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The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

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The Olde Mecklenburg BreweryThe Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

46 Ratings
Ratings: 46
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.22%
Active Beers: 25
Beer Ratings: 743
Beer Avg: 3.9
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

215 Southside Drive
Charlotte, North Carolina, 28217
United States
phone: (704) 525-5644

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @oldemeckbrew

Notes:
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.

(Place added by: papat444 on 01-29-2009)
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Photo of Onenote81
3.66/5  rDev -10.7%

Tried to stop by here before earlier, and it was closed. Tried one more time on my way out of town and they were open. Weird location, sort of in a back industrial area. Off the beaten path for sure. Nice little "beer garden" out front with some patio tables. Inside is wide open. Everything is wood and it looks cool. No real decor noted. The bar is in the back area with a large-paned window showing the actual brewery behind. One girl was working the bar. Very friendly and helpful. They only had 3 beers on tap, Copper, Kolsch, and their Mecktoberfest, which is what I was there for. I've heard good things, so I wanted to try it. They are really an inexpensive brewpub for sure. You can order a 1/2 pint, pint, or large mug of their beers. All reasonably priced. Growlers come in 2 sizes and are pretty cheap as well. Not a bad place. Glad I stopped. Their Meck'fest was excellent!

Onenote81, Sep 24, 2010
Photo of jpro
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%

I've been to OMB several times since they opened to hang out and have a few beers, take a tour of the brewery and/or just pop in for a growler fill. Its been interesting to see the place evolve over the last year and a half or so - from the plywood bar to the beer hall-esque feel it has today. My only gripe is the TV - probably not necessary in my opinion, but I'm sure the staff appreciates it on slow days. I really enjoy stopping by and having a beer or two and chatting with the owners and staff. Everyone there is helpful and friendly. On the weekends they usually have a guy in the parking lot slinging brats, which is a nice touch. They also have a couple of events a year, like the upcoming "Mecktoberfest." I always try to stop by when I'm in town. Very good, fresh, high quality beer here - I prefer the Copper altbier, myself.

jpro, Aug 17, 2010
Photo of coasterfreak75
4.72/5  rDev +15.1%

Outstanding!! Great beer, excellent service, cool atmosphere. Has the feel of a true German beer hall. The servers are friendly and quick to make sure your glass never runs dry.

The beer is reasonable at $3.50 a pint or $1.75 a 1/2 pint. The growlers are quite reasonable also at $13.50 for 37 ounces and only $4.50 for a refill.

They have three offerings: the Copper is an alt beer, the Kolshner is a kolsh, and then a rotating seasonal offering. The current seasonal is a light Bavarian ale. Having tried the alt and kolsh I can say the beer is very high quality.

coasterfreak75, Aug 01, 2010
Photo of AnalogReigns
4.66/5  rDev +13.7%

Loverly place, terrific beer. Inside looks like a German beer house, outside like a beer garden. Folks are friendly and it has long tables...(like a Bier Garden). I usually meet up with some Bavarian friends there (as Charlotte has an undue number of German businesses...). There are handmade benches on the wall (German style, of course) as well as German state flags hanging from the ceiling. Special hours were reserved for World Cup action....all in German tradition. John Marino, the CEO has a particular nack for choosing beautiful servers as well... and of course they are always fun.

Olde Meck is family friendly....I see people bring kids all the time, as it is no smoking inside (and outside there are plenty of breezes...) as well as dog friendly (outside).

AnalogReigns, Jun 29, 2010
Photo of ncbeerdood
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%

Finally stopped into this place. Definitely off the beaten path, a buddy finally showed me exactly where they are located.

Very cool space...a true "beer hall" feel, fairly spartan decorations, no neon signs or anything obnoxious like that. Nice solid wood everything, and only one TV that doesn't dominate the space...definitely my style of drinking atmosphere. Servers seem to be all pretty girls, although thankfully not in any sort of cheesy outfits, and they don't treat you like a Hooters patron - just friendly and helpful.

I wish they'd so some "taproom exclusive" beers; pretty much every other brewery I've visited had something special while these guys had the three they offer all over the area. Damn fine beers still, but a cask or something different would have made it feel more like a destination.

Apparently they do tours on Saturdays, I can't comment on those as I went on a Thursday but I'll definitely be back to see the operations and meet the owners.

One complaint: REALLY wish they had food...I'd have stayed longer if I could eat. Didn't want to leave, but can't drink pint after pint without something in my belly! I recommend eating first if you're popping in.

ncbeerdood, Jun 11, 2010
Photo of CampusCrew
3.31/5  rDev -19.3%

Great tap with an authentic german feel. Would be nice for oktoberfest I'm sure. They have different food parties but don't serve food reguarly. The brewery tour is avialable but infortunaltely when I was there they were present at a beer fetival and the tours were closed. They onlt had the two main beers their and no seasonals currently. Both lagered ales. Hmmmm, unsure about that. But, they were decent beers and good prices. This is worth going to but don't expect alot. Not bad.

I would work on more ideas about making some more BA freindly beers. German lagers work decently locally but if they ever want to expamd the business in America they might need to sidetrack the purity laws. Making intresting and new beers works better.

CampusCrew, Apr 23, 2010
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The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery in Charlotte, NC
91 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.