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October 30, 2018

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

Beef and Bacon Anchor Steam Chili
April 5, 2018

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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January 23, 2018

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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November 8, 2017

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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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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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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September 30, 2016

Cooking with Craft Beer: Anchor Mango Peach Galette

Summer is setting in as the days continually get longer and warmer. Seasonal fruit becomes available from stone fruit to strawberries. And what goes better with a warm summer day than Anchor’s Mango Wheat? To celebrate the changing of the seasons, we partnered with Chef Ken Hernandez once again to bring you a delicious Cooking with… read entire article

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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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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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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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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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November 19, 2015

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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July 29, 2015

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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July 22, 2015

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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December 22, 2013

Cooking with Holiday Brews with Chef Ryan Scott

Chef Ryan Scott shares two recipes for holiday favorites made with Anchor Christmas Ale. Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas! How many times have you said those phrases in the past few weeks? In my restaurant, Market & Rye, my staff was more than eager to wish every customer “Happy Holidays” after Thanksgiving was through. But after a… read entire article

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November 24, 2013

Cooking with Craft Beer: Thanksgiving Dinner Edition

Thanksgiving is probably my favorite time of year. As a chef, I have come to love the fall season and all the wonderful flavors that can be produced between sweet and savory. Another reason I love it is because my charity, Harvest From The Heart, is focused on helping those who are less fortunate on… read entire article

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