WTOP’s Beer of the Week: Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest Festbier

If you can’t make it to the big party in Germany, some of it has come to you!

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 Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest Festbier for the latest edition of WTOP’s Beer of the Week.

Brewery: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Chico, California and Mills River, North Carolina

Description: Brewed in collaboration with German craft brewery Kehrwieder, this festbier is bright like polished copper, rich with biscuity malt and balanced by a punchy blend of German and American hops.

ABV: 6%

Pairing suggestions: Schnitzels, grilled pork chops, sausages, fall veggies such as roast carrots, beets, potato dishes and fried chicken and biscuits

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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