WTOP’s Beer of the Week: Crooked Run Elan Mixed Fermentation Ale

WASHINGTON — Milk and cookies?! Santa might prefer a bottle of this (only if he’s done flying his sleigh, of course)!

WTOP’s Brennan Haselton is joined by Neighborhood Restaurant Group Beer Director and James Beard Award nominee Greg Engert to talk about Crooked Run Elan Mixed Fermentation Ale for the latest edition of WTOP’s Beer of the Week.

Quick facts:

Brewery: Crooked Run Brewing (in collaboration with ChurchKey), Sterling and Leesburg, VA
Description: A mixed-fermentation saison brewed with coriander, lemon peel, cardamom, juniper and angelica root and then aged in Barr Hill gin barrels
ABV: 8.0%
Greg’s pairing suggestions: British food like fish and chips, smoked salmon with gravlax or tea cucumber sandwiches, anything goat cheese, sushi and sashimi

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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