Beer & Chips Pairing: Olde Mecklenburg Brewery Früh Bock & Frito-Lays Ruffles Double Crunch Zesty Cheddar

Another Beer & Chips Pairing with Olde Mecklenburg Brewery Früh Bock, 6.0% ABV & Frito-Lays Ruffles Double Crunch Zesty Cheddar. Frito-Lays Ruffles Double Crunch Zesty Cheddar looks like a normal Ruffles Potato Chip but with larger more pronounced ridges and a bright cheddar cheese orange color. They do have a rather pungent cheddar aroma. These cheesy Ruffles are bold with a big cheddar flavor that flows right along with Früh Bock which mutes the faint potato flavor. I think that the Cheddar flavor is so big it would be hard for some beer to wash it out, but Früh Bock does enhance the zest cheddar big it out all over you mouth with a nice crips cheddar finish and aftertaste. Olde Mecklenburg Früh Bock pairs nicely with Frito-Lays Ruffles Double Crunch Zesty Cheddar making for a great combo and getting an A-. After on back of Frito-Lays Ruffles Double Crunch Zesty Cheddar you are a bit overwhelmed with cheddar but you also full. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

Throwback Thursday: Olde Mecklenburg Brewery Yule Bock Christmas Bock Beer

Originally posted December 19th, 2011

Hello and Merry Christmas, I have here a local beer from OMB, Olde Mecklenburg Brewery here in Charlotte. This is an authentic German-Style Bockbier. But a Christmas or yule bock. This brewery does not make regular 12oz six packs, they’re beers come in pints, bombers, and growlers. I don’t know why they do this but they do. This bock is 1 pint 6 of oz (650 ml), and is 7.0% ABV. That slightly stronger then and average beer. This OMB bock pours a deep amber color with a crimson red and a very handsome off white thick head. It has a nice banana bread scent with a slight faint hop scent as well. This is a great bock. It has a malty sweetish taste with a spice after note, and its after taste is of a carmel and yeast but faint spice, that warms you and makes you glad it’s holiday time. This is a smooth bock with great flavor. I really enjoyed this one. and shared it with my father whom liked it too. Yes there is enough in this bottle for two. How nice of OBM. I would surly have this again. I love a good bock beer and this is great. You should try this too, and share with someone for a merry christmas. Cheers! Please drink responisbly! 

Throwback Thursday: Olde Mecklenburg Früh Bock Spring Bock Beer


Yes, spring is in the air and it smells like Bock, Fruh bock. Früh Bock meaning early Bock, is Olde Mecklenburg’s spring offering. This is a 6.0%ABV beer. It pours a nice light gold and yellow color with a big thick white head. This Bock has a nice flowery scent with plenty of hop scent in the mix. This one smells rather well and makes your mouth water.  No, this one is not overly scented just plain, average, and yet smells good. When this Fruh hit you pallet you get a crisp faint hoppy flavor that is also faintly sweet, but good. You also get a nice crisp malt taste that is most pleasant. The same can be said about its aftertaste, which is nice, clean, refreshing, and malty with a bit of hops. This Bock is not overly bitter, but throughout the taste and aftertaste, there are hints of a slight bitterness, but nothing to write home about. This beer is a good, no great spring time beer. This is an A+. I really love this one its great, I hope that you will feel just the same. Better get this before spring is over! Cheers! Please drink responsibly!