Fritz Maytag

The Revolutionary Anchor Steam Beer

San Francisco’s Anchor Brewing Co. is widely acknowledged to be the first modern-day craft brewery in the United States. It

The Unsung Heroes of Homebrewing

In honor of Learn to Homebrew Day, get to know some of the unsung heroes of homebrewing. Photo by Brian Lauer

The Class of ’88

Gary Fish of Deschutes Brewery Fifty-six American breweries began operating in 1988. By necessity, 55 of them started small. That

Drafting A Revolution

Fritz Maytag bought a controlling share in Anchor Brewing in 1965, around the time when more than 80 percent of

What Makes a Holiday Beer?

Looking at the shelves this season, it occurs to me that Christmas beer must’ve been invented by atheists. Only non-believers

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