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Anchor Brewing
Founded:
1896
Founded By:
Ernst F. Baruth + Otto Schinkel, Jr.
Curated By:
James Clay
Origin:
California, United States Anchor map
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It’s a bold claim, but Anchor have every right to make it. The iconic west coast brewhouse has a storied history stretching back to the California gold rush. As a brewery whose first premises burnt down in the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, Anchor can consider themselves something of an elder statesman in an era of energetic young upstarts.

Today’s brewery is an enterprise with a true legacy, producing flagship beers from their traditional copper brewhouse using time-tested methods and practices. Anchor have been refining and perfecting their processes for decades, laying claim to the first post-Prohibition American IPA, and the first modern use of dry-hopping too.

Core beers like Anchor Steam, Liberty Ale, and Anchor Porter were all rolling off the bottling line by the end of the 1970s. Yes, the flares and flower power seventies. And those aren’t dusty old relics. They’re world-class beers that continue to inspire generations of craft brewers all over the globe. America’s most traditional brewery - true pioneers, pushing craft forward.

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Our Anchor Brewing Range

Anchor Fog Breaker

Anchor Fog Breaker

Style: IPA
ABV: 6.8%

Fog Breaker IPA, with its distinctly fruity aroma and assertively bitter taste, is a hoppy, yet crisp and refreshing addition to Anchor's portfolio. Its intense aromas of ripe pineapple, melons and resinous pine are derived from essential oils in Citra Cryo hops as well as whole-cone Denali and Cascade hops. Brewed with malted wheat and 2-row pale malt, the IPA's bitterness is slightly countered with hints of light biscuity malt flavors and a smooth effervescent mouthfeel. The sunny inspiration behind Fog Breaker IPA is evident in its appearance - a bright, golden straw-colored body with a lasting creamy head. It's a thirst-quenching, fresh brew that puts a San Francisco spin on an American IPA.

Brewers Pale Ale

Style: American Pale Ale
ABV: 5.3%

A modern American Pale Ale with the fresh aromatics of an ever-changing blend of our brewers favorite hops for a bright, crisp, delicious and perfect go-to beer. Brewers Pale Ale, isn't just another beer, it's a beer that's brewed by brewers, for brewers. And now, we're proud to share it with our beer community.

Brewers Pale Ale
California Lager

California Lager

Style: Lager
ABV: 4.9%

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 our re-creation of this historic beer. Made in San Francisco with two-row California barley, Cluster hops (the premier hop in 19th-century California), and our own lager yeast, this all-malt brew is krausened and lagered in our cellars. Its golden color, distinctive aroma, creamy head, balanced depth of flavor, and smooth finish make Anchor California Lager a delicious celebration of California's unique brewing heritage.

Liberty Ale

Style: American Pale Ale
ABV: 5.9%

First introduced in 1975, Liberty Ale is brewed with a top-fermenting ale yeast, responsible for many of the subtle flavours and characteristics. Dry-hopping imparts a unique aroma to the ale.

Liberty Ale
Porter

Porter

Style: Porter
ABV: 5.6%

A unique dark brew which uses specially roasted malts, a top-fermenting yeast and only fresh whole hops. All this combines to produce a rich and intense flavour with subtle notes of chocolate, toffee, and coffee.

Steam

Style: California Common Beer
ABV: 4.9%

The classic of American brewing tradition since 1896', Anchor Steam has a bronze colour with a thick creamy head. The palate is full and malty with a beautiful bitter hop aroma.

Steam