Anchor Brewing Blog

A look into our culture, history, and insights into the Anchor Brewing process.

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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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September 22, 2015

A Day at the Brewery: Anchor Steam Beer from Brewhouse to Bottle

Bob Brewer takes you through the brewing process for Anchor Steam Beer, from brewhouse to bottle. Around 5:30 a.m. on any given day, the first-shift brewers arrive at Anchor, change into their signature white coveralls, and begin the first brew of the day. Today they are brewing Anchor Steam Beer – five separate brews to be… read entire article

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September 16, 2015

Zestily Unique: Anchor Meyer Lemon Lager™

Inspiration can strike at any time. For brewers, time is often spent talking about different herbs, beer styles, flavors, or brewing methods with an expectation of the final product. Other times, it’s a creative force built on brewing experience that drives new beers that launch into the stratosphere. Truthfully, many ‘inspirations’ live out their days… read entire article

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August 16, 2015

The City of San Francisco Proclaims August 16-23 as Drink Steam Week

August 2015 marks an important milestone for Anchor Brewing Company. Fifty years ago Fritz Maytag acquired and revived our San Francisco brewery, igniting a movement that would lead to today’s American Craft Brewing Revolution. In honor of this historic event, the Mayor’s office for the city and county of San Francisco has officially proclaimed August… read entire article

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July 29, 2015

Cooking with Craft Beer: Anchor California Lager Chicken Kebabs

The days continue to get longer and warmer and for many of us, Memorial Day Weekend is our first real taste of summer. Grilling outdoors is a great way to enjoy delicious food with your favorite craft beer, especially when the beer is part of the recipe. We teamed up with local Chef Kenneth Hernandez, who created some tasty… 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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July 22, 2015

Cooking with Craft Beer: Anchor Summer Wheat Potato Salad

The warm, sunny days of summertime are perfect for sharing great food and great beer with friends & family. When the beer is part of the recipe, everybody wins! We teamed up with Chef Kenneth Hernandez, Culinary Engineer and Founder of Collective Green SF, earlier this summer to create some fun recipes for guests to enjoy with… read entire article

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July 16, 2015

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the American Craft Beer Revolution

Every day, all of us at Anchor Brewing are charged with an important responsibility. In addition to the daily duties involved with creating and maintaining our growing portfolio of handcrafted beers, we are tasked with the stewardship of a truly iconic brand: Anchor Steam® beer. The ever-evolving task is to usher Anchor Steam into the memories and palates of today’s… read entire article

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July 1, 2015

Liberty Ale: The “No Fuss” Commemorative Can

By Matt Canter, Certified Cicerone® and member of the Anchor Marketing team. Liberty Ale® was first brewed in 1975 to celebrate the bicentennial of Paul Revere’s historic ride. Now, as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the historic beer that started a revolution, we’ve released a commemorative, one-time offering of Liberty Ale in 12-oz. cans. The retro… read entire article

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June 11, 2015

Brewing Insights: The Lab

The Anchor lab (right) is located directly adjacent to the brewhouse. Quality. Consistency. Every day. No matter which beer, which day of the week, the weather outside the brewery, the season… the quest to maintain a high level of quality and a consistent flavor profile in every Anchor brew is perpetual. If you work in… read entire article

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June 7, 2015

California UnCommon™: A Kolsch-style Ale Made With Meyer Lemons

By Matt Canter, Certified Cicerone® and member of the Anchor Marketing team. The easy-drinking, sharp, bitter bite of a Kolsch-style ale, whether from an American craft brewer or from the traditional Kolsch breweries in Germany, is hard to beat when the sun is shining, or any time you need something a little more on the refreshing side. As with… read entire article

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April 23, 2015

Liberty Ale 40th Anniversary Brew

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… read entire article

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April 22, 2015

Supporting Parks with Craft Beer

Half Moon Bay State Beach To celebrate the unique heritage of state parks in California, Anchor Brewing Company has partnered with the California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) to support their efforts to conserve and enrich California’s natural beauty and history. Through this unique partnership, a portion of proceeds from sales of Anchor California Lager helps to support conservation… 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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April 2, 2015

Nitro vs Cask Beer: How Are They Different?

By Matt Canter, Certified Cicerone® and member of the Anchor Marketing team. As educated craft beer enthusiasts (you wouldn’t think we would spend all day here at Anchor without completely geeking out learning as much as we can about craft beer, now would you?) we’re fortunate to find ourselves in close proximity to a plentiful selection craft beer bars… read entire article

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March 18, 2015

Shining Light on the Subject of Dark Beers

Bob Brewer debunks a few of the common myths associated with dark beers. Don’t be afraid of the dark. On February 5,  2015, Anchor Brewing Company announced the release of Flying Cloud San Francisco Stout, which first saw the light of day last year as the third release in our Zymaster Series of limited edition brews. We… read entire article

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