Beer of The Week

Beer of the Week: District Chophouse Pale Lager

Posted on: Friday 8/17/2012 12:11pm

Brennan Haselton, wtop.com

WASHINGTON - There are a lot of craft beers out there with some downright crazy names. But, no matter what you call it, the name has nothing to do with the most important thing: the taste.

WTOP's Brennan Haselton is joined by Neighborhood Restaurant Group Beer Director and Food and Wine Sommelier of the Year Greg Engert to talk about District Chophouse Pale Lager for the latest edition of WTOP's Beer of the Week.

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Beer of the Week: 3 Stars Pandemic Porter

Posted on: Friday 8/10/2012 11:12am

Brennan Haselton, wtop.com

WASHINGTON - What's the definition of happiness?

For beer lovers it's when a new craft brewery opens nearby! And, that's exactly what's happening in the nation's capital.

WTOP's Brennan Haselton is joined by Neighborhood Restaurant Group Beer Director and James Beard Award nominee Greg Engert to talk about 3 Stars Pandemic Porter for the latest edition of WTOP's Beer of the Week.

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Beer of the Week: Lightning Sauerstrom

Posted on: Friday 8/3/2012 9:46am

Brennan Haselton, wtop.com

WASHINGTON - Hoppy beers are enjoying huge popularity across the country, but even hopheads like to kick back with something lighter once in a while, especially on a warm summer day.

WTOP's Brennan Haselton is joined by Neighborhood Restaurant Group Beer Director and Food and Wine Sommelier of the Year Greg Engert to talk about Lightning Sauerstrom for the latest edition of WTOP's Beer of the Week.

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Beer of the Week: Oude Gueuze Tilquin l'ancienne

Posted on: Friday 7/27/2012 9:00am

Brennan Haselton, wtop.com

WASHINGTON - Your tongue might get tangled trying to say it's name, but your tastebuds won't be complaining once they sample this summer refresher.

WTOP's Brennan Haselton is joined by Neighborhood Restaurant Group Beer Director and James Beard Award nominee Greg Engert to talk about Oude Gueuze Tilquin l'ancienne for the latest edition of WTOP's Beer of the Week.

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Beer of the Week: Stone Ruination 10th Anniversary IPA

Posted on: Friday 7/20/2012 9:00am

Brennan Haselton, wtop.com

WASHINGTON - What do you do to celebrate a special anniversary of a classic craft beer?

Create a new, and just as tasty one, in its honor!

WTOP's Brennan Haselton is joined by Neighborhood Restaurant Group Beer Director and James Beard Award nominee Greg Engert to talk about Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA for the latest edition of WTOP's Beer of the Week.

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Beer of the Week: Avery Uncle Jacob's Stout

Posted on: Friday 7/13/2012 11:59am

Brennan Haselton, wtop.com

WASHINGTON - It used to be sipping beer from a snifter like brandy would be somewhat laughable.

Not anymore.

WTOP's Brennan Haselton is joined by Neighborhood Restaurant Group Beer Director and James Beard Award nominee Greg Engert to talk about Avery Uncle Jacob's Stout for the latest edition of WTOP's Beer of the Week.

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Beer of the Week: Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale

Posted on: Friday 7/6/2012 9:00am

Brennan Haselton, wtop.com

WASHINGTON - Imagine not getting up and dusting yourself off if things don't go the way you hoped the first time. Or even the first few times. Beer lovers will be happy this Kansas City brewing company didn't give up on a certain fermenting tank!

WTOP's Brennan Haselton is joined by Neighborhood Restaurant Group Beer Director and Sommelier of the Year Greg Engert to talk about Boulevard's Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale in the latest edition of WTOP's Beer of the Week.

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Beer of the Week: Troegs Perpetual IPA

Posted on: Friday 6/29/2012 9:00am

Brennan Haselton, wtop.com

WASHINGTON - When you say "Hershey, Pennsylvania," many folks think of chocolate bars. However, for beer lovers, it may be a different treat comes to mind: the beers of Troegs Brewing Company.

WTOP's Brennan Haselton sits down with Neighborhood Restaurant Group Beer Director and James Beard Award nominee Greg Engert to talk about Troegs Perpetual IPA in the latest edition of WTOP's Beer of the Week.

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Beer of the Week: New Belgium Lips of Faith Tart Lychee

Posted on: Friday 6/22/2012 7:48am

Brennan Haselton, wtop.com

WASHINGTON - Looking for something to help take the edge of the summer heat? This offering from Colorado's New Belgium Brewing Company may be just the ticket for you and that shady hammock!

It's got a cool name, too: Lips of Faith Tart Lychee.

WTOP's Brennan Haselton talks about it with Neighborhood Restaurant Group Beer Director and Food and Wine Sommelier of the Year Greg Engert in the latest edition of WTOP's Beer of the Week.

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Beer of the Week: Goose Island Juliet

Posted on: Friday 6/15/2012 10:40am

Brennan Haselton, wtop.com

WASHINGTON - In the beer universe, sometimes the big guys buy the smaller guys. But, that doesn't necessarily mean bad news for fans of the smaller, craft brewery.

WTOP's Brennan Haselton sits down with Neighborhood Restaurant Group Beer Director and Food and Wine Sommelier of the Year Greg Engert to talk about Goose Island Juliet in the latest edition of WTOP's Beer of the Week.

Check out their discussion below, and for a little something extra this week, listen to the audio to the right for a special Father's Day gift idea.

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(Copyright 2012 by WTOP. All Rights Reserved.)

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