Anchor Brewing Debuts Double Liberty IPA®, the Second Release in their Argonaut Collection™

June 23, 2015

San Francisco, CA (June 23, 2015) – Today, Anchor Brewing Company announces the release of Double Liberty IPA®, a radically traditional IPA, marking the second release in their Anchor Argonaut Collection™.

Like Anchor’s Liberty Ale®, Double Liberty IPA is made with 2-row pale malt and whole cone Cascade hops. Unlike Liberty Ale, Double Liberty has double the hops and double the International Bitterness Units (90 IBUs), imparting uniquely complex flavors and dry-hop aromas.

“When people first tried our classic Liberty Ale in 1975, its strong hop flavor was a shock and delight to their palate. Liberty Ale truly broke the mold, starting a trend towards hoppy beers that continues today as beer fans increasingly enjoy hop-forward IPAs,” said Anchor Brewmaster Mark Carpenter. “40 years ago Liberty Ale was the hoppiest beer on the market by far, which is not the case today. I like to make the joke that when we wrote the recipe we should have built in an inflation factor for the hops! Double Liberty IPA will more than satisfy the hop-heads, though. With double the hops and double the IBUs, it has a real kick. It’s an exciting and unique venture from our other core beers, making it an ideal addition to our adventurous collection of Argonaut beers.”

During the California Gold Rush, the ancient word Argonaut was reimagined to include those hardy pioneers who journeyed westward by ship or prairie schooner in search of adventure, fortune, and a new life. In the spirit of the timeless quests made by these legends, America’s first craft brewery is proud to launch a limited edition of uniquely Anchor brews, the Anchor Argonaut Collection. Available in a 4-pack and on draught, Double Liberty IPA (8.2% ABV) is the latest addition to be offered under the Anchor Argonaut Collection, following the release of Flying Cloud Stout™, which hit shelves in March 2015.

Double Liberty IPA will be available nationwide in 4-packs and on draught for a limited time starting June 2015 as well as on tap at the Anchor Brewing Taproom and the Anchor Beer Garden at The Yard in San Francisco. Find a brew near you using the Anchor Beer Finder.

Learn more about this unique beer by visiting www.AnchorBrewing.com.

About the Anchor Argonaut Collection

Argonauts were the legendary heroes who sailed with Jason on the Argo in quest of the Golden Fleece. During the California Gold Rush, this ancient word was reimagined to include those hardy pioneers who journeyed westward by ship or prairie schooner in search of adventure, fortune, and a new life. In the spirit of this timeless quest, America’s first craft brewery is proud to launch the limited release of uniquely Anchor brews, the Anchor Argonaut Collection.

The Anchor Argonaut Collection marks the first time since 1971 that Anchor has released an Anchor beer in a 4-pack. To honor the spirit of adventure, The Argonaut Collection will showcase adventurous new brews for a limited time, starting with the release of Flying Cloud San Francisco Stout™ followed by Double Liberty IPA®.

About Anchor Brewing Company

Anchor Brewing Company’s roots date back to the California Gold Rush making it one of America’s oldest breweries. Its Anchor Steam® Beer is San Francisco’s original since 1896. In 1965, Fritz Maytag acquired and revived the struggling brewery at a time when mass production of beer dominated and seemed unstoppable. Maytag started a revolution in beer that originated today’s craft beer movement. An undisputed icon, Anchor is America’s first craft brewery where beers are handmade in our traditional copper brewhouse from an all-malt mash. At Anchor, we practice the time-honored art of classical brewing, employing state-of-the-art methods to ensure that our beers are always pure and fresh. We know of no brewery in the world that matches our efforts to combine traditional, natural brewing with such carefully applied, modern methods of sanitation, finishing, packaging and transporting. See what we are brewing today at www.anchorbrewing.com.