Final existing Anchor Brewing kegs to be tapped next week
What are understood to be the last Anchor Brewing kegs and Christmas Ales are being poured in San Francisco on 9 December.
The draught beers will be available from 12 noon at craft beer sports bar & event venue Buzzworks based in the South of Market (SoMA) area of San Fransisco.
The beers, which may no longer be available in the future following the imminent sale of Anchor Brewing after news the 127-year old brewery would be closed hit the sector during the summer, will include highly sought after styles including: Anchor Steam Beer; Anchor Crisp Pilsner; Anchor Tropical Hazy IPA; Anchor San Pancho Mexican Style Lager; Anchor Wast Coast IPA and Anchor California Lager.
Recent news that Anchor Brewing Company is being sold off in parts with its brewing facility, equipment and its brand property all being up for grabs has rocked the industry with the sale piquing the interest of beer preservationists looking to salvage Anchor’s recipes and legacy.
The craft beer community and local San Francisco businesses have done what they can to join together to save Anchor Brewing after it was closed by Japanese brewing giant Sapporo, who bought the brewery for $US85m in 2017.
Devotees of Anchor Christmas Ale can also help raise money for the Anchor SF Cooperative – a collective of former Anchor Brewing workers trying to buy back the brewery – by entering a raffle which begins at 7pm.
According to local reports, this may be many beer fans’ last chance to drink what is widely considered to be San Francisco’s original craft beer — Anchor Steam Beer — a beer that was recently named by experts as one of the 10 most underrated beers ever created.