Olde Mecklenburg Brewery sets July 19 as official opening date for new site
A few weeks back, Olde Mecklenburg Brewery made a late-night announcement on social media about the opening date of its new facility. I imagined the scenario as the OMB staff looking at everything they needed to get done, landing on the date and being so excited (as they should) that the news had to be announced, no matter the time of day.
Recently, that date was confirmed via an official press release, as Olde Mecklenburg will have a grand opening party for the public July 19 at the new Yancey Road location. More details will be announced as the date draws closer, but expect some grand festivities and some special beers to celebrate the occasion. I don’t want to steal too much thunder, so let’s just say you’re going to want to be at this party.
For those unaware, Olde Mecklenburg purchased the new facility (which formerly was the American Crank Shaft warehouse) and had the official groundbreaking last September. Since then, it has been steady work on the 8.5 acre location, from getting equipment in to building the new (and larger) Brauhaus. The 60-barrel brewhouse is four times larger than what OMB is currently operating with, and will make it the largest craft brewhouse in the state. And Olde Mecklenburg has already been brewing test batches at the new facility.
In the meantime, it’s business as usual at OMB. They’re still cranking out their ever-popular beers (now available in six-packs!), and last week announced that Southside Weiss would be the brewery’s third year-round beer, joining Copper and Captain Jack.
If you haven’t tried it yet, Southside Weiss is a wheat ale that’s perfect for summer drinking. Well, it’s perfect for anytime, but the crispness of this beer gives you that refreshing taste to combat the warm weather. And as a teaser, look for a little extra on Southside Weiss in the July issue of Charlotte Magazine.