SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–After its landmark 125th anniversary year, pioneering San Francisco-based Anchor Brewing Company continues its spirit of innovation in 2022 with the release of its new West Coast IPA. Rolling out nationwide this month, the bold and bright West Coast IPA joins Anchor’s year-round beer portfolio, which includes last year’s releases, Tropical Hazy IPA and Crisp Pilsner.
“Our West Coast IPA is a celebration of our Bay Area roots and Anchor’s long history with dry hopping,” says assistant brewmaster Dane Volek, who leads the team. innovation from Anchor. “We experimented with variations at Public Taps, our bar in San Francisco, and perfected our version of this respected style to land on this vibrant, balanced beer.”
Drawing on generations of artisan brewing knowledge, West Coast IPA is handcrafted at Anchor’s iconic brewery in San Francisco, California, using premium ingredients and premium hopping techniques. century-old dryers perfected over the last fifty years. Anchor was the first craft brewery in modern times to revive the century-old method with its 1975 release of Liberty Ale.®. The first modern American IPA brewed after Prohibition and the first modern American beer to use single-hop and dry-hopping techniques, Liberty Ale is considered the beer that started the IPA revolution.
With its nationwide debut this spring, West Coast IPA celebrates the evolution of Anchor’s dry hopping processes, as well as the brand’s pioneering history that continues to inspire beer trends and styles today. today. The 7.0% ABV IPA is brewed with a combination of Nugget, Citra, Sultana and Cascade hops, imparting aromas of tangerine and grapefruit zest, as well as fresh pine. The result is a refreshing beer bursting with bold citrus flavors, robust hops and a smooth mouthfeel, perfect to enjoy with friends on weekend adventures or a sunny day at the beach.
West Coast IPA is now available in cans at top retailers with a suggested retail price of $9.99 per six-pack, on tap at Anchor’s Public Taps and onsite at bars and restaurants. It joins Anchor’s beer portfolio which includes Anchor Steam®California Lager, Liberty Ale, Anchor Porter, Tropical Hazy IPA and Crisp Pilsner.
About Anchor Brewing Company
Founded in San Francisco in 1896, Anchor Brewing Company is America’s first craft brewery, a pioneer and industry leader that persevered through earthquakes, fires and Prohibition. In 1965, Anchor’s new owner, Fritz Maytag, relaunched the brewery for a new era, charting a course that was fundamental to the craft beer movement. During this time, Anchor reinvented its now classic Steam Beer, introduced the first American Pale Ale, and pioneered new brewing practices, such as dry hopping, that are still used throughout the industry today. today. As a proudly unionized brewery, Anchor’s vibrant beer portfolio includes complex ales, refreshing IPAs and iconic classics such as Anchor Steam.®, Liberty Ale, Anchor Porter, California Lager and Christmas Ale. As always, Anchor Brewing remains committed to innovation while handcrafting venerable beers that stand the test of time. Locals and visitors to the Bay Area can experience Anchor Brewing in person at their iconic brewery and Public Taps taproom in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood. To learn more, visit www.anchorbrewing.com and follow Anchor Brewing on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.