NoDa Brewing & Olde Mecklenburg Charlotte Brewers Collaboration
Charlotte, NC – The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery and NoDa Brewing Company are excited to announce their upcoming collaborative beer to be released in late summer 2014 with portions of its sale benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank. This will be the first production collaboration amongst any Charlotte breweries.
“Olde Mecklenburg has been the trailblazing brewery that introduced traditionally-made craft beer to Charlotte nearly five years ago. Their consistency and attention to detail explains their success and rapid growth over the last few years,” said Todd Ford, Co-Owner of NoDa Brewing Company. “They have become the benchmark for quality and consistency for ourselves and fellow local brewers. Although NoDa Brewing’s production beer styles differ significantly from OMB’s, we are intrigued with the opportunity to put our heads together and collaborate on a beer that will excite fans of both breweries.”
The yet-to-be-named beer will be the creation of The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery and NoDa Brewing brewers and a true collaboration from the start. Both breweries will come together this spring for a “brewer’s summit” with no specific style guidelines given to them by their owners while encouraging a style that is new to both brewers.
They will create the recipe, brew on the pilot system and “tweak” the recipe together until the final mouth-watering brew is created. Once finalized, OMB and NoDa will brew the collaboration beer on Olde Mecklenburg’s brew system at their new facility, currently under construction in south Charlotte.
“Just five years ago, there were no breweries in Charlotte,” said Ryan Self, Director of Sales with Olde Mecklenburg. “Now we have a thriving scene of high quality, fresh beer from a handful of local breweries. This collaboration celebrates the sense of civic pride and community spirit throughout the Charlotte beer scene.”
In that spirit of collaboration, Charlotte beer fans will be involved from the start. A contest will be created whereby each brewery will select one lucky non-employee to participate in the “brewer’s summit.” These two individuals will have input on the recipe formulation and assist on-site during the actual brewing process.
About NoDa Brewing
NoDa Brewing Company opened its doors to the world on October 29, 2011 as a production brewery and on-site tap room. In addition to the tap room where we sell pints & growlers, we offer brewery tours and have enough space for special events, live music and other forms of entertainment & activities. Also, look for us, and ask for us, on tap at your local restaurant or pub.
About The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery (OMB), located in the heart of south Charlotte, produces premium, all natural beer and delivers it fresh weekly to bars, restaurants and retailers in the region. OMB uses only the finest ingredients available worldwide and employs traditional, intensive brewing methods to transform them into world class beer that’s full-flavored yet amazingly refreshing. Although our methods are more costly, we think you’ll agree the results are worth it.