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, however reservations are required to tour the brewery. Tour and reservation information can be found in the Tours section of our site. And yes, the brewery tours include a tasting!
Can I visit the brewery without a tour reservation?
To see the brewing facility and taste beer at the brewery you must have a tour reservation. Click here here to make a reservation.
If you don’t have a tour reservation you can visit 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 brews. We have local food trucks scheduled daily for lunch and dinner, as well as a calendar of special events. Open Monday-Saturday 12:00 PM-10:00 PM and Sunday 10:00 AM-8: 00 PM.
You can also visit the Anchor Brewing Shop to purchase growlers and beer to-go, merchandise, and gifts. Store hours are Monday-Thursday 10:30 AM-5:00 PM and Friday-Sunday 10:30AM-6:00PM.
Where can I find your products?
Can I like, friend, follow, or link to Anchor Brewing?
Where can I sign up for the Anchor email list?
You can sign up here, 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:
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 email@example.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.
Where can I find out more about San Francisco history?
Here are just a few places to start:
- San Francisco Public Library - San Francisco History Center
- California Historical Society, San Francisco
- The San Francisco Museum and Historical Society
- Museum of the City of San Francisco
- San Francisco Maritime Museum
- The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
- US National Archives, San Bruno
- San Francisco Genealogy