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
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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
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