Anchor Brewing Company | San Francisco, California
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Anchor Brewing Company
Excellent based on 68 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)
Anchor Old Foghorn Ale 99, Caldera IPA 96, Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red 86, Popaire Tinta De Pop 49, Anchor Saison 50, Anchor California Uncommon , Anchor Liberty Ale 93, Naparbier Alien Claw 89, De Dolle Extra Export Stout 98, Menduiña Santa Campaña 81, Waterloo Tripel 7 Blonde 61, Hardknott Dark Energy 82, La Pirata Black Block 99, Anchor Zymaster Series No. 1 California Lager 57, Menduiña Demo Neghro Oak Aged , Anchor IPA 89, Anchor Winter Wheat 92, Moeder Overste 78, Far West Red Wine Ale 38, Bresañ Tostada 18
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68 reviews for Anchor Brewing Company
 Ambiance  92%
 Service  89%
 Selection  72%
 Food  65%
 Value  92%
 Overall  87%
 Rating  95%
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
asedzie  (12) San Francisco, California | January 19, 2008| Updated May 2, 2008
Live in the neighborhood and stopped by to say hi on a friday afternoon. Stopping by without a reservation way in advance was definitely a no no, but the folks inside were really neighborly and invited me in to have drinks with the employees at the bar overlooking the gorgeous brewing equipment. Lots of fun chatting with these guys and tasting the beer fresh from the brewery. Did the tour and it was great. Strangely enough, the smells of the hand brewing process alone have made me a loyal drinker of Anchor products.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Hoser  (175) 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.
96
  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 wasn’t 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 wasn’t 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.
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
SledgeJr  (106) Omaha, Nebraska | June 2, 2007
A must tour! The impression you are left with is that this seems remarkable Mom-and-Pop for such a big operation. The leaf hop room is worth it all!
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
swoopjones  (312) Buffalo, New York | February 27, 2007
Had tour twice now. Once in 1995 & once in 2006. Didn’t know much in ’95. Class act all the way. They went above & beyond. Tasted some Anchor Steam right out of the vat. Stayed after hours with the tour guide & the brewers, Highly recommended.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
y0cola  (21) fremont, California | April 15, 2006
interesting tour. went into a lot of detail and history with the tour but damn the wait for the beer was way too long. unlimited free beer at the end of the tour. we got crunkdafied.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
bitter  (90) Henderson, Nevada | April 10, 2006
if you can get a tour here, you have too! it is still one of my fondest drinking memories of living in san francisco. you ll get to try the whole range of beers and see a beautiful facility.
94
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
BrewDad  (451) Olympia, Washington | February 12, 2006
This was one of my places to stop on my personal brewery tour through San Fran. My wife was on a business trip and I tagged along for some fun and beer drinking. Took the tour and that was a blast and when Fritz Maytag stopped and talked he was awesome. Loved the location right on the bus line which was perfect for me. We got to try a new special brew they had just brewed a special for the anniversary of the place. We had so many samples it was good I was on a bus at the end. No food which I could have used made the rest of the trip tough. Anchor Steam you where awesome!!! A great tour but no food.
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
ElGaucho  (238) Minnetonka, Minnesota | December 20, 2005
I’ve been on countless brewery tours and overall, this was the best. Why? Because you can smell, touch and taste hops in the hop room. Because the tour and explanation of the brewing process made sense. Because they give you a ridiculous amount of beer at the end of the tour, 6 (approx. 8 oz, maybe 10 oz) glasses of beer. We even got to see Fritz Maytag in his office. Usually when I go on a brewery tour, it is on a weekend when they are not brewing, so the fact that this tour was during the week made it better, although it was disappointing that the bottling line was shut down for the day when we went through. Although it seemed like a fairly good sized operation, hearing that they only produce 85,000 barrels per year surprised me. They are still a fairly small brewery. Now that I see them distributed nationally, I can see them outgrowing his facility in the near future.
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
tjthresh  (85) Greenfield, Indiana | June 11, 2005
One of the best brewery tour you’ll ever go on. Very good history lesson. All the samples you can get. Wide open to the brewery. I marked down because of selection. I mean, all I could get where Anchor products!

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