'Anchor Public Taps' Opens Its Doors In Potrero Hill

A new beer bar has opened for business in the neighborhood. The fresh arrival to Potrero Hill, called Anchor Public Taps, is located at 495 De Haro St. (between Mariposa St. & 17th St.)

Anchor Public Taps is the first official brewpub of Anchor Brewing, the historic SF brewery behind Anchor Steam, Liberty Ale, and other beers.

Anchor, which is generally considered to be the nation's oldest post-Prohibition craft brewer, has been based in Potrero Hill for decades, but the new taproom is the first opportunity neighborhood denizens will have to sample the company's beers without taking a private tour, which often get booked up weeks in advance. (Outside the neighborhood, Anchor also runs a couple of taprooms inside and near AT&T Park.)

The brewery's ownership has changed hands twice in the past decade; founder Fritz Maytag sold it to Keith Greggor and Tony Foglio in 2010, and Greggor and Foglio, in turn, sold the company to Japan's Sapporo Holdings Ltd. in August. 

Public Taps will offer Anchor's full range of beers, including some experimental brews made in an on-site seven-barrel brewhouse, known as the Potrero Project. A rotating collection of food trucks will provide sustenance. 

The brewery is family- and dog-friendly, and also doubles as a mini beer museum, showcasing Maytag's collection of hundreds of vintage beer cans from around the globe. 

With a five-star rating out of two reviews on Yelp so far, the new brewery is on its way to developing a local fan base.

Dyanna Q., who was among the first Yelpers to review the new spot on October 18th, said: "Amazing new taproom in the Potrero area serving Anchor beers, both traditional and new collaborations with other breweries. Beautiful space, great ambiance, and and delicious beers on tap!"

Yelper Christopher C. added: “Wow, what a great addition to the neighborhood. We've been wanting a taproom for quite some time, and Anchor delivered. Super knowledgeable staff, great atmosphere, and most importantly, great beer."

Interested? Stop by to welcome the new business to the neighborhood. Anchor Public Taps is open daily from 11am–9pm.

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