Beer of the Week: Mahrs Bräu Helles Lager


WASHINGTON — Need a lager lesson? The class is now in session.

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 Mahrs Bräu Helles Lager for the latest edition of WTOP’s Beer of the Week.

Quick Facts:

  • Brewery: Mahrs Bräu, Bamberg, Germany
  • Brewery description: With an aroma that’s lightly reminiscent of flowering hops, this lager awakens the desire to drink it again and again.
  • ABV: 4.9%
  • Greg’s pairing suggestions: Fried food (like pork schnitzel); sausages of all kinds (with kraut and spaetzle); Szechuan food (such as Dan Dan noodles); hummus

See more Beer of the Week columns from previous weeks.

Brennan Haselton

In 2000, Brennan Haselton took a job at WTOP as reporter and anchor, and that's where he has been ever since (with the exception of a brief return to Seattle in 2005). He is a two-time winner of the national Edward R. Murrow Award, and winner of the National Headliner Grand Award.

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