It’s time to alert the public of a Frost Warning arriving in Charlotte. Olde Mecklenburg Brewery’s latest craft beer release, a dark wheat bock, is unlike anything OMB has ever brewed before.
A Dunkelweizenbock, Frost Warning is dark like Dunkel; however, it’s bigger and has a more complex flavor. It’s made using five different malts and a traditional Hefeweizen yeast. Since Frost Warning is a wheat, it’s unfiltered – adding to the beer’s mouthfeel as the yeast is left in suspension. It’s also a bock, which means it’s higher in gravity (alcohol content), yet remains refreshingly smooth and balanced.
According to Weather.com, a Frost Warning is issued when “temperatures fall between 35-40 degrees F.” Coincidentally, this is the optimum serving temperature range for beer.
“Beer being served at the appropriate temperature is an important priority for OMB,” says John Marrino, OMB’s founder. “We cold lager our beer for weeks before packaging it, every OMB delivery truck is refrigerated, and we insist that all stores carry our beer on refrigerated shelves or in coolers. At OMB, we have a deep dedication to the quality and consistency of our product. Heat is one of beer’s mortal enemies along with light and oxygen.”
An emphasis on keeping beer #AlwaysColdNeverOld is one very important reason OMB wants to maintain control of its distribution. OMB never takes shortcuts in making its beer, or handling it. OMB works hard to keep its beer in the best possible condition until it reaches consumers. Frost Warning highlights OMB’s passion for always cold beer, and is a reminder for everyone to support Craft Freedom.
Craft Freedom is a local movement to enable North Carolina breweries like OMB, to grow without losing control of their distribution, which is critical to maintaining a beer’s quality on its journey to the consumer. If you agree, OMB encourages you to sign the petition and show NC legislators that their constituents support freedom for small NC breweries.
Frost Warning is a limited release seasonal that will only be available on tap during January and February. Ask for it at your favorite Charlotte area watering hole.
Founded in 2009 in Charlotte, NC, The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery believes in delivering fresh, local beer and adhering to Germany’s oldest beer purity guidelines, known as the “Reinheitsgebot”. Five beers are available year-round and at least 8 others make seasonal and holiday appearances — always delivered in refrigerated trucks to preserve freshness and meet the demands of ultra-premium beer consumers. OMB is one of only nine craft breweries included on the Inc. 5000 list, and the only one in North Carolina. The brewery has received numerous regional and international medals in North America and Europe. OMB was also named best brewery tour in the country by the readers of USA Today, and receives many accolades for its multi-acre Munich-inspired Biergarten, which seats over 1,000.