Thursday, September 12, 2013

Support Local. We Do: The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery is located just around the corner from our South End store and we have been doing business with them for many years now. Charlotte now has several breweries in town, but OMB was the first! John Marrino is the Founder and Managing Partner at the brewery. There are also five outside investors including two local investor owners: Doug Doggett, Owner of Doggett Concrete Construction Company and Ivan Mijatovic, Owner Partner of VCI Partners (Private Equity). John spent 16 years working in the water treatment industry, five of those years were spent in Europe. One year in England and four in Germany. It was there that he developed a taste for German-style beer, which of course, eventually led to the opening of Olde Meck! 
Some of our employees were lucky enough to visit the brewery a little while back. We took a tour, ate dinner and sampled OMB beer in their Brauhaus (German-style beer hall)! We all had a great time! You can see pictures from our adventure here. Check out their website for more information on hours and tour times. Looking for some OMB to bring home with you this evening? Right now we've got the seasonal favorites: Mecktoberfest, Copper Amber Ale and the Gemischtpack, which includes Mecktoberfest, Copper and Captain Jack Pilsner. Look for Olde Meck at future beer tastings and large events at Healthy Home Market and sample what's on tap!

To learn more about John Marrino, his inspriration and his vision for The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, please watch this fantastic video!

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