WTOP’s Beer of the Week: Hofbräuhaus Traunstein 1612er Zwickl

WASHINGTON — Wouldn’t you like to taste this good after more than 400 years?

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 Hofbräuhaus Traunstein 1612er Zwickl for the latest edition of WTOP’s Beer of the Week.

Quick facts:

Brewery: Hofbräuhaus Traunstein, Traunstein, Bavaria, Germany
Description: A naturally cloudy pale lager featuring fresh, zesty malt and a hop bouquet
ABV: 5.3%
Greg’s pairing suggestions: German food (brats, kraut, pretzels), italian red sauce dishes and pizza, chili, turkey stew and broccoli and cheddar soup

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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