anchor-steam-beer The question was what was the only American beer declared a “world classic” by Michael Jackson in all seven editions of his Pocket Guide to Beer. The answer was Anchor Steam from San Francisco institution Anchor Brewing (h/t Stan Hieronymus on the research behind this).

Also: Go see Beer Hunter: The Movie, which is making the rounds nationally. I saw it in New York City on Tuesday night; and it was delightful.
· A Short History of Jackson’s ‘World Classics’ [Appellation Beer]