Greg Engert

Greg Engert is beer director of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group, whose bars and restaurants include ChurchKey, Rustico, and the Bluejacket brewery, among others.


Here Come the Hand Pumps! (No, Really.)

There are signs that brewers and drinkers are emerging from a relatively monotonous haze phase to re-embrace more choices via lagers, traditional styles—and even cask ales. From Behind the Bar, here is specific advice on adding cask to your bar or taproom.

Behind the Bar: Why Glassware (Still) Matters

It’s not all four-packs and boss pours. Glassware chosen to elevate particular kinds of beer—and to help you sell more of it—still has a valued place at the bar and taproom.

Behind the Bar: Elevating Service to the Level Your Beer Deserves

Whether in your taproom, brewpub, restaurant, bar, or shop, there’s never been a more important time to double down on improving guest experiences. Here are concrete suggestions for training and developing a team that can rise to that challenge.

Behind the Bar: A Plea for Real Variety

Are proper craft-beer bars and bottle shops in danger? As thousands of breweries coalesce around profitable taprooms and a handful of trendy styles, craft beer may be losing a piece of its soul. Greg Engert of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group explains.

Behind the Bar: Why Foam Matters

With draft beer poised for its comeback, Greg Engert of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group makes the case for foam and its importance to the kinds of drinking experiences that keep customers coming back for more.

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Hospitality: Practical Food & Beer Pairing with Greg Engert

From flavor fundamentals that anyone can follow to specific matchups of beer styles and dishes, the Neighborhood Restaurant Group’s Greg Engert leads a master course on pairing great food with great beer.

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Behind The Bar: Keeping Warm & Keeping Sane

Winterizing our outdoor spaces is critical for our businesses—and for our mental well-being. Greg Engert, beer director and partner in the Neighborhood Restaurant Group, offers practical tips and important perspective.

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Hospitality: World-Class Beer Service with Greg Engert

From breaking down flavor profiles to proper pouring, glassware, and caring for draft lines, Greg Engert of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group lays out his approach to world-class beer service in this full-length video for All Access subscribers.

Behind the Bar: Keeping Hospitality Alive at Home

Greg Engert, beer director of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group, explains how their business—with 16 bars and restaurants plus a brewery in the D.C. area—is adapting to weather uncertain times.

Behind the Bar: Sketching Out Hospitality's “New Normal”

Greg Engert, beer director of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group, shares his insights into how beer sales and service—in bars, restaurants, and taprooms—may continue to look in the months to come.