Craft beer lovers in Pineville rejoice!
Pintville, a craft beer bar and bottle shop on Main Street, will have a soft opening starting at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Husband and wife owners Samuel Delbrouque and Natasha Young Delbrouque, who have experience running a couple of restaurants, live about 10 minutes down the road in Charlotte. They were tired of driving all the way to the center-city neighborhoods or to Matthews to get craft beer.
When Natasha saw the location in Pineville, she thought it would be perfect for a craft beer shop.
“Pineville’s just been really nice and easy,” Natasha said. “They’re ready to move up and grow.”
Sam brews his own beer and grew up in northern France, near Belgium. He’s been in the U.S. for about eight years. Natasha grew up in Chicago and is a wine lover who has recently developed an affinity for craft beer. They’ve been in Charlotte for a year.
The couple has been working on the space for about five months. Natasha, an artist who studied woodworking and painting in college, built the wood top of the bar, installed the barn doors that separate the bar from the bottle shop, and painted most of the art on the walls.
The wood tables were made by local craftsman James Carter.
The shop has 30 taps with a wide range of styles — from IPAs to pilsners to ciders and sours — from many different areas, including Belgium, North Carolina, California and Chicago.
“We love Charlotte beers,” Natasha said. “The world is looking at Charlotte.”
Pintville (the clever name was Sam’s idea) will also sell growlers, bottles and drinking glasses. It’s dog-friendly and will likely have food trucks outside several days a week, including Wednesday.
“We just like people to have a good time,” Natasha said. “We like talking about beer.”
– Pintville, 329 Main St., Pineville.
– Soft opening Wednesday, Sept. 23 starting at 11 a.m.
– Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday; noon-5 p.m. (or later if it’s busy) Sunday.
– 30 taps (including nitro), plus growlers and a bottle shop.
Corey Inscoe is editor of CharlotteFive and also likes talking about beer. Follow him on Twitter @CoreyInscoe.