San Francisco kicked off it's first annual SF Beer Week on February 6th at Anchor Brewing Company with a meet and greet of brewers and media toasting to what promises to be an amazing week of bay area beer.
The brewers and media in attendance were treated to a host of Anchor beer, including a brand new, limited edition, barrel aged blend of anchor beers, dubbed O.B.A. or Our Barrel Ale. In fact, Fritz Maytag himself unveiled and spoke about the beer to us, revealing little known company secrets, and a side of himself rarely seen in public. The 200 or so people lucky enough to be in attendance, stood in silence, and indeed in awe, as Fritz spoke deliberately, and humurously, about a beer he never thought he'd make.
For a full report on SF Beer Week's kickoff, and to hear what Fritz had to say, click here to download The Brewing Network news' full coverage and interviews.
SF Beer Week Organizers: Tom Dalldorf (Celebrator), Dave Mclean (Magnolia), Bruce Patton (Beer Chef), Fritz Maytag (Anchor), Shaun O'Sullivan (21A), Jay Brookston (Brookston Beer Bulletin)