksgiving Beers

The Thanksgiving holiday is a great time to gather with family & friends to celebrate all that we’re thankful for. Great food is always a centerpiece to the celebration, and thankfully, so is great beer. Below are some recommendations for Anchor brews to pair with the home cooking and good times this Thanksgiving. Pregame – Anchor California Lager Before your friends… read entire article

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Ask Bob Brewer: Does Anchor Use GMO Hops?

Bob Brewer answers your questions about the world of beer & brewing. Chris Wright (via Facebook): Hello Bob, a big issue for me and many others is GMO crops. Can you tell me if you use GMO Hops? Bob: Hi, Chris. The debate over GMOs is heated and emotional and fraught with a staggering amount of misinformation… read entire article

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Anchor Barrel Ale: A Barrel-Aged Tribute

By Matt Canter, Certified Cicerone® and member of the Anchor Marketing team. In early 2015, Anchor Brewing introduced a new collection of beers to the world. Each beer was developed, tested, and brewed to be a little different than our more traditional, heritage beers like Anchor Steam® or Liberty Ale®. These limited-edition beers are meant to push our brewers’… read entire article

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Two Local Exhibitions Showcase Anchor Brewing History & Design

If you live in the Bay Area, or will be visiting this fall, two local exhibitions offer unique opportunities to learn about Anchor Brewing history and the inspiration behind the newest hand-drawn label for Anchor Christmas Ale. Established in San Francisco The Society of California Pioneers is presenting an exhibition called Established in San Francisco: Four… read entire article

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Raise Your Anchor in the Rockies: GABF 2015

Just over a week after we packed up the taps and the rest of our gear to head back to San Fransicso, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of the highlights from the 2015 edition of the Great American Beer Festival. With over 3,500 beers poured by over 750 breweries, this… read entire article

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Today at GABF – Saturday, September 26, 2015

Session 2 of the Great American Beer Festival kicked off Friday evening with the traditional bagpipe and drum corps procession through the festival. The Friday session at GABF is typically a bit more “lively,” and this year did not disappoint. Festival attendees were invited to take part in a costume contest, and a number of creative costumes made… read entire article

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Today at GABF – Friday, September 25, 2015

The 2015 Great American Beer Festival opened Thursday evening in downtown Denver with thousands of craft beer enthusiasts enjoying over 3,500 beers from 750+ craft breweries. The Anchor crew was ready to pour, awaiting the masses inside the Colorado Convention Center. The doors opened to the public, and the Anchor brews were flowing fast and… read entire article

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Today at GABF – Thursday, September 24, 2015

Bob Brewer and his co-pilot John hit the road from San Francisco earlier this week for our annual road trip to Colorado’s Rocky Mountains for the Great American Beer Festival in Denver. The rest of the crew joined them on Wednesday and began setting up for the festivities. With the setup complete, the kegs are now chilling and we’re… read entire article

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A Day at the Brewery: Anchor Steam Beer from Brewhouse to Bottle

Bob Brewer takes you through the brewing process for Anchor Steam Beer, from brewhouse to bottle. Around 5:30 a.m. on any given day, the first-shift brewers arrive at Anchor, change into their signature white coveralls, and begin the first brew of the day. Today they are brewing Anchor Steam Beer – five separate brews to be… read entire article

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Zestily Unique: Anchor Meyer Lemon Lager™

Inspiration can strike at any time. For brewers, time is often spent talking about different herbs, beer styles, flavors, or brewing methods with an expectation of the final product. Other times, it’s a creative force built on brewing experience that drives new beers that launch into the stratosphere. Truthfully, many ‘inspirations’ live out their days… read entire article

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The City of San Francisco Proclaims August 16-23 as Drink Steam Week

August 2015 marks an important milestone for Anchor Brewing Company. Fifty years ago Fritz Maytag acquired and revived our San Francisco brewery, igniting a movement that would lead to today’s American Craft Brewing Revolution. In honor of this historic event, the Mayor’s office for the city and county of San Francisco has officially proclaimed August… read entire article

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Cooking with Craft Beer: Anchor California Lager Chicken Kebabs

The days continue to get longer and warmer and for many of us, Memorial Day Weekend is our first real taste of summer. Grilling outdoors is a great way to enjoy delicious food with your favorite craft beer, especially when the beer is part of the recipe. We teamed up with local Chef Kenneth Hernandez, who created some tasty… read entire article

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#MyAnchorCan Instagram Photo Contest

Summer adventures are always better with craft beer, and Anchor brews in cans make the the perfect traveling companion. Whether you’re at the beach, in the mountains, on a boat, or at a barbecue in your own backyard, Anchor cans are a convenient way to Raise Your Anchor in the great outdoors. Win Anchor Gear We’re celebrating… read entire article

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Cooking with Craft Beer: Anchor Summer Wheat Potato Salad

The warm, sunny days of summertime are perfect for sharing great food and great beer with friends & family. When the beer is part of the recipe, everybody wins! We teamed up with Chef Kenneth Hernandez, Culinary Engineer and Founder of Collective Green SF, earlier this summer to create some fun recipes for guests to enjoy with… read entire article

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Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the American Craft Beer Revolution

Every day, all of us at Anchor Brewing are charged with an important responsibility. In addition to the daily duties involved with creating and maintaining our growing portfolio of handcrafted beers, we are tasked with the stewardship of a truly iconic brand: Anchor Steam® beer. The ever-evolving task is to usher Anchor Steam into the memories and palates of today’s… read entire article

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Liberty Ale: The “No Fuss” Commemorative Can

By Matt Canter, Certified Cicerone® and member of the Anchor Marketing team. Liberty Ale® was first brewed in 1975 to celebrate the bicentennial of Paul Revere’s historic ride. Now, as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the historic beer that started a revolution, we’ve released a commemorative, one-time offering of Liberty Ale in 12-oz. cans. The retro… read entire article

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