Anchor Brewing Teams Up with San Francisco Giants to Present Two Fan Favorites for Baseball Season – Los Gigantes™ and Limited-Edition Anchor Steam® SF Giants 12-Pack
March 29, 2018
Anchor Brewing Company and the San Francisco Giants announce the re-release of two fan-favorites just in time for the 2018 Major League Baseball season. Anchor and the Giants are proud to share their limited-edition collaboration brew, Los Gigantes™, a crisp, clean, crushable Mexican style lager that’s perfect for game day. The two iconic San Francisco institutions are also releasing a new limited-edition Anchor Steam® San Francisco Giants 12-Pack, putting a fresh spin on a classic beer.
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 city and has been enjoyed by Giants fans for decades. Anchor Brewing and the Giants have been official partners since 2011, combining two San Francisco traditions: Brews and Baseball.
First brewed in 2017, Los Gigantes (4.5% ABV) was inspired by the vibrancy and diversity of the city and the Giants’ fan base today. An easy-drinking beer, it combines a light maltiness with crisp, refreshing flavor, making it a perfect ballpark brew. Anchor Steam Beer (4.9% ABV), on the other hand, dates back to 1896 and represents San Francisco’s rich, storied past. It owes its deep amber color, thick, creamy head, and rich, distinctive flavor to a historic brewing process like none other. Its caramel maltiness is followed by fresh herbal hop spiciness and a mellow, bitter finish. The balanced taste makes it a great beer for anytime and anywhere. A timeless San Francisco brew, Anchor Steam is perfect for cheering on the Giants, a quintessential San Francisco team.
“True Giants fans know that Los Gigantes is a beloved moniker for the San Francisco Giants, and it perfectly suits our Giants-inspired Mexican style lager,” said Anchor Brewmaster Scott Ungermann. “Combining a blend of 2-row pale malt, flaked maize, and Cluster and Tettnang hops, Los Gigantes is a crisp, refreshing lager that is light and easy-drinking.” Los Gigantes is Anchor’s second collaboration beer that celebrates the long-standing partnership between the brewery and the San Francisco Giants.
“Anchor Steam, of course, is another great choice for game day,” said Ungermann. “No matter how many new beers we create, we never stop celebrating our flagship brew, Anchor Steam. Made with Northern Brewer hops and a blend of 2-row pale and caramel malt, Anchor Steam is one of a kind, with a unique, rich flavor and unparalleled history.”
Los Gigantes arrives in select markets just in time for the 2018 Major League Baseball season on draft and in 12 oz. and 16 oz. cans. The packaging boasts a strikingly unique Los Gigantes design that Giants fans have come to know and love. The beer is available in Northern California and Northern Nevada at select bars, restaurants, and stores including Bel Air Market, BevMo, Lucky, Nob Hill Foods, Raley’s, Safeway, Save Mart, Total Wine & More, Whole Foods, and Winco Foods. Los Gigantes is also available on draft at the Anchor Brewing Taproom and Anchor Public Taps in San Francisco.
The limited-edition Giants Anchor Steam 12-pack features the team’s colors and logos, inspiring fans to “Get Your Orange On.” The commemorative 12-pack is available now and throughout the season while supplies last at major grocery outlets, including: Bel Air Market, BevMo, Lucky, Nob Hill Foods, Nugget, Raley’s, Safeway, Smart & Final, Whole Foods, and Winco Foods throughout Northern California and Northern Nevada.