Panzú Brewery serves Caribbean-inspired food and craft beer in Mint Hill

Panzú Brewery serves Caribbean-inspired food and craft beer in Mint Hill

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Panzú Brewery, a Dominican Republic-inspired brewery, serves tapas-style dishes and tropical beers in Mint Hill. 

Driving the news: Panzú opened in September and temporarily shuttered due to a fire. The business recently reopened.

Why it matters: Panzú is the first and only brewery in Mint Hill. That’s one of the reasons co-owners Rosa and Johan Marte decided on this location.

  • The city of Charlotte, on the other hand, has no shortage of breweries — with more than 40 local options to choose from.  

Background: Rosa and Johan are siblings from the Dominican Republic who gained their love for native flavors and beer from their father. 

  • They tell Axios that Panzú, meaning “big beer belly guy,” was named after their father.
  • To honor him, they wanted to showcase the best of their heritage through food and beer.

“We wanted Panzú to be a melting pot of Caribbean cultures,” Rosa said.

Menu: Menu items will be served tapas-style with signature dishes typically found in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. 

  • All of their food will have a tropical flare and feature various spices. The Panzú Board, similar to a charcuterie board, provides a taste of Dominican-style items. [Go deeper: 11 places to get Caribbean food in Charlotte]    
  • Expect 16 beers on tap including tropical IPAs, ales, wheat plus porter and stout beers. 

Panzú Board is a Dominican-inspired charcuterie board with longaniza, pork belly, fried plantain, pickled veggies, avocado salad, chimichurri sauce and fried cheese. ($18)

Canal de la Mona is a caramelized sweet plantain with pulled pork and manchego cheese. ($8)

The space: The 3,000-square-foot brewery was originally an old house that now has plenty of indoor seating and outdoor patio seating.

  • There’s local Caribbean-inspired artwork located throughout the brewery.  

Details: It’s located in downtown Mint Hill at 7251 Matthews-Mint Hill Road.

  • It’s open Tuesday through Friday from 4-10pm, Saturday 11am-11pm, Sunday 12-7pm and closed Monday.
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