Beer of The Week

Beer of the Week: Texas Brown Ale

Posted on: Friday 5/18/2012 9:00am

Brennan Haselton, wtop.com

WASHINGTON - It's the stuff hop head dreams are made of -- three great breweries coming together to make one single beer.

But does it work?

WTOP's Brennan Haselton seeks an answer with Neighborhood Restaurant Group Beer Director and Food and Wine Sommelier of the Year Greg Engert for the latest edition of WTOP's Beer of the Week.

WTOP's Brennan Haselton contributed to this story. Follow Brennan and WTOP on Twitter.

(Copyright 2012 by WTOP. All Rights Reserved.)

Beer of the Week: Saison Athene

Posted on: Friday 5/11/2012 5:37am

Brennan Haselton, wtop.com

WASHINGTON - If you pour a beer into a glass and the head immediately disappears, you might think it's flat and dump it out -- but not this Tampa-area brew.

WTOP's Brennan Haselton sits down with Neighborhood Restaurant Group beer director and Food and Wine Sommelier of the Year Greg Engert for the latest edition of WTOP's Beer or the Week.

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(Copyright 2012 by WTOP. All Rights Reserved.)

Beer of the Week: Galaxy White IPA

Posted on: Friday 5/4/2012 8:56am

Brennan Haselton, wtop.com

WASHINGTON - Beer comes in many varieties: lager, ale, porter and stout, to name just a few.

But perhaps you're looking for something that's a little harder to put your finger on exactly what it is.

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

WTOP's Brennan Haselton contributed to this story. Follow Brennan and WTOP on Twitter.

(Copyright 2012 by WTOP. All Rights Reserved.)

Beer of the Week: Nøgne Ø

Posted on: Friday 4/27/2012 8:58am

Brennan Haselton, wtop.com

WASHINGTON - What does an airline pilot from Norway do after visiting the U.S. and falling in love with craft beer?

Well, in the case of this one, he goes home, starts making it himself and -- eventually -- winds up selling much of it to his fellow countrymen and women.

WTOP's Brennan Haselton joins Neighborhood Restaurant Group beer director and Food & Wine Sommelier of the Year Greg Engert to talk about Nøgne Ø for the latest edition of WTOP's Beer of the Week.

(Copyright 2012 by WTOP. All Rights Reserved.)

Beer of the Week: Green Flash Palate Wrecker

Posted on: Friday 4/20/2012 3:12am

Brennan Haselton, wtop.com

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Is there such a thing a too many hops in a beer? Some beer lovers would say, "No chance!"

And, if that's the way you feel, you are in for a treat as WTOP's Brennan Haselton talks with Neighborhood Restaurant Group Beer Director and Food & Wine Sommelier of the Year Greg Engert for the latest edition of WTOP's Beer of the Week.

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(Copyright 2012 by WTOP. All Rights Reserved.)

Beer of the Week: Dogfish Head World Wide Stout

Posted on: Friday 1/10/2014 10:42am

Brennan Haselton, wtop.com

WASHINGTON - Tired of bland and tasteless when happy hour rolls around? Looking for a beer with a little more "oomph?" Well, let's see just how high-octane you can go!

Brennan Haselton sits down with Neighborhood Restaurant Group beer director Greg Engert to talk about the rare World Wide Stout from Dogfish Head.

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(Copyright 2012 by WTOP. All Rights Reserved.)

Beer of the Week: New Belgium Brewing Co.'s La Folie

Posted on: Thursday 4/5/2012 3:43am

Brennan Haselton, wtop.com

WASHINGTON - When someone says sour, do you think vinegar and lemons? Probably, but it may be you should also think beer.

WTOP's Brennan Haselton chats with Neighborhood Restaurant Group beer director Greg Engert about the super rare La Folie by New Belgium Brewing Company.

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(Copyright 2012 by WTOP. All Rights Reserved.)

Beer of the Week: Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout

Posted on: Friday 3/30/2012 8:10am

Brennan Haselton, wtop.com

WASHINGTON - A great beer is often the product of its ingredients and the talents of the brewer. But sometimes, equipment and location play a major role, too.

WTOP's Brennan Haselton has more as he's joined by Neighborhood Restaurant Group beer director Greg Engert for the latest edition of WTOP's Beer of the Week.

This week, Haselton and Engert take a look at Kentucky Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company while checking out the Majestic Lounge at Evening Star Café.

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Copyright 2012 by WTOP. All Rights Reserved.)

Beer of the Week: Westmalle Tripel

Posted on: Friday 3/23/2012 8:35am

Brennan Haselton, wtop.com

WASHINGTON - It's a matter of pride when your country is home to excellent beers, and that's certainly the case for people who live in Belgium. But when it comes to some of the best Belgian beers, one neighboring European country might also feel a sense of ownership.

Neighborhood Restaurant Group beer director Greg Engert, a 2012 James Beard Award nominee, tells Brennan Haselton about one in particular for WTOP's Beer of the Week.

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(Copyright 2012 by WTOP. All Rights Reserved.)

Beer of the Week: Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale

Posted on: Friday 3/16/2012 7:11am

Brennan Haselton, wtop.com

WASHINGTON - Here's something of a head-scratcher, beer lovers: How can a brew that dark also be a PALE ale?

Yes, it's a vexing riddle, but fortunately Greg Engert, beer director for the Neighborhood Restaurant Group, is here to talk about it with Brennan Haselton in the latest edition of WTOP's Beer of the Week.

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Copyright 2012 by WTOP. All Rights Reserved.

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