SAN FRANCISCO | Anchor Brewing are on of the old hands of the San Francisco craft beer scene, most famous for their Steam Beer which they started brewing in 1971, using a recipe and technique dating back to 1871. Today the brewery is owned by Japanese beverage giant Sapporo, but the heart of the brewery is still very much in San Francisco. The investment has allowed Anchor to do many things, including finally open their own tap room at the brewery in Potrero.
Anchor Public Taps opened in late 2017 and is the best place in San Francisco to try Anchor’s beers. The ubiquitous core range and seasonal beers are all on tap, and as fresh as it comes, but of course you can find these all over town. The space is a large warehouse style space with high ceilings and lots of large communaal tables, along with stools at the bar.
For us, the main reason to come to Anchor Public Taps is to try the beers coming out of Anchor’s Potrero Project – a collection of beers exclusively brewed at Anchor’s 7-barrel kettle system pilot brewery, which are only available here. The Potrero Project beers will feature innovative beers brewed using a variety of different ingredients, flavours and techniques, and will include several collaborations with other smaller US breweries like Thirsty Bear and Ommegang.
Whether its a pint of the familiar, or a tasting paddle of some new, more interesting creations, Anchor Public taps is well worth checking out.
Food is taken care of by a rotating selection of food trucks – keep an eye out on the Anchor Public Taps social pages for details about which truck will be serving food when, as well as details on upcoming events like beer launches, game nights and trivia nights.
Anchor Public Taps
495 De Haro Street
Mon – Sun: 11:00am to 9:00pm