From the Barrel: Old Potrero Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged Stout

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Anchor Brewing’s barrel aging program is growing, slowly but surely. You can’t rush these things, literally and figuratively. Lucky for us, the marriage between brewing and distilling has been an ongoing tradition at Anchor. Almost 30 years after Fritz Maytag bought Anchor Brewing, igniting the American craft beer revolution, Fritz…

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6 Craft Beer Bars That Changed Their City’s Beer Scene

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Breweries and craft beer bars have a symbiotic relationship. Pubs have been community centers of social activity for hundreds of years. Over the past 30 years or so, a growing number of bars and pubs have focused on bringing beer drinkers a better variety of beers, especially those from small…

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Hold the Fruit: 11 Summer Beers for People Who Appreciate the Classics

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Born in 1979, my parents raised me on the music of the Beach Boys, the Monkees and the big hair ballad rock of the early 80s. My joke is that if a song was released after 1985, I don’t know it. In the old brown Jeep Cherokee I drove to…

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Why Can’t I Buy that Special Release Beer Year-Round?

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Special craft beer releases are among a beer lover’s most anticipated days. Craft beer drinkers can’t wait for the party that accompanies a bottle release like Cigar City Brewing’s annual Hunahpu Day. Others look forward to the mystique surrounding the extreme rarity of the beer like that of Russian River…

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All is Ripe in the World: 2017 Summer Beers are Full of Fruit

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Beer is a beverage brewed to meet the seasons, so it’s no surprise that summer beers in 2017 are seeing an array of fruit-infused recipes. From 21st Amendment’s watermelon sour inspired by a popular predecessor to a raspberry sour Berliner Weisse meant to take you “Back to the Future,” if you’re…

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Anchor Brewing Debuts Third Release in their Pacific Siren Series, Blood Orange Blonde

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We’re thrilled to announce our third release in the Pacific Siren Series, Blood Orange Blonde– a refreshingly unique blonde ale made with juicy and tart blood oranges. Blood Orange Blonde has the delectable taste of the blood orange. The fruit is deep crimson in color with enticingly rich aroma and tangy-sweet…

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7 Baseball Beers You’ll Find at Minor League Stadiums

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Tim Tebow is now trying his hand at pro baseball, but the former Florida Gator, Heisman Trophy winner and late night comedy muse won’t be the only draw at minor league stadiums this summer. A host of small and independent craft brewers are creating baseball beers to support hometown spirit. If you’re…

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Like Mexican-Style Lagers? Here are 11 Craft Beers You Should Try

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Chances are, you’ve occasionally thrown back a few bottles of a popular Mexican amber lager. Maybe you drank them before you got into craft beer and now they make you nostalgic, or maybe you harbor dreams of being the Most Interesting Man  — or Woman — in the World. Whatever the…

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Last Call for IBUs: Fact, Fiction and Their Impact on Your Beer

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I’ve been thinking a lot about IBUs. It all started quite innocently. I was recently bellied up to the bar at my local pub, as I’m known to do, and I couldn’t help but overhear a group of young men perusing the admittedly impressive list of libations scrawled onto the…

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New to Craft Beer? These 7 Dark Lagers are Easy on the Palate

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Bitter IPAs and boozy, barrel-aged beers might shock the palate if you’re trying to introduce a curious newcomer to craft beer. Instead, it’s generally better to hand them a beer style that simultaneously feels familiar and also enlightens — dark lagers embody those traits. German-style Schwarzbiers, dunkels, bocks, and American…

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