ANCHOR BREWING COMPANY
6.50
company score

ANCHOR BREWING COMPANY

Food And Drink : Alcohol
Food And Drink : Beverage
Member since: 13-08-2009

Operational Units:

  • · Anchor Brewing Company 1705 Mariposa Street San Francisco, CA 94107

Description

The rich history of Anchor Brewing can be traced all the way back to the Gold Rush, when German brewer Gottlieb Brekle arrived in San Francisco with his wife Marie and infant son Frederick. Brekle applied for citizenship in 1854, and his brewing and business acumen would soon lead to his ownership of a little San Francisco brewery on Pacific, between Larkin and Hyde, which would one day become known as Anchor.

Every Anchor Steam® Beer label says, "Made in San Francisco since 1896," because that is the year German brewer Ernst F. Baruth and his son-in-law, Otto Schinkel, Jr., bought the old brewery on Pacific (the first of six locations around the City over the years) and named it Anchor. Baruth and his previous partner, Henry C. Kroenke, had been co-owners of the American Brewery on Green Street. Schinkel, just twenty-six years old, was employed as their driver. No one knows why Baruth and Schinkel chose the name Anchor, except, perhaps, for its indirect but powerful allusion to the great Port of San Francisco.


Anchor Brewery inherited a long tradition of brewing what had come to be known as steam beer, one of the quaint old nicknames for beer brewed along the West Coast under primitive conditions and without ice. Today "steam" is a trademark of Anchor Brewing.

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.
A

Company Information

Address

1705 Mariposa Street San Francisco, CA 94107

City

san francisco

Country

United States

Contact

mark carpenter

Phone

415-863-8350

Fax

415-552-7094

Email

info@anchorbrewing.com

Website

anchorbrewing.com

Policies

  • Fotovoltaic panels
  • Recycled building materials
  • Exhaust oil management
  • Recycled gestional materials. Specify

Image gallery