Anchor Brewing Company

San Francisco, CA

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  • Mini anchor steam christmas

    Anchor Steam Christmas

    Spiced Beer · 6.5% ABV

    A deliciously smooth winter warmer with notes of seasonal spices and a malty backbone.
  • Mini anchor brotherhood steam beer 3

    Anchor Brotherhood Steam Beer

    California Common · 5.6% ABV

    A distinct malt bill gives the beer its copper color, and dry-hopping with Citra and Nelson Sauvin hops adds aromatic hints of citrus and mint.
  • Mini anchor old foghorn

    Anchor Old Foghorn

    Barley Wine · 8.8% ABV

    A ruby red ale with little carbonation and a warm finish.
  • Mini anchor chris robinson brotherhood dry hopped steam beer 1

    Anchor Chris Robinson Brotherhood Dry-Hopped Steam Beer

    California Common · 5.6% ABV

    A distinct malt bill gives the beer its copper color, and dry-hopping with Citra and Nelson Sauvin hops adds aromatic hints of citrus and mint...
  • Mini anchor steam breckles brown 2

    Anchor Steam Breckle's Brown

    Brown Ale · 6.0% ABV

    Brekle’s™ Brown has a coppery brown color and unusual depth of flavor with hints of citrus which makes for richness and complexity without heaviness.
  • Mini anchor christmas ale 2015 3

    Anchor Christmas Ale 2015

    Winter Warmer · 5.5% ABV

    A rich, dark spiced ale brewed to bring you joy and celebration of the newness of life.
  • Mini anchor christmas ale 2016 2

    Anchor Christmas Ale 2016

    Spiced Beer · 6.5% ABV

    A deliciously smooth winter warmer with notes of seasonal spices and a malty backbone.
  • Mini anchor bock 2

    Anchor Bock

    Dunkles Bock · 5.5% ABV

    Bock beer, released in celebration of the arrival of spring, is an ancient and mysterious part of the brewing tradition.
  • Mini anchor blackberry daze ipa 1

    Anchor Blackberry Daze IPA

    IPA · 6.5% ABV

    "...a funky synthesis of rich earth and ripe fruit, hop bitterness and blackberry tartness..."
  • Mini anchor meyer lemon lager 1

    Anchor Meyer Lemon Lager

    Pale Lager · 4.5% ABV

    The base beer is a lager, brewed with Meyer lemons. The lemons originated from China, a cross between a true lemon and an orange.
  • Mini anchor coffee porter 1

    Anchor Coffee Porter

    Porter · 6.7% ABV

    We end up in the cellar, where we add Four Barrel Flash-Chilled Coffee—developed with Anchor especially for this beer—during secondary fermentation.
  • Mini anchor mango wheat ale 1

    Anchor Mango Wheat Ale

    Fruit Beer · 4.8% ABV

    Anchor’s Mango Wheat is a crisply refreshing, effervescent, golden ale that highlights the delectable character of this singular fruit.
  • Mini anchor winter wheat 1

    Anchor Winter Wheat

    Wheat Ale · 7.0% ABV

    Anchor Winter Wheat is made with a unique blend of malted barley and five wheats from Belgium, Germany.
  • Mini anchor small beer 3

    Anchor Small Beer

    Ordinary Bitter · 3.3% ABV

    We make our Old Foghorn Barleywine Style Ale from the rich first runnings of an all-malt mash.
  • Mini anchor argonaut collection anchor barrel ale 1

    Anchor Argonaut Collection: Anchor Barrel Ale

    American Strong Ale · 6.3% ABV

    Anchor Barrel Ale, a tribute to Fritz Maytag, is a blend of four different Anchor beers aged separately in Old Potrero Rye Whiskey barrels and on their staves.
  • Mini anchor christmas ale 2017 1

    Anchor Christmas Ale 2017

    Spiced Beer · 5.5% ABV

    This is our special ale from the brewers at Anchor. It is sold only from early November to mid-January...
  • Mini anchor giants orange splash 1

