SF Gate’s Morning Fix newsletter (sign up here) is the best thing to arrive in my inbox each morning. It’s one guy basically blogging the SF Chronicle newspaper, with a sharp wit and sharper tongue that in my opinion trumps comedy central’s Daily Show in terms of laughs and smarts. Not only is it a cheeky look at today’s news, it also offers historical tidbits about San Francisco, a word of the day so obscure you’ve never heard it uttered, best bits from the news, and his replies to reader email. Today’s fun fact was exceptionally good, since I’m a fan of Anchor Steam Beer, and had no idea those folks in Anchor Brewing jumpsuits wandering around Potrero owe their thanks to a former appliance king:
In 1965, Fritz Maytag, heir to the washing machine fortune, invested his inheritance in a bankrupt brewery that was nearly 100 years old. Ten years later, Anchor Brewing Co., with its Anchor Steam Beer, had a nationwide cult following. Maytag is credited with launching the microbrew revolution.