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Tuesday, 24 December 2019 10:54

Beer Pick of the Week

Christmas Ale

Saturday, 10 August 2019 14:05

Point of Brew -- Michael J.Lewis

A Few New and Different Things

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 13:08

Anchor Sticks with Open Fermentation

TASTE News Service, April 17, 2018 - As the process of brewing continues to evolve with modern technology, San Francisco’s Anchor Brewing Company remains one of very few US breweries that uses traditional open fermentation techniques on a commercial scale, bringing their brewing heritage from the California Gold Rush into the 21st Century.

Sunday, 09 December 2018 19:52

Beer Pick of the Week

2018 Special Ale

Thursday, 02 August 2018 10:30

Anchor Sets Return of Drink Steam Week

TASTE News Service, August 2, 2018 – For the fourth year in a row, Anchor Brewing Company will celebrate America’s first handcrafted beer, Anchor Steam Beer, with the return of Drink Steam Week taking place August 12-19, 2018.

Friday, 26 August 2016 21:15

August 26, 2016 Beer Pick of the Week

Anchor Dry Hopped Steam bottle Picmonkey

Anchor Steam, Dry Hopped


Anchor Brewing

San Francisco

Style: Dry-hopped California Common ale

Alcohol: 5.4%

IBUs: unknown

Serving style: 12-ounce bottles

Availability: September through December, nation-wide

Saturday, 02 July 2016 08:39

July 1, 2016 Beer Pick of the Week

Anchor summer wheat bio can Picmonkey

Anchor Summer Wheat


Anchor Brewing

San Francisco

Style: wheat beer

Alcohol: 4.5%B

IBUs: unknown

Serving Style: kegs, 12-oz bottles and cans (our sample from can)

Availability: Seasonal (brewed May-July for national mkts)

Saturday, 18 October 2014 09:53

October 17, 2014 Beer Pick of the Week

Anchor CA Lager bottle and glass Picmonkey

California Lager


Anchor Brewing

San Francisco, CA

Style: Lager

Alcohol: 4.9%

IBUs: Unknown

Serving style: 12-oz bottles and cans

Availability: Year round in many US Markets


Appearance:  “Kind of like a Boddington's color. Not really amber, I'd say it's medium-gold.”

Aroma:  “Not much.”

Taste:  “It has a lively flavor. A little hoppy, but not too much.”

Food Affinity:  “Enjoyed with calamari as served during happy hour at Clark's Corner in Sacramento.”

Ray Thompson Mar 22 2014 Picmonkey


Reviewer Ray Thompson is a retired attorney

Friday, 30 August 2013 21:00

August 30, 2013 Beer Pick of the Week


cal-lager-bio Picmonkey

Anchor California Lager


Anchor Brewing

San Francisco

Style: American lager

Alcohol: 4.9%

IBUs: Unknown

Serving Style: 12-oz. bottles and keg (our sample from draft)

Availability: Year round in select U.S. markets.


Appeaance : “Dark straw color.”

Aroma : “Smells like beer.”

Taste : “Solid, assertive, but not aggressive flavor. Not fruity like some Belgians. Nice finish. Piquant, but not astringent. Some character there, but not in a way that's going to stay there and bother you.”

Food Affinity : “Would stand up to a whole lot of possibilities. More character than most American lagers. Would go well with a burger and this pint was enjoyed while eating some spicy chicken wings.”

Ray Thompson drinking Zatec beer Picmonkey 2


Reviewer Ray Thompson is a retired attorney in Sacramento.


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