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Liberty Ale 40th Anniversary Brew

Posted by at 10:20 am | Category: Brewing Insights 1

Saturday, April 18 marked the 40th anniversary of the first brew of Liberty Ale in 1975. A few years ago, Dave Burkhart, Anchor’s Design & Graphics Production Manager and Brewery Historian, wrote about that first brew in 1975, which celebrated the 200th anniversary of Paul Revere’s famous ride on April 18, 1775. Dave joined the Anchor brewers in the brewhouse this past weekend to take part in the commemoration of a historic milestone in American craft brewing.

Below are a selection photos and videos of the brewing process for the 40th anniversary brew of Liberty Ale. Grab a Liberty Ale and Raise Your Anchor to 40 years of “the beer that started a revolution.”


The Liberty Ale mash

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The brewchart

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The Liberty Ale banner watching over the brewhouse.

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Tim at the lauter tun

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Cascade hops standing by

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Ramon keeping an eye on the brew

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Dave using the oar to stir in the Cascade hops

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Tim taking a sample from the brewkettle


Liberty Ale in an open fermenter

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Happy 40, Liberty Ale!


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