Anchor Brewing Adds Fog Breaker IPA to Year-Round Portfolio

Fog_Breaker_IPA_Bottle_PintAnchor Brewing Company (San Francisco, California) has officially introduced Fog Breaker IPA as the newest addition to its lineup of Year-Round offerings.

Inspired by Anchor Brewing Company’s “fog-busting location in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood”, Fog Breaker IPA is “a bright, golden straw-colored” American India Pale Ale that features a “distinctly fruity aroma and assertively bitter taste.” Rocking notes of “pineapple, melons and resinous pine”, this brew’s “intense” aromatic profile is “derived from essential oils in Citra Cryo hops as well as whole-cone Denali and Cascade hops.” After “hints of light biscuity malt flavors” balance things out a bit, Fog Breaker IPA comes together to be a “a thirst-quenching, fresh brew that puts a San Francisco spin on an American IPA.”

“San Francisco is notorious for its foggy climate, but one neighborhood is a pinnacle for sunshine—Potrero Hill, where Anchor calls home. Fog Breaker IPA pays homage to our fortunate spot in the city,” said Brewmaster Scott Ungermann. “If you’ve spent time in San Francisco, you’ve experienced that distinctive moment when the sun finally shines through the fog. We bottled up that experience into a San Francisco IPA that’s filled with layers of hop flavor.”

Fog Breaker IPA is rolling out now with availability in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 22 oz. bottles and on draft.  You can expect to find this new Year-Round offering at select beer-focused retailers, bars and restaurants located in Alabama, Florida, California and throughout the rest of Anchor Brewing’s nationwide distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Fog Breaker IPA from Anchor Brewing Company

Release – Year-Round, launching September 2018
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.8%
Hops – Apollo, Nugget & Denali; dry-hopped with Citra, Citra Cryo, Cascade & Denali
Malts – 2-Row Pale & Malted Wheat
Fun Fact – On this beer’s development: “Fog Breaker IPA is another first for Anchor; the first beer exclusively developed at Anchor Public Taps’ pilot brewery that has been moved into full-scale production. Located just across the street from the iconic brewery, Public Taps is a pilot brewery and bar that serves as a gathering place for locals and visitors seeking a one-of-a-kind San Francisco experience. Public Taps is home to The Potrero Project—a collection of beers brewed at the pilot brewery for guests to enjoy on tap at the bar and share feedback with the Anchor crew. Fog Breaker IPA evolved from The Potrero Project, quickly becoming one of the most popular beers served there this year.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 22 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.anchorbrewing.com/connect/beer_finder

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San Franpsycho IPA Makes Seasonal Debut for Anchor Brewing

SanFranpsycho_detailAnchor Brewing (San Francisco, California) has officially released San Franpsycho IPA as the brewery’s newest Spring/Summer Seasonal offering.

Brewed in collaboration with the community-based clothing and lifestyle brand of the same name, San Franpsycho is a “delicious, balanced and easy-drinking” India Pale Ale that is meant to “[celebrate] the city and culture of San Francisco.”  With the help of a public vote on various batches, the crew at Anchor Brewing developed this version of San Franpsycho IPA with an inventive recipe that incorporates “a mixed culture of yeast to create a unique and fruity estery nose.”  Peach and apricot puree was then added “during the secondary fermentation, giving the beer a pleasant hint of sweetness and abundantly fruity aromas of peach, apricot, and pineapple with a bit of funky dank.” With all of this resting on a base of 2-Row Pale, Red Wheat and Acidulated malt, the completed San Franpsycho IPA (6.3% ABV) “pours a hazy golden straw color” and boasts a “slightly sweet taste, with a mild Belgian complexity from the yeast and a finish of fruity hops.”

“San Francisco is a special little city on the edge of the universe,” said Anchor Brewmaster Scott Ungermann, “and at the same time, what happens here is amplified by the tech industry that reverberates around the world. This city is a launching point for so many things, and a place where people come to seek their own way. San Franpsycho IPA is a celebration of that pioneering spirit for everyone to enjoy.”

