2014 marks the 40 year of Anchor Christmas. Each year, the beer, just like the label, is different.
For 40 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.
While the recipe has always been a closely guarded secret, Anchor Brewing’s veteran Brewmaster Mark Carpenter, describes the brew as, “…aromatic with hints of citrus fruit, spices, and subtle piney hop notes.” This holiday season, Mark suggests pairing the beer with rich meats, thick saucy dishes, roasted vegetables, or even fruitcake.
Anchor Christmas is brewed to be a traditional “wassail” where spices were added to ales during seasonal celebrations. Shipping now through January, 2015.
Style: Winter Warmer
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Magnum Bottles, Draft. Now-Jan, Seasonally.
Arrival: November, 2014.