Anchor Brewing Company, San Francisco

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Anchor Brewing Company is an American alcoholic beverage producer, operating a brewery on Potrero Hill in San Francisco, California. The brewery was founded in 1896 and was purchased by Frederick Louis Maytag III in 1965, saving it from closure. It moved to its current location in 1979. It is one of the last remaining breweries to produce California common beer, also known as Steam Beer, a trademark owned by the company.
In 2010, the company was purchased by The Griffin Group, an investment and consulting company focused on beverage alcohol brands. The brewery became one facet of the Anchor Brewers & Distillers, LLC portfolio.
On 3 August 2017, it was acquired by Japanese brewing giant Sapporo Breweries for US$85 million.
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  • This tour will give you a little bit of everything...tragic deaths, San Fransisco transformations, US history lessons, and microbiology. It also gives you lots of laughs, beer knowledge, and BEER TO.....  more
    This tour will give you a little bit of everything...tragic deaths, San Fransisco transformations, US history lessons, and microbiology. It also gives you lots of laughs, beer knowledge, and BEER TO.....  more »
  • Interesting history learning about the brewery. Cool staff working there ..Excellent tour guide very much worth the fair price they charge! The tap room was also a great place to visit food was good.....  more
    Interesting history learning about the brewery. Cool staff working there ..Excellent tour guide very much worth the fair price they charge! The tap room was also a great place to visit food was good.....  more »
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  • Sandy was an awesome tour guide for our 3pm tour today! Really appreciated Sandy’s friendly demeanor as well as Sandy’s knowledge of the history of Anchor and craft beer in the US. We walked in looking for the tap house down the block but were offered to join the 3pm tour as walk-ins. Highly recommend! Pedro was a great assistant as well. One of the most fun brewery tours!
  • Great Beer and has food available. The robust outdoor seating is also a plus. Highly recommend “little weekend” for those of you who don’t love the hops in an IPA.

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