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September 25, 2015

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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September 24, 2015

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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July 24, 2015

#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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April 9, 2015

Anchor Brewing Volunteer Day: A Return to China Camp State Park

A brew with a view at beautiful China Camp State Park Another collaborative Anchor volunteer day with the California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) brought us back to China Camp State Park in Marin County. Anchor volunteers had travelled to this same park in 2013 to help paint a water tower and build fencing. This time around we… read entire article

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February 5, 2015

San Francisco Beer Week 2015

SF Beer Week is back! The festivities kick off Friday, February 6 with the SOLD OUT Opening Gala at the Fort Mason Center 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 hope you’ll Raise Your Anchor… read entire article

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January 22, 2015

On the Road with Anchor – Part 1: From the Early Days to GABF

Bob Brewer takes you on the road for a three-part series of craft beer adventures. Beer fests, whisky fests, special events, trade shows and promos. Even a music festival or two. Anchor does them all. Whether they are nearby or somewhere else across the country, it takes some logistics to bring it together. When I… read entire article

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November 20, 2014

Anchor Brewing Volunteer Day: Fort Ross State Historic Park

Up the California coast about 70 miles north of San Francisco lays Fort Ross; a historic fort built by the Russian American Company over 200 years ago as a home base for Russia’s fur trade. This commercial company, commissioned by Russia’s tsarist government, managed all Russian exploration, trade, and settlement in the North Pacific. Fort… read entire article

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October 4, 2014

Today at GABF – October 4, 2014

Anchor brews flowed early and often as Day 2 of the Great American Beer Festival got underway. Friday evening is typically one of the livelier sessions, and this group of pirates kept the tradition alive. Bob Brewer is a fan of all things handmade, and Short’s Brewing Company’s unique tasting bar, built with recycled materials from a… read entire article

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October 3, 2014

Today at GABF – October 3, 2014

The 2014 edition of the Great American Beer Festival opened Thursday evening with thousands of craft beer enthusiasts enjoying over 3,500 beers from 700+ craft breweries. There were smiles all around as the beer started flowing at 5:30 sharp at the Anchor booth. While we certainly enjoy pouring Anchor brews for festival visitors, we’re also happy to… read entire article

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October 2, 2014

Today at GABF – October 2, 2014

Bob Brewer and co-pilot, John (also navigation and logistics technician), hit the road earlier this week for our annual road trip from San Francisco to Colorado’s Rocky Mountains for the Great American Beer Festival. The rest of the crew joined them in Denver on Wednesday and began preparing for the festivities. The setup is now… read entire article

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September 24, 2014

Anchor Brewing Volunteer Day: Half Moon Bay State Beach

Anchor employees recently continued their commitment to giving back to California State Parks with another successful volunteer day. This time we headed southwest of the City to Half Moon Bay State Beach. A cool, overcast morning transitioned to a warm, sunny afternoon as the Anchor team worked alongside Cal Parks staff to remove invasive plants from the… read entire article

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September 10, 2014

Anchor Adventures Photo Contest Winners

We’ve had a ton of fun looking through the photos we’ve received all summer long for our Anchor Adventures Photo Contest. Before we get to the awards, we’d like to raise an Anchor and say, “Cheers!”  to everyone who took the time to capture a summer adventure with an Anchor brew. We received over 200 entries from beautiful places across the… read entire article

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August 20, 2014

Linda Rowe: 40 Years at Anchor

By: Jeevan Subbiah Amidst the pillars that support the iconic and historic Anchor Brewing Company, there is a rock. The rock is Linda Rowe, Director of Finance and Administration. “She is the business rock that we built the brewery upon,” stated Fritz Maytag during Linda’s recent all-brewery celebration luncheon. “I didn’t make a business decision… read entire article

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August 19, 2014

Stern Grove Festival | LoCura & Sergio Mendes

San Francisco’s Sigmund Stern Grove had to loosen its belt a notch in order to fit in the over-sized crowd that showed up for Sunday’s Stern Grove Festival performance. The typically tranquil setting was transformed into a sea of dancing fans as the Latin grooves from San Francisco’s own LoCura and Brazil’s beloved Sergio Mendes energized the audience. Of course, a cold brew… read entire article

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July 29, 2014

Stern Grove Festival | Rufus Wainwright

After a bustling morning in San Francisco, marathon running shoes were exchanged for blankets, baguettes, and an Anchor brew or two as music enthusiasts gathered at Stern Grove for a delightful afternoon performance. Quartet San Francisco got the afternoon started with an eclectic blend of pop and classical arrangements, followed by the beloved Rufus Wainwright, who single-handedly… read entire article

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July 22, 2014

Stern Grove Festival | Boogaloo Assassins

Two emphatic slices of world music took the stage at Stern Grove this past weekend to brighten up a gray San Francisco Sunday. The afternoon began with the high-energy sounds of “Mali” by Vieux Farka Touré. The upbeat vibe continued as the skillful salsa grooves of Roberto Roena and Boogaloo Assassins filled the afternoon air. We had a great time once… read entire article

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July 15, 2014

Stern Grove Festival | Funky Meters

Sunday was an afternoon of funk and soul at the Stern Grove Festival, as Sugar Pie Desanto and the godfathers of funk, the Funky Meters, filled Sigmund Stern Grove with their legendary sounds. The vibe emanating from the stage was contagious, and the crowd felt the energy, staying on their feet to move and groove from the first note… read entire article

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July 10, 2014

Anchor Adventures: Yosemite National Park

Summertime is the perfect season to get outside to enjoy the great outdoors. Daniel Cruz from our Marketing team recently did just that, joining a group for a hike to the spectacular Cloud’s Rest overlook in Yosemite National Park. Now, a hike like this is certainly worthy of a reward at the top, and Daniel… read entire article

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July 8, 2014

Stern Grove Festival | San Francisco Symphony

A patriotic weekend culminated in a special performance by the San Francisco Symphony at Stern Grove. The Symphony’s program joined the celebratory mood of 4th 0f July weekend festivities, featuring a delightful array of American music, with venerable artists Bernstein and Mancini among the choice picks. American-made brews, Anchor Steam, Anchor California Lager, and Anchor IPA were the perfect… read entire article

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