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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 Baykeeper IPA – A Collaboration IPA Brewed for Fierce Champions of the San Francisco Bay

San Francisco born and raised, Anchor is lucky to be surrounded by the San Francisco Bay, one of the world’s most impressive waterways and one of California’s most important ecosystems. That’s why we partnered with local nonprofit Baykeeper to create Baykeeper IPA, a bright and delicious IPA brew. Baykeeper, who has defended the Bay from… read entire article

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The Wait is Over… Our 44th Annual Christmas Ale is Here!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, Anchor fans! We’re pleased to introduce our 2018 Christmas Ale, a subtly spiced and sumptuously smooth winter warmer. This year’s brew marks the 44th annual release of this beloved holiday tradition. Back in 1975, Anchor released the first holiday beer in America since Prohibition.  Year after year,… read entire article

Strength in Numbers

Raise Your Anchor, Dub Nation!

There is, indeed, “strength in numbers”. That’s why we’re proud to announce that our golden lager has once again partnered up with the Golden State!  For the second year in a row, we’re offering up six-packs of Anchor California Lager in exclusive limited-edition Warriors packaging to help cheer our Dubs to victory! Anchor Brewing and… read entire article

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From the Barrel: Old Potrero Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged Stout

Anchor Brewing’s barrel aging program is growing, slowly but surely. You can’t rush these things, literally and figuratively. Lucky for us, the marriage between brewing and distilling has been an ongoing tradition at Anchor. Almost 30 years after Fritz Maytag bought Anchor Brewing, igniting the American craft beer revolution, Fritz founded Anchor Distilling in 1993. Anchor… 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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The Yard Series Beers, Exclusively Served at the Anchor Beer Garden

The Yard Series is a series of experimental brews available only at the Anchor Beer Garden by the bay in San Francisco. Currently on tap, you can try any or all of these one-off beers for a limited time. Our Potrero Pale Ale “O.P.P.” 6.2% ABV 46 IBUs A Pale Ale brewed with 100% 2-row pale malt and… read entire article

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Anchor Teams with the Giants on Orange Splash Lager

Fans of craft beer and baseball can celebrate – Orange Splash Lager™, the limited edition collaboration between Anchor Brewing Company and the San Francisco Giants, is now available in cans. First released in the fall of 2015 exclusively on draught, Orange Splash Lager is the first ever Major League Baseball and craft beer collaboration. It’s… 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

Sumerian Beer Project

Originally written in ____, Anchor historian Dave Burkhart recounts the details of a unique project to re-create an ancient method of brewing. The historical roots of beer brewing are entwined with those of early bread baking; this is well known to every serious brewer. In 1988, we at the Anchor Brewing Company conceived the idea… read entire article

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When a Brewmaster Works Under the Same Roof as a Master Distiller

A talk with Anchor Brewmaster Mark Carpenter about Zymaster Series No. 7: Potrero Hill Sour Mash IPA. The idea for the 7th beer in our Zymaster Series came about in a variety of ways. The first brainstorming session had the group involved leaning toward making some adaptation of a rye IPA. As Anchor Brewmaster Mark Carpenter pondered… read entire article

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Anchor Brewing and Chris Robinson Brotherhood Present Brotherhood Steam Beer

In the spring of 2014, our friends of Chris Robinson Brotherhood released their album “Phosphorescent Harvest” and kicked off their U.S. tour in the SF Bay Area. To celebrate, we tapped the first keg of our Brotherhood Steam Beer, a Golden State Collaboration of handcrafted California tunes and handcrafted California brews. Inspired by the brewing tradition of… read entire article

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