Anchor 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