San Francisco, CA -- Anchor Brewing Company and the San Francisco Giants announce the limited edition collaboration brew, Giants Orange Splash Lager™ (5.2% ABV).
On March 26, 1903, seven years after Anchor Brewing began making Anchor Steam Beer®, the team that would become known as the San Francisco Seals played its first Pacific Coast League game. Since that fateful day, Anchor Steam Beer has become inextricably linked to the Bay Area baseball experience as San Francisco's beer.
In celebration of a longstanding partnership and a 2014 Championship season, Anchor Brewing and the San Francisco Giants are proud to release an exclusive, limited edition, collaboration beer, Giants Orange Splash Lager. This limited edition beer will only be available on tap at the Anchor Beer Garden at The Yard, Anchor Brewing Taproom and select bars in San Francisco now through the end of the 2015 baseball season.
"Collaborating with the San Francisco Giants has been a longtime dream for me and many fellow brewers at Anchor," said Anchor Brewmaster Mark Carpenter. "Anchor Steam is San Francisco's beer, and I think it's fitting to brew one celebrating San Francisco's team. For Giants Orange Splash Lager, we wanted to create something as unique and special as the Giants themselves. We did this by combining a blend of Pale 2-Row, Caramel, and Patagonia Malts with Apollo, Bravo, and experimental hops. The result is a refreshing, citrusy brew that's exceptionally tasty. It's a homerun if you ask me!"
Combining aromas of orange citrus and hoppy notes with a moderate malt bill, Giants Orange Splash Lager boasts a perfect balance of flavor. The finish is crisp and refreshing, complemented by the lingering bitterness from hops and zest.
"It is only fitting that through our partnership, we have collaborated with Anchor Brewing to create the first-ever Giants beer," said Jason Pearl, Giants Senior Vice President of Sponsorship and Business Development. "We believe that the name, Giants Orange Splash Lager, proudly connects our two historic institutions and will make fans proud to enjoy this special beer."
Fans can pick up a pint of Giants Orange Splash Lager now on tap at the Anchor Brewing Beer Garden at The Yard, located in Parking Lot A adjacent to AT&T Park, through October. The beer is also on tap at the Anchor Brewing Taproom and at select bars in San Francisco.