Thursday, January 29, 2009

Anchor Steam Beer

Great San Francisco Beer from Anchor Brewing Co. I am pretty sure that the Steam part of the name has to do with the way beers on the California coast used to be made. This beer has a very nice flavor and a little bit bitter aftertaste that is refreshing.

Pick yourself up a 6-pack if you haven't had this one before and you'll have a nice evening. These guys got something good going--small brewery but national distribution. I'm about as far from San Francisco as possible (in values too, except beer-wise) but this small brewery has a place on the Hialeah Publix shelf. Nice Job!

6 comments:

DiversityDave said...

I am a big fan of the microbrews, myself--partly to keep the mammoth brewery's watered-down piss-flavored beverages at bay, as well as to applaud the craftsmanship and care that go into the microbrews.

One such brewing company I came across during a recent trip to Hawaii. One of their seasonal brews aptly named Wailua Wheat Ale combines a smooth wheat body with fresh passionfruit grown in the rich Kona soil. The region is wellknown for its Kona coffee, which is brewed into another label the have, Pipeline Porter. It's an extremely stout yet pleasantly smooth beer.

I suggest checking for some of their seasonal brews in your area of South Florida: http://www.konabrewingco.com/beers/beer-finder

Beer Drinker said...

Hey DiversityDave.

Thanks for the comment and suggestion to check out those beers. They both seem right up my alley.

I've never been to Hawaii but flew past on Air Tahiti about 8 years ago. The flight attendants got us drinking Hinano the whole way there, followed up by a week of drinking more.

BTW, how did you get the name DiversityDave? I ask because I work in the diversity field and talk about it every day.

Thanks.

Mattie said...

Beer Drinker
Thanks for checking out our blog: 801ontap.
I took you up on checking out an anchor post on your blog.
The origin in 'steam' in anchor is unclear. Most of the employees I talked to at the brewery believe that it had to do with the steam that would come off the beer way back in the day when the vats used to be open to the air on the roof.

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Parched No More said...

Although this isn't a new beer, it was new to me, and I thought it was great. You can check out all of my thoughts about Anchor Steam Beer

Beer Drinker said...

Hey Parched.

I'll check it out for sure.