Orange does the Anchor Brewery Tour

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Most beer lovers recognize Anchor Steam as the quintessential and/or original S.F. beer brand. But not everyone knows they can book a a tour (up to two months advance notice often required)  to see the brewery and learn how their world-class beer is made. Anchor has also been one of my favorite clients over the past few years (we’ve photographed everything from their holiday party/Christmas Ale releases to their brewmaster portraits) and we took a few hours last Tuesday to surprise Natalie (Orange Crush Production Lead/Staff Photographer) on her birthday with a fun afternoon trip. I am a big fan of Anchor’s role in San Francisco’s history and consider the brewery my ‘hometown beer.’ We enjoyed tasting nine of the currently available Anchor brews and picked up a number of fun factoids to impress our friends. I was introduced to Anchor California Lager® for the first time on the tour, and my life will never be the same again.

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The brewery currently produces 165,000 bottles of beer per day, but that amount will grow even more when they move into Pier 48 in a few years.  We’re hoping that that will mean they will have the capacity to make some sour and/or barrel-aged brews!

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