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Anchor and the birth of craft beer

Elegant lightbox at Anchor, San Francisco.

The Anchor brewery in the City of San Francisco deserves a guaranteed place on any list of the most important brewing sites in the world. Not only is Anchor the last surviving pre-Prohibition brewer of the historic local style of steam beer, it’s also arguably the starting point […]

Anchor Brekle’s Brown, Porter and Steam Beer

Anchor Brewing Company, Mariposa Street, San Francisco, California 94107

Top Tastings 2012 (Porter)

ABV: 6%, 5.6% and 5% Origin: San Francisco, California, USA Website:

Despite numerous visits to San Francisco in recent years I hadn’t yet got round to visiting the famous Anchor brewery – arguably the motherlode of the current craft beer […]

Anchor Porter

First published in BEER July 2006 as part of a page about beers from the USA available in the UK. See previous post for more beers from the USA.

ABV: 5.6 per cent Origin: San Francisco, California, USA Website

Anchor Porter

The Anchor brewery of San Francisco has a special significance both in […]