Anchor Steam ( San Francisco, CA )

Anchor Steam Beer is not only a brand name but a specific shallow-vessel fermentation style of brewing with lager yeast dating back to pre-refrigeration days in the Old West. The result is an all-malt, hoppy, highly carbonated brew with the substance of a lager but also the natural fruitiness of an ale.

Anchor Brewing Company
The Anchor Brewing Company in San Francisco was begun the 1860s and, in one of the semnal stories in modern American draft brewing, was saved from bankruptcy in 1965 by current owner and CEO Fritz Maytag, an heir to the Maytag appliance fortune. Today, Anchor sells about 110,000 barrels a year of its seven brews, led by its flagship beer, Anchor Steam.

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