Press Release

San Francisco, CA (May 6, 2015) ­ Anchor Brewing Company announces the release of their summer seasonal, Anchor Summer® Wheat; a refreshingly light and thirst-quenching American-style filtered wheat beer, now available in cans.

³I anticipate the change of the season not only for the weather, but also for the beer,² said Anchor Brewmaster Mark Carpenter. ³Anchor Summer Wheat pairs perfectly with a sunny day, whether you¹re grilling in the backyard, hiking a trail, spending a day at the beach or anything in-between. By filtering our wheat beer, the brew¹s crisp, clean flavors unite to create this quintessential summer refresher. This year we decided to dry-hop the beer for the first time to boost its wonderful hoppy aroma. While the hops add flavors of citrus and pine, the beer maintains the light, refreshing character it¹s had since we first brewed it in 1984.²    

Released each year in advance of the summer season, Anchor Summer Wheat (4.5% ABV) is an all-malt beer, with over 50% of its malt derived from malted wheat. It is fermented with a traditional top-fermenting ³ale² yeast, yielding a clean, balanced flavor that highlights the refreshingly light flavor of malted wheat. The head is unusually abundant due to the natural protein deposits of wheat, with a thick consistency similar to meringue.  For beer lovers, Anchor Summer Wheat is a lighter brew that doesn¹t sacrifice tradition or character.

First brewed in the summer of 1984, Anchor Summer Wheat is the first American wheat beer to be brewed in modern times.  Today Anchor Summer Wheat still boasts a crisp, clean and refreshing flavor, just as the very first batch did when brewed in 1984. Now available in summer-friendly packaging, Anchor Summer Wheat cans are perfect for enjoying with the season¹s outdoor activities.

Anchor Summer Wheat marks the fourth beer to be canned by Anchor in the brewery¹s 119 years of operation. Anchor first began canning beer with Anchor California Lager® in 2014 followed by the limited release of Brotherhood Steam Beer cans and, most recently, Anchor IPA cans.

Anchor Summer Wheat is available nationwide May through July in six-packs of 12 oz. cans as well as on tap at select restaurants and bars and in the Anchor Brewing Taproom in San Francisco. Find a brew near you using the Anchor Beer Finder.


Learn more about this unique seasonal brew by watching the following video: Anchor Summer Wheat Video.

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About Anchor Brewing Company
Anchor Brewing Company¹s roots date back to the California Gold Rush making it one of America¹s oldest breweries. Its Anchor Steam® Beer is San Francisco¹s original since 1896. In 1965, Fritz Maytag acquired and revived the struggling brewery at a time when mass production of beer dominated and seemed unstoppable. Maytag started a revolution in beer that originated today¹s craft beer movement. An undisputed icon, Anchor is America¹s first craft brewery where beers are handmade in our traditional copper brewhouse from an all-malt mash. At Anchor, we practice the time-honored art of classical brewing, employing state-of-the-art methods to ensure that our beers are always pure and fresh. We know of no brewery in the world that matches our efforts to combine traditional, natural brewing with such carefully applied, modern methods of sanitation, finishing, packaging and transporting.  See what we are brewing today at www.anchorbrewing.com.

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