Anchor California Lager | Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor California LagerAnchor California Lager
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3.69/5
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1,216 Ratings
Anchor California LagerAnchor California Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company
California, United States
anchorbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
In 1876, thanks to an ice pond in the mountains and a belief that anything is possible in the Golden State, a little brewery named Boca created California's first genuine lager. Anchor California Lager® is our re-creation of this historic beer. Made in San Francisco with two-row California barley, Cluster hops (the premier hop in 19th-century California), and our own lager yeast, this all-malt brew is kräusened and lagered in our cellars. Its golden color, distinctive aroma, creamy head, balanced depth of flavor, and smooth finish make Anchor California Lager® a delicious celebration of California’s unique brewing heritage.

Added by esdeebrew on 02-15-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,884
Reviews:
243
Ratings:
1,216
pDev:
11.38%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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53
Gots:
332
Trade:
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Anchor California Lager from Anchor Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 1,216 ratings
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