    Anchor Giants Orange Splash

    Pale Lager · 5.2% ABV

    This balanced beer combines orange aromas with hoppy notes and a moderate malt bill. The finish is crisp and refreshing, complimented by the lingering bitterness from hops and zest.
  • Mini anchor saison 2

    Anchor Saison

    Saison · 7.2% ABV

    A sharply refreshing Belgian-style ale brewed with California ginger, lemongrass, and lemon peel, and fermented from a locally cultured farmhouse yeast.
  • Mini anchor christmas ale 2014 1

    Anchor Christmas Ale 2014

    Winter Warmer · 5.5% ABV

    We chose the Giant Sequoia for our fortieth Christmas Ale in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Act.
  • Mini anchor o b a our barrel ale 2

    Anchor O.B.A. Our Barrel Ale

    American Strong Ale · 7.5% ABV

    Barrel-aged ale is not new. It is a centuries-old tradition, from a time when barrels were thought of simply as the containers in which ale was stored and transported from brewery to tavern...
  • Mini anchor blood orange blonde 1

    Anchor Blood Orange Blonde

    Blonde Ale · 4.5% ABV

    The delectable fruit of the blood orange—deep crimson in color, w/ enticingly rich aroma and tangy-sweet juiciness—provides a distinctive twist to this blonde.
  • Mini anchor christmas 2013

    Anchor Christmas 2013

    Winter Warmer · 5.5% ABV

    A rich, dark spiced ale that marks the 39th year of this Anchor tradition. A perennial favorite. Nicely spiced and balanced.
  • Mini anchor humming ale

    Anchor Humming Ale

    American Pale Ale · 5.9% ABV

    To commemorate an important milestone in Anchor Brewing’s long history, a special ale seemed appropriate.
  • Mini anchor zymaster series no 3 flying cloud stout

    Anchor Zymaster Series No. 3: Flying Cloud Stout

    Foreign Stout · 7.4% ABV

    Black as night, this high-gravity, malty brew offers intense but well-balanced flavors and aroma, with hints of dark chocolate and roasted coffee.
  • Mini anchor zymaster series no 7 potrero hill sour mash ipa 1

    Anchor Zymaster Series No. 7 Potrero Hill Sour-Mash IPA

    IPA · 7.0% ABV

    Zymaster No. 7 begins in our distillery, where we prepare a 100% rye malt mash. We blend that sour mash with our regular mash which results in this IPA's unique piquancy.
  • Mini anchor merry christmas happy new year 2015 2

    Anchor Merry Christmas Happy New year 2015

    Winter Warmer · 5.5% ABV

  • Mini anchor oba aged in whiskey barrels 1

    Anchor OBA aged in Whiskey Barrels

    American Strong Ale · 7.5% ABV

    OBA is a blend of multiple Anchor brews that is aged exclusively in Anchor’s own Old Potrero® Single Malt Straight Rye Whiskey barrels.
  • Mini anchor old foghorn 2015 1

    Anchor Old Foghorn 2015

    Barley Wine · 8.8% ABV

    It is made with top-fermenting yeast, fresh whole hops, and "first wort", the richest runnings of a thick all-malt mash.
  • Mini anchor zymaster series no 6 saaremaa island ale 1

    Anchor Zymaster Series No. 6 Saaremaa Island Ale

    American Pale Ale · 6.0% ABV

    This will be release No 6 and it is named Saaremaa Island Ale and it is described as “an Estonian style beer journey.”
  • Mini anchor big leaf autumn maple red 1

    Anchor Big Leaf Autumn Maple Red

    Amber Ale · 6.0% ABV

    Its malty complexity and coppery color come from a combination of two caramel malts, pale malt, and a hint of maple syrup.
  • Mini anchor brewing brotherhood esl 1

    Anchor Brotherhood ESL

    ESB · 5.7% ABV

    A collaborative ESL (extra special lager) beer between Anchor Brewing and the Chris Robinson Brotherhood.
  • Mini anchor christmas 2012 2

    Anchor Christmas 2012

    Winter Warmer · 5.5% ABV

    Since ancient times, trees have symbolized the winter solstice when the earth, with its seasons, appears born anew.
  • Mini anchor los gigantes 2

