Anchor 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