Locals were chattering over the news that The Griffin Group, an investment and consulting company focused on beverage alcohol brands, acquired the iconic ~ANCHOR BREWING COMPANY~ and its portfolio of craft beers and artisan spirits, including Anchor Steam Beer. Here’s more from the press release: “The Griffin Group is led by beverage alcohol veterans, Keith Greggor and Tony Foglio, two longtime San Francisco residents who have been working with Anchor Brewing Company’s owner, Fritz Maytag, to maintain the iconic brewery and distillery in San Francisco.” Anchor Brewing Company will be integrated into their family of craft beers and artisanal spirits, the newly formed Anchor Brewers & Distillers, LLC. Additional affiliated companies under Anchor Brewers & Distillers include Preiss Imports and BrewDog USA, LLC, the U.S. division of the leading U.K. craft beer. Fortunately Fritz Maytag will be named “Chairman Emeritus” of Anchor Brewers & Distillers. You can read the entire press release here.