"Old Foghorn" - a great ale, reviving the old British tradition of brewing in San Francisco. It is made on the basis of historical production methods English barleywine. For beer making, only "first wort" of two malts (Pale and Caramel) which, after fermentation is subjected to carbonation by a natural (method "bunging"), to fill the beer bubbles like champagne. Next, the dry hopping (with Cascade hops) and aging in the cellars of the brewery.
El "Old Siren" entered in line Anchor Brewery in 1975. He is the first modern American barleywine and summoned the increased interest both within the country and the home-style - in the UK. The name comes from the English tradition to attach the word "old" ("old") to indicate the tradition (and, in this case, the intensity of the brewing process and aging in cellars), and features of San Francisco, where it is constantly sirens howling.
The roots of the brewery "Anchor" back to the early 1850s, the period of "gold rush" in California when brewing pioneer Gottlieb Brackley arrived in San Francisco from Germany. In 1871, he bought an old saloon with a pool table and pub near Russian Hill and turned it into a small brewery. Twenty-five years of the brewery bought a German brewer Ernst F. Baruch and his son Otto Shinkler and renamed it to "anchor" ("Anchor"). After a fire in 1906, Otto Shikler brewery opened a new location south of Market Street. Next to the brewery fell on hard times. It changed hands, the opening, then closing. One hundred years later, in 1971, he bought the brewery Fritz Dushanzi District, which has invested a lot of money, not just to save the brewery from bankruptcy, but also eager to revive the tradition of brewing beer crafting and creating. He found a new building for the brewery and started the production of five new varieties. In 2010, Dushanzi District sells a plant, and the new owners Anchor implement plans for the conservation of iconic brands, expansion of production and consolidate its position as a leader in crafting brewing.