Anchor Steam Beer is one of San Francisco’s icons dating back to 1896 when it was founded by Ernst F Baruth and Otto Schinkel Jnr. The Steam Brewery today still use the techniques and recipes they used more than a century ago to make an amazing rich tasting beer, they even still use handmade copper kettles and mash tubs. Like all great products there is a bit of legend and mystery about the manufacturing process and no one is really telling how the beer got it’s ‘steam name. Anchor Steam make a range of other beers which are also well worthy of a try including an ale, porter, bock and there is always a special brew or two on sale. For those visiting the beautiful San Francisco the brewery offers tours of their complex, bookings are essential visit their website for more information, and like all great brewery tours it finishes with a taste of their delicious freshly brewed beers.
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When traveling through San Francisco recently we came across a great little microbrewery and Spanish restaurant which had a magnificent collection of freshly brewed beers many named after bears. The Thirsty Bear Brewing Company make nine varieties including a Polar Bar Lager which is a Munich style golden Pilsner which is very tasty. Then there is the Brown Bear Ale, which is delicious with a bit of a classic English taste and malty aroma. They have a India Pale Ale named after their street Howard Street which is quiet bitter and very crisp while the Kozolv Stout is very smooth and strong just like the Irish love it. All the beers are organic and have no nasty chemicals and all grains etc are sustainable which is not only good for the earth but good for your body. Even their packaging and waste is recycled- these guys not only make good beer but care about our precious world’s resources. The beer is conditioned in cask and if you visit on Tuesday evenings the new batch is tapped and absolutely delicious. We should also mention the great food- they would have to have the best Chorizo sausages in San Francisco- if not the all of USA and the Paella is to die for. If you are ever in Frisco- do your self a flavour and call in.