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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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Beer samples are a flowin'

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Paige L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The history of microbrewery is revealed in a tour and tasting here on Mariposa Street. A truly enjoyable time at a classic landmark in San Francisco. Arrange a tour online only, no walk-ins taken, given twice daily. Check the website. Generous pours including special editions. Watched crew brew batches of Christmas Ale for shipment. Nice gift store too. $20 charge.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We tried to book this tour last year, but it was full, so got in early this time. This brewery is small and uses the old school way of making beer. Enjoyed the tour and especially the history of the brewery. We took the Happy Hour Tour on a Saturday and had a tasty sampling of the beers made. This... More 

Thank Cynthia H
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Anchor Brewing was a lot of fun Mike the Tour guide was awesome he knows his history about Anchor Brewing the tastings were a good pour and selection for the holiday was great. Liberty IPA awesome.

Thank Joanna C
Sudbury, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I've been on many brewery tours and this was one of the best. The building and facilities are top notch - very impressive copper kettles and tools. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the process of making beer and about the history of the company. He answered every question clearly and made people feel comfortable. The beer tasting afterward... More 

Thank 2Rich_63
Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Very knowledgable and friendly guide- Caleb. Learned a lot about Anchor Steam Brewery and about beer making in general.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I took my son and his fiancé for this fun tour and tasting. We all had a great time, learned a lot about Anchor and its history, and sampled some of the different beers. It was very well done and I would highly recommend this tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

This was definitely one of the best brewery tours my wife and I have been on. Interesting, informative, and the samples are generous. Had a great time and would definitely recommend this to others. The building is beautiful, very clean, produces every bottle of Anchor beer made, and smells amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Very informative tour, concluded with great beer. History of the brewery, how the "steam " became part of the name, and how the beer is made. Excellent time.

Thank Rodney H

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