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Anchor California Lager

Lager /4.9% ABV / California, United States




Product Details

Category
Lager
Region
California, United States
Type
Craft
ABV
4.9%
IBU
19
Tasting Notes
Biscuit, Bright, Crisp, Smooth
Food Pairing
Cured Meats, Shellfish
Suggested Glassware
Pint Glass
Suggested Serving Temperature
35-40° F

Product Description

In 1876, thanks to an ice pond in the mountains and a belief that anything is possible in the Golden State, a little brewery named Boca created California's first genuine lager. Anchor California Lager® is our re-creation of this historic beer. Made in San Francisco with two-row California barley, Cluster hops (the premier hop in 19th-century California), and our own lager yeast, this all-malt brew is kräusened and lagered in our cellars. Its golden color, distinctive aroma, creamy head, balanced depth of flavor, and smooth finish make Anchor California Lager® a delicious celebration of California’s unique brewing heritage.

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  • Tim
    Verified Buyer
    Aug 1 2018
    Verified Buyer

    As I grow older, I like a drinkable, lighter lager. Pushing a little upscale from my normal Narragansett and PBR, I found this beer to be great. Highly drinkable, clean and crisp taste with just a hint of hoppiness. It's going to stay in the rotation.

  • Maria
    Verified Buyer
    Dec 30 2017
    Verified Buyer

    if this is your first bear you've ever had go away. but jokes aside the beer is comparable to a light Guinness if there were such a thing but a stronger dark more dinner time lager the one I mind is Samuel Adams Boston , but I would recommend this in a pint size and to truly enjoy this beer and it's little to no head is with a steak with potatoes, this beer has a history and it's quite enjoyable while reading about it's history while drinking it so cheers to a piece of California tradition that is this beer.

FAQs

Lagers are a pretty common entry point for new beer drinkers because they tend to be lighter, crisper, and less overwhelming on the palate than something like a stout or IPA. To get more technical, lagers are made with bottom-fermenting yeast at a lower temperature, and are usually contain less alcohol than some of the heavy hitters. There are plenty of exceptions, but lagers tend to have a pale yellow color and taste light and malty, even when they're heavily hopped.
A lager is a beer that is brewed at cool temperatures by slow fermentation with a slow-acting yeast. Lagers tend to have a lighter, clearer appearance than ales, and the alcohol content is typically lower than in ales while the sugar content is remaining in the beer is slightly higher. The yeast used to ferment lager is often referred to as "bottom-fermenting" since it does not rise to the top of the brewing vessel during fermentation as ale yeast does. Fun fact, you can verb the word - "lagering" means to store and age beer at cold temperatures during a second fermentation to improve flavor and clarity.
Across the entire style, lagers can range from about 3% - 9% ABV, but the majority of popular ones cruise down the middle, or about 4% - 5% ABV.