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The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

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The Olde Mecklenburg BreweryThe Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
BEER AVG
3.83/5
Based on:
21 Beers
897 Ratings
Place Score: 94
Ratings: 67
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

4150 Yancey Rd
Charlotte, North Carolina, 28217
United States
phone: (704) 525-5644

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @oldemeckbrew

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Place added by: papat444 on 01-29-2009

The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery (OMB) was founded so that people in the Charlotte region could finally enjoy world class beer fresh from the lager tanks. The way beer was meant to be enjoyed. We use only the highest quality ingredients and employ traditional, intensive brewing methods to transform these ingredients into beer that's full flavored yet light and very refreshing. In short, beer that will satisfy all of your senses. Though more costly to produce, we think you'll agree that the result is worth it. And because the brewery is located in south Charlotte we are able to deliver ultra-fresh draft beer weekly to your favorite local establishment.
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Reviews by damjadi:
Photo of damjadi
4.72/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

A great little piece of Germany transported into Charlotte, NC. Tables even imported from there. Only inhouse brews available and one of the seasonals had just run out, leaving three beers to sample (plus an extra from an archival bottle).

I met the owner and Mr. Self, who showed me around and explained the brewery's philosophy of making German style beer true to the 1516 purity laws. Also keeping seasonals actually seasonal.

The pils was great, reminding me a lot of my years in Germany. I would put it up against anything imported (and the plus is that it's fresher). The dunkle was also very nice and had exellent mouth feel. The amber (the flagship beer) was also nice, although alts are not my favorite.

The food was typical German fare (not the best thing for a vegetarian) and the service was friendly, knowledgeable and fast.

Worth a visit.

More User Reviews:
Photo of evan35
4.59/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I frequented the old location and was unsure how they could improve the experience. However, the new location offers an expanded experience- whether that be the bar (for game days), biergarten (during warm weather) or for a quick bite and fresh beer. This place is lost on some craft beer drinkers since they follow the bavarian beer laws, but to me the Mecktoberfest and Copper are two of the highest quality and most drinkable beers out of Charlotte. Wish I could go more often!

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4.65/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

This place is literally on the other side of the tracks.

For what it's worth the interior is reminiscent of a German hunting lodge/beer hall. I believe the owner spent quite a bit of time in Germany and modeled the taproom on beer halls he visited. Massive dark wood wall panels (oak or walnut) rise up 10 + feet and have an aged look. Banquet hall chandeliers and flags of the German provinces add to the aura. You can definitely picture some antlers, a fireplace, or bear rugs here.
I did not try the food but everyone else seemed to, which might suggest that it is good. They have tours of the actual brewery which can be seen through the glass behind the bar. Very casual, you can hop on and jump out as needed to get a refill.
The beers only elevate the experience, and make this an outstanding establishment . Pils, dunkel, and christmas seasonals were amazing. Not too impressed with the weiss and underwhelming style to begin, this and underwhelming flavor. I didn't have much interactions with the service staff, but they flaunted their southern hospitality well.

Photo of deviantone
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

The new location is awesome!! Great bar, nice out door space, great staff and awesome food!

Photo of Yetiman420
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Stop # 447 on my world brewery tour.

Very well done German-style establishment. Classy with tons of cash behind it. Lots of beer hall tables, no stools at the bar to watch the world series on on the three big screens.

Did all four beers in a flight and went back for the Alt (copper) and Pilsner. Very well done and as enjoyable as a place with no IPA's can be.

Photo of DrStPaul
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Great new place they have here (they recently moved into a larger location and are still renovating some areas). Very spacious. Great place to have a large gathering (you can reserve large rooms for private parties) and they have a huge outdoor space for eating and playing games as well as a large bar and dining hall. German roots, authentic, 4 beer types on tap and 4 wines on hand at a time. Limited food options. They have stuck to their German roots and have a wonderful product.

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The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery in Charlotte, NC
94 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.