Beer of the Week: Schlenkerla Fastenbier (Lent Beer)

WASHINGTON — Drink ‘em if you got ‘em!

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 Schlenkerla Fastenbier (Lent Beer) for the latest edition of WTOP’s Beer of the Week.

Quick Facts:

  • Brewery: Schlenkerla; Bamberg, Germany
  • Brewery description: Bottom-fermenting yeast gives this reddish-brown unfiltered smoke beer a natural cloudiness, as its smoky aroma combines with a fine hoppy note.
  • ABV: 5.9%
  • Greg’s pairing suggestions: Salmon and sea bass; grilled cheese with tomato; anything peanut butter-y (such as pad thai and hummus); breakfast stuff like omelettes and French toast.

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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