San Franpsycho IPA is rolling out now and will be available through September 2018.  You can expect to find this Seasonal Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at beer-friendly retailers, bars and restaurants located in Alabama, Florida, California and throughout the rest of Anchor Brewing’s nationwide distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for San Franpsycho IPA from Anchor Brewing 

Release – Seasonal, April – September 2018
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.3%
Hops – Apollo; dry-hopped with “a blend of aromatic & tropical North American hops”
Malts – 2-Row Pale, Red Wheat & Acidulated
Added Ingredients – Peach & apricot puree
Suggested Food Pairings – “Ceviche, avocado toast and peach cobbler”
Fun Fact – On the beer’s name and label artwork: “The name San Franpsycho IPA speaks to San Francisco, but specifically to Ocean Beach and the Outer Sunset neighborhood. The label design is a classic view from the Noriega hilltop looking down to the Outer Sunset and Ocean Beach.”

Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.anchorbrewing.com/connect/beer_finder

Anchor Brewing Launches Brewers’ Pale Ale as a New Rotating Hop Project

AnchorBrewersPApourAnchor Brewing (San Francisco, California) has officially announced the release of Brewers’ Pale Ale – Nelson Hop Blend as the premier offering from its new series of American Pale Ales made with an evolving hop blend.

Developed to be an engaging new line of beers “brewed by brewers, for brewers”, Brewers’ Pale Ale is “a bright and fruity American Pale Ale bursting with hop aroma and flavor” sourced from a hop blend that will steadily evolve as time goes on.  The first version of Brewers’ Pale Ale will showcase Nelson Sauvin, a unique hop from New Zealand that provides “a deliciously fruity character.”  Hop lovers can expect Brewers’ Pale Ale – Nelson Hop Blend (5.3% ABV) to offer a “crisp, refreshing and flavorful” experience that boasts “strong aromas of grapefruit, passion fruit, citrus peels and dank piney hops.”

“Our brewers work together to develop and constantly evolve recipes until they’re absolutely delicious and uniquely Anchor,” said Brewmaster Scott Ungermann. “For this beer, our first step was to create just the right malt bill to showcase our favorite hops and then blend those hops within that framework. While it took many iterations and taste tests to make a killer everyday pale ale, our brewers were up for the challenge. The result is 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 – Nelson Hop Blend is available now in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, California and throughout the rest of Anchor Brewing’s distribution area.  Although the Brewer’s Pale Ale brand is listed as a Year-Round, the “Nelson Hop Blend” will only be available for a limited time as “Anchor brewers . . . continue to experiment with different hop varieties, showcasing evolved recipes and new hop blends throughout the year.”  With that said, be sure to get your hands on some Brewers’ Pale Ale – Nelson Hop Blend while you have the chance.  Prost!

Vital Information for Brewers’ Pale Ale – Nelson Hop Blend from Anchor Brewing

Release – Year-Round/Rotating; launching late February 2018
Style – American Pale Ale
ABV – 5.3%
Hops – Nelson Sauvin & a select blend of aromatic hops
Malts – 2-Row Pale, Red Wheat, Pilsner & Acidulated
Suggested Food Pairings – “Brewers’ Pale Ale is perfect to pair with fish tacos, or a nice, savory meal like a steak sandwich.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.anchorbrewing.com/connect/beer_finder

Anchor Brewing Releases 43rd Annual Christmas Ale

Xmas2017___bottle_pintAnchor Brewing Co. (San Francisco, California) has announced that their iconic Christmas Ale has officially returned for its 43rd annual release.

First released in 1975, Anchor Brewing’s Christmas Ale has been brewed each year since with “a new, secret recipe” and adorned with “a completely unique label” (click here to see them all).  The 2017 Christmas Ale has been crafted to be “a smooth and creamy winter warmer with rich flavors of cacao, toffee, and roasted nuts, plus subtle hints of honey and herbal spice.”  You can choose to enjoy Christmas Ale (6.7% ABV) fresh or you can age the beer to see how its “wintry spiced flavors evolve over time.”

“This year’s Christmas Ale has a strong malt profile that is enhanced with wintry spices,” said Anchor Brewmaster Scott Ungermann. “The beer pours a deep, dark, mahogany brown with a creamy, tan head. It has flavors of creamy bittersweet chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and toasted nuts, with a rich, smooth, velvety mouthfeel. This is the third year in a row that we peeled back the layers of spices, taking some ingredients out and making those remaining stand out even more. In the meantime, we added more specialty malts, some that we’re using for the first time. The combination of malts, spices, and hops add layers of complexity to the beer and bring this year’s ale to a new level.”

