Anchor Brewing Company (San Francisco, California) announced this week that they have released Anchor Barrel Ale as the third official offering in the Anchor Argonaut Collection.
Anchor Barrel Ale joins the Anchor Argonaut Collection as a tribute to Fritz Maytag, pioneer brewer, distiller and visionary who rescued Anchor Brewing from closure in 1965 and has since acted as a catalyst to the craft beer revolution that we enjoy today. To create this offering, Anchor brewers took four popular Anchor beers and aged them separately in used Old Potrero Whiskey barrels to pick up the flavors and aromas locked within the wood. The four barrel-aged beers were then blended in a cellar tank with charred barrel staves to undergo a secondary fermentation, “naturally carbonate, pick up characteristics from the staves, and let the flavors marry.” The final product is a 7.5% ABV, robust dark ale that boasts aromatic and flavor notes of whiskey, charred oak, caramel, coffee, toffee and roasted malts.
Like all offerings in the Anchor Argonaut Collection, Anchor Barrel Ale is a limited release offering available in four-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft. This offering has started hitting shelves now, and you can find it in Alabama and throughout Anchor’s national distribution footprint. Anchor Brewing Company is a classic standard in the world of craft beer, so you are not going to want miss out on a barrel-aged offering from this beloved brewery. Make sure to pick up your four-pack of Anchor Barrel Ale whenever you see it. Prost!
“About the Anchor Argonaut Collection:
Argonauts were the legendary heroes who sailed with Jason on the Argo in quest of the Golden Fleece. During the California Gold Rush, this ancient word was reimagined to include those hardy pioneers who journeyed westward by ship or prairie schooner in search of adventure, fortune, and a new life. In the spirit of this timeless quest, America’s first craft brewery is proud to launch the limited release of uniquely Anchor brews, the Anchor Argonaut Collection.
The Anchor Argonaut Collection marks the first time since 1971 that Anchor has released an Anchor beer in a 4-pack. To honor the spirit of adventure, The Argonaut Collection will showcase adventurous new brews for a limited time, starting with the release of Flying Cloud San Francisco Stout followed by Double Liberty IPA and now Anchor Barrel Ale.”