Steph’s New Brew Review: Anchor Summer Beer

Steph’s New Brew Review: Anchor Summer Beer

Anchor Brewing Company’s Summer Beer 4.5% American wheat beer

The history of Anchor Brewing Company, from San Francisco, California, can be traced back to the gold rush of the mid-1800s. The brewery was founded in 1896, purchased by Frederick Louis Maytag III in 1965, and moved to its current location in 1979. They are known for being one of the last breweries to produce Steam Beer. In 1993, they became the first brewery to have an in-house distillery. They continue to be one of the most traditional breweries in the United States.

Anchor Summer Beer, first brewed in 1984, was the first wheat beer in America since Prohibition. They describe the beer as a refreshingly light, thirst-quenching American-style filtered wheat beer. It is brewed with a blend of 2-row pale malt and malted wheat, Goldings and Glacier hops, and fermented with traditional ale yeast.


clear golden color with fluffy white head


grainy, lemony


floral hops, malty, lemony; nothing is overbearing or in your face


dry, nice carbonation


Not a beer I would write home about, but definitely refreshing after spending a day outside in the sun.

Check out… this video from Anchor Brewing Company.

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