    Anchor Los Gigantes

    Vienna Lager · 4.5% ABV

    Brewed for our San Francisco Giants.
  • Mini anchor merry christmas happy new year 2018 1

    Anchor Merry Christmas Happy New Year 2018

    Winter Warmer · 6.9% ABV

    Anchor's special ale brewed with spices with natural flavors added.Sold only from early November to mid-January.
  • Mini anchor our special ale 2014 1

    Anchor Our Special Ale 2014

    Spiced Beer · 5.5% ABV

    The Ale’s recipe is different every year, but the intent with which we offer it remains the same: joy and celebration of the newness of life.
  • Mini anchor san franpsycho 1

    Anchor San Franpsycho

    IPA · 6.3% ABV

    Juicy IPA brewed with Peach and Apricot. Pleasant hint of sweetness and abundantly fruity aromas of peach, apricot, and pineapple with a bit of funky dank.
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    Anchor Special Ale Christmas 2019

    Winter Warmer · 6.9% ABV

  • Mini anchor steam christmas 2016 1

    Anchor Steam Christmas 2016

    Spiced Beer · 5.5% ABV

    The Ale’s recipe is different every year, but the intent with which we offer it remains the same: joy and celebration of the newness of life.
  • Mini anchor steam no 7 potrero hill sour mash ipa 1

    Anchor Steam No.7 Potrero Hill Sour Mash IPA

    IPA · 7.0% ABV

    Zymaster No. 7 begins in our distillery, where we prepare a 100% rye malt mash.
  • Mini anchor wheat

    Anchor Wheat

    Wheat Ale · 3.9% ABV

    It is light golden color with decent head formation and a very crisp, wheaty nose.
  • Mini anchor zymaster release 5 harvest one american pale ale

    Anchor Zymaster Release #5: Harvest One American Pale Ale

    American Pale Ale · 7.2% ABV

    The Anchor Brewing Zymaster Series kicked off a little over a year ago with California Lager. Here in 2013 the series is expanding quickly...
  • Mini anchor barrel aged ale 6

    Anchor Barrel Aged Ale

    Amber Ale · 7.5% ABV

    A blend of four different Anchor beers aged separately in Old Potrero Rye Whiskey barrels and on their staves.
  • Mini anchor barrel aged old foghorn 1

    Anchor Barrel-Aged Old Foghorn

    Barley Wine · 11.5% ABV

    A very strong ale with hop character, rich malt flavors, and prevalent alcohol with a very long finish.
  • Mini anchor brewer s pale ale 1

    Anchor Brewer's Pale Ale

    American Pale Ale · 5.3% ABV

    Brewers' Pale Ale is a bright and fruity American Pale Ale bursting with hop aroma and flavor. Its appearance is straw colored with a creamy, white head and nice lacing...
  • Mini anchor brewing brewers pale ale 1

    Anchor Brewing Brewers Pale Ale

    American Pale Ale · 5.3% ABV

  • Mini anchor christmas 2008

    Anchor Christmas 2008

    Winter Warmer · 5.5% ABV

    Since ancient times, trees have symbolized the winter solstice when the earth, with its seasons, appears born anew.
  • Mini anchor christmas 2010

    Anchor Christmas 2010

    Spiced Beer · 5.5% ABV

    Every year since 1975 the brewers at Anchor have brewed a distinctive and unique Christmas Ale, which is available from early November to mid-January...
  • Mini anchor christmas ale vertical 3

    Anchor Christmas Ale Vertical

    Winter Warmer · 5.5% ABV

    The spices, the beer recipe, and the tree on the label all vary, making each a unique snowflake.
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About the brewery

Anchor Steam derives its unusual name from the 19th century when “steam” seems to have been a nickname for beer brewed on the West Coast of America under primitive conditions and without ice. The brewing methods of those days are a mystery and, although there are many theories, no one can say with certainty why the word “steam” came to be associated with beer. For many decades Anchor alone has used this quaint name for its unique beer. In modern times, “Steam” has become a trademark of Anchor Brewing.

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