WTOP’s Beer of the Week: Schlenkerla Erle Black Lager

BOTW 2-9-24 Schlenkerla Erle Black Lager

Don’t know about stormy, but this is definitely dark — and tasty!

WTOP’s Brennan Haselton is joined by Neighborhood Restaurant Group Beer Director and James Beard Award nominee Greg Engert to talk about Schlenkerla Erle Black Lager for the latest edition of WTOP’s Beer of the Week.

Brewery: Schlenkerla, Bamberg, Germany

Description: This alder smoked malt brings a fine, complex smoky flavor to the beer, with a high roasted malt content providing a pronounced roasted aroma.

ABV: 4.2%

Pairing suggestions: Raw oysters, grilled meats and veggies, chilis and stews, and Middle Eastern cuisine

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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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