WTOP’s Beer of the Week: Halfway Crooks Kelvin Smoked Helles

WASHINGTON — Where there’s smoke, sometimes there’s beer!

WTOP’s Brennan Haselton is joined by Neighborhood Restaurant Group Beer Director and James Beard Award nominee Greg Engert to talk about Halfway Crooks Kelvin German-style Smoked Helles for the latest edition of WTOP’s Beer of the Week.

Quick facts:

Brewery: Halfway Crooks, Atlanta, GA
Description: a German-style Smoked Helles featuring notes of smoked honey and graham cracker with a subtle bitterness
ABV: 4.8%
Greg’s pairing suggestions: Smoked salmon, all sorts of other fish like simply prepared halibut and mahi, fried oysters, shrimp and grits, wedge salads with bacon

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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