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Anchor Brewing Company

1705 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
415-863-8350
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Ranked #55 of 296 activities in San Francisco
Type: Breweries, Factory Tours
Owner description: Public tours of the Anchor Brewery are available each weekday, free of charge, by reservation only. The walking tour of the brewery lasts about 40-45... more » Owner description: Public tours of the Anchor Brewery are available each weekday, free of charge, by reservation only. The walking tour of the brewery lasts about 40-45 minutes. Your tour guide will give you a brief history of Anchor Brewing and walk you through three floors of our facility. Children are welcome to come on the tour, but of course may not taste the beer during our tasting session that follows the walking tour. You may have up to ten in your party, depending on the availability of space. Altogether, the tour and the tasting last for about 2 hours, and tastings are only available to those who take the tour. « less
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Pompano Beach Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

I did this tour with some friends. It was a great time and the tour guides and other employees made the tour enjoyable. We sampled several different styles of beer and the building is very interesting with lots of old beer memorabilia. You need to put a tip jar out for the tour guide/bar tender.

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Augusta, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Call ahead for reservations (up to 6 months in advance), but we called the week ahead and were able to be worked in.

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Satellite Beach, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

Need to call to make reservations a few months in advance of your trip. The tour of the brewery was very interesting and the guide was very knowledgable. Many antiques in the tasting room and in the touring areas. Of course free tasting after the tour! Nice and reasonably priced souvenirs.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Had the pleasure of visiting the Anchor Brewing Company in the summer of 2013. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and funny.. And he wasn't cheap with the beer :) Highly recommendable if you are into great beer! As of 2013, you have to book via phone, but it was no problem.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Tour was fantastic. There's a lot of history surrounding this brewery, and the tour guide was very knowledgeable and willing to answer questions. There's a tasting at the end of the tour. My wife and I were under the impression that we would taste all the beers on tap, but it was actually 4 of them and then one of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

My friends strongly recommend to book the tour, and decided to give it a go, and booked it for one of our days in town. Our tour guide Bobby was brilliant! So knowledgeable, entertaining and just great guy! Really enjoyed seeing the brewery, loved the bottling floor! Oh and the best part! Well, the tasting was really good! Proper full... More

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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

We booked the free tour for our last day. We arrived a little early so sat in the bar looking around. Our tour guide, buddy was great and a fountain of knowledge. The factory was in full working order, great to watch them at work. After the tour finished we went to the bar for a full tasting which my... More

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VT
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145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The tour was very informative and interesting, with a great guide in James. The history of the brewery I'd surprising, as it came very close to closing 50 years ago. The group size for the morning tour was small enough to not feel crowded or as though we were being herded. The tasting is the most generous as I can... More

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NY
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18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

The Anchor Brewing tour is one of the best we have experienced. The tour begins in the tour tasting room with some history and background about this famous San Francisco brewery. The tour through the brewery is highlighted by enjoying the aromas of the "hops room". At the end of the tour the tasting of all available Anchor beers! That... More

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Isle of Man
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Couldn't beleive my luck when I stumbled across this whilst researching activities for a couple of days stay in San Francisco. A FREE beer tour !! thought there must be a catch somewhere but there wasn't. Not wanting to miss out I booked 3 months ahead thanks to advice on TA. The actual tour lasted about 45 mins which included... More

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