CHARLOTTE – German beermaker Gilde will open its first brewery exterior of Germany in Charlotte, N.C. on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. Gilde Brewery is situated at 3530 Dewitt Lane in Charlotte’s booming Decrease South Finish neighborhood, a lately developed haven for fellow breweries and beer lovers.
“We’re excited to develop into part of Charlotte’s thriving beer neighborhood and to deliver our genuine German beer and delicacies to the Queen Metropolis–and the U.S.,” says Mike Gaertner, president of Gilde.
Gilde’s 9,500 sq. foot brewery and restaurant options genuine German architectural particulars, design touches, and millwork, all centered across the German-made brewhouse that includes Caspary copper kettles and chrome steel fermenting tanks. The state-of-the-art gear, mixed with Gilde’s brewing experience, will present Charlotte with pure, prime quality beer made in keeping with the excessive requirements of the German Purity Legislation.
Along with the brewery, Charlotte is residence to Gilde’s U.S. headquarters, which oversees Gilde’s distribution throughout the nation. Gilde has been engaged on opening a Charlotte location since 2018 however skilled delays as a result of pandemic and ensuing provide chain points.
“Our opening is as a lot anticipated for us as it’s for the German beer lovers in Charlotte and throughout the U.S.,” says Karsten Uhlmann, CEO of Gilde.
Gilde assembled a group from Germany and relocated group members to Charlotte to steer the beer and culinary operations. Willi Wallstab, a famend German brewing grasp, serves as Brewmaster of Gilde Brewery. The brewing group will serve Gilde’s six staple beers–Pilsener, Crimson Rooster, Radler, Urbock, Hefeweizen, and Black Beer–along with crafting new beers that will probably be distinctive to Gilde’s Charlotte brewery.
Dominik Kuehne, a rising culinary star in Germany who labored with two Michelin star chef Stefan Herrmann previous to relocating to Charlotte, serves as government chef. The culinary choices embody each sudden and well-known German meals. A small sampling of menu objects embody:
- Obazda & Brezel, a German cheese cream made with Gilde Hefeweizen beer and served with a heat salted pretzel;
- Weisswurst, herb poached Bavarian white sausage served with a heat salted pretzel; ● Schnitzel, breaded veal cutlet with Lignonberry, Potato Salad, and Lemon;
- Mecklenburg Pork with Darkish Beer Prune Sauce, Seared Brussels Sprouts, Mushrooms and Brown Butter Potatoes.
“We’ve created an immersive expertise for our visitors to offer them a real interpretation of German tradition, delicacies, and, in fact, beer,” says Gaertner. “We now have been brewing beer since 1546, and we look ahead to sharing our heritage and authenticity with Charlotte and the U.S.”
Upon opening, Gilde will probably be open 3:00 – 11:00 p.m. Friday – Saturday, and three:00 – 10:00 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday – Thursday. The brewpub contains seating for 350 visitors within the bier haus, out of doors bier garten, patio, and semi-private occasion house. Gilde tapped native artisans Tenon & Tailor-made for customized millwork contained in the brewery, Carla Garrison-Mattos for murals and paintings across the constructing, and Kerf & Burled for out of doors tables, chairs, and bar.
As soon as open, Gilde will promote cans of its core beers for off-site consumption. Moreover, Gilde’s beers are at present in inventory at quite a lot of shops and markets throughout the Charlotte metro space. For extra info on Gilde’s historical past, heritage, and the place to seek out Gilde beer in Charlotte, go to Gilde1546.com and observe @gilde1546 on Instagram.
ABOUT GILDE BREWERY
Established in 1546 in Hannover, Germany, Gilde is among the oldest breweries in Germany. The Gilde (which interprets to “Guild” in English) was a bunch of Germans who shaped an affiliation to brew and promote beer. The sunshine, refreshing, nicely hopped beer was initially created in 1526 by Wire Broyhan and was vastly totally different from the darkish, heavy beers produced in Germany beforehand. Different breweries started to repeat Broyhan’s recipe, main Gilde to tell apart their bottles with a “Broyhan Taler,” a rooster, the normal foreign money utilized in Hannover, Germany on the time. To honor Broyhan, Gilde continues to mark every can and bottle of beer produced with the identical rooster image used within the 1500s. 476 years later, Gilde nonetheless brews utilizing solely the substances allowed by the German Purity Legislation enacted in 1516–barley, hops and water.