Olde Mecklenburg Brewery to release four seasonal beers over the next month
It’s going to be a busy month at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery – actually, this can be said on repeat given the brewery’s popularity – with four beers scheduled to be released in the next 30 days. Three beers are recurring seasonal favorites, and there’s a new brew mixed in between.
It all starts with the official release of OMB’s Dunkel, which is now available as of today in the taproom. This winter lager is brewed with Carafa and Munich malts, and offers an inviting combination of a full-bodied beer that’s easily drinkable. To celebrate the beer, Olde Mecklenburg is having a release party beginning at 11 a.m., and OMB will also have a limited amount of unfiltered Dunkel available while it lasts.
A week later will see the release of Olde Meck’s Bauern Bock, a doppelbock lager that packs a solid punch at around seven and a half percent ABV. While Daylight Saving Time signals the coming of winter for many, the arrival of Bauern Bock has more of an official feel for local craft beer drinkers, as it pairs perfectly with cooler weather. Like Dunkel, OMB will also have a release party for Bauern Bock – this one will be November 9 when the taproom opens at 11 a.m., with a limited supply of unfiltered Bauern Bock as well.
Olde Mecklenburg’s new seasonal beer this year is Zwei Bruder, which is German for “two brothers.” The name comes about from the college friendship of Olde Meck owner/founder John Marinno and Patrick Beranek, who runs a hops farm in Vermont. This beer is described by OMB as a “pale lager with a refreshing hoppy surprise.” Zwei Bruder was dry hopped using Centennial and Cascade hops from Beranek’s farm. This will be a limited release in OMB’s taproom during the week of November 16.
And finally, to usher in the month of December is Olde Mecklenburg’s winter seasonal, Yule Bock. Olde Mecklenburg uses premium European barley malts and hops for this beer, which lends itself to being a traditional and authentic “Weihnachtsbock,” or a Christmas bock. Look for Yule Bock to be released December 3.