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  • Anchor Steam Beer

    Anchor Steam Beer

    The classic of American brewing tradition since 1896, Anchor Steam has a deep bronze colour with a thick creamy head. The palate is full and malty with a beautiful bitter hop aroma - a unique beer universally recognised as a world classic that traces back to the Gold Rush era.

    • ABV: 4.8%
    • Size (Bottles): 24 x 355ml
    • Draught: 20 litre keg (American Sankey Coupler)
    • Style: California Common
  • Liberty Ale

    Liberty Ale

    The champagne-like bubbles, distinctive hop bouquet and balanced character of Liberty Ale® revives old brewing traditions that are now more relevant than ever. First introduced in 1975, Anchor Liberty Ale® was the first American IPA brewed after prohibition. Furthermore, it was the first modern dry hopped ale in the US and was the beer that popularised the Cascade hop.

    • ABV: 5.9%
    • Size (Bottles): 24 x 355ml
    • Draught: 20 litre keg (American Sankey Coupler)
    • Style: IPA
  • California Lager

    California Lager

    Anchor Steam's roots go back to the Gold Rush, long before icehouses and modern refrigeration made traditional lagers a viable California option. In 1876, thanks to an ice pond in the mountains and a belief that anything is possible in the Golden State, a little brewery named Boca created California's first genuine lager. Anchor California Lager is Anchor's re-creation of this historic beer.

    • ABV: 4.9%
    • Size (Bottles): 24 x 355ml
    • Size (Cans): 24 x 355ml
    • Draught: 20 litre keg (American Sankey Coupler)
    • Style: Lager
  • Anchor Porter

    Anchor Porter

    With deep black colour, a thick, creamy head, rich chocolate, toffee and coffee flavours, and full-bodied smoothness, Anchor Porter is the epitome of a handcrafted dark beer and a classic of the porter style.

    • ABV: 5.6%
    • Size (Bottles): 24 x 355ml
    • Draught: 20 litre keg (American Sankey Coupler)
    • Style: American Porter
  • Brekles Brown

    Brekles Brown

    Inspired by the all-malt brown ales in Anchor’s brewing archives, Brekle’s Brown has a coppery brown colour and unusual depth of flavour with hints of citrus which makes for richness and complexity without heaviness. The classic, all-malt, single-hop brown ale.

    • ABV: 6.0%
    • Size (Bottles): 24 x 355ml
    • Style: Brown Ale
  • Anchor IPA

    Anchor IPA

    An adventurous new brew from America's original craft brewery, Anchor IPA™ is made with 2-row barley malt and fresh whole-cone hops, its bright amber colour, distinctively complex aroma, spiky bitterness, malty depth, and clean finish unite to create a uniquely flavourful, memorable and timeless craft IPA. 

    • ABV: 6.5%
    • Size (Bottles): 24 x 355ml
    • Size (Cans): 24 x 355ml
    • Draught: 20 litre keg
    • Style: IPA
  • Anchor Brotherhood Steam

    Anchor Brotherhood Steam

    "Handcrafted California tunes and handcrafted California brews." A collaboration with the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, inspired by Anchor's flagship Steam® Beer, Brotherhood Steam Beer is brewed with a distinct malt bill giving the beer its copper colour, and dry-hopping with Citra and Nelson Sauvin adding aromatic hints of citrus and mint.

    The result is a smooth, full-bodied malt flavour with a lingering, fresh hop finish.

    • ABV: 5.6%
    • Size (Cans): 24 x 355ml
    • Style: California Common

Anchor Brewing At A Glance

America’s First Craft Brewery

America’s First Craft Brewery

With a history dating back to the 1890s and the Gold Rush, Anchor Brewing can rightly lay claim to being America's first craft brewery.

German brewer Gottlieb Brekle arrived in Califormia with his family and bought an old beer-and-billiards saloon on Pacific Street, San Francisco and transformed it into the brewery that twenty-five years later would be renamed Anchor.

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Beer that Started a Revolution

Beer that Started a Revolution

Introduced in 1975 and brewed to celebrate patriot Paul Revere’s historic actions during the America's War of Independence, Liberty Ale was the first modern American IPA brewed after prohibition. A single-hop ale (Cascade) and dry-hopped ale it lays claim to being the original craft-brewed ale and the beer that started a brewing revolution in America.

The Story of Anchor Steam

The Story of Anchor Steam

Anchor Steam® Beer derives its unusual name from the 19th century when “steam” was a nickname for beer brewed on the West Coast of America under primitive conditions and without ice.

While the origin of the name remains shrouded in mystery, it likely relates to the original practice of fermenting the beer on San Francisco’s rooftops in a cool climate. In lieu of ice, the foggy night air naturally cooled the fermenting beer, creating steam off the warm open pans.

Once a nickname for any West Coast beer brewed under these conditions, today the name “steam” is a trademark of Anchor Brewing and applies only to the singular process and taste of their flagship brand and a classic of American brewing.