Liberty Ale 40th Anniversary Brew

Saturday marked the 40th anniversary of the first brew of Liberty Ale on April 18, 1975, 200 years to the day that Paul Revere set out on horseback to warn of approaching British soldiers. Dave Burkhart, Anchor’s Design & Graphics Production Manager and Brewery Historian, wrote about that first brew in 1975 – and about Paul Revere’s famous ride – a few years ago, and Dave joined the Anchor brewers in the brewhouse this past weekend to take part in the commemoration of a historic milestone in American craft brewing.

Below are a selection photos and videos of the brewing process for the 40th anniversary brew of Liberty Ale. Grab a Liberty Ale and Raise Your Anchor to 40 years of “the beer that started a revolution.”

The Liberty Ale mash

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The brewchart

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The Liberty Ale banner watching over the brewhouse.

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Tim at the lauter tun

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Cascade hops standing by

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Ramon keeping an eye on the brew

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Dave using the oar to stir in the Cascade hops

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Tim taking a sample from the brewkettle

Liberty Ale in an open fermenter

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Happy 40, Liberty Ale!

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