Anchor Steam Beer Derives its unusual name from the 19th century when “steam” was a nickname for beer brewed on the West Coast of America under primitive conditions and without ice. While the origin of the name remains shrouded in mystery, it likely relates to the original practice of fermenting the beer on San Francisco’s rooftops in a cool climate. In lieu of ice, the foggy night air naturally cooled the fermenting beer, creating steam off the warm open pans. 

With its deep, dark brown-black color, thick, full-bodied, velvety-smooth mouth feel, mocha character, and, strong yet subtle hop bite, Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout is one of the thickest, richest, and most complex stouts on the market today.

A refreshing mildly hopped Belgian styled beer with a complex flavor of coriander, orange peel, nutmeg. White Ale has won gold medals at several beer competition in U.K. and U.S. This is one of Hitachino’s top-selling beers both in Japan and U.S. 

With Happy Ending, SweetWater re-imagines what a stout can be. They finish off a rich, dark, and high-gravity stout by adding liberal amounts of hops. A beer that is otherwise thick and viscous, melting like velvet on your tongue, becomes a piney explosion of hops . With a 9% ABV, this Happy Ending is sure to leave a smile on your face.

Back in 1876, California’s first genuine lager was brewed using an ice pond nestled high in the Sierra Nevada mountain region and a little ingenuity. Over a century later, Anchor Brewing recreated the recipe and paid homage to the beer that brought the cool, crisp lager style to the state of California.

‘Tis the season to be jolly…and also to revel in the countless seasonal beers that are out there. For this week’s Year of Beer Challenge, pick whatever seasonal favorite that tickles your fancy. Whether you’re raising your glass to an old favorite, like St. Bernardus Christmas Ale, or trying something new, like Goose Island Festivity Ale, you’ll get a punch on your Year of Beer Card. We at Tipple’s love to try new beers all the time and we’re sure that you do too. In honor of that…

When Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria wanted to celebrate his wedding engagement in 1810, he did what any good Bavarian prince would – he threw a beer festival. Both the festival and the special beer served there became known as Oktoberfest. Brewed from the finest German malt and hops, Brooklyn Oktoberfest is true to the original style, full-bodied and malty, with a bready aroma and light, brisk hop bitterness.

BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red is a quaffable, well-balanced American red ale with character. Its malty complexity and coppery color come from a combination of two caramel malts, pale malt, and a hint of maple syrup. To complement these flavors, Anchor used three additions of Nelson Sauvin hops in the brewkettle and a unique blend of Nelson Sauvin, Citra, and Cascade for dry hopping. The result is a distinctive fall seasonal beer with extraordinary depth and intriguing aroma.

With heaps of whole flower European hops and fine German malts, Victory achieved the bracing herbal bite and smooth malt flavor of a truly refreshing Pilsner. Heaps of hops are hiding under the full, frothy head of this elegant Pils. All German malt subtleties linger beneath a long dry finish of this classy quencher.

Green Flash’s West Coast IPA features Simcoe for tropical and grapefruit zest, Columbus for hop pungency, Centennial for pine notes, Citra for citrus zest, and Cascade for floral aroma all harmoniously layered throughout the brewing process.

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