Thursday, April 28, 2011
I had my entire immediate family and all the boyfriends (EDIT: my sisters' boyfriends, I don't have a bunch of boyfriends) over for dinner on Easter Sunday and my older sister's boyfriend brought Anchor Steam. I haven't actually enjoyed Anchor Steam in a while, having gotten in the habit of picking beers with just a little more punch. In any case, if you live in Northern California, you know that the weather on Sunday was beyond perfect. Sunny and warm with a breeze, and not a cloud in the sky. I spent the majority of it in the kitchen with my dad, whipping up a little seafood gumbo and took a short break to step outside. There's little preventing me from enjoying the euphoric beer buzz on any given day, but with perfect weather, my whole family sharing a holiday and a huge meal, I remembered that Anchor Steam was one of the very first craft brews I fell in love with. It's approachable, has an impressive history, and appeals to just about every kind of beer drinker.