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Question (via email): How can I order my favorite beer at my local bar and test to see if they’re serving it correctly? Am I getting the best possible product presentation? Bob: When ordering in a bar, there are several things to look for when being served up your favorite beer – or any beer for that matter. … Ask Bob Brewer: Serving Beer Properly
To see the original Anchor Brewery, you have to go back in time to San Francisco circa 1906. Bought in 1896 by Ernst F. Baruth and his son-in-law Otto Schinkel, Jr., the Brewery resided on Pacific Street between Larkin and Hyde. It was an ideal location for a brewery since a water works and hot … 120 Years of Street Cred
In 1871, Anchor’s first brewmaster—Gottlieb Brekle—transformed an old beer-and-billiards saloon into the American brewery that, twenty-five years later would be renamed Anchor. No one knows why Baruth and Schinkel chose the name Anchor except, perhaps, for its indirect but powerful allusion to the booming Port of San Francisco. Their name, together with their locale in … Drunk in San Francisco Since 1896
It’s a little known fact that Anchor Steam® Beer is America’s First Craft Beer dating back to a fateful moment in 1965 that changed the course of American brewing history. But, before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s go back over 100 years to our San Francisco roots. During the California Gold Rush, local Argonauts … Welcome to Drink Steam
How real do we keep it at Anchor? Well, if you want to work here, you have to start out in our “Bottle Shop” — the Anchor bottling line. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you’re here to do. As an Anchor employee the first and most important thing to learn is that … The Keepers of Keeping it Real
There is a whole lot of talk about which glass is appropriate for serving a given style of beer and why it’s important to do so. In days of yore, drinking vessels were whatever was in reach and held liquid. These were variously tankards, flagons, pots, jacks, clay mugs, goblets, and horns just to mention … Proper Glassware: Does The Beer Glass Really Matter?
When it comes to comfort foods, it doesn’t get much better than good old fashion macaroni and cheese. Recently, Country Living shared their own twist on the cozy classic featuring our own Anchor Steam Beer. Not only is this dish perfect for cooler months, it’s a major crowd pleaser at family gatherings, as well! Anchor Steam Mac … Cooking with Beer: Anchor Steam Mac and Cheese
What could possibly be better than beer and bacon? Our friends at Sunset recently came up with this recipe for hearty Beef-and-Bacon Chili featuring our own Anchor Steam Beer and we couldn’t resist sharing. Not only is this crowd-pleaser incredibly easy to make, but it tastes even better the next day! Smoky Beef-and-Bacon Chili Yield: 6 servings 2 slices thick-cut bacon, … Cooking with Beer: Smoky Beef-and-Bacon Chili
Anchor Mango Peach Galette Yield: 1 Galette, 8 Servings Filling: 1 large mango, peeled and sliced thin 1 cup peach, sliced thin 1 cup strawberry, sliced thin 2 cups (16 oz.) Anchor’s Mango Wheat 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract dash of salt Crust: 1 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour ½ … Cooking with Craft Beer: Anchor Mango Peach Galette
We’re thrilled to announce our limited-edition collaboration brew, San Franpsycho® IPA, is back and in cans for the first time. Just in time for summer, this juicy IPA is more ready than ever for sunny hikes, days at the beach, or cheers around the campfire. Overflowing with stone fruit aromatics and strong floral hops, San Franpsycho® IPA is a pleasurable … Introducing San Franpsycho® IPA 12oz Cans!