Wed 8/10: Anchor Brewing Night, 6pm
The rich history of Anchor Brewing can be traced all the way back to the Gold Rush, when German brewer Gottlieb Brekle arrived in San Francisco with his wife Marie and infant son Frederick. Brekle applied for citizenship in 1854, and his brewing and business acumen would soon lead to his ownership of a little San Francisco brewery on Pacific, between Larkin and Hyde, which would one day become known as Anchor.
Anchor Brewery inherited a long tradition of brewing what had come to be known as “steam” beer, one of the quaint old nicknames for beer brewed along the West Coast under primitive conditions, and without ice. Steam beer is one of America’s only native beer styles.
We’ll also be raffling off some tickets for this year’s 2011 Tacoma Craft Beer Fest, as well as tossing around some Anchor schwag.