The oldest local brewery in Charlotte is opened its brand new location on Saturday, August 15th with a grand opening VIP party and ribbon cutting ceremony. Guests enjoyed menu samplings including OMB’s mouthwatering and slightly addictive Beer Cheese, Pretzels, and other traditional German delicacies. Beers on draft included their main three all year round famed Copper, Captain Jack Pilsner, and their Southside Weiss.
The new facility is 8.5 acres and is located down the road from the previous facility at 4150 Yancey Road in Charlotte. The brewery expansion cost an estimated $8 million to construct and features a 60-barrel, four barrel brewhouse, an expanded Brauhaus and a new Biergarten patio. This marks a huge win for Charlotte tourism and consumerism, as OMB’s prized facility had become quickly outgrown.
For those of you who haven’t experienced OMB’s previous facility, this is a mandatory addition to your bucket list. I was at a loss for words at the complete beauty of the structure; as its filled with clean lines, rich wood detail, and masterful craftmanship in each detail of the building. Authentic aged barrel tables sit by the main bar for additional table room, while sprawling banquet tables fill the main room. Their traditional dark wood beer hall, sprawling outdoor biergarten, and banquet halls capture a true German Beer hall right in Charlotte’s backyard. Whether bringing friends from out of town or grabbing a pint on a Thursday, OMB’s new location is a Charlotte gem and will continue to play a pivotal role in Charlotte’s brewery market.
Free Brewery tours every Friday at 6pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.