• Behind the scenes on The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery's evolution

    By: Jennifer Thomas, Charlotte Business Journal


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - John Marrino wants The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery to have a long-lasting impression.

    That South End brewery — Charlotte’s first — marks its 10th anniversary in March.

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    Marrino, OMB’s founder, was recently named the Charlotte Business Journal’s Business Person of the Year for his efforts in building the brand and efforts to grow the craft-beer industry.

    He has been a pioneer in the Queen City’s fast-growing craft-beer scene. Today, there are 43 breweries here — and the number keeps growing.

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    In the last decade, OMB has invested $20 million-plus into its facilities, equipment and continued expansion.

    Take a look behind the scenes at OMB’s journey in this photo gallery.

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