St. Patrick's Day is technically just one day – March 17th, to mark the death day of the Patron Saint of Ireland – but it's become a week unto itself here in the US. To mark the occasion, The Anchor humbly offers up this special food and drink menu to assist our patrons in celebrating all things Irish. Come in and try them all, while they last!
The Anchor welcomed a team from ABC News this week. They were in Wichita to gauge public sentiment in Kansas on the occasion of President Trump's first Congressional Address.
As a public meeting place, we tend to support our local community and keep our broader political leanings to ourselves. Overall, we're just happy to be a place where Wichitans (and out-of-towners) can have vastly different opinions and still raise a glass together at the end of a day.
The Anchor's owner, Schane Gross, is a fervent believer in Wichita, the people who live here, and the way the city is growing. ABC interviewed her along with Mayor Jeff Longwell about the state of our city:
As part of their digital town hall concept, ABC livestreamed a lunchtime panel discussion from The Anchor East dining room and then broadcast a Joint Address watch party from GoCreate on the Wichita State University campus.
Some behind-the-scenes shots from ABC's afternoon at The Anchor:
The 8th Annual Strong Ale Fest took place on an unseasonably warm and sunny February afternoon in Wichita. Everything fell into place at the last minute, as usual, and our amazing team of volunteers and The Anchor staff made it run as smoothly as an event centered around beers with an alcohol content of 8% or higher could ever be expected to… who are we kidding, the day was darned near perfect!
Watch this great video by our friends at Clutch Studio to see the magic for yourself.
Stop by The Anchor this week to see what craft brews we have left over from Strong Ale Fest. They won't stick around long!
Elevation Triple IPA – IPA lovers rejoice!
This flavorful IPA is not what one would expect from looking at the statistics. A dank and piney aroma introduces a tingling bitter which is quickly replaced with a smooth citrus flavor. All Summit hops create a wisp of chives before a lingering pine finish. This high-gravity beer is astonishingly easy to drink and difficult to refuse a second.
Award winning and brewed every year with limited availability, Old Stock Ale weighs in at 11.9% abv and a smooth 34 IBU. Like a fine port, Old Stock Ale is intended to be laid down. With an original gravity of over 1.100 and a generous hopping rate, Old Stock Ale is well-designed to round out and mellow with age. It’s brewed with classic Maris Otter malt and Fuggles and East Kent Goldings hops, all imported from England.