2017 Christmas Ale is available now and will be hanging around through the month of January 2018.  You can expect to find this special holiday brew available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, gold-foiled 50.7 oz. magnum bottles (where permitted), and on draft at beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, California and throughout the rest of Anchor Brewing’s expansive distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for 2017 Christmas Ale from Anchor Brewing Co.

Release – Seasonal, November 2017 to January 2018
Style – Winter Warmer
ABV – 6.7%
Malts – “Top Secret”
Hops – “Top Secret”
Fun Fact #1 – When it was originally released in 1975, Anchor Christmas Ale was “the first holiday beer in America since Prohibition.”
Fun Fact #2 – Concerning the label artwork: “Along with an evolving recipe, Christmas Ale portrays a new label every year. Since ancient times, trees have symbolized the winter solstice when the earth, with its seasons, appears born anew. This year’s tree is the Santa Lucia fir. Extremely rare, it is native and limited to California’s Santa Lucia Range along the central coast of California. The tree on this year’s label was hand-drawn by Bay Area artist James Stitt, who has been creating Anchor’s Christmas Ale labels since 1975.” 
Suggested Food Pairings – “Anchor Christmas Ale is perfect for cozy nights by the fire, and it pairs well with holiday fare, whether it is a roasted turkey dinner, sweet potato pie, or roasted chestnuts.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 50.7 oz. magnum bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.anchorbrewing.com/connect/beer_finder

Anchor Brewing Company Unveils Coffee Porter

Bottle_Pint_Shot_CoffeePorterAnchor Brewing Company (San Francisco, California) recently introduced Anchor Coffee Porter as the brewery’s latest Limited Release offering.

Back in 1972, Anchor Brewing launched Anchor Porter as the “first modern American Porter.”  Innovation has always been at the soul of this long-standing classic, and it has inspired Anchor’s brewers to innovate once again with the creation of Anchor Coffee Porter.

Brewed in collaboration with San Francisco’s Four Barrel Coffee, Anchor Coffee Porter is made with Flash-Chilled Coffee – single-source Ethiopian coffee that is “brewed hot, then flash-chilled within 10 seconds to preserve all of the robust aromatics and key acids that you’d find in a great cup of coffee”.  This results in 6.7% ABV American Porter “of immense richness, intensity, boldness, and smoothness, with . . . a roasty malt backbone, a bold coffee aroma and complex layers of chocolate, nuts and spices.”

“The historic, art deco building on San Francisco’s Potrero Hill where Anchor resides today was a coffee roastery before it was a brewery,” said Brewmaster Scott Ungermann. “There’s a running joke at Anchor that it takes a lot of coffee to make beer. Now we’re collaborating with Four Barrel to do just that—literally. We start in the brewhouse, combining a robust malt bill inspired by our recipe for Anchor Porter. In the cellar, we add Four Barrel’s Flash-Chilled Coffee which was brewed and chilled especially for this beer. The addition occurs during secondary fermentation so the coffee is nicely integrated into the beer. The result is a coffee porter of immense richness, intensity, boldness, and smoothness, with deep aromas and mouthfeel of fresh-roasted coffee melded with dark-roasted maltiness.”

Anchor Coffee Porter rolls out this month and will be available through February 2018.  You can expect to find this Limited Release in 12 oz. bottles and on draft at beer-friendly retailers, bars and restaurants located in Alabama, Florida, California and throughout the rest of Anchor Brewing’s expansive distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Anchor Coffee Porter from Anchor Brewing Company

Release – Limited, October 2017 – February 2018
Style – American Porter
ABV – 6.7%
Malts – 2-Row Pale, Caramel, Black & Wheat
Hops – Apollo
Added Ingredients – Flash-Chilled Coffee from Four Barrel Coffee
Suggested Food Pairings – “Anchor Coffee Porter pairs well with decadent foods like chicken and waffles, pot roast, crème brûlée and beignets.”
Fun Fact – “The beer is 10% coffee, and the brewmaster’s favorite coffee mug is featured on the label.”
Availability – 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.anchorbrewing.com/connect/beer_finder

Blood Orange Blonde Debuts for Anchor Brewing Co.

