Anchor Brewing Releases Summer Wheat


San Francisco, CA – Anchor Brewing Company announces the return of their beloved summer seasonal, Anchor Summer® Wheat; a refreshingly light and thirst-quenching American-style wheat beer.

“For the summer months we brew a beer that pairs perfectly with our favorite outdoor activities, whether it’s grilling, hiking, or soaking up rays at the park,” said Anchor Brewmaster Scott Ungermann. “The brew’s crisp, clean flavors unite to create an excellent summer thirst quencher. We blend 2-row pale malt and malted wheat and filter the beer to maintain its light, refreshing flavor. The whole-cone hops used in the kettle and dry-hopping process give this beer a slight bitterness complimented by wonderful hoppy aromas of citrus and pine. This beer is crisp and cool as a San Francisco summer.”

Back by popular demand, Anchor Summer Wheat (4.5% ABV) is an all-malt beer, with over 50% of its malt derived from malted wheat. It is fermented with a traditional top-fermenting “ale” yeast, yielding a clean, balanced flavor that highlights the refreshingly light flavor of malted wheat. The head is unusually abundant due to the natural protein deposits of wheat, with a thick consistency similar to meringue. For beer lovers, Anchor Summer Wheat is a lighter brew that doesn’t sacrifice tradition or character.

First brewed in the summer of 1984, Anchor Summer Wheat is the first American wheat beer to be brewed in modern times. Today, Anchor Summer Wheat still boasts a crisp, clean and refreshing flavor, just as the very first batch in ’84.

Anchor Summer Wheat is available nationwide May through July in six-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draught in select bars, restaurants, and stores including the Anchor Brewing Taproom and Anchor Brewing Beer Garden at The Yard in San Francisco. Find a brew near you using the Anchor Beer Finder.

Learn more about this unique seasonal brew by watching the following video: Anchor Summer Wheat Video.

About Anchor Brewing Company

Anchor Brewing Company’s roots date back to the California Gold Rush making it one of America’s oldest breweries. Its Anchor Steam® Beer is San Francisco’s original since 1896. In 1965, Fritz Maytag acquired and revived the struggling brewery at a time when mass production of beer dominated and seemed unstoppable. Maytag started a revolution in beer that originated today’s craft beer movement. An undisputed icon, Anchor is America’s first craft brewery where beers are handmade in our traditional copper brewhouse from an all-malt mash. At Anchor, we practice the time-honored art of classical brewing, employing state-of-the-art methods to ensure that our beers are always pure and fresh. We know of no brewery in the world that matches our efforts to combine traditional, natural brewing with such carefully applied, modern methods of sanitation, finishing, packaging and transporting. See what we are brewing today at