An English tradition revived in San Francisco.
The malty sweetness, fruitiness, unique hop aroma and high original gravity of Old Foghorn Barleywine Style Ale is to beer much as port is to wine.
Old Foghorn is brewed based on traditional English barley wine 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 running’s of an all malt mash. Three mashes are required to produce just once barley wine brew.
Introduced in 1975, Old Foghorn was the first modern American Barleywine sparking renewed interest domestically and in Britain. The name was derived from the English tradition of attaching the world “old” to barley wines to denote their tradition, intensive brewing process and cellar aging and “Foghorn” gave it a San Francisco flair. Today, Old Foghorn is best enjoyed sipped after a meal. al