Blood-Orange-Blonde-1-blog-thumbnail-1024x558_editedAnchor Brewing Co. (San Francisco, California) has officially launched Blonde Orange Blonde as the latest release from their Pacific Siren Series.

Hitting shelves and taps just in time for the summer months, Blood Orange Blonde is “a refreshingly unique Blonde Ale” that highlights “the delectable taste of the blood orange.”  This offering’s citrus characteristics actually begin to surface in the brewhouse when brewers add California orange peels to the kettle.  Blood orange – the Sanguinello cultivar – is then introduced during secondary fermentation to combine the fruit’s “enticingly rich aroma and tangy-sweet juiciness” with the base beer’s “mild hop bitterness, subtle malty sweetness, and . . . long, dry finish.”  Joining Mango Wheat and Meyer Lemon Lager, Blood Orange Blonde is now the third release currently available in Anchor’s Pacific Siren Series.

“Blood Orange Blonde is an exciting addition to our wildly popular Pacific Siren Series,” said Anchor Brewmaster Scott Ungermann. “This refreshing, crisp craft brew gets some of its citrusy aroma in the brewhouse, where California orange peels are added to the brew kettle. However, most of the action is in the cellar where the blood orange fruit—the Sanguinello cultivar variety—is added during secondary fermentation. The result is a fruit-forward blonde ale with a tangy citrus tartness, hints of sweet malt and honey notes and a dry orange peel bitterness at the back end.”

Blood Orange Blonde officially releases in May 2017 and will be available as a Year-Round offering. You can expect to find this new offering available in 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer bars, restaurants and retailers located in Alabama, Florida, California and throughout the rest of Anchor Brewing’s national distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Blood Orange Blonde from Anchor Brewing Company

Release – Year-Round/Pacific Siren Series, launching May 2017
Style – American Blonde Ale
ABV – 4.5%
Malts – Blend of Tow-Row Pale & Pilsner
Hops – Cluster & Experimental No. 431
Availability – 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.anchorbrewing.com/connect/beer_finder
Fun Fact – “The eye-catching packaging artwork for Blood Orange Blonde stays true to its Pacific Siren Series counterparts, donning an illustrated siren inspired by a 75-year-old California fruit crate label. Fruit-crate labels have a long and colorful history in California dating to the late nineteenth century. Most such agricultural art features enticingly succulent fruit and an idealized pastoral landscape. Anchor’s Pacific Siren Series labels however—as unique as the beers themselves—feature a stunning siren.”

Blackberry Daze IPA Launches as New Year-Round from Anchor Brewing Co.

blackberry-daze-bottle___pint_shotAnchor Brewing Co. (San Francisco, California) recently announced that Blackberry Daze IPA has officially joined the brewery’s portfolio of Year-Round offerings.

When the time arrived for Anchor Brewing Co. to create a fruit-infused India Pale Ale, the brewers decided to represent their home state by selecting the blackberry, a berry “once wildly rampant in California”, as the featured fruit.  Blackberry Daze IPA receives a solid foundation of hops in the brewhouse, but the majority of the beer’s flavor and aroma arrives once “the fruit is added during secondary fermentation.”  It is here that this brew receives a dry-hopping with a “special blend of loamy, herbaceous hops” to marry with “the brightness and deep complexity of the blackberries.”  This all results in a 6.5% ABV IPA that is “a funky synthesis of rich earth and ripe fruit, hop bitterness and blackberry tartness, with alluring color and aromas up front, sublimely intense flavors, and a refreshingly dry finish.”

“Blackberry Daze IPA is a natural continuum to our growing list of beers made with fruit,” said Anchor Brewmaster Scott Ungermann.  “When using fruit in an IPA, we want something that stands up to and also pairs nicely with the hops. Blackberries uniquely compliment the hops, rather than contrast with them. We add some fruit to the brew kettle towards the end of the boil, giving the beer a nice berry jam aroma. Then we add fresh berries in the cellar, imparting a sharp tartness that compliments the beer’s hoppy flavors. The result is an IPA with upfront bitterness that’s countered by tartness and slight sweetness from the berries, creating a play between tart, sweet, and bitter.”

