FAQs

A list of some of the questions Anchor fans frequently ask, and the answers we frequently provide.

Do you give tours of your San Francisco brewery?

Yes. The information can be found in the Tours section of our site. And yes, the brewery tours include a tasting! Perhaps that’s why they’re often booked up to 6 months in advance.

Where can I find your products?

Our craft beer can be found throughout the United States, and around the globe. Consult our Distributors section for more information.

Can I like, friend, follow, or link to Anchor Brewing?

We’d love to have you as part of our new social sphere online. Look for details on the Contact page, or find us at Facebook.com/anchorbrewing or on Twitter @anchorbrewing.

What do the codes on the bottles mean?

The date code currently being used by Anchor Brewing Company (post-October 1991) replaces the clock-face that used to show the bottling month as one of 12 small notches around the main label. A three character code is now included on the new back label of the bottle. The code works like this:

The first character is always numeric and represents the last digit of the year. The second character is always alpha and represents the month by using the first letter of the month unless that letter has already been used:

January: J
February: F
March: M
April: A
May: Y
June: U

July: L
August: G
September: S
October: O
November: N
December: D

The third character in the code is either alpha or numeric and tells the day of the month. The first 26 days are represented by the alphabet with the remaining days listed as:

27th through 29th = 7 through 9
30th = 3
31st = 1

An example of a date code would be: January 20, 2012 = 2JT

Will you donate/sponsor my event/club/group?

Anchor Brewing Company is a proud member and supporter of our community, and strives to give back whenever we can.

Due to California State Alcohol Beverage Control laws however, we are only able to legally donate product to 501©3 or 501©6 non-profit organizations who have obtained a one-day alcohol license for their event. If your organization and event meets those criteria, and your charitable event is more than 60 days out (since it does take time to activate these programs), you may submit a written proposal to Info@AnchorBrewing.com for consideration. This proposal should provide information about your non-profit organization, tax identification number, as well as details about the event. We do receive a large number of these inquiries, so we appreciate your understanding if we are not able to accommodate your request.

Do you have any employment opportunities?

Anchor Brewing Company is a growing American craft brewery and we do occasionally recruit for positions throughout our organization. Cover letters with resumes may be sent to jobs@anchorsf.com for consideration, but unfortunately we can only respond to those that match current employment opportunities.

Do you have any internship opportunities available?

Unfortunately, at this time we do not offer internships.

Can I distribute your products?

Our American craft beers are currently available in all fifty of the United States, the District of Columbia, and a number of foreign countries.

We require all of our distributors, national and international, to refrigerate our products during transport from the brewery to the warehouse. It is a very important consideration; many distributors find this to be either impossible or too expensive for them. As a result, this requirement has limited our choice of distributors.

If you’d like to propose distribution of Anchor products, please send an email to Info@AnchorBrewing.com.

Where can I get information about Anchor Distilling Company?

For information about Anchor Distilling Co. and its distilled spirits, including Old Potrero® Single Malt Straight Rye Whiskey and Junípero Gin, visit www.anchordistilling.com.

Where can I get information about Fritz Maytag and York Creek Vineyards?

For information about Fritz Maytag and York Creek Vineyards (Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley; Sonoma County; San Francisco, California) and its wines, including Cabernet Sauvignon Meritage, MXB (mixed black), Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Tempranillo, Valdiguié (Napa gamay), Port, Pinot Blanc, and Alvarelhão Rosé, visit www.yorkcreek.com.

Where can I get information about Maytag Dairy Farms?

For information about Maytag Dairy Farms (Newton, Iowa) and its famous Maytag Blue Cheese wheels and wedges, visit www.maytagdairyfarms.com.

Can I place an order with you?

Unfortunately, we cannot take orders direct from consumers to ship beer. We do, however, offer Anchor gifts and items for sale in our online Store, www.SteamGear.com.