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Crowning Achievements: Anchor Brewing Milestones

Posted by at 7:12 pm | Category: Beer Backgrounds 0

You might have noticed a date and a corresponding description underneath the crown of your last bottle of Anchor Steam Beer. Since 2015, in commemoration of 50 years since Fritz Maytag bought Anchor Brewing, igniting the American Craft Beer Revolution, Anchor Steam bottles include fun facts about Anchor’s rich history on the underside of each cap.


1896: Baruth & Schinkel’s Anchor Brewery est’d

1906: Anchor destroyed in SF Earthquake & Fire

1966: Janis Joplin/Big Brother Photo Shoot at Anchor

1971: First modern bottling Anchor Steam Beer

1971: Future brewmaster Mark Carpenter hired (brewmaster 2010-2016)

1977: Arnold Schwarzenegger at Anchor in Streets of SF (TV episode filmed at Anchor)

1978: Anchor becomes SF’s sole surviving brewery

2001: First bottling in plastic (for PacBell Park)

2014: Anchor in cans for first time



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