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Old Foghorn Ale

Top 10 Craft Beers

Old Foghorn Ale, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Craft Beers, the first of its kind in modern times to be produced in the U.S.

Old Foghorn Ale
English Barleywine
Anchor Brewing Company/San Francisco, California

Brewed since 1975, a decade before the craft beer movement was even in its infancy, Old Foghorn barleywine was the first of its kind in modern times to be produced in the U.S. The barleywine style contains no wine, but is so named because the alcohol strength approaches that of wine. Old Foghorn uses three times the malt of most beer styles and attains a balance of malty sweetness and fruitiness. Brewed based on traditional English barleywine methods, it is dry-hopped, naturally carbonated and cellar-aged. It pours a ruby red and is Americanized through its use of a heavy dose of American-grown Cascade hops, which add a citrus element not found in English versions of the style. Its low carbonation, thick texture and warm finish make it ideal for sipping after dinner.

Price: $15 for a six-pack of 12 oz
8.2 percent ABV

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