Anchor Steam Beer

As a big fan of American craft beer I can safely say this one does not disappoint. Anchor Steam Beer, has a full body and deep amber colours, and as soon as it hits the glass you know your in for something special . It has a beautiful malted texture and a creamy head. You could say it is far too easy to drink but at 4.8% we won’t worry about that . Now raise that anchor !

Anchor Steam® Beer owes it’s distinctive flavor to a historic brewing process like none other.

It is a 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 cellars through an all-natural process called kräusening.

Anchor Steam® Beer derives its unusual name from the 19th century when “steam” was a nickname for beer brewed on the West Coast of America under primitive conditions and without ice. While the origin of the name remains shrouded in mystery, it likely relates to the original practice of fermenting the beer on San Francisco’s rooftops in a cool climate. In lieu of ice, the foggy night air naturally cooled the fermenting beer, creating steam off the warm open pans. Once a nickname for any Californian or West Coast beer brewed under these conditions, today the name “steam” is a trademark of Anchor Brewing and applies only to the singular process and taste of our flagship brand – San Francisco’s original Anchor Steam® Beer. The classic of American brewing tradition since 1896.

Now available at www.obrienswine.ie and other good stockists .

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