United States > California > San Francisco
Beer Available At Anchor Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Anchor Our Special Ale (2005 and later) 94, Anchor Liberty Ale 95, Anchor Zymaster Series No. 3 Flying Cloud Stout 89, Anchor Zymaster Series No. 2 Marks Mild 78, Anchor Steam Beer 79, Anchor Porter 99, Anchor Brekleís Brown 87, Anchor Bock Beer 92, Anchor Old Foghorn Ale 99, Anchor Humming Ale 88, Anchor Summer Beer 32
t0rin0 (184) La Verne, California | July 6, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
Never wanted to go through the trouble to schedule a tour months in advance but RBSG 2009 made it easy for me. The place is not open to the public (unless you sign up for the tour) so there isnít a whole lot of "ambiance" to rate but between it being comfortable and private, and that Aussie girl that was working the bar itís a cool place.
Itís hard to knock the selection too because while Anchor only makes a handfull of beers theyíre pretty much all available at the bar, and for free after you do the tour.
No food here minus some pretzels and they dont let you bring in outside food but there was a taco truck right outside when I went. Worth a stop once.
italarican (35) Ottawa, Ontario | December 28, 2010
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 15/20
Itís a thorough tour on the history of Anchor (which has a good story to it), the brewing process, and the specifics about each beer. You get a really good look at things (loved seeing the tubs of fermenting beer with all that yeast on top!). After that you get an hour of free tasting. Itís Anchor, so thereís only so many beers to try, but at least theyíre good. Itís really good for a first time visit, but itíll definitely be the same if you go a second time.
nbutler11 (301) Phoenix, Arizona | November 25, 2010
10 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 1/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 1/10 OVERALL 2/20
Nice building. Stopped by twice without realizing that this place only does tours and you have to book them 2 months out. At least put a sign up! I went back the second day and was greeted by a very snotty woman who seemed offended by the idea that they would have a tap room open to the public. Catch a clue! I donít care if I get a happy ending on the tour -- Iím not going back.
JaBier (69) Capital City, Ohio | August 4, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 16/20
Stopped in for the tour the day the sale was final. Just missed Fritz and his wife doing their final walkthrough. Tour was informative and would be a great introduction to beer making for someone unfamiliar. Molly the tour guide knew her stuff and led a very engaging tour. Free tasting afterward was nice with samples of Summer, Steam, Liberty, Humming, Porter and Foghorn. A really cool old brewery with a nice tour.
nickd717 (80) San Francisco, California | July 23, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 16/20
Well I havenít been back since good olí Fritz sold out, but based on when I was there, this is a solid place. Good brewery tour, fairly generic but educational for the ignorant. Lots of great beers on tap - the majority of Anchorís small but high-quality lineup. Steam, Porter, Liberty, Old Foghorn, Small Beer, and Summer Beer were on tap I believe. Iím bummed I was too late to be able to buy a bottle of Our Barrel Ale, but fortunately I was able to tick that beer later. I canít comment on prices since I was there as part of an event that was pre-paid. Staff is very friendly though. The neighborhood (Potrero Hill I think is what youíd call it) is not great, but this is an excellent San Francisco institution. Great feel to it. Iíll come back if they let me.
JK81 (39) California | July 20, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
Fun Lil tour and free beer to go with that, I been there one that all it takes never go back, beers were ok. Time pass.
trampdaddy (43) California | March 14, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
nice tour and the free pour after was sweet. then they cracked out the merchendise nice selection of shirts hats singhs all kinds of great anchor swag
CheersMate (147) Fremont (Seattle), Washington | March 11, 2010
68 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 13/20
I appreciate the tour. It was really cool. Lotís of old pictures and memorabilia. Although, I already understand the brewing process (home brewer) it is cool to see this brewery in action. Not a very long tour, but longer than others that I have been on. Tried the humming ale after the tour. They have a tasting after the tour. I am sure you could get fairly buzzed while doing that. Nice old feel to it. Lots of history here. As far as an everyday drinking place where one would go and hang out, obviously this isnít the place to go. I appreciated the tour, but after going once I ask myself "What the hell is the point going again?" Seeing the broken bottles almost made me cry. Honestly, I wish there was a way that I could get all of that wasted fucking beer, and drink for free. Tour guide was hot, but slightly bitchy. Meh...nice tour, but after you see it once, whatís the point? One amazing thing, free tour + free beer (no matter what size) = fucking awesome.
CampesinoTino (71) Seattle, Washington | February 3, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
Anchor was one of the first microbreweries on the scene back in the early days and the brewery has a very quaint, old-fashioned feel to it. The tour is relatively short and the highlight for me was the intensely fragrant hop storeroom. Unfortunately, the tap room was closed to the public the day I went so we tasted out of bottles. The 5 beers we sampled were the Steam, Liberty, Bock, Porter and Old Foghorn. This tour is a must for beer geeks visiting SF.
SFtaster (13) San Francisco, California | January 22, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
First tried the Porter on a trip to SF 25 years ago, so there will always be a fond place in my heart (get it?) for Anchor Brewing. Visited the brewery 15 years ago after moving to SF. They keep the tours small, so thereís a long waiting list, but I was a last minute add-on. Friendly people, fiirst-class operation, worth a visit to the place that inspired the microbrew revolution in the US. We San Franciscans take great pride in our historic contribution to the American craft brew industry!
View Proximity Map
Print Travel Map