Beer of the Week: Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest 2019

WASHINGTON — Transport your yourself to Germany! Without leaving the house.

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 Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest 2019 for the latest edition of WTOP’s Beer of the Week.

Quick facts:

  • Brewery: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.; Chico, Calif. and Asheville, N.C.; Bitburger Brewery, Bitburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
  • Description: Brewed with a secret hops blend, this festbier features a rich amber color and smooth malty flavor.
  • ABV: 6%
  • Greg’s pairing suggestions: Pretzels with mustard; sausage; wienerschnitzel; fish and chips; red sauce dishes (like chicken parm)

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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