One Less Beer to Cry Into

Anchor Brewing Company is a regional craft brewery on Potrero Hill in San Francisco, California. Founded in 1896, the brewery has undergone several changes in location and ownership throughout its history. It’s one of the last remaining producers of steam beer made by fermenting lager yeast at a warmer than normal temperature.

After 127 years, the company has given up. Brewing has stopped, and the finished beer on hand will packaged and sold. The company’s employees have been given 60 days notice and the company will be liquidated (an ironic term to use for closing a brewery).

Anchor was one of, if not the, original craft breweries, but it seems that too many of the kind of people who buy such beers have left San Francisco.

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