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Jan 30, 2017

Anchor Brewing 2016 Christmas Ale

Every Winter, I look forward to two annual releases. Sierra Nevada’s fresh hop Celebration is always a nice break from porters and […]

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Dec 15, 2016

Anchor Dry-Hopped Steam Beer

Anchor Brewing’s Steam Beer was one of the few micro-brews available back in ’93-94 when I first started exploring options outside of […]

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Dec 22, 2015

Anchor California Lager

Anchor Brewing California Lager is the company’s nearly faithful recreation of a beer first brewed by Boca (a small brewery) during the […]

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Jan 22, 2015

Anchor Brewing 2014 Our Special Ale

Each Winter, Anchor Brewing releases their holiday brew, Our Special Ale. And each year, the recipe changes. Previous iterations of the beer […]

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Nov 22, 2013

Anchor Brewing Big Leaf Maple

As all two of you may have noticed while reading through the review archives, I’m not really the biggest fan of Red […]

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Jul 30, 2013

Anchor Brewing Zymaster Series No. 4 Fort Ross Farmhouse Ale

Fort Ross Farmhouse Ale, a 7.2% ABV saison, is the fourth release in Anchor Brewings Zymaster Series, but only the first from […]

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Nov 7, 2012

Anchor Brewing Porter

It appears as though I was in an Anchor Brewing mood lately. It also appears as though I really am inconsistent with […]

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Nov 6, 2012

Anchor Brewing Brekle’s Brown

Anchor Brewing launched Brekle’s Brown back in 2010 and I’m pretty sure I’ve had it a couple of times since then, but […]

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Jul 17, 2012

Anchor Brewing Unveils Zymaster Series No. 2: Mark’s Mild

Press Release San Francisco, CA (July 17, 2012) – Today, Anchor Brewing announces the release of the second brew in our Zymaster […]

Dec 8, 2011

2011 Anchor Our Special Ale

There are only a handful of winter-specific beers that I absolutely must find each and every holiday season. There are even less […]

May 9, 2011

Anchor Bock Beer

I’m a huge fan of Anchor Brewing. I routinely squirrel away their winter seasonal, “Our Special Ale” and keep their Liberty and […]

Dec 1, 2010

2010 Anchor Our Special Ale

One of my favorite winter seasonal releases has always been Anchor Brewing’s Our Special Ale. I look forward to it each year […]