Tag: Anchor Brewing Co.

5 Sources of Inspiration for Dogfish Head Immort Ale 6 Degrees of Fermentation by

Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione reveals the five beverages that inspired Immort Ale, from Alaskan Smoked Porter to Pappy Van Winkle.

Dizzying Prospects Unfiltered by

Many craft breweries are cults of personality. But when these icons eventually fade, we’re left with the next generation to think about, as the brewery must go on. Craft brewing has always been a business.

Brotherhood Steam Beer by Anchor Brewing Co. Label Approval by

If you’re a fan of the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, the blues-rock band formed by Black Crowes singer Chris Robinson, you know that Anchor’s Brotherhood Steam Beer can is a new experience for Captain Nebula, the “intrepid interspace gnome” who appears on CRB artwork.

Anchor’s Cup Kindred Spirits by

Incorporate Anchor Steam, an iconic Bay Area brew, and Junípero Gin, San Francisco’s original craft gin, to create a cocktail that celebrates not only San Francisco, but also a new-age drinking tradition.

Riding Billboards: Beer and Cycling Cultures Draft Picks by

Breweries who go ahead with designing and selling their own jerseys have had success with a targeted audience. Many craft drinkers are cyclists, runners and outdoor enthusiasts.

Faster Hop Testing! BYOB by

News of a fast and cheap way to explore the nuances of dry-hop character—pop open a Bud Light, drop some hops and re-cap it—has spread like wildfire. The great thing about this technique is the endless variety.

Beer News News by

Auburn University to offer a major in brewing science; Budweiser responds to suit alleging Bud “watered down” brews; Philadelphia sues Yuengling for $6.6 million in back taxes; a brewery expansion roundup; and Scottish brewery chastised by anti-alcohol groups over “breakfast beer.”

Where to Drink in San Francisco, California Destinations by

Today, the Bay Area is home to over 60 breweries, and the city itself boasts nine beyond Anchor Brewing Co. … and that number is growing. In fact, the SF Brewers Guild recently decided to bring the contract and gypsy breweries into the fold, so now membership stands at 15.

Father Frank Kindred Spirits by

A cocktail inspired by Fernet Branca, the bracingly bitter Italian amaro, and the quintessential San Francisco beer, Anchor Steam.

Buy American Last Call by

Rhonda Kallman of New Century Brewing Company admires American brewing ingenuity and advises us all to buy American.

Beer News News by

Labatt’s dismantlement of Lakeport brewery draws local resentment; Obama receives Maine beer package; Boston Beer founder Jim Koch petitions for national Patriots’ Day; San Francisco’s iconic Anchor Brewing sold.

Celebrating Craft Beer’s Success Unfiltered by

Even amidst the constantly buzzing news of special-release beers from exciting new breweries from Dallas to Denmark, let’s take a moment to remember the craft brewing pioneers and help them celebrate their achievements.

What Would Fritz Do? Unfiltered by

For craft brewers tempted to focus their attention on high-priced, limited-edition beers that appeal to a tiny fraction of beer lovers, it’s telling that the original craft brewer, Anchor Brewing, has not embraced the high-alcohol and hop-bomb craze.

San Francisco Destinations by

San Francisco wasn’t much of anything until 160 years ago, but in that relatively short time, the city has left an indelible impact on the nation’s culture. And the same goes for its brewing palate.

American Barleywine: Sorry, That’s Barleywine-Style Ale Style Profile by

Bittersweet complexity, not just brute force, is Barleywine’s essence. It is for hopheads, not knuckleheads.

The Changing Face of the Beer Industry Unfiltered by

Times are changing quickly in the American beer marketplace, and they’re not going to slow down anytime soon.

Cold Beer and Baseball: Two Words That Unite America’s Favorite Pastimes Feature by

Beer and baseball have been married for years now, and every game is a honeymoon.

California Common: A San Francisco Treat Style Profile by

Nothing from California is “common.” Not its people, its governor or its weather, and certainly not this beer.

Geoff Larson of Alaskan Brewing Company Going Pro by

Geoff Larson, co-founder and brewmaster at the Alaskan Brewing Company, has overseen a gold rush of a different sort: He has won more Great American Beer Fest medals than any brewery in the festival’s history.

Winter Warmer: Spice It Up, Spice It Down Style Profile by

Spiced holiday brews have a long, flavorful history. Rather than a perversion, Spiced Ale is the original beer.

Beer Rocks: The Organized Chaos of Brewers and Their Music Feature by

Both musicians and brewers express themselves as artists by putting a lot of themselves into their craft; be it a new Stout or a new song. It’s no huge surprise then, given these fundamental similarities, that many brewers are also musicians and many breweries have their own bands.