“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!”
― Hunter S. Thompson
The Unknown is not about being mysterious. It’s not that we couldn’t come up with a name and gave up. The Unknown is about a way of life. It’s trying things that scare you. It’s not knowing the future but going after it anyway. It’s about the adventure and all of those things that are on your bucket list. The Unknown is your first kiss or your last time jumping out of an airplane. You only have one chance at this thing called life, so make it count. Try anything, question everything, no regrets and most of all, live without boundaries.
We strive to live this culture ourselves. We try to show this in our beers, our merchandise, and mostly our lifestyles. We want to push the limits of what can be done and also do it with a smirk on our face. Our beer is one thing we take serious, everything else in life we don’t.
We are a company that makes beer. But, we want to be people that help a culture thrive. A culture of individuals who truly live life to the fullest and gain the greatest life experience not through television or books but through direct adventures. We will encourage this any chance we get. So our call to you is…….
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NC BREW GUYS
If You’re Not Living On The Edge, You’re Taking Up Too Much Space
We’ve never been to India and neither has this beer. We believe the American Style has changed what an IPA is. More Hops, more grain, and more flavor. This is an American IPA.
Over the Edge takes a great balance of 5 grains and then ramps it up with West Coast hops that were born in the shadows of the cascades. We use these Hops in 7 different additions to create an adventure from the beginning of the sip all the way to the burp.
This beer has a blood orange color and thick white head. The beer starts with great hop aroma and malty sweetness followed by citrus orange full bodied flavor, finishing with clean piney end and cascade aroma’s. This beer will not only show you what an American IPA is, it will take you Over the Edge!
Head Northwest Ale is beer for any challenge.
Whether you’re backpacking deep in the woods or trying to catch a trophy fish 100 miles out at sea.
This beer is made with all Northwest pale malts grown in Oregon and Idaho and all northwest hops. Golden tan in color with a light crisp finish. We dry hop this beer with hops grown in the shadows of Mt. Hood giving it a light pine nose. Take this beer with you as you seek your next challenge and once you find it, get after it . . . Head First.
Don’t apologize if what you do is right.
And if what you’re doing right is drink good beer, then have No Shame. This beer isn’t the biggest or the hoppiest beer known to mankind, nor will the beer geeks ever age it for a bottle share. But it is good beer, that’s all that matters!
No Shame is a wheat beer. This beer is a great summer beer or a great beer if your summer never ends. Light body with touches of wheat that adds smooth creamy notes with hops that make this a great drinker! Drink this proud . . . There’s No Shame
You wake up and that first thought is . . .
Today is going to be a big day. It may be a tail gate, a pontoon party, a wedding, or it may be getting ready to run with the bulls.
The fact remains you’ve got to get ready for the big day or prepare for a long night. It’s time to Pre-Game.
Pre-Game is a Session Ale, this means this beer has great drinking potential. At 4.5% it beholds all of the craft flavor that you crave, but stays away from being too heavy. This beer is golden in color and low in bitterness. Hops do come through in a sweet piney aroma that makes the end of every sip sound like . . . Game Time!
Tele-porter is a robust porter with a rich grain bill and dark malts that we brew with cocoa nibs, milk sugar and aromatic coffee roasted by our friends at Notorious Coffee in Marshall, NC These ingredients give this beer a wonderful nose of coffee and chocolate, a creamy tan head, and rich mocha taste.
This 6.5% ABV stout with 7 grains and all West Coast hops. It has a beautiful, tan head and the malts give create a smooth roasted taste and chocolate notes. It finishes with slight pine and a little more hops than most traditional stouts.
Whether you’re planning a birthday, corporate mixer or holiday office party, Unknown Brewing Co. offers a special environment that can be customized to meet your needs. The raw, post-industrial 2,500 square foot space is a great alternative to more traditional rental spaces and is the perfect reflection of the hip surroundings of our location between Uptown and Southend.
Unknown Brewing Co. is able to host events Monday – Sunday. There is also a small room available for parties up to 20 people* Thursdays – Sundays (*A minimum $ amount may be required)
We are happy to recommend Caterers and Food Trucks for your event. Please inquire. We’ve partnered with some of our best pals to design a variety of menus for you to pick from.
For a Private Event, you can absolutely bring in a small band or DJ to perform! They would be required to bring in all of their own equipment (including speakers). Small groups with little amplification needed work best in our industrial space. We utilize an iPod system at the Unknown Brewery (with commercial free Pandora) that we would be happy to play during private events as well. Or you can bring in your own MP3 style player with your own playlist and we can sync it to our system for your listening pleasure.
If you need to cancel the event, please do so with 2 weeks+ notice, so we can adjust our staffing or possibly rebook another event. For events that are cancelled with less than 2 weeks’ notice, a cancellation fee of $500-$1000 (depending on the day of the week the event was to occur: Monday-Thursday $500, Saturday or Sunday $1000) applies.
Email or call Lisa Shell for availability – email@example.com or 541-961-7234
Unknown Bike and Brew
Every Saturday | 2:30pm
Join us every Saturday for our weekly cycling mini-event. The ride allows cyclists of all levels to ride a great 10, 25 or 35 mile loop in and around Charlotte. The ride is FREE and benefits the Charlotte Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Pint Night at BoxCar Bar + Arcade (Raleigh, NC)
Wednesday, February 18 |
The Unknown’s First Anniversary Throwdown
Saturday, February 21 | 4:00 – 10:00pm
Come celebrate our first birthday with us. There will be 6 special brews that we will be tapping just for the event. The Tin Kitchen, Bleu Barn Bistro and MasterBacon food trucks will be onsite serving up some delicious grub. Live music by Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Bubonik Funk and Radio Lola!
$10 gets you a entrance and a free pint. (Portion of the proceeds go to the Shepard’s Center for Spinal Research)
CLT No Pants Party
Saturday, March 7 |
Check back for more details on this shindig!
Water is exactly 0% celery.
Yes, our tvs are on during most major sporting events.
In our tap room only (for now)
If you truly live The Unknown lifestyle…you don’t ask that question
YES you can rent out the taproom for your private events. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details
Yes, 32oz and 64oz growlers are available for purchase.
YOU CAN GET OUR BEER FROM TRYON DISTRIBUTING- CLICK HERE
Yes you can find The Unknown in many locations throughout Charlotte (and surrounding areas) as well as Asheville, Boone, Hickory, Morganton, Willmington and The Outerbanks.
We say just aim straight up and see what happens…
Good luck figuring out the answer to this one…
1327 South Mint Street | Charlotte NC 28203
Southend Neighborhood | 3 Blocks South of Panthers Stadium
At The Unknown Brewing Company we are more than just a name. A name does not mean you make good beer, and good beer does not have to have a name.
Our job is to stand out. We are the open road with no destination. We are your first kiss or your last time jumping out of an airplane,
or whatever your wildest adventure is. We are The Unknown.
So if you need us to have a name, make one up. If you make one up we prefer you call us something with adventure, or America, or dragons or something epic.
That would be awesome. All we know is that we are good people whose mission is to make really great beer and have fun doing it.
So our call to you………. Step into the Unknown