Anchor Brewing Company | San Francisco, California
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Anchor Brewing Company
Excellent based on 65 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

1705 Mariposa St
San Francisco, California United States 94107 [ print map ]
415 863 8350

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Beer Available At Anchor Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Judas 63, Anchor IPA 92, Anchor Porter 99, Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red 89, Keyte OstÍns Belegeringsbier 82, Anchor Steam Beer 77, De Dochter van de Korenaar Embrasse 97, Vleteren Alt 85, To ōl Black Ball Porter 99, Contreras Valeir Extra 93, Prinzregent Luitpold Weissbier Hell 73, Poperings Hommelbier 92, Anchor Humming Ale 88, Anchor Old Foghorn Ale 99, Viven Porter 97, Ambiorix Dubbel 87, Van Den Bossche Buffalo Belgian Stout 79, Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale 61, Anchor Liberty Ale 95, Anchor Bock Beer 91
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65 reviews for Anchor Brewing Company
 Ambiance  93%
 Service  89%
 Selection  72%
 Food  65%
 Value  92%
 Overall  87%
 Rating  95%
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
fly  (224) austin, Tejas, Alabama | January 13, 2004
read Yogi_Beera's comments and put ditto marks in there for me. I added food only because I was lucky enough to have lunch served, but think that's a rarity. Couldn't have been treated better. Great stories from guide and all the beer and various combinations I could imagine.
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
AdamJackson  (186) Enfield, New Hampshire | February 21, 2013
Reserve your tour way in advance, awesome classic old equipment and these guys are churning out tons of beer for a small setup. In a very rural part of town. I think the breweing setup is the most awesome thing about stopping here.
72
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
SamGamgee  (182) down the whirlpool, California | August 2, 2009
Went on the tour during RBSG09. Anchor is just what it is, and i like it. The old memorabilia in the tasting room, copper brewhouse, open fermenter room, lab technicians in white coats... there is a lot of cool stuff. The place is old school and does what it knows how to do, but the beer is all well made, with a couple of above-average examples. Samples are free, so you canít complain about value. The bottle collection of Our Special Ale is pretty sweet. This place is like a surreal walk back in time. I would definitely not want to miss this if I was in the city.
68
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 13/20
CheersMate  (166) Fremont (Seattle), Washington | March 11, 2010
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.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Hoser  (164) Cowtown, Alberta | July 16, 2007| Updated July 21, 2007
Had a private tour with the head brewer and hung out with the brewers on a Friday afternoon. It was great to see such an iconic American brewery.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 15/20
Crit  (137) Surrey, British Columbia | March 7, 2004| Updated September 18, 2008
This was the greatest and longest tasting I have evr had. The tour was about 30 min, the tasting 90.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 17/20
devman171  (122) Annapolis , Maryland | January 31, 2013
One of my favorite brewery tours, must call for reservation way in advance. Tour is free with samples of all taps! Was cool to see them brewing during the tour
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
YogiBeera  (121) New Jersey | January 12, 2004
Great Brewtour. In a nice atmosphere at the bar the guide told us a lot about the history and the making of the beer, while we all sipped some brews. The tour took a long time and was really interesting. Afterwards the whole range of brews on tap accomplimented by the nice guide was a highlight of my first day in San Francisco years ago.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
PaulUnwin  (117) Pinellas Park, Florida | September 1, 2009
I went to the brewery in 2004 and it was a great trip to one of my favourite cities, and beers. Anchor Steam was the first beer I drank when I came to the US on vacation in 91. So I have fond memories, The tour was great, they were very enthusiastic about the brewing and beer. When I go back to SF, I will do the tour again. The tour ends in the tasting room which is styled like a lot of the old pubs downtown. The wife doesnít drink beer, so I got my fill!!
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
Dansting  (114) Overland Park, Kansas | June 27, 2007
The wife and I took a 1 PM tour on a Friday. Located on the southern part of San Francisco on the number 19 bus route, this place wasnít really near anything else, but was a cool looking building nonetheless. We came in, and the tour started out with the basic brewery tour info: the four basic ingredients of beer and the history of the brewery. The history was very interesting, actually. The tour itself was pretty standard, yet it was one of the better tours I have been on. Our guide seemed to know his stuff, and he wasnít boring like some guides can be. At the end of the tour, we got to sample the six beers that they had on tap: Steam, Summer Ale, Bock, Porter, Liberty Ale, and Old Foghorn. I usually love Anchor beers, but these were even better at the brewery. The value is a "10" because it was free, and they gave us a lot of time to sample all of the beers and go back for seconds on something we liked. Reservations are a must, so plan ahead, because if you are in the San Francisco area, you should definitely stop at Anchor.

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