Anchor Steam Brewery
Has anyone ever gone on a tour at the brewery? What's the tasting situation like? Do they have a restaurant attached? Thanks!
My neighbor works there and we've taken groups of visiting relatives and a group from my office. When we went as a group they had hot dogs for us at the end of the tour in the pub. Not sure if we got special treatment from our buddy or if that's standard for group tours.
I'll tell ya, when they bring in a new load of hops and break it open on the floor, the perfume is incredible.
Maybe the only craft brewery to survive Anheuser Busch, Miller, and G. Heilman's takeover from the 70's through the 90's, it's something San Francisco is justly proud of.
When I started dealing with breweries, Anchor Steam was referred to with tones of awe and reverence. Shucks, I didn't know what they werre talking about. Times have changed - coming full circle from the time when there was nothing but craft brewers, it's beer heaven again.
Check the Anheuser Busch tour in Fairfield to put Anchor Steam in perspective.
Best part: The freshest beer around is at the brewery before it's packaged. Cheers!