Anchor Brewing Welcomes the Changing Seasons with Anchor Summer® Wheat

May 16, 2017

Anchor Brewing Company announces the return of their beloved summer seasonal, Anchor Summer® Wheat; a refreshingly light and thirst-quenching American-style wheat beer.

“For the summer season we brew a beer that pairs perfectly with our favorite outdoor activities, whether it’s grilling, hiking, or soaking up rays at the beach,” said Anchor Brewmaster Scott Ungermann. “The brew’s crisp, clean flavors unite to create an excellent summer thirst quencher. This beer gives me yet another reason to look forward to summer.”

Anchor Summer Wheat (4.5% ABV) is an all-malt beer, with over 50% of its malt derived from malted wheat. It is fermented with a traditional top-fermenting “ale” yeast, yielding a clean, balanced flavor that highlights the refreshingly light flavor of malted wheat. The head is unusually abundant due to the natural protein deposits of wheat, with a thick consistency similar to meringue. We filter the beer to maintain its light, refreshing flavor. The whole-cone hops used in the kettle and dry-hopping process give this beer a slight bitterness complimented by wonderful hoppy aromas of citrus and pine. For beer lovers, Anchor Summer Wheat is a lighter brew that doesn’t sacrifice tradition or character.

First brewed in the summer of 1984, Anchor Summer Wheat is the first American wheat beer to be brewed in modern times. Today, Anchor Summer Wheat still features a crisp, clean and refreshing flavor, just as the very first batch in ’84.

Anchor Summer Wheat is available May through August in six-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draught in select states.


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