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Introducing a Limited-Edition Anchor Steam® Artist Label for Summer

In collaboration with award-winning local artist Paul Madonna, Anchor Steam is now clad in a special limited-edition label throughout the entire summer that pays homage to the city’s artistic heritage. The Anchor Steam® Artist Label is an upward view of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge beneath overcast skies — the quintessential summer climate that San… read entire article

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Introducing San Franpsycho® IPA 12oz Cans!

We’re thrilled to announce our limited-edition collaboration brew, San Franpsycho® IPA, is back and in cans for the first time. Just in time for summer, this juicy IPA is more ready than ever for sunny hikes, days at the beach, or cheers around the campfire. Overflowing with stone fruit aromatics and strong floral hops, San Franpsycho® IPA is… read entire article

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Celebrate Anchor Steam this #FlagshipFebruary

Beer fads come and go, but some brews are eternal. That’s why we’re proud to partake in the first ever Flagship February, a month-long celebration of classic brands that never seem to go out of style. Our own flagship brew, Anchor Steam, has been a favorite in San Francisco and beyond since 1896. If that’s not… read entire article

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A New Spin on a Classic: Introducing Anchor Steam Beer in 19.2oz Cans!

Arriving just in time for summer adventures, Anchor Steam Beer is finally available in cans for the first time! This 19.2oz offering gives beer fans even more opportunities to enjoy Anchor Steam wherever they go, be it lounging on the beach, out on a hike, or grilling with friends. Best of all, these convenient cans are… read entire article

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Cooking with Beer: Smoky Beef-and-Bacon Chili

What could possibly be better than beer and bacon? Our friends at Sunset recently came up with this recipe for hearty Beef-and-Bacon Chili featuring our own Anchor Steam Beer and we couldn’t resist sharing. Not only is this crowd-pleaser incredibly easy to make, but it tastes even better the next day! Smoky Beef-and-Bacon Chili Yield: 6 servings… read entire article

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Anchor Brewing Teams Up with San Francisco Giants to Present Two Fan Favorites for Baseball Season

Nothing goes together quite like brews and baseball and we’re thrilled to announce the re-release of two fan-favorites just in time for the 2018 Major League Baseball season. Once again, we’re partnering up with the San Francisco Giants to share our limited-edition collaboration brew, Los Gigantes, a crisp, clean, crushable Mexican style lager that’s perfect… read entire article

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Baking with Beer: Anchor Steam Orange Marmalade Cake

We love baking with brews, so we were thrilled to see this delicious recipe for Anchor Steam Orange Marmalade Cake by our friends at Beer Advocate pop up! Not only is this seasonless treat bursting with flavor, but it makes a pretty excellent celebratory dessert for the beer lover in your life! Anchor Steam Orange… read entire article

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Cooking with Beer: Anchor Steam Mac and Cheese

When it comes to comfort foods, it doesn’t get much better than good old fashion macaroni and cheese. Recently, Country Living shared their own twist on the cozy classic featuring our own Anchor Steam Beer. Not only is this dish perfect for cooler months, it’s a major crowd pleaser at family gatherings, as well! Anchor… read entire article

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Anchor Brewing Debuts Third Release in their Pacific Siren Series, Blood Orange Blonde

We’re thrilled to announce our third release in the Pacific Siren Series, Blood Orange Blonde– a refreshingly unique blonde ale made with juicy and tart blood oranges. Blood Orange Blonde has the delectable taste of the blood orange. The fruit is deep crimson in color with enticingly rich aroma and tangy-sweet juiciness which provides a distinctive… read entire article

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Anchor Brewing Teams Up with San Francisco Giants for Second Collaboration Beer Release, Los Gigantes

We’re very excited to announce our second limited edition collaboration brew with the San Francisco Giants, Los Gigantes, a crisp, clean, and crushable Mexican style lager. Baseball and San Francisco have gone hand in hand for more than 100 years. With roots that date back to the California Gold Rush, Anchor is intrinsically tied to the… read entire article

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Beer Cocktails for Springtime

The seasons are changing as the days get longer and warmer. Your down jacket gets moved to the back of the closet, the barbecue gets wheeled out, and the springtime festivities begin! While there’s nothing like cracking open a cold Anchor on a warm day, we thought we’d take that one step further and teamed up… read entire article

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Under The Crown: A Brewery is Saved

Anchor Historian Dave Burkhart brings us interesting tales of Anchor’s past, guided by the factoids printed on the underside of Anchor Steam Beer crowns.  Under every Anchor Steam Beer crown (we brewers call bottle caps crowns) is a little piece of Anchor lore. Each represents anywhere from ounces to tons of research, and there are over 200 different… read entire article

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Cooking with Craft Beer: Anchor Steam Ice Cream

  By now you may have noticed the mutual infatuation Anchor Brewing and Humphry Slocombe have for one another, two San Francisco companies working to delight the taste buds with suds and sweets. Anchor Steam Beer is America’s first craft beer and San Francisco’s original since 1896. Humphry Slocombe’s “ice cream for adults” pushes the boundaries of… read entire article

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Anchor Steam vs. Anchor Dry-Hopped Steam: What’s the Difference?

California Commons are a uniquely American style of beer; created by fermenting lager yeast at warmer ale temperatures. This creates a hybrid between the two beer styles, though lager yeast is always used. Anchor Steam® Beer is the original California Common made in San Francisco since 1896. To give this classic beer a radically traditional twist,… read entire article

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Introducing Anchor Dry-Hopped Steam Beer, An American Craft Brew Classic Reimagined

We are excited to announce the debut of Anchor Dry-Hopped Steam Beer™, a limited release inspired by Anchor Steam® Beer, the original California Common. San Francisco’s famous Anchor Steam® Beer is unique for its brewing process which has evolved over many decades and is like no other in the world. To give this classic beer a… read entire article

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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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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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Welcome & Join us in Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of America’s First Craft Beer (1965-2015)!

It’s a little known fact that Anchor Steam® Beer is America’s First Craft Beer dating back to a fateful moment in 1965 that changed the course of American brewing history. But, before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s go back over 100 years to our San Francisco roots. During the California Gold Rush, local Argonauts… read entire article

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Ask Bob Brewer: Anchor’s Unique Bottles

Bob Brewer answers your questions about the world of beer & brewing. Marteinn (via Facebook): Hi there , may i ask where you get your bottles? I really like them and i want to use similar bottles for my future small brewery. Thanks. Bob: Our bottle story has a few interesting twists to it so… read entire article

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What’s Wrong with this Picture?

Brewery Historian Dave Burkhart and Brewery Loyalist Melba Moeck on Anchor’s “Earthquake Beer” A few months ago we received this nice email from longtime Anchor fan Melba Moeck: After the 1989 earthquake Anchor Brewing bottled beer with upside-down labels. If someone at Anchor Brewing is interested in a six-pack of these unopened bottles that could… read entire article

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