Anchor Steam’s roots go back to the gold rush, long before icehouses and modern refrigeration made traditional lagers a viable option in California. In 1876, thanks to an ice pond in the mountains and belief that anything is possible in the golden state, a little brewery named Boca created California’s first genuine lager. This is our recreation of this historic beer.
Made in San Francisco with two-row California barley, Cluster hops and our own lager yeast, this all-malt brew is lager in our cellars. The golden colour, distinctive aroma, creamy head, balanced depth of flavour and smooth finish made it a delicious celebration of California’s unique brewing heritage.