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Anchor Steam Beer

Anchor Steam Beer is a historic and iconic American beer brewed by Anchor Brewing Company in San Francisco, California. Often considered the archetype of the California common beer style, it utilizes a unique brewing process that combines aspects of both lager and ale production. The beer is fermented using lager yeast at warmer ale temperatures, resulting in a well-balanced beer with a crisp and distinctive flavor profile. Its name "Steam" is believed to originate from the 19th century, when the beer was traditionally fermented on San Francisco rooftops and the fermenting beer supposedly caused steam to rise when the cool air hit the warm open pans.

Anchor Steam Beer has a rich amber color and a frothy head that releases aromatic hints of caramel and toasted malt. This beer boasts a balanced bitterness, complemented by subtle hints of pine and citrus from Northern Brewer hops. Anchor Brewing Company, founded in 1896, has played a pivotal role in the American craft brewing renaissance, and their flagship beer, Anchor Steam, remains a staple and a testament to their enduring legacy in brewing innovation.

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