Anchor Brewing Cans Update

12 September 2015

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“I remember brewing the first batch of Liberty Ale with Fritz Maytag 40 years ago. We were both young, eager beer lovers and knew we wanted to create a beer unlike anything else at the time.”

That is Mark Carpenter, the Anchor Brewmaster, reminiscing on the early days of the brewery and the creation of what can rightly be classed as an iconic craft beer. 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 popularized the now-iconic Cascade hop.

It is also the latest beer from the San Francisco brewery to be available in cans (24 x 355ml) albeit in limited release quantities for now.

It was a year ago that James Clay started importing Anchor California Lager (4.9%Abv) in cans (as well as bottles and keg, of course), and now Anchor IPA joins it's established sibling.

Canning craft beer is a practise which has been welcomed with open arms by the equally open-minded UK craft beer audience, and Anchor IPA (6.5%Abv) is another hop-forward beer that certainly stands up well in it's full metal jacket, with super fresh beer the result.

Very San Francisco and very left field, Brotherhood Steam Beer (5.6%Abv) is a collaboration with California band the Chris Robinson Brotherhood. Inspired by Anchor's flagship Steam Beer, Brotherhood Steam 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. Mark our word: it rocks. So much so, we've made it a permanent listing.

Anchor Brewing canned beers are available in 24 x 355ml.