Anchor Brewing Company has debuted Baykeeper IPA, made in collaboration with local nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper, which has worked to defend the bay from pollution for 30 years.
Baykeeper IPA (7% ABV) is a San Francisco-style IPA, with juicy and fruit-forward hop layers. A portion of the proceeds from this brew directly support San Francisco Baykeeper and their efforts to stop bay polluters.
With lime, orange zest and papaya aromas, Baykeeper IPA has a slightly spicy, yet slightly sweet taste that finishes with a delicate bitterness, the company says. Mosaic, Cascade and Amarillo Cryo hops were used to amplify the fruity and piney hop aromatics in this balanced, slightly hazy brew.
Anchor turned to its neighbor across the Bay for some of the malt. Based in Alameda, Admiral Maltings contracts family farms in the Sacramento Valley, California to sustainably grow no-till or organic barley for its floor-malt. For Baykeeper IPA, Anchor used Admiral Gallagher’s Best. This pale ale style of malt has a bright aroma of multigrain crackers and hay with a mildly sweet flavor of toast and honey, the company says. In addition, Anchor used 2-Row Pale, Acidulated Malt, Golden Naked Oats and Toasted Rice.
The beer pours a deep golden color with a creamy, fluffy head.
Baykeeper IPA is a limited-time offering and part of Anchor’s local collaboration series. It’s available now nationwide in 6-packs of 12-oz. bottles and on draught at select bars, restaurants and stores, as well as at Anchor Public Taps and the Anchor Brewing Taproom. You can find a brew near you by using the Anchor Beer Finder.