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Mar 11, 2007 03:25 PM

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!

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  1. I took a tour many years ago. It was interesting, as the steam brewing process is different from how most beer is brewed. There was a nice tasting room. There was no restaurant or brew pub then and I don't think that has changed. You should call them for current info.

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    1. re: DavidT

      what neighborhood is this in? What part of San Francisco?

      1. re: sandiegoamyc

        Potrero Hill at 17th and Mariposa.

        Anchor Brewing Co
        1705 Mariposa St, San Francisco, CA 94107

      1. re: Morton the Mousse

        That really is such a good blog. And in this case, it is definitely everything you ever wanted to know about the Anchor Steam Brewery tour.

      2. Ooh, thanks. That sounds fabulous.

        1. 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.

          1. 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!