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?

Absolutely! We host tours seven days a week apart from the last Wednesday of the month. We recommend booking your tour ahead of time but can often accommodate walk-ins. Please call (415) 863-8350 to check availability or reserve your tour here.

Can I visit the brewery without a tour reservation?

Yes! We welcome you to come upstairs and view our iconic copper brew house kettles. Please be sure to check out our gift shop while you are with us.

If you don’t have a tour reservation and would like to enjoy a beer with us please join us at Anchor Public Taps, located at 495 De Haro Street, across from our main brewery in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill District. Public Taps is our pilot brewery and bar where guests can enjoy Anchor beers on tap including specialty and limited release Potrero Project brews. Please check out our calendar of special events.

Please refer to our connect page for up-to-date hours of operation.

Where can I find your products?

Our craft beer can be found throughout the US, and around the globe. To find Anchor beers in the US, use the Anchor Beer Finder. To find Anchor beers outside the US, please 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 online community! You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Use #RaiseYourAnchor to stay connected!

Where can I sign up for the Anchor email list?

You can sign up , or look for the mail icon throughout the website.

What do the codes on the bottles mean?

The codes on our bottles indicate the day that particular beer was packaged. Our packaging date coding system is an easily readable format of Month Day Year. The first official bottling with the new code was on 12/4/2018, or 120418 as it appears on bottles.

From October 1991 to December 3, 2018, our system worked like this:
The first character was always numeric and represented the last digit of the year. The second character was always alpha and represented the month by using the first letter of the month unless that letter had 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 was either alpha or numeric and told 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

Want to learn more about our dating systems over the years? Check out our blog on the topic!

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 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.


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