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Anchor’s “Drink Steam” Week 2018

A full week of beer-fueled shenanigans, rare pours and $4 pints | August 12-19
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Anchor Brewing Company will once again celebrate America’s first craft beer, Anchor Steam, with the return of Drink Steam Week from August 12-19, 2018 with events, drink specials, limited-release pours and happenings across the country (but mostly here in San Francisco) to celebrate Anchor’s rich history.

Drink Steam Week
August 12-19, 2018
All Over San Francisco
Most events are free (some required paid tickets as noted below), but bring cash for beer

August 12-19

  • Throughout that week at Public Taps (495 De Haro St, SF), you’ll find $4 pints of Anchor Steam and an exclusive offering of Unfiltered Steam Beer—just how the brewers prefer it
  • There’s no better way to celebrate Drink Steam Week, honoring Anchor’s pioneering role in the American craft beer movement and commitment to brewing in San Francisco, than to tour the brewery itself.
  • Anchor Brewing and Humphry Slocombe have a mutual appreciation for one another, being two San Francisco companies working to delight the taste buds with suds and sweets.

Sunday, August 12th

  • Bend, Breathe & Brew with Après Yoga
    • Location: Anchor Public Taps
    • Timeframe: 10 am-noon
      • Join Après Yoga for a 1-hour yoga class at Public Taps, followed by beers and socializing with your fellow yogis.
      • Ticket required– includes yoga class & 1 beer
  • Drink Steam Week at Stern Grove Festival
    • Location: Sigmund Stern Recreation Grove
    • Timeframe: 2-5 pm
      • Kickoff Drink Steam Week at Stern Grove Festival. For the 7th year in a row, Anchor Brewing is a proud sponsor of Stern Grove Festival, which is hosting its 81st season of free concerts.
      • Grab a 4-pack of Anchor Steam 19.2 oz. cans, pack a picnic and head to the Grove for a free concert featuring Ronnie Spector & the Ronettes and The Humidors.

Monday, August 13th

Giants vs. Dodgers Viewing Party

  • Location: Anchor Public Taps
  • Timeframe: 7-10 pm
    • Watch the Giants take on the Dodgers on their 8k lumen laser projector and 189” screen.
    • Cheer on San Francisco while drinking San Francisco’s original since 1896, Anchor Steam Beer. They’ll also have Los Gigantes on tap, a Mexican style lager brewed in collaboration with the SF Giants.

Tuesday, August 14th

Trivia Tuesday – Beer Geek Edition

  • Location: Anchor Public Taps
  • Timeframe: 6-8pm
    • Round up the beer geeks in your life and head to Anchor Public Taps for a special edition of their weekly Trivia Tuesday. Anchor brewers will be leading beer trivia rounds covering everything from brewing processes, craft beer history, beer styles, and more.
    • Trivia is free to play and great prizes are on deck for the winners.
    • Enjoy 19 Anchor beers on tap, including classic brews and limited releases. Plus, celebrate Taco Tuesday with the taco culinary pop-up onsite.

Wednesday, August 15th

Workshop Wednesday: Beer Mustard

  • Location: Anchor Public Taps
  • Timeframe: 6 pm & 7:30 pm (2 sessions)
    • Anchor Brewing and local DIY school Workshop SF have been collaborating to bring our city Drink Steam & Make Stuff events since 2015.
    • To celebrate Drink Steam Week this year, Kelly McVicker of McVicker Pickles will be leading a beer mustard making workshop. And of course, they’ll be using fresh Anchor Steam, right off the tap, for these mustards. Each participant will get to mix their own small batch of mustard using fresh herbs and spices, vinegar, and beer.
    • Ticket Required

Thursday, August 16th

  • Drink Steam Week at Zeitgeist
    • Location: Zeitgeist
    • Timeframe: 6-9 pm
      • Celebrate Anchor Brewing’s 4th Annual Drink Steam Week at San Francisco’s Zeitgeist.
      • Fresh Anchor Steam will be flowing from the taps, along with a variety of other Anchor beers. More details TBA – stay tuned.
  • Drink Steam with Foxtails Brigade & vverevvolf with Yassou
    • Location: The Independent
    • Timeframe: 8-11 pm
      • Join in for a very special concert at The Independent featuring Bay Area bands Foxtails Brigade and vverevvolf with special guest Yassou. Raise Your Anchor to local tunes and local brews.
      • To celebrate Anchor Steam Week, The Independent will be serving the new 19.2 oz. cans of Anchor Steam Beer at the bar all night.
      • Ticket required

