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Anchor Brewing Company

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Address: 1705 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
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9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

We offer guided public tours every day, by reservation only. You’ll get a...

We offer guided public tours every day, by reservation only. You’ll get a brief history of our company and a walk through three floors of our brewery. And yes, there’s a tasting session immediately to follow. Together, the brewery tour and the beer tasting last for about 1.5 hours. Due to popular demand, we are not able to accommodate you for a tour without reservations.

Public Tour schedule:

Mon.-Thur.: 10:00 AM & 1:00 PM

Fri.: 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, & 4:30 PM

Sat.-Sun.: 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM, & 4:30 PM

Available for private tours:

Mon.-Thur.: 3:30 PM or 6:00 PM

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Oldest Craft Brewer in California

Amazing visit. This is the only place Anchor is done to be distributed all ove the US and many cities in the world. The host Mike, knows every detail of Anchor Brewer's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Alexandre Toledo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing visit. This is the only place Anchor is done to be distributed all ove the US and many cities in the world. The host Mike, knows every detail of Anchor Brewer's fascinating story! The tour at the plant is nice and ends with Beer tasting this best beers. Really recommended!

Thank Alexandre Toledo
Santa Clarita, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent brewery tour with interesting, informative history and a generous pouring of 5 or 6 beers brewed on site. One intriguing fact of the history was that a descendant of the Maytag family rescued the company in the 1950s. Caleb, our tour guide was quite knowledgeable about the roots of beer making in SF as well as the beginnings of... More 

1 Thank LinKo254
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Every employee is friendly and knowledgeable. The tour was informative and super fun and everyone is so chill it was a really comforting and enjoyable environment! We will definitely be back.

Thank Shannon M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Now I have been on a number of brewery tours and don't get me wrong theres an aspect of them that is always the same. However Anchor has an interesting history and method of producing beer which makes the tour worthwhile. You also get to sample a good selection of the beers that they make and they have quite a... More 

Thank Sand82014
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well if you're looking for a BREWERY TOUR that's exactly what you'll get. Our tour host (Caleb) gave us a complete run down on the history of the Anchor Steam Brewery & also a complete run down on each & every beer they have released (& which he drank)! As Caleb drank, drank & drank all the beers in his... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome brewery tour! Our knowledgable guide gave us a great history of the brewery (with enough anecdotes to hold our attention) and then we headed out on our tour! The copper kettles were gorgeous and we learned a lot about the Anchor's brewing method which is unique. The tour ended with a tasting of a LOT of great beers and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Their earliest tour was at 10AM we had a great time and drank a lot of beer. You get a lot for a very reasonable price

Thank JulianSuarez
Cotati, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The beer brewing history plus tour plus beer sampling is worth taking the time to reserve a tour spot and pay $20/person. Parking is difficult with only 2 hr limits in the blocks surrounding the brewery, and the parking patrol personnel are "aggressive" about enforcing the time limits, so don't lose track of time! Staff is very friendly and you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a really great moment and the testing is the best one. We enjoy the history of the brewing, and the tour that really explain easily how it works.

Thank Devic S
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Highly recommended if you'd like to have an up-close tour of a small, historic brewery. Far less sterile than a tour of a large brewery. The tasting was also quite generous.

Thank AdrianR79A

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