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