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Beer Available At Anchor Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Contreras Valeir Extra 94, Prinzregent Luitpold Weissbier Hell 73, Poperings Hommelbier 92, Anchor Humming Ale 88, Anchor Old Foghorn Ale 99, Anchor Steam Beer 77, Viven Porter 97, Ambiorix Dubbel 87, Van Den Bossche Buffalo Belgian Stout 79, Anchor Porter 99, Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale 62, Anchor Liberty Ale 95, Anchor Bock Beer 91, Anchor Our Special Ale (2005 and later) 94, Fullerís Bengal Lancer 84, Anchor Brekleís Brown 89, Anchor Summer Beer 31, Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red 90, Anchor Zymaster Series No. 1 California Lager 71, Anchor Zymaster Series No. 4 Fort Ross Farmhouse Ale 85
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maltdog (75) Colorado | February 4, 2004
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
Very nice tour, smaller operation than I expected, seeing that Anchor is available pretty much everywhere. Lots of Anchor history and general brewing info. Depending when you go, you can see anything from mashing to bottling to Fritz Maytag. I talked with one of the brewers as wort boiled nearby in one of the gleaming copper vessels. It was Halloween 2003 when I went, and most employees were in costume. Tasting at the end of the tour. Everyone was super-friendly. When the cute tour guide (oops, sexist remark) mentioned she was out of Old Foghorn, a passing worker volunteered to get more; he returned with a fresh keg, hooked up the lines, and helped serve. On tap that day were Wheat, Liberty, Steam, Porter, and Foghorn. There was also discussion of the distillery downstairs (no tour, no tasting). Reservations required. For out-of-towners like me, there's an obscure bus stop within sight of the brewery.
haddon90 (29) Denver, Colorado | February 3, 2004
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
A definite must stop while in San Francisco, but make a reservation before you go. Great view of the city. Nice homely "bar" after your tour. Great staff, very knowledgeable. Found out a lot about their beer, and enjoyed the samples of every beer they make on tap (except Small Beer).
JFGrind (79) Glenside, Pennsylvania | January 22, 2004
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
A must stop while in san Francisco. Reservations are needed, and it's best to call weeks in advance. Brewery tour takes about two hours including a full tour of the operation and tasting afterwards. Tour guides are very knowledgable of beer, brewery and history of San Francisco.
fly (219) austin, Tejas, Alabama | January 13, 2004
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
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.
YogiBeera (109) Hamburg, Germany | January 12, 2004
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
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.
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