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Anchor Brewing Company

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Address: 1705 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
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09:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 19:00
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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Great Tour, Great Beer - what more do you want

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days 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 1 week 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 

Thank Ryan D
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 3 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 3 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 

Thank Claudia T
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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 5 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Great tour, fascinating history, and somehow, even more amazing beer! It would be worth it for the tasting alone. Buy a growler of your favorite tasting to go ($10 for the bottle and $12 to fill). Learn about what "steam" beer is and where the name comes from. Find out about about the gruesome and very San Franciscan death of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Awesome! I love a tour that allows for socializing with other beer lovers and this was the one. We went on a very informative tour including getting to go onto the bottling and secondary floor. Just bring a jacket because it gets chilly. I've been on a few other tours, and this has been the best so far. The tour... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

DEcided on an afternoon tour which happened to be a very hot day. Very good tour and interesting even though I have done this sort of thing a number of times. Made interesting by the tour guide (forgotten his name sorry). We were served a glass of Anchor Steam whilst waiting for the group to gather - nice touch. The... More 

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