Batch 173: Anchor Brewing's Scott Ungermann

Cheers and holiday beers, tap heads! We are honored to be joined by Scott Ungermann, brewmaster (and extremely cool guy) at Anchor Brewing in San Francisco, CA. I think by now, everyone in the craft world has heard of, and probably had their hands on, Anchor Steam or our favorite, Anchor's Christmas Ale. We talk to Scott about his history as a beer drinker and beer maker, cutting his teeth with Budweiser, producing such vast quantities of beer, transitioning into his role at Anchor Brewing, what excites him about the craft beer world, and even talk a little about some complaint-mail he's received. Scott also talks all about Anchor's history, their various owners and iterations, Fritz Maytag saving the brewery from ruin, and what exactly a Steam Beer is. We also hit Scott with a round of Rapid Fire questions. And if you haven't heard, Anchor has a unique taproom in San Francisco where they put all their experimental beers on tap. In addition to learning about Scott and Anchor, he leads everyone on a guided tasting of the freshly released 2019 Anchor Christmas Ale, a dark, complex, and spicy brown ale.

A huge thank you to Scott Ungermann for sharing his time and some of his great beer. 2019's edition of Christmas Ale is a great one. If you'd like to find out more about Anchor Brewing, head over to,,, or And if you're in the San Francisco area, don't miss their excellent tour!

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