Beer of the Week: Bissell Brothers The Substance Ale

WASHINGTON — Raise a glass to brotherly … beer!

WTOP’s Brennan Haselton is joined by Neighborhood Restaurant Group Beer Director and James Beard Award nominee Greg Engert to talk about Bissell Brothers The Substance Ale for the latest edition of WTOP’s Beer of the Week.

Quick facts:

  • Brewery: Bissell Brothers Brewing Co., Portland, Maine
  • Description: A brightly dank ale that threads many needles, featuring Falconer’s Flight, Centennial, Apollo, Eureka and Chinook hops.
  • ABV: 6.6%
  • Greg’s pairing suggestions: Halibut, black cod and rockfish; roast chicken or grilled shrimp; greens like asparagus, peas, arugula and broccolini (especially if grilled)

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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