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Inspired by the documentary "Beer Wars" I have taken on the daunting task of profiling a different beer every day in the month of November. The idea is to shine a light on some of the fabulous beers that don't have huge advertising budgets and don't command shelf space in the local super markets. These are the beers that you will find in the local taverns served by people who know and love beer.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Day 3 "Old Foghorn Barelywine Style Ale" from Anchor Steam Brewing.

GO GIANTS.  Today was all about San Francisco. I pulled my boys out of school to take them to the Victory Parade.  After failing to find parking at two different BART stations I opted to take my car to a mechanic within walking distance of a station for a much needed oil change (and free parking).   After a very crowded train ride we made it to the Parade just in time to see all of the players roll by. 
When I think of San Francisco and beer I always think of Anchor Steam.   That is why I chose to profile Anchor Steam’s Old Foghorn (and because Foghorn is my youngest son’s nickname).  Old Foghorn Ale is a barley wine style ale.  Old Foghorn is dry hopped and ranks all the way to the right on the hop scale.
Like San Francisco’s beloved Giants this one hits it out of the park with bold flavor.  ABV hovers between 8 and 10%.  Foghorn is definitely for special occasions and just pouring one makes any occasion special.

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