Anchor IPA In A Can!
San Francisco's beloved brewery launches IPA in can
By Jeremy Joven
Published Mar 2015
Today, Anchor Brewing Company announced the release of Anchor IPA in cans. The third beer to be canned by SF's very own 119 year-old beer maker, Anchor Brewery. “We are thrilled to finally bring Anchor fans one of their favorite core beers, Anchor IPA, in cans,” said Mark Carpenter, Brewmaster at Anchor Brewing. “When we first released Anchor IPA the popularity of the beer took off quickly, so it only made sense to also offer consumers a convenient way to enjoy this tasty beer. Anchor IPA was brewed in the spirit of adventure, using 6 different hop varieties and 3 types of malt. With this in mind, I encourage beer lovers to grab a can and seek out their own exciting adventure.” The famed IPA, known for it's bright amber color, balanced flavors of hops and malts plus its fruity-floral aroma will now be available nationwide to a host of thirsty beer drinkers without taking a trip to San Francisco. The can itself is something to celebrate - with the hand-drawn design by longtime Anchor label artist James Stitt. The IPA can was inspired by the expression to "See the Elephant", a 19th century metaphor for the hopeful but risky pursuit of happiness, adventure, and fortune. The expression originated way before the Gold Rush and still rings true today. (watch a video with artist James Stitt) We should all go find a can or two this instant and start a new adventure with friends in search of our "Gold Rush". The Anchor IPA 6-pack cans began shipping nationwide this March, available in 12-pack and 22-ounce bottles, on draught in select restaurants and bars, and of course at the Anchor Brewing Taproom in SF. Anchor has partnered with PAWS: Performing Animal Welfare Society (, to feature their rescued Asian Elephants in the making of this video. We are proud to work alongside PAWS and support the nonprofit organization by adopting their five Asian Elephants: Prince, Annie, Gypsy, Nicholas & Wanda, living out their lives in peace at PAWS’ 2,300 acre sanctuary dubbed, ARK 2000.