Anchor Old Foghorn barleywine is back on shelves in Atlanta after a 5 year hiatus. The year round boozy offering from the San Francisco brewery first brewed this beer in 1976. For those brewers, it takes the first runnings of 3 mashes to make this beer. Interestingly, the second runnings from the mash make another Anchor beer, called Small Beer.
Old Foghorn is brewed based on traditional English barleywine methods. It is highly hopped, fermented with a true top-fermenting ale yeast, carbonated by a natural process called “bunging” to produce champagne-like bubbles, and dry-hopped with additional Cascade hops while it ages in our cellars. Made only from “first wort,” the rich first runnings of an all-malt mash, three mashes are required to produce just one barleywine brew.
Malts: 2 Row Pale, Caramel
Taste Expectations: Caramel, toffee, mix with light hop flavors and booze. Drink fresh or cellar.
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft. Year-round