Anchor Steam Beer (12 oz)

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Located in the Potrero Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, Anchor Brewing Company is one of the last remaining breweries to produce 'California common beer', also known as 'Steam Beer', a trademark owned by the company. According to Anchor Brewing, the name "steam" came from the fact that the brewery had no way to effectively chill the boiling wort using traditional means. So they pumped the hot wort up to large, shallow, open-top bins on the roof of the brewery so that it would be rapidly chilled by the cool air blowing in off the Pacific Ocean.Thus while brewing, the brewery had a distinct cloud of steam around the roof let off by the wort as it cooled, hence the name. 

This flagship 'Anchor Steam' Beer owes its deep amber color, thick, creamy head, and rich, distinctive flavor to a historic brewing process that combines deep respect for craft brewing tradition with many decades of evolution to arrive at a unique approach: a blend of pale and caramel malts, fermentation with lager yeast at warmer ale temperatures in shallow open-air fermenters, and gentle carbonation in our cellars through an all-natural process called kräusening.

ABV: 4.9%

 

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