Blackberry Daze IPA is available now in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft.  Fruit-lovin’ hop heads can track this one down at select craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, California and throughout the rest of Anchor Brewing’s expansive distribution footprint.  Having achieved legendary status in American craft brewing, it is well known that Anchor Brewing Co. only sends out the highest quality offerings to represent them on shelves and taps across this country.  With that truth in mind, be sure to check out Blackberry Daze IPA the next time you find yourself in need of a fruit-infused IPA.  Prost!

Vital Information for Blackberry Daze IPA from Anchor Brewing Co.

Release – Year-Round, launching late-February 2017
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.5%
Hops – Citra & Bravo; dry-hopped with Ekuanot, Citra & Denali 
Malts – 2-Row Pale
Added Ingredients – Fresh blackberries
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.anchorbrewing.com/connect/beer_finder

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Anchor Brewing Reinvents a Classic with Release of Liberty IPA

anchorlipa-bottle-pint-shotAnchor Brewing Company (San Francisco, California) has officially announced the limited release of Liberty IPA, a modern twist on the brewery’s classic Liberty Ale.

Originally brewed in 1975 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Paul Revere’s midnight ride, Anchor Brewing Company’s Liberty Ale was the first American IPA brewed after prohibition . . . [and] introduced America to the Cascade hop and the nearly lost art of dry-hopping.”  Over 40 years later, Anchor is now releasing Liberty IPA as an updated take on this original craft classic.

“Liberty IPA is a revolutionary brew—reimagined,” said Anchor Brewmaster Scott Ungermann. “The beer is a bright straw golden color and boasts aromas of dank and resinous pine up front, with bold citrus and grapefruit notes on the back end. You can really taste the assertive bitterness, with hints of a light biscuit malt base and a smooth, dry finish. Liberty IPA is a celebration of the Cascade hopped IPA’s that Anchor first popularized back in 1975 and remain at the forefront of American craft beer trends.”

Liberty IPA is available now and will be around for a limited time in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft.  You can find this one at craft beer-friendly establishments in Alabama, Florida and throughout the rest of Anchor Brewing’s nationwide distribution footprint.  When you grab your sixer or pour of Liberty IPA, I highly suggest you get some Liberty Ale to enjoy alongside it.  Not only will this be a fun side-by-side experience, it will also prove to be a fine history lesson that traces the growth of American IPAs from their most recent rebirth to present day trends and practices.  You simply cannot go wrong when you are able to double down to get both your drink and learn on at the same time.  Prost!

Vital Information for Liberty IPA from Anchor Brewing Company

Release – Limited, January to April 2017
Style – American IPA
ABV – 6.3%
Malts – 2-Row Pale
Hops – Cascade & Nelson Sauvin. 
Dry Hops – Cascade, Nelson Sauvin & El Dorado
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.anchorbrewing.com/connect/beer_finder
Fun Fact – “Taking cues from the original Liberty Ale packaging, the newly designed Liberty IPA label features the bald eagle, a symbol of strength and freedom.”

Anchor Christmas Ale Returns for 42nd Year

2016christmas-beerandglassAnchor Brewing Co. (San Francisco, California) has announced that the 42nd Annual release of Anchor Christmas Ale has headed out to distribution.

For over four decades, Anchor Brewing has gifted craft beer fans a new Anchor Christmas Ale to enjoy during each holiday season.  Although every year’s release of Anchor Christmas Ale is brewed with a new recipe and then wrapped in a label displaying a different festive tree, the brewery’s intention “remains the same: joy and celebration of the newness of life.”  The recipe for each release may be “a heavily guarded secret,” but craft beer fans can always anticipate a Winter Warmer boasting “notes of seasonal spices and a malty backbone.”  For a better idea of what to expect from the 2016 vintage of Anchor Christmas Ale, here is what Brewmaster Scott Ungermann had to say about the brew:

