Beer of the Week: Pivovar Hostomice Fabián Tmavý 14˚ (Dark Lager)

WASHINGTON — You may not be able to speak Czech, but you can certainly drink Czech.

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 Pivovar Hostomice Fabián Tmavý 14˚ (Dark Lager) for the latest edition of WTOP’s Beer of the Week.

Quick facts:

  • BreweryPivovar Hostomice, Hostomice, Czechia
  • Description: Brewed with four types of malts, this dark lager features a full, distinctly malty taste, but without the sweet aftertaste of most dark Czech beers.
  • ABV: 6.0%
  • Greg’s pairing suggestions: Anything that has been seared (meat or veggies); classic Czech-style food; schnitzel and pork chops; pasta with red sauce; simple basil mozzarella pizza.

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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