WTOP’s Beer of the Week: Brasserie De Ranke XX Bitter Straw Blonde Ale

WASHINGTON — X marks the spot!

WTOP’s Brennan Haselton is joined by Neighborhood Restaurant Group Beer Director and James Beard Award nominee Greg Engert to talk about Brasserie De Ranke XX Bitter Straw Blonde Ale for the latest edition of WTOP’s Beer of the Week.

Quick facts:

Brewery: Brasserie De Ronke, Dottignies, Belgium
Description: a very bitter but still balanced ale, featuring a long-lasting, distinct hop taste
ABV: 6%
Greg’s pairing suggestions: Salty, fried foods (mussels and frites), Indian cuisine, Simply grilled meats, Classic Philly steak and cheese

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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