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The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

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The Olde Mecklenburg BreweryThe Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
BEER AVG
3.83/5
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20 Beers
910 Ratings
Place Score: 93
Ratings: 72
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.2
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

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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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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.

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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.

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4.72/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

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4.72/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

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.

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4.66/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

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).

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vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

When you walk into OMB, you're greeted with a huge German-style fest hall with a few long communal fest tables and small standing room barrel-style table tops scattered throughout. The bar is long and luxurious with multiple towers set up for serving. While OMB lacks and a selection of brewery only choices (their entire lineup is kegged and bottled for sale), they swap quantity for quality without fail. Everything on tap is fresh and delicious. From the lightest Pilsner to theif Baltic porter, every beer I've had from OMB is incredible. The brewery tour was awesome as well. About 45 minutes long, we moved around in a group of 4 ( the weather was awesome outside so we probably lucked out on the intimate tour) and learned about the process from A-Z. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Such an awesome experience.

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4.59/5  rDev +9.3%
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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The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery in Charlotte, NC
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