We were pleased to recently have the opportunity to sit down with John Marrino, founder of The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery in Charlotte for this new episode of the NCBeerBuzz. OMB produces premium, all natural beer and delivers it fresh to bars, restaurants and retailers in the Charlotte area and uses only the finest ingredients available worldwide. They employ traditional, intensive brewing methods to produce world class beer that’s full-flavored yet amazingly refreshing – just as John envisioned it when he restarted the craft beer scene in Charlotte back in 2007. Prior to arriving in Charlotte, John spent 16 years working for a German-based advanced water treatment equipment manufacturer, and that experience included living in Germany where John did four years of authentic, hands-on “research” on beer and beer making which made him uniquely qualified to open his own German-style brewery in Charlotte. He just didn’t know it yet!