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Anchor Steam®. Those two words serve as a metaphorical window into a world filled with a veritable wealth of American beer history.
To view Anchor Brewing is to observe three distinct stages of American brewing: 19th Century to Prohibition; the resurrection of American craft and the establishment of craft as a business worthy of significant investment. To drink the beer is to enjoy a historical brewing process that afforded West Coast brewers an ability to brew successfully without ice; it also helped remind later-twentieth-century beer drinkers that beer need-not be clearish-yellow and full of adjuncts.
Sapporo Holdings Ltd, owners of the oldest beer brand in Japan, have announced they will purchase all equity interest of San Francisco’s Anchor Brewing Company on August 31, 2017 for $85 Million. The Sapporo Group’s decision to buy Anchor is based on a new “Global Business Expansion” policy to continue growth in the US and Southeast Asian markets. This is the second brewery acquired by Sapporo since the $400 million deal for Canada’s Sleeman Breweries in 2006.
Beerstagrams are getting everyone geared up for the upcoming Olympics! They may be a few weeks away, but Japan, Ethiopia, Belgium, and (of course) the United States are all representing their unique brews this week. So here’s the challenge: how many countries can we get to represent in Beerstagrams before the Opening Ceremonies in Sochi? Tag @PorchDrinkingCO with your entries! In the meantime, check out Denver’s newest brewery Jagged Mountain.