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Anchor Brewing

(Microbrewery)

Last updated: November 26, 2000


1705 Mariposa Street
San Francisco CA 94107

Phone: +1 415-863-8350
Fax: +1 415-552-7094

Opened 1896.
Brewer: Mike Lee.
103,000 bbl annual capacity.

Opened a century ago...purchased in 1968 by Fritz Maytag. Beautiful place...walking around the brewhouse is like visiting a cathedral. The almost-tangible pungence of the hop room, the immaculate copper vessels, the understated magnificence of the open fermenters...oh yeah, their beers are pretty good, too. Call at least two weeks in advance for tours.

Here's the key to the three-letter bottling date code on the back label:

First character: last digit of the year. (e.g. 7=1997, 8=1998)

Second letter: month code

January February March April
MaY JUne JuLy AuGust
September October November December

Third character: day of month code:

So that bottle of Old Foghorn, stamped 6JV, was bottled January 22, 1996.


My Opinion Of The Beers That I've Tried:
16.0 points overall


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