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January 30, 2019

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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August 1, 2017

Drink Steam Week 2017

Anchor Brewing Company will once again celebrate Anchor Steam Beer, with the return of Drink Steam Week August 13-20, 2017. Back in 2015, the Mayor of San Francisco proclaimed the third week of August to be Drink Steam Week, celebrating Anchor’s pioneering role in the American beer industry and continued commitment to brewing in San… read entire article

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August 4, 2016

Drink Steam Week 2016 | August 14 – 21

Anchor Brewing Company will once again celebrate America’s first craft beer, Anchor Steam® Beer, with the return of Drink Steam Week August 14-21, 2016. In 2015, the Mayor of San Francisco proclaimed the third week of August to be Drink Steam Week, celebrating Anchor’s contribution to craft beer in America and continued commitment to brewing… read entire article

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June 24, 2016

Raise Your Anchor to Summer Sounds at San Francisco’s Stern Grove Festival

  The Stern Grove Festival kicked off its 79th season June 19 at beautiful Sigmund Stern Grove in San Francisco. Janelle Monáe’s soulful style was the first of this year’s stellar lineup of performers on tap for the summer, with names like George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Hieroglyphics, and the San Francisco Symphony yet to come. And what better a… read entire article

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January 27, 2016

Raise Your Anchor to Football’s Big Game in San Francisco

Find out where to Raise Your Anchor in San Francisco!  Check out our special updates and unique ideas to make sure you have an Anchor brew in hand while enjoying the game on Sunday, February 7. Special Open House and Self-Guided Brewery Tours San Francisco is opening its arms to sports fans worldwide January 30th… read entire article

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January 20, 2016

SF Beer Week 2016

It’s time for one of our favorite weeks of the year… SF Beer Week! The festivities get started Friday, January 22 with the SOLD OUT Opening Gala at Pier 35 in San Francisco, followed by nine days of beer dinners, tap takeovers, trivia nights, and other events showcasing craft beer from the Bay Area and throughout California. We… read entire article

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December 10, 2015

The Drink SF Beer Shuttle

It’s no secret that San Francisco’s craft beer scene is one of the best in the country, and thanks to our friends at the San Francisco Brewers Guild, it’s about to get even better. The Guild is introducing the “Drink SF Beer Shuttle,” which will make evening runs between SF breweries as part of their “Meet… read entire article

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October 7, 2015

Raise Your Anchor in the Rockies: GABF 2015

Just over a week after we packed up the taps and the rest of our gear to head back to San Fransicso, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of the highlights from the 2015 edition of the Great American Beer Festival. With over 3,500 beers poured by over 750 breweries, this… read entire article

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September 26, 2015

Today at GABF – Saturday, September 26, 2015

Session 2 of the Great American Beer Festival kicked off Friday evening with the traditional bagpipe and drum corps procession through the festival. The Friday session at GABF is typically a bit more “lively,” and this year did not disappoint. Festival attendees were invited to take part in a costume contest, and a number of creative costumes made… read entire article

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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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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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February 5, 2015

San Francisco Beer Week 2015

SF Beer Week is back! The festivities kick off Friday, February 6 with the SOLD OUT Opening Gala at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, followed by nine days of beer dinners, tap takeovers, trivia nights, and other events showcasing craft beer from the Bay Area and throughout California. We hope you’ll Raise Your Anchor… read entire article

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January 22, 2015

On the Road with Anchor – Part 1: From the Early Days to GABF

Bob Brewer takes you on the road for a three-part series of craft beer adventures. Beer fests, whisky fests, special events, trade shows and promos. Even a music festival or two. Anchor does them all. Whether they are nearby or somewhere else across the country, it takes some logistics to bring it together. When I… read entire article

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October 4, 2014

Today at GABF – October 4, 2014

Anchor brews flowed early and often as Day 2 of the Great American Beer Festival got underway. Friday evening is typically one of the livelier sessions, and this group of pirates kept the tradition alive. Bob Brewer is a fan of all things handmade, and Short’s Brewing Company’s unique tasting bar, built with recycled materials from a… read entire article

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October 3, 2014

Today at GABF – October 3, 2014

The 2014 edition of the Great American Beer Festival opened Thursday evening with thousands of craft beer enthusiasts enjoying over 3,500 beers from 700+ craft breweries. There were smiles all around as the beer started flowing at 5:30 sharp at the Anchor booth. While we certainly enjoy pouring Anchor brews for festival visitors, we’re also happy to… read entire article

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October 2, 2014

Today at GABF – October 2, 2014

Bob Brewer and co-pilot, John (also navigation and logistics technician), hit the road earlier this week for our annual road trip from San Francisco to Colorado’s Rocky Mountains for the Great American Beer Festival. The rest of the crew joined them in Denver on Wednesday and began preparing for the festivities. The setup is now… read entire article

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August 19, 2014

Stern Grove Festival | LoCura & Sergio Mendes

San Francisco’s Sigmund Stern Grove had to loosen its belt a notch in order to fit in the over-sized crowd that showed up for Sunday’s Stern Grove Festival performance. The typically tranquil setting was transformed into a sea of dancing fans as the Latin grooves from San Francisco’s own LoCura and Brazil’s beloved Sergio Mendes energized the audience. Of course, a cold brew… read entire article

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July 29, 2014

Stern Grove Festival | Rufus Wainwright

After a bustling morning in San Francisco, marathon running shoes were exchanged for blankets, baguettes, and an Anchor brew or two as music enthusiasts gathered at Stern Grove for a delightful afternoon performance. Quartet San Francisco got the afternoon started with an eclectic blend of pop and classical arrangements, followed by the beloved Rufus Wainwright, who single-handedly… read entire article

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July 22, 2014

Stern Grove Festival | Boogaloo Assassins

Two emphatic slices of world music took the stage at Stern Grove this past weekend to brighten up a gray San Francisco Sunday. The afternoon began with the high-energy sounds of “Mali” by Vieux Farka Touré. The upbeat vibe continued as the skillful salsa grooves of Roberto Roena and Boogaloo Assassins filled the afternoon air. We had a great time once… read entire article

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