Thursday, January 21, 2010
Day 21 Drink: Olde Mecklenburg Dunkel Lager
Olde Mecklenburg Brewery has been around a relatively short period of time, but since opening its doors in early 2009 has been turning out some fine examples of German-style classics. The Charlotte brewery's OMB Copper is an excellent Dusseldorf altbier and its kolsner is a crisp refreshing pilsner/kolsch hybrid.
Olde Mecklenburg strictly adheres to the Reinheitsgebot and follows traditional German brewing methods. The brewery distributes in the Charlotte area and has a tap room that is open Wednesday through Saturday.
OMB Dunkel Lager is the brewery's winter seasonal. The mahogany colored beer pours an ample rocky head. Slightly roasted grain nose and a smooth, malty flavor profile. Approachable with a nice balanced body.