How ’bout a steam? Anchor Steam brewery in San Francisco, Calif., brews a unique style of beer — steam beer. Steam beer is a lager, brewed with a special yeast that works well at warmer temperatures. In the late 1800s it was the word easterners used to describe crappy west coast beer. How things have changed! It was called steam beer because, due to the lack of refrigeration, breweries cooled beer on the roof in large open containers. The cool ocean winds caused the beer to appear to “steam”. Anchor brewing is still using this traditional method of brewing. Steam beer is very smooth, with a rich distinctive flavor. So, how about a steam and cheers to west coast beer!