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Celebrate Sailing in San Francisco with Anchor Steam® Beer and “The Anchor’s Cup” Cocktail

Posted by at 7:56 pm | Category: San Francisco 0

We’re celebrating San Francisco’s sailing traditions throughout the month of September as the City hosts the 34th America’s Cup. As a part of Anchor Brewers & Distillers’ planned activities, Anchor Steam® Beer has been named the official beer and Junípero® Gin has been named the official gin to San Francisco’s hometown team, ORACLE TEAM USA.

In addition to serving Anchor Steam Beer and Junípero Gin at a variety of ORACLE TEAM USA Events, all of San Francisco is invited to “Raise Your Anchor” at select bars, restaurants, beer and spirits stores, and at the historic Anchor Brewing Taproom.

Capturing sailing on the San Francisco Bay and the history of Yacht America, we are offering a commemorative magnum of Anchor Steam Beer featuring a special label illustrated by long-time friend Jim Stitt, who has been handcrafting Anchor labels for 38 years. This unique offering is ideal for celebrations, and is also a one-of-a-kind collectible for both Anchor Steam Beer and San Francisco Sailing Fans.  Purchase your commemorative magnum of Anchor Steam Beer at the Anchor Taproom, or at one of the participating Raise Your Anchor retailers listed below.

As a member of SFMade, Anchor Brewers & Distillers partnered with fellow SFMade artist Marlon Beaver to design a limited edition t-shirt. Depicting the icons of the City, Marlon’s drawings and interpretative designs are San Francisco Originals. With aquamarine ink silkscreened on a navy v-neck t-shirt, Marlon’s design sails amongst skylines, yachts and trophies all anchored on the Bay. The artisan-designed shirt will be available for sale in the Anchor Taproom and at SteamGear.com.

Anchor Brewers & Distillers is also highlighting the Official Beer Cocktail of ORACLE TEAM USA, The Anchor’s Cup. Developed in collaboration with Russell Davis, 2012 Nightclub & Bar Bartender of the Year, this beer cocktail creates a new sailing cocktail ritual, inverting a shot mixture of Junípero Gin and The Kings Ginger Liqueur into Anchor Steam Beer with a splash of fresh orange juice. The Anchor’s Cup is best enjoyed sipped with an Anchor Steam Beer back.

Join us for an Anchor’s Cup at one of the Raise Your Anchor bars and restaurants listed below, or pick up the ingredients and mix up your own using the recipe below, and Raise Your Anchor to sailing in San Francisco!

Anchor’s Cup Recipe

½ oz. Junípero® Gin
½ oz. The Kings Ginger® Liqueur
3 oz. Anchor Steam® Beer
Splash of Orange Juice

1. Pour Junípero Gin and The Kings Ginger Liqueur into shot glass
2. Place rocks glass over shot glass and invert
3. Add Anchor Steam Beer and a Splash of Orange Juice
4. Remove shot glass, sip Anchor’s Cup and enjoy with an Anchor Steam Beer back

Participating “Raise Your Anchor” Retailers
Broadway Liquors
Coit Liquors
Healthy Spirits (14th St.)
Healthy Spirits (Clement St.)
Jug Shop
Marina Supermarket
United Liquor

Participating BevMo locations:
San Francisco 201 Bayshore Blvd.
San Francisco 3455 Geary Blvd.
San Francisco 1301 Van Ness
San Mateo 342 E. Hillsdale Blvd
Redwood City 1745 El Camino Real
San Bruno 1282 El Camino Real
Burlingame 1462 Burlingame Ave
Menlo Park 700 El Camino Real
San Rafael 760 Francisco Blvd
Novato 104 Vintage Way
Greenbrae 2020 Redwood Highway
Albany, 836 San Pablo Ave
Danville, 155 Diablo Rd
Emeryville, 5717 Christie Ave
Livermore, 4454 Las Positas Rd
Milpitas, 1210 Great Mall Dr
Orinda, 6 Camino Pablo
Pleasanton, 5765 Johnson Dr
Pinole, 1220 Fitzgerald Dr
San Ramon, 2425 San Ramon Valley Rd
Walnut Creek, 2924 N. Main
Walnut Creek, 2220 Oak Grove Rd

Participating Mollie Stone Stores:
Burlingame, 1477 Chapin Ave
Greenbrae, 270 Bon Air Shopping Center
Palo Alto, 164 S. California Ave
San Bruno, 22 Bayhill Shopping Center
San Francisco, 4201 18th St
San Francisco, 2435 California St
San Francisco, 635 Portola St
San Mateo, 49 W 42nd St
Sausalito, 100 Harbor Dr

Participating “Raise Your Anchor” Bars and Restaurants
Bistro Boudin
Blarney Stone
Bubba Gumps
Chowder Hut
Comet Club
Eagle Café
Fisherman’s Grotto
Fog Harbor
Gold Dust
Jack’s Cannery Bar
Martin Macks
McCormick & Kuleto’s
Milk Bar
Mission Rock
North Star
Pier 23
Pier Market
The Brickyard
The Ramp
Valley Tavern


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