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July 2, 2014

Stern Grove Festival: Allen Stone | Yuna

Sunday, June 29 was one of those picture perfect (real) summer days in San Francisco, which brought out the crowds to bask in the bright California sun at Sigmund Stern Grove. And how appropriate to celebrate the summer sun with some jovial, uplifting, soulful music from Yuna and Seattle’s Allen Stone. We were pleased to join the masses to celebrate… read entire article

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June 23, 2014

Stern Grove Festival Returns to San Francisco

Just in time for the first Sunday of summer, the Stern Grove Festival kicked off its 77th season this past weekend at beautiful Sigmund Stern Grove in San Francisco. Crowds poured into Stern Grove for the “Big Picnic” to witness the timeless work of two classic Motown artists, Patti Austin and the great Smokey Robinson. What better… read entire article

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June 17, 2014

Anchor Brewing and Chris Robinson Brotherhood Present Brotherhood Steam Beer

In the spring of 2014, our friends of Chris Robinson Brotherhood released their album “Phosphorescent Harvest” and kicked off their U.S. tour in the SF Bay Area. To celebrate, we tapped the first keg of our Brotherhood Steam Beer, a Golden State Collaboration of handcrafted California tunes and handcrafted California brews. Inspired by the brewing tradition of… read entire article

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June 5, 2014

Raising an Anchor and Supporting Parks at BottleRock Napa Valley

Were you in Napa, California for the Bottlerock Music Festival this past weekend? Our own Teagan Thompson was, and she put together a recap of the fun in the sun. The sun was hot and the beer was cold in Napa Valley for last weekend’s Bottlerock Music Festival. The three-day festival featured a wide variety of music,… read entire article

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May 16, 2014

Alameda County Fair Homebrew Label Competition

Jim Stitt, longtime label designer for Anchor, and Dave Burkhart, Anchor’s Design and Graphics Production Manager, spent Saturday, May 10 together at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton CA. After enjoying some delicious BBQ and homebrew with the knowledgeable and affable judges of the Alameda County Fair (Bay Area Brew Off) Homebrew Competition, Jim and… read entire article

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March 4, 2014

See the Elephant in Chicago! Anchor IPA Release Parties

Anchor IPA is now available in Chicago! To celebrate the arrival of Anchor IPA in the Windy City, we’re throwing release parties at fine establishments throughout Chicago March 3-6. Find the release party below that best fits your schedule and join us for taste of this adventurous new brew! Monday, March 3 Fischman’s: 6 p.m.… read entire article

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February 8, 2014

San Francisco Beer Week 2014

SF Beer Week is back! The festivities kick off Friday, February 7 with the Opening Gala in San Francisco, followed by nine days of beer dinners, tap takeovers, and other events showcasing craft beer from the Bay Area and throughout California. We hope you’ll Raise Your Anchor with us at one (or more) of the… read entire article

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October 23, 2013

Great American Beer Festival 2013

It’s been just over a week since we disconnected the taps, packed up our gear, and headed back to San Francisco following the 2013 Great American Beer Festival in Denver. As always, good times were had by all, and of course, plenty of beer was poured. We thought it would be fun to take a… read entire article

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October 12, 2013

Today at GABF – Saturday, October 12

So this happened… The lively crowd at Friday’s session of the Great American Beer Festival showed up thirsty. We poured through eleven kegs of Anchor brews – from Anchor Steam to Zymaster No. 5. Yes, you read that correctly. If you stopped by the Anchor booth at GABF yesterday, you had a chance to try… read entire article

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October 11, 2013

Today at GABF – Friday, October 11

It was a full house at the Colorado Convention Center as the 2013 Great American Beer Festival kicked off with Session 1 Thursday evening. Thousands of craft beer enthusiasts from around the country and beyond descended on downtown Denver to enjoy 3,100 beers from over 600 U.S. breweries. Before the session started, Brewers Association President… read entire article

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October 10, 2013

Today at GABF – Thursday, October 10

  Our annual road trip from San Francisco to Colorado’s Rocky Mountains for the Great American Beer Festival wrapped up with Bob Brewer and John – the navigation and logistics technician – arriving in Denver on Tuesday. The rest of the crew arrived in town on Wednesday, and it was time to get ready for… read entire article

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August 22, 2013

Summer Sights & Sounds at Stern Grove

We are proud to have been a sponsor of the Stern Grove Festival once again for the 2013 season. The Stern Grove Festival is an admission-free performing arts series held at beautiful Sigmund Stern Grove, an outdoor amphitheater in San Francisco, where the spectacular setting and friendly atmosphere are as much a part of the experience… read entire article

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August 6, 2013

Our Winners in the Anchor Brewing Summer Beertography Challenge

We’ve had a lot of fun looking through the great summer photos that were submitted for our Summer Beertography Challenge. Today we’re Raising an Anchor and toasting to everyone who took the time to capture a summer moment with an Anchor brew. There are some very talented Beertographers out there! Speaking of Beertography, we’d also… read entire article

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July 1, 2013

Announcing the Anchor Brewing Summer Beertography Challenge

Imagine this picture-perfect scenario: Its summer. Blue skies and sunshine above. You’re with friends and family, doing what what we all love to do in the summertime – drinking delicious craft beer and enjoying good company. Sounds pretty good, right? We think so, too, and we’re excited to announce a fun reason to snap a… read entire article

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October 13, 2012

Today at GABF – Saturday, October 13

It was another sold-out session on Day 2 of the Great American Beer Festival, with thousands of craft beer enthusiasts on hand to sample over 2,700 beers at the Colorado Convention Center. Continuing the theme from Thursday’s session, there were plenty of creative costumes among the crowd, adding to the festive atmosphere at the Anchor… read entire article

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October 12, 2012

Today at GABF – Friday, October 12

Craft beer lovers from far and wide converged on the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver for Day 1 of the 2012 Great American Beer Festival. Beer is social, and friends new and old stopped by the Anchor Brewing booth to Raise an Anchor and share thoughts and stories about craft beer. We kicked off… read entire article

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October 11, 2012

Today at GABF – Thursday, October 11

Excitement was in the air as we arrived in Denver for the 2012 Great American Beer Festival. Our gear was loaded into the Colorado Convention Center and the setup process began. The hard part is done. Now it’s time to enjoy some Anchor brews! Here’s what we’ll be pouring at Day 1 of GABF: Anchor… read entire article

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