Anchor Brewing Company has a great sense of history with an eye on the future and what it means to be an American brewer. Founded in 1896, Anchor Steam came about during the gold rush and hung around until 1965, when it was in danger of shutting down. Frederick Louis Maytag III, of the Maytag family, bought brewery in 1965 an has since created a leader in the U.S. micro-brewery industry. In 2010 Anchor was sold again, but remain committed to Anchor’s quality crafted beer. There are around 10 beers in the Anchor line, 6 of which are brewed year around. After you’ve tried their namesake Anchor Steam brew, check out the Liberty Ale appropriately named since it was first brewed to celebrate the bicentennial of Paul Revere’s historic ride. Cheers. The above video is from ReasonTV‘s YouTube feed and features Anchor’s longtime owner, Fritz Maytag. Mr. Maytag is an American icon and shows…Continue Reading
We take it for granted that most of the food we eat and beverages we drink are made in the USA, but it’s not always the case. Check the labels, as always. Lucky for us Arizona Iced tea brews their drinks in NY, USA. The best Arnold Palmer is out of a can – and you can get it full calories, 1/3 of the calories, or zero calories – talk about options!  During the 1980s and 1990s, the founders of Arizona iced tea sold home brew out of their VQ bus intil they saw a Snapple truck unloading crate after crate of iced tea. They switched their brew to tea, despite what naysayers told them. All teas are awesome tasting with no preservatives. People like their teas so much that they’ve driven the brand to #1 in their market. Arizona Iced Tea was founded in Brooklyn and is still American owned and operated running…Continue Reading