Anchor Brewing Company’s roots date back to the California gold rush making it one of America’s oldest breweries. It’s Anchor Steam® Beer is San Francisco’s original since 1896. In 1965, Fritz Maytag acquired and revived the struggling brewery at a time when mass production of beer dominated and seemed unstoppable. Maytag started a revolution in beer that originated today’s craft beer movement.
An undisputed icon, Anchor is America’s first craft brewery where beers are handmade in our traditional copper brewhouse from an all-malt mash. At Anchor, we practice the time-honored art of classical brewing, employing state-of-the-art methods to ensure that our beers are always pure and fresh. We know of no brewery in the world that matches our efforts to combine traditional, natural brewing with such carefully applied, modern methods of sanitation, finishing, packaging and transporting.
In 2015, we opened our first beer garden at The Yard at Mission Rock, at 3rd St & Terry A Francois Boulevard, next to AT&T Park, home of the SF Giants. At this amazing outdoor space overlooking the Bay, you’re able to enjoy 20 taps of Anchor’s core beers, seasonals, limited release and The Yard exclusive beers in a kid- and dog-friendly setting. And nothing says San Francisco more than an enjoying an Anchor by the Bay.
Mon-Fri 10am & 1pm
Sat-Sun 11am & 2pm