18 August 2023

Anchor Steam Brewery – Death throes of a legend?

First craft brewer | When the impending closure of Anchor Steam Brewery appeared in the news in July of 2023, a cry of shock and dismay seemed to course through the internet (yes, even in the venerable BRAUWELT International Newsletters). Not simply because another brewery was closing but because it was THIS brewery. Günther Thömmes looks back at the brewery’s history and highlights its influence on craft brewing in the USA.

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