From: San Francisco, CA
Style: California Common/Steam Beer
Samuel Merritt says: "This beer was influential because of the beautiful story that came with its assertive, yet delicately approachable, flavor profile. The minty, woodsy snap of Northern Brewer hops gives us subtle satisfaction—as does knowing that Fritz Maytag is a pioneer in today’s beer business. He inspired us by his act of saving an old brewery and showing his passion and pride in the beers. This story and liquid combined make for an extremely satisfying beer experience, and if there’s an American beer with its own American story to tell alongside it, it's Anchor Steam and Fritz."