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.
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.
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.
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.
The California Gold Rush compelled thousands to Go West! “to see the elephant,” a metaphor for the doggedly optimistic risk-taking linked then and now with America’s intensified pursuit of happiness. This brew pours bright, clear golden color with light tan head, has strong tropical and citrus fruit aromas balanced by the spiky freshness of pine needles. You get bitterness up front followed by subtly sweet maltiness, a light body and very smooth finish.