Anchor Steam Beer beer

Anchor Steam Beer

California Common · 4.9% ABV · ~170 calories

Anchor Brewing Company (Sapporo) · San Francisco, CA

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  • Sutter Pub & Restaurant

    1.7 miles away · 700 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

    Restaurant · Menu Updated: 09/19/2022

    12oz Bottle $6

  • Barney's Gourmet Hamburgers

    10.1 miles away · 1600 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709

    Menu Updated: 08/07/2022

    Draft $7

  • Jackson's Wines & Spirits

    17.3 miles away · 3524 Mount Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette, CA 94549

    Beer Store · Menu Updated: 09/28/2022

    12oz 6 Pack Bottles $9.99

  • Deer Lodge

    287.6 miles away · 2261 Maricopa Highway, Ojai, CA 93023

    Restaurant · Menu Updated: 09/23/2022

    16oz Draft $8

  • Slater's 50/50 - Silverado Ranch

    418.0 miles away · 467 East Silverado Ranch Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89183

    Menu Updated: 09/27/2022

    Pint $7 · 22oz Draft $10

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Beer Description

Anchor Steam Beer owes its deep amber color, thick, creamy head, and rich, distinctive flavor to a historic brewing process like none other.

Anchor Steam® Beer owes its deep amber color, thick, creamy head, and rich, distinctive flavor to a historic brewing process like none other. It is a process that combines deep respect for craft brewing tradition with many decades of evolution to arrive at a unique approach: a blend of pale and caramel malts, fermentation with lager yeast at warmer ale temperatures in shallow open-air fermenters, and gentle carbonation in our cellars through an all-natural process called kräusening. Anchor Steam® Beer derives its unusual name from the 19th century when “steam” was a nickname for beer brewed on the West Coast of America under primitive conditions and without ice. While the origin of the name remains shrouded in mystery, it likely relates to the original practice of fermenting the beer on San Francisco’s rooftops in a cool climate. In lieu of ice, the foggy night air naturally cooled the fermenting beer, creating steam off the warm open pans. Once a nickname for any Californian or West Coast beer brewed under these conditions, today the name “steam” is a trademark of Anchor Brewing and applies only to the singular process and taste of our flagship brand – San Francisco’s original Anchor Steam® Beer. The classic of American brewing tradition since 1896.

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