Read the article. It's good and includes quotes from Fritz Maytag (the guy who sold Anchor) and Ken Grossman, founder of Sierra Nevada Brewing, as well as from the new owners. I suppose that their recent collaboration beer, Fritz and Ken's Imperial Stout (I have the bottle but didn't drink it yet), would have been a better beer to go with this posting, but I can't drink a wine bottle before my son's swimming class!
But tonight, in honor of the brewery, I am drinking Liberty Ale brewed by Anchor Brewing Company in San Francisco, California. First brewed on April 18, 1975 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Paul Revere's famous ride. Wow. So 235 years and a week or so! This beer has been a long-time favorite of mine. I did a review back in February, 2009, which you may as well skip as it didn't provide much of a review. Let's see if I can do better this time around. The bottle has a cool shape and depicts an anchor in front of an eagle.
Beautiful aroma--floral with fruity peach and orange. The flavors sport plenty of citrus along with some pine to start. Fruity, floral and hoppy, balanced on the lightly bitter side. Refreshing, crisp and clean. Creamy and smooth, yet the awesome carbonation is still a little prickly. Light alcohol on the back side with a dry finish. Excellent beer, forever!
LIBERTY ALE TALL TAP HANDLE APPROX. 12.50" TALL
Anchor Steam Beer Neon Sign ~ KegWorks
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