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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Shining Light on the Subject of Dark Beers

Bob Brewer debunks a few of the common myths associated with dark beers. Don’t be afraid of the dark. On February 5,  2015, Anchor Brewing Company announced the release of Flying Cloud San Francisco Stout, which first saw the light of day last year as the third release in our Zymaster Series…

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The Anchor Argonaut Collection Sets Sail with Flying Cloud San Francisco Stout

By Matt Canter, Certified Cicerone® and member of the Anchor Marketing team. 2015 is well underway, and with a new year comes new year’s resolutions, new goals, new hope, and new promise for the months ahead. And if you’re one of the 3,000+ craft breweries in the U.S., the new year means…

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Ask Bob Brewer: How much should a keg of Anchor beer weigh?

Jessica (via email): How much should a keg of Anchor beer weigh? Bob: I’ve been asked this a lot over the years, Jessica – usually when a bar wants to reconcile their daily receipts with the volume of beer used. The only real way to determine how much beer is left…

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Anchor Terminology: The Grist Mill

Bob Brewer, Anchor’s resident expert on beer & brewing, takes a behind-the-scenes look at the craft brewing process and the terminology used in the Anchor brewhouse. Every brewery has a grist mill. Sometimes referred to as the “malt mill,” the grist mill breaks apart the malt to expose the starch…

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San Francisco Beer Week 2015

SF Beer Week is back! The festivities kick off Friday, February 6 with the SOLD OUT Opening Gala at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, followed by nine days of beer dinners, tap takeovers, trivia nights, and other events showcasing craft beer from the Bay Area and throughout California. We…

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Anchor Profile: Kate

Working in the dynamic environment at one of America’s craft brewing pioneers lends itself to having a unique cast of characters – new and old alike – who call Anchor home. The brewers may be the “magicians,” but there’s an entire team here at Anchor who are dedicated to upholding our high standards of craft brewing. In our series of…

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