Past Meetup

Beer 101: Hosted by Anchor Brewing at the Market Beer Co.

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You asked for it! Beer 101

Anchor Brewing ( will teach us about malt, color, hops, bunging...all kinds of fun things you were afraid to ask your friends!

Have you ever wanted to learn how to identify a type of beer & the terminology to use when looking for one you like?

Anchor will teach us using 5 of their staples:
Steam: A California Common
Liberty Ale: The first ale brewed in the US after Prohibition!
California Lager: the first lager brewed in CA
Brekle's Brown: a brown ale
Old foghorn: a barleywine style ale

They'll have a big screen set up for the presentation as we go through the whole tasting process & they would love to answer all of your "beer newbie" questions.

Anchor's ( roots date back to the gold rush when German brewer Gottlieb Brekle arrived in San Francisco with his family. Their Liberty Ale was the first ale brewed after Prohibition and their California Lager was the first lager brewed in California and is available only in California. Visit their website ( to learn more about their other brews, their distillery and their famous Steam beer.

Feel free to bring as many friends as you like (as long as they too pay in advance). This is an exclusive, private event which Market Beer Co. ( and Anchor ( are hosting only for BABS members and our friends.

This is hosted at the new Market Beer Co. ( in the San Pedro Market in downtown San Jose. Go inside the market from the San Pedro entrance and you'll find the Market Beer Co. all the way in the back & to the right.

Your $20 paid admission is for:

5 different beers (see above) Beer 101 from a local brewery A glass to take home Please send the $20 to my PayPal address: aliciahansen at sbcglobal dot net. Make sure to leave a note in PayPal with your meetup name so I know who to mark as paid. :)

When you arrive I'll be there to check you in with our favorite bright BABS stickers and lots of beer!

See you there!