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Beer Available At Anchor Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Anchor Steam Beer 78, Fullerís Bengal Lancer 85, Anchor Brekleís Brown 88, Anchor Our Special Ale (2005 and later) 94, Anchor Summer Beer 31, Anchor Liberty Ale 95, Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red 90, Anchor Zymaster Series No. 1 California Lager - Part 1 70, Anchor Zymaster Series No. 4 Fort Ross Farmhouse Ale 86, Anchor Zymaster Series No. 3 Flying Cloud Stout 90, Anchor Zymaster Series No. 2 Marks Mild 75, Anchor Porter 99
nbutler11 (316) 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 (87) 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 (154) 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!
matta (91) Tampa, Florida | November 29, 2009
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
What an amazing operation! Without doubt the cleanest brewery & shrine to brewing history I have ever experienced. The Anchor tap room that is open only for tours is splendid. It is filled with vintage brewery paraphernalia from around the world. Looking at that alone can keep you busy for 15-20min. Fritz office was right outside the tap room, his door was open and he was sitting there somewhat overseeing the daily business. In all, this was truly a tour that makes you feel a part of American brewing history. If youíre a beer-geek and in San Fran, this tour is a Must Do, regardless of what your wife says!
warfar67 (1) Colorado | November 8, 2009
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
What an amazing operation! One of the coolest buildings for a brewery that I have ever seen.
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