Breweries on Mars someday? For now, enjoy German beer in Pompano

Breweries on Mars someday? For now, enjoy German beer in Pompano

Posted on Dec 4, 2017 in Checkers Old Munchen Blog

There’s no denying that enjoying beer from other places — like the German beer served at Old Munchen German Restaurant Pompano — is a great way to experience different cultures. But Anheuser-Busch InBev, the company that manufacturers Budweiser, may be taking that to the extreme by launching barley seeds into space to see if extraterrestrial brewing is possible. Anheuser-Busch plans to include 20 barley seeds in the payload of a SpaceX rocket heading for the International Space Station (ISS) early next year. Budweiser President Ricardo Marques told TIME magazine the company wanted to be “part of the collective dream to get to Mars.” Scientists on ISS will study how the barley, an ingredient of beer, germinates in microgravity. Even if they’re successful, there are many obstacles to overcome before opening a Mars microbrewery. First is the 100 to 200 square feet of land you would need to grow the barley, experts said, and square footage is limited on a space station.  Next, barley grains need to be malted, a process that involves soaking them in water then killing them with heat, a process that requires large, heavy equipment. Next, there would be the issue of overcoming zero gravity — the fermentation process is measured by checking the density of beer using a floating hydrometer — a process that’s not possible in space. Carbonation also would be a problem, as bubbles won’t rise in zero-gravity. And last but not least, drinking carbonated beverages in space is a bad idea because you can’t burp, so bubbles instead cause trouble in your digestive tract. Even if beer could be brewed on Mars, it would ultimately cost several hundred dollars a glass. Beer brewing on Mars might someday become a reality, but in the meantime, head over to Checkers Old Munchen and enjoy one of the fine beers the German restaurant has to...

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Our German beer selection is outstanding

Our German beer selection is outstanding

Posted on Nov 27, 2017 in Checkers Old Munchen Blog

When you think of German food, you always pair it with beer. And Checkers Old Munchen has the best selection of German beers in the Pompano area. The Huffington Post reports that the average American drinks 20.8 gallons of beer a year. So why not make it high-quality German beer? Here are some of the beers you can enjoy with your Checkers Old Munchen meal or on their own: Lagers & Pilsners & Dark Augustiner Munchen – Light lager with heavy flavor and has been brewed in Munich since 1328 AD. Hacker-Pschorr Munich Gold – Offers a brilliant clear, golden color with natural flavor and a light hoppy finish. Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest – A Marzen lager brewed for Oktoberfest is amber in color with a bready sweetness. Paulaner Munich Lager – A classic Munich helles lager golden in color with a subdued hops presence. Paulaner Oktoberfest – A festive, full flavored and delicious beer that is brewed for the most famous festival in the world. Krombacher Pils – A crisp, smooth, and light pilsner that satisfies the most demanding palate. Krombacher Dark – A dark lager with a full flavored and malty taste. Spaten Premium – Medium-bodied lager with a very crisp aroma of zesty hops and malt with clean, tangy hop-accented finish. German Beers on Draught Warsteiner – The best selling German beer in the world is a pilsner style beer with a smooth, rich, full bodied taste. Bitburger – Full-bodied and light, it draws on 200 years’ experience and is brewed according to the German Purity Law. Kostritzer – A dark, medium bodied lager with malt character and a surprisingly smooth and clean finish. Franziskaner – A wheat beer with citrus, banana aromas that offers a smooth finish with fruity notes. Spaten Optimator – At 7.2%, the flavor is rich and malty with a hint of sweetness and chocolate. Spaten Oktoberfest – Created in 1872, amber in color and medium bodied beer has rich texture and underlying sweetness. Wheat Beers (20oz Bottle) Erdinger Hefe-Weizen – A wheat beer with citrus and banana aromas that offers a smooth finish with fruity notes. Erdinger Dark – Erdinger dark is a rich and smooth wheat beer that owes its full-bodied flavor to fine hops and dark malt. Tucher Kristall – A filtered, clear wheat beer specialty without yeast, top fermented, very sparkling, refreshing. Tucher Helles – Dryest of all the wheat beers with a deep gold malt aroma. Tucher Dunkles – Dark colored with natural yeast cloudiness, its taste is due to and excellent choice of dark aromatic malt. Franziskaner – Noted for its level of carbonation and natural cloudiness, the wheat and barley malt offers a zesty flavor. Franziskaner Dunkel – This dark, cloudy specialty is a treat to wheat beer lovers with its refreshing yet aromatic flavor. Julius Echeter – Light brown and cloudy with a creamy head, the wheat malt balances the banana, vanilla, lemon. Julius Echter Dunkel – Pours to a , russet color that offers a taste with hints of...

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Restaurant gift cards top wish list

Restaurant gift cards top wish list

Posted on Nov 20, 2017 in Checkers Old Munchen Blog

If you’re not sure exactly what to get someone for Christmas but know their general likes and dislikes, a gift card can be the ideal choice. Say your recipient enjoys great German food or is a beer aficionado, for example. A gift card to Checkers Old Munchen would be an excellent choice. Neiman Marcus was the first store to sell gift cards, but Blockbuster video was the first to display gift cards in their stores. Starbucks introduced reloadable cards in 2001. Gift cards remain a popular holiday gift choice, appearing on the wish lists of 61 percent of people, although women are more likely to ask for gift cards than men (69% vs. 53%). Clothing and accessories were the second-most requested category at 55 percent. According to GiftCards.com, the top three types of gift cards purchased during the winter holiday shopping season are restaurant, general prepaid credit and department store gift cards. Restaurant gift cards topped the list at 41 percent. Visa Gift Cards, MasterCard Gift Cards and American Express Gift Cards followed at 31%, department store gift cards at 28%, coffee shop gift cards at 21% and salon/spa gift cards (11%). While e-gift cards are becoming more popular, with 71 percent of consumers purchasing them in the past year, plastic gift cards remain the top choice, with 89% saying they had purchased at least one plastic gift card in the last year. Fewer than 2% of recipients expect their gift cards to go unused, and total unused gift card volume totals less than 1%. Holiday gift cards allow recipients to take advantage of after-Christmas sales, and 42% of people say they will watch for a good sale or promotion to maximize the value of their cards. Only 20% say they will use their gift cards quickly. For information about purchasing a gift card to Pompano Beach German restaurant Checkers Old Munchen, call (954)...

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Checkers Old Munchen

2209 E Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach, FL 33062
Pompano Beach, FL
33062