Anchor Brewing Company Celebrates America’s First Craft Beer with Drink Steam Week

August 08, 2016

San Francisco, CA (Aug 3, 2016) – 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 in San Francisco. In its second annual year, Drink Steam Week will consist of events and happenings across the country to celebrate Anchor’s rich history.

“Anchor Steam Beer is the foundation of both Anchor Brewing and the American craft beer movement,” said Anchor Brewing CEO and President Matt Davenport. “Throughout its 120-year history in San Francisco, Anchor has held steadfast to traditional brewing techniques and high quality standards, influencing and inspiring brewers and beer fans alike over the decades. Drink Steam Week is an opportunity to celebrate this legacy with the craft beer community.”

Drink Steam Week will also play host to the debut of Anchor’s newest limited release, Anchor Dry-Hopped Steam Beer™ (5.4% ABV) and will be exclusively poured on draught at select locations in San Francisco before its national release in September. Inspired by Anchor Steam® Beer, but made with its own special recipe, Anchor Dry-Hopped Steam Beer is a radically traditional twist on the original. Crafted by Brewmaster Scott Ungermann, the beer is dry-hopped with a blend of new and traditional hops, wedding the rich maltiness of Anchor Steam with an alluring fragrant hoppiness with notes of citrus, stone fruit, and pine.

“Anchor Dry-Hopped Steam Beer is both a historical nod to our roots and a cutting edge, modern beer,” said Brewmaster Scott Ungermann. “Drink Steam Week is the perfect time to debut Anchor Dry-Hopped Steam Beer, as we continue to lead the American craft brewing revolution while paying homage the original California Common beer.”

Anchor will kick the week long celebration off with the “Drink Steam Week Kick-Off Party” on August 14th at the Anchor Beer Garden at The Yard in San Francisco. For a full list of events and special offerings happening throughout Drink Steam Week, visit #DrinkSteam

Anchor Dry-Hopped Steam Beer is available nationwide September through December in six-packs and on draught in select bars, restaurants, and stores including the Anchor Brewing Taproom and Anchor Beer Garden at The Yard in San Francisco. Find a brew near you using the Anchor Beer Finder.

For more information on Anchor Brewing Company, visit or follow @anchorbrewing on social media.

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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. To learn more visit

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