Your tour was the best brewery tour I’ve ever been on (and this wasn’t my first rodeo)! You get to smell the smells, taste the business, and pretend to be a brew master for a day.
Anchor was a beer Eric and I drank back in Oklahoma and we be like "let's move to San Francisco!" But yeah we actually ended up moving here so this brewery was at the top of our list. If you are planning a trip here see if you have a good 3 hour part of your day you can carve out of your day for a tour and a beer afterwards at the public tap room.
I don't want to spoil the tour, but basically you get to see the real behind the sense of what its like to make beer and especially steam beer. The tour its self is only about an hour. You spend 30 minutes at first hearing the back story and 30 minutes at the end tasting the lovely beer you just learned about.
Book your tickets online ahead of time. I booked out tickets about 6 days out. Here is the website. Tickets are reasonably prices. If you like beer glasses pay the extra $10 when buying your ticket online.
Since moving to San Francisco our apartment is in walking distance of the public tap room. We go there at least twice a month on sunny days to taste out the new beers. Oh yeah this is the coolest part of the public tap room. It is the only place you can try out beers Anchor is thinking about offering to the public and let them know what you think! Also the brewery has an amazing patio with food trucks on the weekends. There is corn hole and lots of outdoor seating which is hard to some by in the city.