Get a glimpse at centuries-old craft brewing traditions, a taste of San Francisco history, and a flight of selected Anchor beers.
Currently we offer two public tours each weekday, free of charge, by reservation only. The walking tour of the brewery lasts about 40-45 minutes. The tour guide will give you a brief history of the brewery and walk you through three floors of our building. Children are welcome to come on the tour, but of course may not taste the beer during our tasting session, which follows the walking tour. You may have up to ten in your party, depending on the availability of space. Altogether, the brewery tour and the beer tasting last for about 1.5 hours, and tastings are only available to those who take the tour.
We are now taking reservations up to six months in advance. Due to the popularity of our tour, we will not be able to accommodate you for a tour without reservations.
For tour reservations call:
Available Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm Pacific time. Due to the large volume of brewery tour requests we receive daily, we are unable to accept tour requests via e-mail. In addition, we do not maintain a waiting list.
We love our building. It was built in 1937 for a San Francisco food company. We bought it forty years later, managing somehow to keep our impending move a secret for the next two years. Our first brew in our new home was August 13, 1979, but we kept brewing at our old location until we were sure we had it right in the new one.