News broke this evening in San Francisco that craft beer pioneers Anchor Brewing would be adding a new facility in San Francisco. Here is the exceprt from SF Gate. Follow the link below to read the article in it’s entirety.
Anchor Brewing Co. will occupy what is now Pier 48 with production and distribution facilities, a restaurant, museum and other public attractions. The 212,000-square-foot space is an addition to Anchor Brewing’s existing plant on Potrero Hill, and will quadruple the company’s output from 120,000 to 600,000 barrels a year.
“This is big news for us. We can now further expand our domestic market (Anchor is sold in every state) and open up new international markets,” said CEO Keith Greggor. “It’s also a huge commitment to San Francisco.”
This is a great sign for those who were skeptical of the Griffin Group acquisition from a few years ago. There are far cheaper places in the Bay area to brew beer, but keeping the brand and brewing in San Francisco shows a sign of care and respect for it’s legacy and future.
Click here to read the entire article on SF Gate.