Liberty Ale was first brewed in 1975 in honor of the bicentennial of the historic date - racing hero of the American Revolution Paul Revere on the eve of the battles of Lexington and Concord to the rebel positions, to warn them of the approach of the British. This was the first American IPA, brewed after the ban, and the first modern American ale, brewed from one hop varieties. So crafting beer "El Liberty" can be called a historical beer that started the revolution.
For the manufacture of Liberty El used pale barley malt, hops Cascade, special yeast and water. A natural process called "bunging", creates a delicate carbonation of the beer, and the practice of dry hopping, revived brewery Anchor, gives the beer a unique flavor.
The roots of the brewery "Anchor" back to the early 1850s, the period of "gold rush" in California when brewing pioneer Gottlieb Brackley arrived in San Francisco from Germany. In 1871, he bought an old saloon with a pool table and pub near Russian Hill and turned it into a small brewery. Twenty-five years of the brewery bought a German brewer Ernst F. Baruch and his son Otto Shinkler and renamed it to "anchor" ("Anchor"). After a fire in 1906, Otto Shikler brewery opened a new location south of Market Street. Next to the brewery fell on hard times. It changed hands, the opening, then closing. One hundred years later, in 1971, he bought the brewery Fritz Dushanzi District, which has invested a lot of money, not just to save the brewery from bankruptcy, but also eager to revive the tradition of brewing beer crafting and creating. He found a new building for the brewery and started the production of five new varieties. In 2010, Dushanzi District sells a plant, and the new owners Anchor implement plans for the conservation of iconic brands, expansion of production and consolidate its position as a leader in crafting brewing.