WTOP’s Beer of the Week: Samuel Smith India Ale

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story originally ran on Feb. 12, 2021.

Inspiration, centuries in the making.

WTOP’s Brennan Haselton is joined by Neighborhood Restaurant Group Beer Director and James Beard Award nominee Greg Engert to talk about Samuel Smith India Ale for the latest edition of WTOP’s Beer of the Week.

Quick facts:

Brewery: Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster), Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, England
Description: brewed with well water, malted barley and a generous amount of aroma hops, this full-flavored complex ale features an abundance of maltiness and fruity hop character.
ABV: 5%
Greg’s pairing suggestions: Take a guess: fish and chips! Shrimp po’boys, jambalaya, gumbo, and red beans and rice, Indian cuisine (like tandoori chicken and tikka masala)

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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