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Tag Archives: Citra Hops

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Introducing Brewers’ Pale Ale Citra—the Second Release in our Evolving Hop Series

Brewers’ Pale Ale Citra Hop Blend, a crisp and quaffable American Pale Ale packed with citrusy hop flavor, is officially on shelves now! Brewers’ Pale Ale is an evolving hop series brewed by brewers, for brewers. And now, Anchor is proud to share this second rendition with our beloved beer community. The Citra Hop Blend 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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Anchor Terminology: Dry Hopping

Bob Brewer, Anchor’s resident expert on beer & brewing, takes a behind-the-scenes look at the craft brewing process and the terminology used in the Anchor brewhouse. What is “dry hopping”? This brewing term refers to the process of adding hops to the beer while it is in the cellar tank, in addition to the hops… read entire article

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Brekle’s Brown: A Brief History of Brown Ale

Anchor Brewing’s Brekle’s Brown was first brewed in December 2010, but its name can be traced to Anchor’s pioneering brewer, Gottlieb Brekle, 140 years ago. The brewcraft lineage of Brekle’s Brown extends back for centuries. For fans of Brekle’s, and of brown ales in general, here are a few words about how we got here.… read entire article

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