Anchor Brewing Blog

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Book the Brewery for Your Next Event

Trying to think outside of the banquet hall for your next private event? Look no further than our brewhouse and tasting room! Our historic brewery offers a unique rental space for holiday parties, corporate gatherings, anniversaries, engagement parties, team outings, and, yes, even weddings. Situated in sunny Potrero Hill, our 1937 building is an architectural gem… read entire article

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Drink Anchor Steam and Support Local Pride

Anchor Brewing Company has been brewing beer in San Francisco since 1896. While the city has changed immensely over more than 122 years, Anchor Steam has remained a mainstay brew for the community. This year, we have an opportunity to support an important part of the San Francisco community by donating to the SF LGBT… read entire article

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Introducing San Franpsycho® IPA 12oz Cans!

We’re thrilled to announce our limited-edition collaboration brew, San Franpsycho® IPA, is back and in cans for the first time. Just in time for summer, this juicy IPA is more ready than ever for sunny hikes, days at the beach, or cheers around the campfire. Overflowing with stone fruit aromatics and strong floral hops, San Franpsycho® IPA is… read entire article

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Celebrate Anchor Steam this #FlagshipFebruary

Beer fads come and go, but some brews are eternal. That’s why we’re proud to partake in the first ever Flagship February, a month-long celebration of classic brands that never seem to go out of style. Our own flagship brew, Anchor Steam, has been a favorite in San Francisco and beyond since 1896. If that’s not… read entire article

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Anchor Brewing’s San Francisco Beer Week 2019 Events

It’s that time of year again: San Francisco Beer Week is the stuff of hop head dreams and we’re thrilled to offer up a number of awesome events jampacked with exclusive brews, pairings, and more! We’re hosting events both here at the brewery and Anchor Public Taps, as well as across the city. Check out our list and… read entire article

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Anchor Brewing’s San Francisco Beer Week 2018 Events

Looking for 2019’s events? Click here for the list! It’s that time of year again: San Francisco Beer Week is the stuff of hop head dreams and we’re thrilled to offer up a number of awesome events jampacked with exclusive brews, pairings, and more! We’re hosting events both here at the brewery and Anchor Public Taps, as… read entire article

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Introducing Anchor Public Taps – A New Pilot Brewery and Bar

Before Anchor became a full-fledged commercial brewery, it was a beer and billiards saloon near Russian Hill. A lot has changed over our 121-year history, but we’re still big believers that great beer plus great friends will surely bring great times. With that in mind, we couldn’t be more excited to announce our new pilot… read entire article

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Drink Steam Week 2017

Anchor Brewing Company will once again celebrate Anchor Steam Beer, with the return of Drink Steam Week August 13-20, 2017. Back in 2015, the Mayor of San Francisco proclaimed the third week of August to be Drink Steam Week, celebrating Anchor’s pioneering role in the American beer industry and continued commitment to brewing in San… read entire article

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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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Marine Brewology: An Anchor Brewing & Monterey Bay Aquarium Collaboration

Anchor Brewing has always had ties to the ocean, having brewed beer in “the city by the bay” for 120 years. While there’s no written record of how Anchor got its name, it’s assumed that it came from brewing in a city surrounded by ocean where much of the culture and economy revolved around the ports.… read entire article

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Brewery Ommegang and Anchor Brewing in Wild Card Wager

Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, NY and Anchor Brewing in San Francisco, CA have agreed to place a friendly wager on the outcome of tonight’s MLB National League Wild Card game between the New York Mets and the San Francisco Giants. Sporting blue and orange, Ommegang President Doug Campbell challenged Anchor’s President Matt Davenport this morning… read entire article

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The Yard Series Beers, Exclusively Served at the Anchor Beer Garden

The Yard Series is a series of experimental brews available only at the Anchor Beer Garden by the bay in San Francisco. Currently on tap, you can try any or all of these one-off beers for a limited time. Our Potrero Pale Ale “O.P.P.” 6.2% ABV 46 IBUs A Pale Ale brewed with 100% 2-row pale malt and… read entire article

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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