One of America’s most revered craft brewers has an IPA in the works. Their newest adventure Anchor IPA is a testament not only to California gold rush history, but the IPA itself. Brewed with whole cone hops, and 2-row barley.
The California Gold Rush lured thousands west “to see the elephant,” a 19th century metaphor for the hopeful but risky pursuit of happiness, adventure, and forture. As early as 1849, India Pale Ale – prepared by British brewers for export to to India by adding dry hops to barrels of hoppy ale – was also heading west, from England around the horn to San Francisco. Thirsty ‘49ers savored imported IPAs, but it wasn’t until 1975 that Anchor, America’s original craft brewery, pioneered the revival of dry-hopped handmade ales. Now, that tradition fast-forwards to an adventurous new brew: Anchor IPA. Made with 2-row barley malt and fresh whole-cone hops, its bright amber color, spiky bitterness, malty depth, and clean finish unite to create a uniquely flavorful, memorable, and timeless IPA.
Anchor IPA will be packaged in 22oz and12oz bottles, and Draft. Release details to follow from Anchor.
Availability: 22oz Bombers, 12oz Bottles, Draft