Anchor Brewers Pale Ale Galaxy, brewed with one of beer’s most coveted hop Galaxy, is now available.
This elusive Australian hop is the highlight of this lastest pale ale, along with Eukanot, Calypso, and Cascade.
“By using the Galaxy hop in this iteration, we salute Anchor’s commitment to innovation and inclusion. We turn to the voice of our community for feedback on our constant experiments. The Galaxy hop was used in an experimental beer offered at Anchor Public Taps, our pilot brewery and bar. Our guests couldn’t get enough of this blend, so we used it as a foundation for this official release.” – Anchor Brewmaster Scott Ungermann
Anchor Brewers Pale Ale Galaxy is available in 12-ounce bottles and draft for a limited time.
Style: Pale Ale
Malts: 2-Row, Red Wheat, Pilsner
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: Late July 2019
As Anchor San Franpsycho IPA returns for a second summer, this year you’ll find it in cans for the first time.
Peaches and apricots highlight this warm weather IPA, brewed with El Dorado, Eureka, Cascade, and Simcoe Cryo hops. A collaboration with outdoor lifestyle brand San Franpsycho.
San Franpsycho IPA evokes strong tropical fruit flavor and aromatics with a slightly sweet finish. To amplify the delicious stone fruit taste, peach and apricot purees were added in secondary fermentation.
Anchor San Franpsycho IPA debuts at a release party on April 27 at the brewery’s Public Taps in San Francisco. Look for it in 12-ounce cans and draft for a limited time.
Style: IPA (w/ Apricots. Peaches.)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Limited Seasonal.
Latest Return: Late April 2019
From the San Francisco based brewery that already has an epic Porter, will soon come another – Anchor Coffee Porter.
The brewery’s historic building on Potrero Hill in San Francisco was once a coffee roaster. As Anchor describes it, it’s high time the brewery finally release a Coffee Porter in bottles. Last year, a coffee heavy porter was briefly available on draft.
Anchor Coffee Porter uses San Francisco based Four Barrel Coffee developed especially for this brew, that is added to the brewery’s famous Porter recipe.
We start in the brewhouse with our radically traditional recipe fro Anchor Porter, which we’ve been brewing since 1972. We end up in the cellar, where we add Four Barrel Flash Chilled Coffee – developed with Anchor especially for this beer -during secondary fermentation. 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 will be available in 12 ounce bottles and draft. The brewery has not yet announced this offering.
Anchor Blackberry Daze IPA debuts in the California based brewery’s lineup as February draws to a close.
Let’s face it. Fruited India pale ales are here to stay. So much so that some of America’s largest and most respected breweries have added a fusion of hops and fruit to their year-round lineup. Now it is Anchor’s turn.
Anchor Blackberry Daze is brewed with Cali-grown blackberries, added during secondary fermentation. The brewery expects this beer to have ripe fruit flavors, and an underlying hop bitterness that plays nicely with tartness from the blackberries.
“When using fruit in an IPA, we want something that stands up to and also pairs nicely with the hops. Blackberries uniquely compliment the hops, rather than contrast with them. We add some fruit to the brewkettle towards the end of the boil, giving the beer a nice berry jam aroma. Then we add fresh berries in the cellar, imparting a sharp tartness that compliments the beer’s hoppy flavors… – Scott Ungermann, Anchor Brewmaster
Anchor Blackberry Daze IPA is 12 ounce bottle and draft, year-round
Anchor Liberty IPA, an all new IPA debuts this month.
San Francisco’s Anchor Brewing has some pretty hardcore bragging rights when it comes to India pale ale in the United States. In case someone asks you, they were one of the first to brew it. Liberty Ale is as historic as it is tasty.
IPA is the the most popular style in the craft brewing segment. It constantly evolves, tastes change, and new hop varieties hit the market. Anchor, much like many other established breweries, realize this.
This new recipe features Cascade hops, plus newer varieties of El Dorado, and Nelson Sauvin. The resulting IPA is “mouthwateringly complex and robust aromas of pine and citrus in this crisp, American-style IPA.”
Liberty IPA is our re-imaging of craft-brew classic Liberty Ale, envisioned through the lens of today’s IPAs. We first brewed Liberty Ale in 1975, to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Paul Revere’s midnight ride. This revolutionary forerunner of the modern IPA introduced America to the Casade hoping nearly lost art of dry-hopping. Like its predescor, Liberty IPA is made with two-row pale malt and Cascade hops. It is the combination of Cascade with new hop varieties -in both brewhouse and cellar – that creates the mouthwateringly complex and robust aromas of pine and citrus in this crisp, American-style IPA. The label, like Liberty Ale’s, features a bald eagle, whose symbolism runs deep for all Americans including Native Americans.
Anchor Liberty IPA will be a 12 ounce bottle and draft release nationally starting in January, 2017 for a limited time.
Hops: Cascade, Plus new varieties.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft
Debut: January, 2017
Anchor Los Gigantes Mexican Style Lager
Anchor Christmas Ale is an annual tradition from the San Fransisco, California based Anchor Brewing. This year marks their 42nd release of the popular winter warmer. While the recipe and the artwork on the label are different every year, over 40 years of perfecting has made Anchor Christmas Ale a widely anticipated annual release. This year’s edition is no different.
This year’s Christmas Ale has a strong malt profile enhanced with wintry spices. The beer has a deep mahogany brown color with a creamy, tan head and boasts aromas of fruitcake, molasses, and fresh cut wood. The beer tastes of a roasted caramel malt, with notes of spiced chocolate and nuts. And it has a rich, smooth, and velvety mouthfeel. -Anchor Brewmaster Scott Ungermann
While each year brings innovation to the beer itself, half of the story is also in the ever evolving label. This year’s tree artwork is themed after the story of the “1000 Mile Tree,” a solitary pine discovered in 1869 in a barren landscape during the construction of the transcontinental railroad. The artist James Stitt also included a person sitting atop the “1000 Mile Tree” with a beer, “honoring an old legend that railway passengers sometimes attempted to climb the tree.”
Anchor Christmas Ale 2016 will be available from mid-November through mid-January. You can find it in 6-packs, 50.7oz. magnum bottles, and on draft in select locations.
Style: Winter Warmer
Availability: 6 packs, 50.7oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: November 2016