Earlier tonight Anchor Brewery held their annual invitation only Christmas party. As usual, it was a great time with good friends, good food and, of course, great beer. While the potato wedges were the most welcome addition to the evening’s food, the best combination was an all-meat chili made with Anchor Steam beer to which I added crumbled Maytag Blue Cheese and paired with Old Foghorn Barleywine Style Ale.
The leading lights at Anchor: Fritz Maytag, John Dannerbeck and Mark Carpenter.
Guests at Anchor’s annual Christmas party.
A self-portrait with my good friend Bruce Joseph, who does the distilling at Anchor Distilling.
Former Publican Judy Ashworth and Christian Kazakoff, head brewer from Triple Rock.
Celebrator publisher Tom Dalldorf and beer writer Angie Wagner.
Staff and writers of the Celebrator Beer News.
My beautiful, supportive and tolerant wife Sarah and me.
The lovely Jen Garris looking even more lovely than usual.
The gleaming copper kettles.
Caught enjoying the yummy frittes.
R.J. Trent, former brewer, who just opened the newest BevMo on Van Ness Boulevard and Jeremy Cowan of He’Brew, whose newest beers lately have been wonderful, especially the 10 Monumental Jewbelation and Bittersweet Lenny’s R.I.P.A. (a rye-based Imperial IPA).