Under the Crown: Anchor in Pop Culture

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Anchor historian Dave Burkhart brings us interesting tales of Anchor’s past, guided by the factoids printed on the underside of Anchor Steam Beer crowns Under every Anchor Steam® Beer crown (we brewers call bottle caps crowns) is a little piece of Anchor lore. Each represents anywhere from ounces to tons…

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SF Beer Week with Anchor Brewing

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It’s time for one of our favorite weeks of the year… SF Beer Week! The festivities get started Friday, February 10 with the Opening Gala at Pier 48 in San Francisco, followed by nine days of beer dinners, tap takeovers, pairings, and other fun events showcasing craft beer from the Bay Area…

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Cooking with Craft Beer: Anchor Steam Cheesy Pretzel Bites

Beer and pretzels have been a favorite pairing of beer drinkers since… well, since beer and pretzels have existed. The saltiness of a pretzel pairs particularly well with the crisp finish and rich, distinctive flavor of Anchor Steam Beer, so when we saw a photo of these cheesy pretzel bites made with Anchor…

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Made in San Francisco Since 1896: A Beer-iversary at Anchor Brewing

By Dave Burkhart, Anchor Historian Much of San Francisco—and Anchor Brewing—history was lost in the 1906 SF Earthquake and Fire. However, a few great resources remain, including old newspapers and city directories. When Fritz Maytag bought the Brewery in 1965, one of the first things he did was go to…

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Raise Your Anchor to Football’s Big Game in San Francisco

For the rest of this month and into the first week of February we’re working to usher in Anchor’s 120-year anniversary and the 50th edition of football’s Big Game together in our great city of San Francisco. To celebrate, we’ve got some special ways for you to Raise Your Anchor in…

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Welcome. Join us in Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of America’s First Craft Beer (1965-2015)!

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…

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Supporting Parks Nationwide with Craft Beer

Half Moon Bay State Beach To celebrate the unique heritage of California’s State Parks and America’s National Parks, Anchor Brewing Company has partnered with the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) and the California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) to support their efforts to conserve and enrich the natural beauty and history of parks…

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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…

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Anchor Brewing Volunteer Day: A Return to China Camp State Park

A brew with a view at beautiful China Camp State Park Another collaborative Anchor volunteer day with the California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) brought us back to China Camp State Park in Marin County. Anchor volunteers had travelled to this same park in 2013 to help paint a water tower and build…

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Nitro vs Cask Beer: How Are They Different?

By Matt Canter, Certified Cicerone® and member of the Anchor Marketing team. As educated craft beer enthusiasts (you wouldn’t think we would spend all day here at Anchor without completely geeking out learning as much as we can about craft beer, now would you?) we’re fortunate to find ourselves in close proximity…

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