SAN FRANCISCO—Anchor Brewing Company announces the release of its summer seasonal, Anchor Summer Wheat; a refreshingly light and thirst-quenching American-style filtered wheat beer, now available in cans.
“I anticipate the change of the season not only for the weather, but also for the beer,” said Anchor Brewmaster Mark Carpenter. “Anchor Summer Wheat pairs perfectly with a sunny day, whether you’re grilling in the backyard, hiking a trail, spending a day at the beach or anything in-between. By filtering our wheat beer, the brew’s crisp, clean flavors unite to create this quintessential summer refresher. This year we decided to dry-hop the beer for the first time to boost its wonderful hoppy aroma. While the hops add flavors of citrus and pine, the beer maintains the light, refreshing character it’s had since we first brewed it in 1984.”
Released each year in advance of the summer season, 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 did when brewed in 1984. Now available in summer-friendly packaging, Anchor Summer Wheat cans are perfect for enjoying with the season¹s outdoor activities.
Anchor Summer Wheat marks the fourth beer to be canned by Anchor in the brewery’s 119 years of operation. Anchor first began canning beer with Anchor California Lager in 2014 followed by the limited release of Brotherhood Steam Beer cans and, most recently, Anchor IPA cans.
Anchor Summer Wheat is available nationwide May through July in six-packs of 12 oz. cans as well as on tap at select restaurants and bars and in the Anchor Brewing Taproom 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.