Anchor Brewing to construct new Mission Rock facility

Anchor Brewing to construct new Mission Rock facility
February 19, 2013, 4:30 pm
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Anchor Brewery has operated out of San Francisco since 1896 and will open a new facility in Mission Rock at Pier 48. (AP)

San Francisco-based beer-maker Anchor Brewing announced a joint venture with the San Francisco Giants to construct a new facility at Pier 48, which will greatly increase its annual production capacity.

Giants media services announced the plan, in conjunction with Anchor Brewing and San Francisco mayor Edwin Lee, which will lead to the creation of approximately 200 jobs. With the new facility joining forces with Anchor's current set-up in Potrero Hill, the brewery will be capable of producing 680,000 barrels, up from the 180,000 current capacity.

“We are making things in San Francisco and creating a magnet for jobs for thousands of people from every background in our thriving local manufacturing sector,” Lee said. “Making sure our homegrown companies stay and grow right here in San Francisco remains my top priority and I want to thank Anchor Brewing and the San Francisco Giants for driving the engine of economic growth, bringing jobs and revitalizing our world class waterfront.”

The Giants' plan to create a new and improved Mission Rock, which will include over eight acres of parks and open areas, in addition to residential, retail, restaurant and office space.

“As a longtime partner of the Giants, we are delighted to welcome Anchor Brewing to the waterfront and to partner with them on what will become an exciting place for San Franciscans to live, work and play,” said Larry Baer, Giants president and CEO. “Given the rich history of the Giants and Anchor Brewing in San Francisco, it is only fitting that we work together to help transform this historic part of the City’s waterfront.”

According to the Giants' press release, the Anchor Brewing facility will make up 22% of the Mission Rock Development Project site.

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