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Anchor Brewing Company

Location Flag of the United States Flag of CaliforniaSan Francisco, California
Owner(s) Fritz Maytag (Independent)
Year opened 1896
Active beers
Anchor Porter Porter
Anchor Small Small beer
Anchor Steam Steam beer
Liberty Ale American pale ale
Old Foghorn Barleywine
Seasonal beers
Anchor Bock Bock
Summer Beer Wheat beer
Christmas Ale Spiced beer
Anchor Steam Beer 12 oz. bottle
Anchor Steam Beer 12 oz. bottle

Anchor Brewing Company is an American alcoholic beverage producer, operating a microbrewery and distillery on Potrero Hill in San Francisco, California. The brewery was founded in 1896, and was purchased by its current owner, Frederick Louis Maytag III, in 1965, saving it from closure. It moved to its current location in 1979. It is one of the last remaining breweries to produce California Common beer, also known as Steam Beer, a trademark owned by the company. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_California. ... “San Francisco” redirects here. ... Frederick Louis Maytag III (born December 9, 1937 in Newton, Iowa), or Fritz Maytag, is the owner of Anchor Brewing Company in San Francisco and is Chairman of the Board of the Maytag Dairy Farms. ... Year 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar). ... Porter is a beer with a dark colour. ... Small beer (also, small ale) is a beer/ale that contains very little alcohol, perhaps less than one percent. ... Steam beer may be defined as a highly effervescent beer made by brewing lager yeasts at ale fermentation temperatures. ... Pale ale is a name given to beers using pale malts which are top fermented. ... Barley wine is an English-style of ale characterized by a high original gravity, resulting in a high alcohol content, more typical of a wine than a beer (10% by volume is typical). ... Paulaner Salvator, a doppelbock Bock is a strong lager which has origins in the Hanseatic town Einbeck, Germany. ... It has been suggested that Kristall Weissbier be merged into this article or section. ... Spiced beer is a beer containing the flavors of one or more spices. ... Download high resolution version (250x687, 25 KB)Anchor Steam Beer 12 oz. ... Download high resolution version (250x687, 25 KB)Anchor Steam Beer 12 oz. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Beer barrels outside the Castle Rock microbrewery in Nottingham, England. ... Distillation is a means of separating liquids through differences in their boiling points. ... Potrero Hill is a neighborhood in San Francisco, California, located on the east side of the city, east of the Mission District and south of the South of Market area. ... “San Francisco” redirects here. ... Year 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar). ... Frederick Louis Maytag III (born December 9, 1937 in Newton, Iowa), or Fritz Maytag, is the owner of Anchor Brewing Company in San Francisco and is Chairman of the Board of the Maytag Dairy Farms. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... ... “(TM)” redirects here. ...


Anchor Brewery is largely responsible for the growth of the microbrewery movement in the United States. After Prohibition ended in the U.S., many small, locally-operated breweries were able to re-open and recommence brewing (although many more, perhaps most, were not). The vast majority of these concerns served only the immediate vicinity of their sole plant, a radius of a few miles to perhaps 100 or so. Local breweries and beers were the source of local pride in many communities, especially those with large populations of German, Polish, or Czech extraction. Many of these thrived on through World War II and into the 1950s. Most did not survive the 1950s, however, due to the influence of television advertising and the mass marketing tactics of major national breweries such as Anheuser-Busch, Schlitz, Pabst, and Miller. The whole idea of such beers and breweries was largely forgotten in the U.S. Maytag desired to establish such a small-scale brewery, with small-town quality and taste being the hallmarks of his beer. He was already a fan of Anchor Steam Beer when he learned that the brewery was about to close. In 1965, Maytag purchased 51 percent of the brewery for a few thousand dollars, and later purchased the brewery outright. The term Prohibition, also known as A Dry Law, refers to a law in a certain country by which the manufacture, transportation, import, export, and sale of alcoholic beverages is restricted or illegal. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Advertiser redirects here. ... Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. ... Schlitz is an American beer, often considered the archetype of working-class beers brewed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... Pabst Blue Ribbon (colloquially PBR) is an American brand of beer with a long history and current popularity among the working classes and retro hipsters. ... Miller Brewing is a large American piss maker based in Milwaukee. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ...


Things began to change in the 1980s when Maytag's signature brew, Anchor Steam Beer, began to achieve national notice. Demand skyrocketed from only a few thousand cases a year that he had been making in the old tradition. His success prompted many imitators, which he welcomed, since he could not have produced Anchor Steam in the mass quantities of Budweiser or similar mass-marketed brands and made a product with which he and his consumers would have been satisfied. The rise of modern microbreweries also encouraged the establishment of "brewpubs", where beer is brewed on the premises in small batches for consumption in what is often something of a fine-dining restaurant setting. Anchor and other microbreweries have been the beneficiaries of a trend to drink smaller quantities of higher quality alcoholic beverages of all types which has been developing in the United States since the 1970s. Anchor Brewing remains the only commercially demanded producer of steam beer in the United States. The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... Budweiser, sometimes referred to as Bud, is a global pale lager brand owned by the St. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ...


In 1993, the company opened Anchor Distillery, a microdistillery in the same location as the brewery, and began making a single malt rye whiskey, named Old Potrero after the hill. In 1997 the microdistillery began producing gin, called Junípero - Spanish for juniper, and a reference to Junípero Serra, an important figure in San Francisco's and California's history. Fritz Maytag also owns York Creek Vineyards, a winery on the Napa-Sonoma border. Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... A microdistillery is a small, often boutique, distillery, most commonly in the United States. ... Single malt whiskey, sometimes spelled whisky, is an alcoholic beverage which comes from a single distillery, in which all the grain used for the mash has been malted. ... Rye whiskey describes two types of whiskies, theoretically distilled from rye. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... A microdistillery is a small, often boutique, distillery, most commonly in the United States. ... Gin and tonic. ... Species Junipers are coniferous plants in the genus Juniperus of the cypress family Cupressaceae. ... Blessed Junípero Serra (November 24, 1713 – August 28, 1784) was a Majorcan (Spain) Franciscan friar who founded the mission chain in Alta California. ... A field of California golden poppies circa 1910. ... Frederick Louis Maytag III (born December 9, 1937 in Newton, Iowa), or Fritz Maytag, is the owner of Anchor Brewing Company in San Francisco and is Chairman of the Board of the Maytag Dairy Farms. ... “Napa Valley” redirects here. ... Sonoma County is on the northwest coast of California, one of the northernmost parts of the greater San Francisco Bay Area, USA. Its population at the 2000 census was 458,614. ...


Trivia

Anchor Steam is sung about in the Nofx song "Scavenger Type".


External links


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Anchor Brewing Company - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (546 words)
Anchor Brewing Company is an American alcoholic beverage producer, operating a microbrewery and distillery on Potrero Hill in San Francisco, California.
Anchor Brewery is largely responsible for the growth of the microbrewery movement in the United States.
Anchor and other microbreweries have been the beneficiaries of a trend to drink smaller quantities of higher quality alcoholic beverages of all types which has been developing in the United States since the 1970s.
Anchor Brewing Company at beer Collections (136 words)
The Anchor Brewing Company was openened in San Francisco in 1896.
Anchor's seven unique beers are all produced in one of the most traditional breweries in the world.
Each brew is virtually handmade from an all-malt mash in the handcrafted copper brewhouse, a veritable museum of the simple, traditional breweries of old.
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