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SF's First-Ever "Drink Steam Week" Begins on Sunday

In August 1965, Fritz Maytag, heir to the washing machine empire and recent Stanford grad, made an arguably terrible business decision: he bought controlling interest in the nearly bankrupt Anchor Brewery Company.

Get Out the Vote For Anchor in Wired's Beer Face-Off

Now that we've successfully defended our city's reputation on the baseball diamond, it's time to wage a similar campaign for our hometown beer. Wired magazine has been conducting a beer bracket pitting the nation's best brews against each other, and the sweet sixteen standings have SF-brewed Anchor Steam beer getting pummeled by Dogfish Head 60-Minute IPA, made in Delaware. At last viewing, Dogfish had 71 percent of the votes; Anchor received only 29.

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