The crisp, clean flavors of Anchor Summer ® Beer are refreshingly light, a thirst-quenching American-style filtered wheat beer.
Released each year in advance of the summer season, Anchor Summer ® Beer 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.
First brewed in the summer of 1984, Anchor Summer ® Beer is the first American wheat beer in modern times. Anchor Summer ® Beer is intended to be a lighter beer for those who don’t want to sacrifice tradition or character.
America’s first craft brewery took shape during the Gold Rush, when German Gottlieb Brekle transformed a beer-and-billiards saloon into a brewery in 1871. Today, as one of the most traditional breweries in America, Anchor continues to produce beer handmade from an all-malt mash in their traditional copper brewhouse. Beers such as Liberty Ale, Anchor Porter, and Anchor Steam Beer are known and appreciated throughout the world.