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Anchor Summer Beer

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Anchor Summer Beer American Wheat Beer, one of our Top Summer Beers


Anchor Summer Beer

This brew from San Francisco is the original 'American-style' wheat beer — a benchmark of craft brewing history that tastes as fresh and delicious today as it did when it was launched in the summer of 1984. While most wheat beers rely on European-inspired recipes, Anchor was the first to try their hand at their own all-malt interpretation using half wheat and half barley. Unlike Belgian-style Witbier or German-style Hefeweizen, this light-bodied ale is flitered and is neither spiced nor fermented with aromatic yeasts. This results in a subtle-tasting wheat beer that looks like lemon meringue pie in a glass — opalescent rather than cloudy under its pillowy white head. Delicate citrus aromas and a light touch of herbal hops steer Anchor's Summer Beer firmly toward refreshment that feels as bracing as a cool breeze off the bay.

Price: $1.50 (12 oz.)

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