Play Beer! S.F. Giants and Anchor Brewing Collaborate For '16 Season

30 March, 2016

Hey sports fans - Anchor Brewing and the San Francisco Giants release the first ever Major League Baseball and craft beer collaboration; Orange Splash Lager, a limited edition brew available just in time for the first pitch of the 2016 season.

Sure we thought this story would have come from Milwaukee first but cheers to the Anchor Brewing team and Orange & Black for hopefully poking the hole in the damn of a perfect marriage of celebration; baseball and beer! We love the throwback jersey design on the can and the citrus lager beer is perfect for the Spring/Summertime. 


“Anchor Brewing has had a deep connection with the San Francisco Giants for years.  As two San Francisco icons with mutual respect and admiration, it was just a matter of time before we brewed an Anchor and Giants collaboration beer. We’re very excited to release the San Francisco Giants inspired craft beer: Orange Splash Lager,” said Anchor Brewmaster Scott Ungermann. “We first introduced Orange Splash Lager in limited quantities on draught in the fall of 2015.  This year, we’re introducing the beer in cans! When creating this beer, we wanted to make something as unique as the city’s beloved baseball team. We did this by combining a blend of Pale 2-Row, Caramel, and Patagonia Especial Malts.  We hopped the beer generously with Apollo and Bravo hops in the Brewkettle and added a healthy amount of Mandarin Orange juice.  We also added orange peels at three different stages of the brewing process and dry-hopped on a citrus-like experimental hop variety. The final result is an orange-zesty, citrusy, thirst-quenching lager with a unique San Francisco twist."

Fans can find Orange Splash Lager in cans and on draught at select bars, restaurants, and stores in Northern California, Nevada, and Hawaii, as well as at the Anchor Brewing Taproom and Anchor Brewing Beer Garden at The Yard in San Francisco.