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The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

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The Olde Mecklenburg BreweryThe Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 24
Beer Ratings: 716
Beer Avg: 3.91

Taps: / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

39 Ratings
Ratings: 39
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.81%
$$ - reasonable
[ 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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blarghedybeer


5/5  rDev +22.9%

05-24-2014 21:20:42 | More by blarghedybeer
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Stargazer2892

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

07-16-2014 01:33:16 | More by Stargazer2892
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OMBeer

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

01-24-2014 00:39:47 | More by OMBeer
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damjadi

Oregon

4.72/5  rDev +16%
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.

01-09-2012 22:06:32 | More by damjadi
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coasterfreak75

North Carolina

4.72/5  rDev +16%
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.

08-01-2010 02:51:24 | More by coasterfreak75
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AnalogReigns

North Carolina

4.66/5  rDev +14.5%
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).

06-29-2010 00:09:55 | More by AnalogReigns
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rxthree

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

05-21-2014 03:02:54 | More by rxthree
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bcp5296d

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-29-2014 21:31:55 | More by bcp5296d
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goindownsouth

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

Finally, after six years of living in South Carolina... A place to call home that is not in Asheville. I visited Olde Meck with a dear friend of mine on 03 November 2012.

Admittedly, I was apprehensive about visiting OMB. After all, it was a two hour drive from Upstate, SC. Upon entering the industrial park area on Southside where OMB is house, I was thinking bad thoughts. Upon hitting the parking lot, the traditional Biergarten bench style seating and mature trees made me think better. And then, we walked inside. Amazing. Deep and rich in its wooden base with exposed brick walls. A brilliant use of the space.

Ryan, one of the fine folks at OMB, was kind enough to arrange for a private tour for us. But first, a Bier. The Bier at OMB is, in brief, German. Their flagship brew is the Copper, a traditional Düsseldorf Altbier. Delicious. The Mecktoberfest was, arguably, one of my favorites made domestically. The malt lighter than many here or the exported Märzenbiers we get from Germany in August. Delicious, again.

The food menu, while brief, is spot on. Delicious brats, surprisingly good sausages and potato salad that while it is outside of my norm in terms of preparation was pleasing and offered a nice balance to the sausage and beers.

Having grabbed a few growlers to go, there is no hesitation when I say that OMB events will be firmly planted on my calendar, complete with the release of the Bauern Bock this coming week and the Dunkel lager in December... Both of which, well, are unofficially sublime.

While the German Bier styles are not necessarily en vogue in the NC/SC region, OMB is doing a damn fine job of keeping it wimple while making it damn delicious and entertaining in the process. I look forward to supporting them well into the future.

Zum wohl!

11-04-2012 21:11:04 | More by goindownsouth
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SouthernBeerGuy

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery is a place that every beer geek in Charlotte needs to visit. Following the Germany Purity Law with every brew they recreate German classics like Helles Lager, Altbier, Munich Dunkel, and Bocks. They have recently opened up the kitchen inside serving hot pretzels, hot dogs, and brats the German way. The brat is the way to go, perfectly cooked and full of flavor especially when covered in the spicy mustard.

This past weekend I stopped by there and exchanged three growlers and it seemed like there was a party being held there at the time ... we should have a BA party there !

01-27-2011 17:15:15 | More by SouthernBeerGuy
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The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery in Charlotte, NC
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