Places # 1 Checkers Old-Munchen

Name: Checkers Old-Munchen

Where: Pompano Beach, Fl USA

When: Tuesday October 20, 2009

Type: More of a restaurant than a bar/pub

Style/Theme: German

Beers on tap: 8

Beers by the Bottles: 24

Website: Click here

 I was here for The Boca Beer Lovers October Meetup. The meeting was sponsored by Case & Keg and hosted by Jonathan Gottlieb.  Since the theme of the meeting was Oktoberfest, we sampled 2 oz pours of the following beers:

Warsteiner Premium Verum (German Pilsner)

Bitburger Premium Pils (German Pilsner)

Spaten Oktoberfestbier (Märzen/Oktoberfest)

Tucher Kristall Weizen (Kristalweizen)

Franziskaner Hefe Weisse (Hefewizen)

Erdinger Weissbier Dunkel “Dark” (Dunkelweizen)

Paulaner Salvator (Doppelbock)

Köstritzer Schwarzbier (Schwarzbier)

We both ordered the Bavarian Platter (bratwurst, knockwirst, schnitzel, sauerbraten) which was outstanding for the price.  In addition to the meal there was bread and broken up pieces of fresh soft pretzels on the table for all to share with mustard for dipping.

 Overall: We both agreed that the Paulaner Salvator was our favorite beer of the night.   I would return here in the future

Beer #6 Witches’ Brew

Witches' Brew

Witches' Brew

Name

Witches’ Brew

Style: Tripel

Brewery: Brouwerij Van Steenberge  website

Country: Belgium

Region: Ertvelde

ABV: 9.30%

How served: 750ml caged bottle poured into a Duvel glass.

My Overall Opinion: Good.  

I paired this beer with: Grilled salmon rubbed with Cajun spices & acorn squash.  Pairing was good.

Tasted on: Thursday October 15, 2009

Note: We’re getting into the Halloween Spirit with this one.

She says “It has an easy drinkability to it and adds to the list of beers that I like from this brewery.”

Beer #5 Stone 09.09.09 Vertical Epic Ale

Stone 09.09.09 Vertical Epic Ale

Stone 09.09.09 Vertical Epic Ale

Name: Stone 09.09.09 Vertical Epic Ale

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Brewery: Stone Brewing Co.  website

Country: USA

Region: Escondido, California

ABV: 8.90%

How served: 22oz bomber poured into a Stone Russian Imperial Stout glass.

My Overall Opinion: Very Good.   I will age my others if I can resist the temptation.

I paired this beer with: Lemon pepper roasted chicken.

Tasted on: Wednesday October 14, 2009

Note:  Limited  and brewed only once.

Beer #4 Pliny The Elder

Pliny The Elder

Pliny The Elder

Name: Pliny The Elder

Style: Imperial IPA

Brewery: Russian River Brewing Co.  website

Country: USA

Region: Santa Rosa, California

ABV: 8.00%

How served: 500ml bottle poured into a Dogfish Head snifter glass.

My Overall Opinion: Amazing.   This is the definition of “drinkability”.

I paired this beer with: Boars Head hot Abruzzese sausage and Dubliner cheese.

Tasted on: Tuesday October 6, 2009

Note:  Bottled on Sept 10 2009.

1st Post!

Well after tasting well over a 1000 beers I have finally gotten around to document what I’ve tasted.  There isn’t a better way to get started on this blog than by watching a New York Giants football game and drinking an IPA. 

 

AleSmith IPA

AleSmith IPA

Name: AleSmith IPA

Style: IPA

Brewery: AleSmith Brewing Co.  website

Country: USA

Region: San Diego, California

ABV: 7.25%

How served: 22 oz bottle poured into a Duvel glass.

My Overall Opinion: Very Good.   Great brew to have while watching a football game

I paired this beer with: Mediterranean style sardines and pretzels.  This IPA paired very well with this meal.

Tasted on: Sunday October 4, 2009

    

Juxaposition Black Pilsner

Juxaposition Black Pilsner

Name: Juxtaposition Black Pilsner 

Style: Imperial Pilsner

Brewery: Collaboration between Stone Brewing Co.  website,   BrewDog Ltd website and Cambridge Brewing Co website.  Brewed and Bottled by the Stone Brewing Co.

Country: USA

Region: Escondido, California (Stone), Fraserburgh, Scotland & Cambridge, Massachusetts (Cambridge)

ABV: 10.00%

How served: 12 oz bottle poured into a Stone Levitation glass.

My Overall Opinion: Very Good.   Alcohol is well hidden and very smooth.

I paired this beer with: Habanero cheddar cheese.  Not the best pairing, but acceptable.

Tasted on: Sunday October 4, 2009

Note:  Limited and brewed only once.

 

 

Cuvée Du 7ème

Cuvée Du 7ème

Name: Cuvée Du 7ème

Style: Bière de Garde

Brewery: Brasserie Des Franches-Montagnes.  website

Country: Switerland

Region: Saignelégier

ABV: 7.50%

How served: 33cl bottle poured into a Straffe Hendrik glass.

My Overall Opinion: Very Good.   Great brew to have while watching a football game

I paired this beer with: Chocolate pasta with chicken.  Very good pairing, but the meal might have been better paired with a “chocolate” stout or RIS.

Tasted on: Sunday October 4, 2009

Note:  Limited and brewed only once for the 7th anniversary of the Brasserie Des Franches-Montagnes.

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