Today, Anchor Brewing Company announces the release of Anchor IPA™; a new brew to join Anchor’s core lineup of distinctive, hand-crafted beers.
During the California Gold Rush, Thirsty ’49ers savored imported IPAs, but it wasn’t until 1975 that Anchor, America’s original craft brewery, pioneered the revival of dry-hopped handmade ales with the introduction of Anchor’s Liberty Ale®, the first modern American IPA brewed after Prohibition. Now, that tradition fast-forwards to an adventurous new brew: Anchor IPA™. Made with 2-row barley malt and fresh whole-cone hops, its bright amber color, distinctively complex aroma, spiky bitterness, malty depth, and clean finish unite to create a uniquely flavorful and timeless IPA.
The California Gold Rush lured thousands West to “see the elephant,” a 19th-century metaphor for the hopeful but risky pursuit of happiness, adventure, and fortune. The elephant you see on Anchor IPA™ was hand-drawn by Anchor label artist, James Stitt. Learn more about the journey to “See the Elephant” by watching the new Anchor IPA™ Video (below).
To kick off San Francisco Beer Week, Anchor IPA™ will initially be released in California throughout the month of February followed by select US market releases from March through May. Anchor IPA will be available year-round in 6-packs, 12-packs, 22-ounce bottles, and on draught in select restaurants and bars as well as the Anchor Brewing Taproom in San Francisco.