Friday, August 17th

  • First Tap Friday – Drink Steam Week Edition
    • Location: Anchor Public Taps
    • Timeframe: 5-9 pm
      • Join in every Friday for the release of a new, limited beer available exclusively at Anchor Public Taps.
      • This Friday they’re celebrating Drink Steam Week with a very special cask of Smoked Steam Beer.
      • At Anchor Public Taps, their family of brewers embodies Anchor’s original spirit of innovation and singularity. That’s why they started The Potrero Project; a collection of beers exclusively brewed in their pilot brewery. Be the first to try each one by joining them every Friday.
      • Meet the brewers. Enjoy 19 Anchor beers on tap—including classic brews and limited releases—and get delicious grub from the food truck.
  • DRAG Me to the Lanes Community Benefit
    • Location: Mission Bowling Club
    • Timeframe: 7-11 pm
      • Mission Bowling Club is proud to present its first ever Community Benefit fundraiser to raise money and awareness for the LYRIC center for LGBTQQ youth. It will be a joyful night with the community coming together to drink, bowl, dance and eat together all while raising money for an extremely worthwhile cause.
      • With DJs and performances curated by the magical Siobhan Aluvalot & friends.
      • Anchor Brewing tap takeover featuring Anchor Steam Beer, California Lager, Brewers’ Pale Ale and San Franpsycho IPA with $5 beers all night long
      • Ticket required  – $25 entry includes:
        • Bowling with your favorite drag queens from across the city (limited to lane and time restrictions)
        • Photo Booth by Photo-matica Photo Booth Rental Co.
        • Entry into their Mission Raffle
        • Access to their silent auction kindly donated by their sponsors with experiences available that money just cannot buy.
        • Music and talent by some of the brightest stars

Saturday, August 18th

Drink Steam with Grampa’s Chili

  • Location: Hotel Utah
  • Timeframe: 8-11 pm
    • Hotel Utah and Anchor Brewing co-present Grampa’s Chili, Doug Barrett & The Deal Breakers, and Bad Lemon
    • Anchor Brewing Company has been brewing handcrafted beer in the heart of San Francisco since 1896, 12 years before Hotel Utah came around. Although the city has changed and evolved tremendously since the start, these two San Francisco legends still serve up delicious beer and grand times. To celebrate Drink Steam Week and Hotel Utah’s 110th anniversary, they’re offering Anchor’s Steam and California Lager on tap and Anchor’s Porter and Brewers’ Pale Ale in bottles for $5 all night.
    • Combining elements of jazz, rock, bluegrass, folk, and West Coast psychedelic, Grampa’s Chili shows feature a vast repertoire of original tunes that thrive on intelligent songwriting, exploration and liberal doses of serendipity.
    • Doug Barrett & The Deal Brewers’ repertoire ranges from classic Delta & Chicago blues standards to blues-based, classic-rock gems. Doug Barrett serves up the blazing yet tasty guitar solos on guitar.
    • Ticket required

Sunday, August 19th

Drink Steam Week Closing Party

  • Location: Anchor Public Taps
  • Timeframe: 1-5 pm
    • Closeout Anchor’s 4th Annual Drink Steam Week at Public Taps with an afternoon of fresh handcrafted beer, local makers, and good times.
    • Honoring the heritage and legacy of Anchor Steam Beer, they’ll have $4 Anchor Steam pints.
      As a special offering, their brewers will tap a rare cask of Imperial Steam Beer. Enjoy a pour of this unique beer and meet the Anchor brewers.
    • As another exclusive offering, they’ll be pouring Unfiltered Steam Beer on tap; it’s the Anchor Steam Beer you know and love, but unfiltered. If you ask any Anchor Brewer how they like to drink Anchor Steam they’ll say, “straight from the cellar tanks.” This beer is about extending that experience to you.
    • There will be complimentary Anchor Steam Cream from Humphry Slocombe, while supplies last. Enjoy it on the side or combine it with Anchor Steam Beer to make a beer float.
    • San Franpsycho will be live screen printing onsite. They’ll be printing four different Drink Steam designs from their collaborations over the years. Don’t miss this opportunity to get these exclusive prints before they go back into the archives. Bring your own garment for a discounted print. Also, San Franpsycho will be showcasing their summer line, inspired by the California coast.