Anchor Orange Splash Lager
Anchor Mango Wheat looks to join a specialty series of cans from the San Francisco, California brewery.
The can design and layout (and beer, of course) started last year with Anchor’s Meyer Lemon Lager. (Note the similar artwork.) New Mango Wheat features mangos as the spotlight fruit, in a wheat beer base.
Anchor Mango Wheat will be a 12 ounce can offering. The brewery has not yet announced this offering.
Anchor Go West! IPA is coming to bottles and cans in 2016.
America’s first craft brewery is adding citrus and tropical hops in order to create a new IPA worthy of the west coast.
The California Gold Rush compelled thousands to Go West! “to see the elephant,” a metaphor for the doggedly optimistic risk-taking linked then and now with America’s intensified pursuit of happiness. As early as 1849, India Pale Ale – prepared by British brewers for export to India by adding dry hops to barrels of hoppy ale – was going to go west, from England around the horn to San Francisco. In 1975, Anchor, America’s first craft brewery -led the modern revival of dry-hopped handmade ales. Fast-forward to Anchor Go West! IPA, made with 2-Row barley malt and dry hopped with a unique blend of for American hops. It’s mouthwateringly complex aromas of citrus, kind, and the tropics; spiky bitterness; gleaming golden color; and clean finish United can read this singular 24 karat IPA. Go west where the impossible is possible.
Anchor Go West! IPA is a 12 ounce bottle, and 12 ounce can offering. The brewery has not yet announced this beer.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, 12oz Cans, Draft.
Fritz Maytag saw an opportunity in 1965 and took it. Anchor Brewing, whose roots date back to 1849, was in danger of closing. For a few thousand dollars, Maytag purchased 51% of the brewery, starting what would be a craft brewing revolution in America.
Anchor Steam was bottled in 1971, and by 1975, Anchor Porter, Liberty Ale and Old Foghorn Barleywine had joined the lineup.
In 1977, Maytag purchased an old coffee roastery on Old Potrero Hill, where the brewery still resides today. Anchor Distilling produces Old Potrero Rye Whiskey (named for the hill), which is a great seque into Anchor Barrel Ale.
Anchor Barrel Ale, a tribute to Fritz Maytag, is a blend of four different Anchor beers, aged separately in Old Potrero Rye Whiskey barrels. The resulting barrel-aged beers are then blended together.
In 1965, Fritz Maytag’s first of 45 years at the helm, we sold 882 barrels of one beer. Seven years later, as we prepared to launch a second brew, Anchor Porter, new-hire Mark Carpenter asked him why. “I want us to be known for much more than making Anchor Steam,” Fritz replied with a grand gesture. “Because one day there will be hundreds of little breweries like ours all over America.” Mark was incredulous. And ultimately, of course, it would be thousands not hundreds. but Fritz saw what no one else did, igniting a revolution in brewing that originated today’s craft-beer movement. Anchor Barrel Ale – aged in our used Old Potrero Rye Whiskey barrels and on their staves – is Anchor’s tribute to pioneer brewer, trailblazing distiller, and visionary Fritz Maytag. Cheers!
Anchor Barrel Ale is now available in 12 ounce bottles and draft, a part of the brewery’s Argonaut Collection.
Anchor Brewing Company’s Big Leaf Autumn Maple is the brewery’s fall seasonal and it has been released. Anchor Brewing Company Big Leaf Autumn Maple is an autumn offering that is a malty red ale, brewed with maple syrup. The brew was inspired by the BigLeaf Maple tree, native to California. Rope and baskets have been made from the bark, and custom guitars from it’s unique wood. Maple syrup from this iconic tree makes its way into this red ale.
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft. Aug-Oct
Anchor Meyer Lemon Lager takes aim at cans in the near future.
The base beer is a lager, brewed with Meyer lemons. The lemons originated from China, a cross between a true lemon and an orange. Anchor has used lemons in recent one-off releases, such as Anchor Meyer Lemon Kolsch.
Anchor Meyer Lemon Lager will be available in 12 ounce cans.
2015 is the 41st year of Anchor Christmas. Each year, the beer, just like the label, is different.
For 41 years, Anchor Christmas has featured a different tree on each label, hand drawn by Bay Area artist James Stitt. Stitt has been drawn the labels since 1975.
This is the forty-first annual “Our Special Ale” from the brewers at Anchor. It is sold only from early November to mid-January. The Ale’s recipe is different every year, as is the tree on the label, but he intent with which we offer it remains the same: joy and celebration of the newness of life. Since the ancient times, tree have symbolized the winter solstice when the earth, with its seasons, appear born anew.
Anchor Christmas is brewed to be a traditional “wassail” where spices were added to ales during seasonal celebrations. Launching in November, 2015.
Style: Winter Warmer
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Magnum Bottles, Draft. Nov-Jan, Seasonally.
Arrival: November, 2015.