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The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

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The Olde Mecklenburg BreweryThe Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
BA SCORE
3.93/5
Very Good
1,166 Ratings
The Olde Mecklenburg BreweryThe Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

4150 Yancey Rd
Charlotte, North Carolina, 28217
United States

(704) 525-5644 | map
oldemeckbrew.com

Notes:
Founded in 2009, The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery is Charlotte’s oldest local brewery, igniting the ultra-premium beer scene in the region and continuing to be at the forefront of the local market ever since. OMB adheres to the oldest purity guidelines in the world, the German “Reinheitsgebot.” This law states there can be only four ingredients in beer: barley or wheat malt, hops, yeast and pure water. OMB was recently named to the Inc. 5000 list, one of only nine breweries included and the only in North Carolina. The brewery’s tour was named best in the country by the readers of USA Today. Try OMB because it’s local, drink it because it’s fresh.

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Added by papat444 on 01-29-2009

BEER STATS
Beers:
15
Reviews:
301
Ratings:
1,166
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.18/5
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
105
pDev:
11.72%
 
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4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

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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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.79/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Olde Meck is tucked away in an industrial park. Outside the front door sits a handful of picnic tables, umbrellas, and beanbags. Stepping inside you are greeted by a high-ceilinged, open, beer hall-esque seating area. The bar sits at the back left corner with a nice display of glassware and a tv opposite. On my recent visit there were only three beers available due to their packing up and moving.

Service was friendly though there wasn't much interaction, simply ordering a beer and pretzel. The pilsner was top notch, clean and delicious as most of Olde Meck's beers seem to be. The pretzel was hot, chewy, salty, and served with a delicious spicy mustard. Prices are very reasonable. I went during the day on a Saturday so there were a couple picnic tables full outside and a few tables full inside but it was quiet for the most part. A nice place with, from what I hear, a good selection. Seems I went at the wrong time considering the move. I would highly recommend.

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The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery in Charlotte, NC
Brewery rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 1,166 ratings
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