“This year’s Christmas Ale has a strong malt profile enhanced with wintry spices. The beer is a deep mahogany brown with a creamy, tan head and boasts aromas of fruitcake, molasses, and fresh cut wood. The beer tastes of a roasted caramel malt, with notes of spiced chocolate and nuts. And it has a rich, smooth, and velvety mouthfeel. Every year we look forward to formulating our new Christmas Ale recipe and tasting the fruits of our labors. We are always excited to please beer fans with its ever-changing recipe and label. This year’s ale is the perfect beer for the winter season, whether you’re out on the slopes or relaxing next to the fire.”
– Anchor Brewmaster Scott Ungermann

Anchor Christmas Ale is only available from early November until mid-January.  This offering is available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, gold-foiled 50.7 oz. magnum bottles, and on draft at select craft beer establishments in Alabama**, Florida and throughout Anchor Brewing’s expansive distribution area.  Secure your bottles when you can and make Anchor Christmas Ale a part of any holiday celebration you plan on attending this year.  Prost!

(**Due to the fact that Alabama law currently prohibits the sale of beer in packaging larger than 750 ml, the magnum bottles will not be available in that state.**)

Vital Information for Anchor Christmas Ale (2016) from Anchor Brewing Co. 

Release – Seasonal, November 2016 through mid-January 2017
First Release – 1975
Style – Winter Warmer

ABV – 6.5%
Malt – “TOP SECRET”
Hops – “TOP SECRET”
Dry Hops – “TOP SECRET”
Fun Fact: The Tree – “Along with an evolving recipe, Christmas Ale portrays a new label every year. Since ancient times, trees have symbolized the winter solstice when the earth, with its seasons, appears born anew. This year’s tree is the ‘1,000 Mile Tree’ or the lone pine found during westbound construction of the transcontinental railroad. Discovered in 1896, it was a lone pine amidst a vast and desolate landscape. The tree on this year’s label was hand-drawn by Bay Area artist James Stitt, who has been creating Anchor’s Christmas Ale labels since 1975. His charming illustration of the 1,000 Mile Tree includes a person at the top of the tree with a mug of beer, honoring an old legend that railway passengers sometimes attempted to climb the tree.”

Anchor Brewing Introduces Dry-Hopped Steam Beer

Anchor-Dry-Hopped-Steam-Product-ImageAnchor Brewing Co. (San Francisco, California) recently announced that Anchor Dry-Hopped Steam Beer™ is headed to shelves and taps for a limited time beginning next month.

It may be a new take on the iconic Anchor Steam® Beer – the original California Common -, but the limited release of Anchor Dry-Hopped Steam Beer™ plans to make a name for itself with its own special recipe.  Dry-hopped with a blend of new and traditional hops, this new offering has “distinct aromas of citrus and stone fruit, and a lingering, bitter hop finish.”  Balanced by a light malt sweetness that is reminiscent of the original Anchor Steam®,  Anchor Dry-Hopped Steam Beer™ presents itself as a “brilliant amber in color with a tight, tan head” that is “moderately full in body, smooth and velvety.”

“Anchor Dry-Hopped Steam Beer is both a historical nod to our roots and a cutting edge, modern beer,” said Brewmaster Scott Ungermann. “We took our most popular, classic beer and gave it a contemporary twist by introducing a lighter body and an elevated, dynamic hop profile using new and classic hop varieties. The result is a California Common with a unique hop bitterness balanced by a light malty sweetness.”

Anchor Dry-Hopped Steam Beer™ will be available for a limited time in Alabama, Florida and throughout Anchor Brewing’s distribution area from September to December 2016.  Look for it at select craft beer-friendly establishments in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draught.  Prost!

Vital Information on Anchor Dry-Hopped Steam Beer™ from Anchor Brewing Co.

Release – Limited, September to December 2016
ABV – 5.4%
Malts – Blend of 2-Row Pale & Caramel
Hops – Northern Brewer; Dry-hopped with Cascade & Experimental No. 484
Packaging – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draught
Background on the Style – “California Commons are a unique American style of beer created by fermenting lager yeast at warmer temperatures similar to ales. This creates a hybrid between the two beer styles, though lager yeast is always used. Anchor Steam® Beer (4.9% ABV) is the original California Common made in San Francisco since 1896.”