Saturday, December 23, 2023

A Christmas Post: Beer and Bounties

Christmas came early this year in Potrero Hill and it was sad news for craft beer drinkers.  Anchor Brewing released their 47th (and likely final) Christmas Ale in July, with a California-only distribution, as a result of their brewery shutdown announced in the same month.  Anchor's beers have been a perennial favorite of mine -- especially Liberty Ale and the ever-changing Our Very Special Ale to kick off the Christmas season each year.   Some years were hits, some were misses, but I always looked forward to trying each year's release.  It's sad to see the end of Anchor Brewing and I'm happy to have a dwindling few bottles stored in my garage.