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Bike & Brew Saturdays at 2:30PM – Join Unknown-Dornier and Over the Edge Cycling Club in helping to fight disease while riding your bike, challenging yourself and having fun. Train each Saturday on a 10, 25, or 35 mile route from the Unknown Brewing Company on South Mint Street in Charlotte North Carolina.
Unknown-Dornier Cycling is part of Over the Edge Cycling Club – a charitable organization that organizes cycling events that help raise awareness and money for important causes like the National MS Society and 24 Hours of Booty.
Check out their official website for upcoming rides and how you can be a part of the Unknown Bike and Brew. Plus, check out their official Jersey and Kit and really be one of the Over The Edge Cycling Club.
“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…….
Brad Shell grabbed a jackhammer and literally broke ground at 1327 S. Mint St., in the building that will soon house the Unknown Brewing Company, which he hopes to open in September... READ ARTICLE.
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A new Charlotte brewery has signed a lease for 22,500 square feet at the former South End Fieldhouse building on South Mint Street and expects to be fully operational at the site in October...READ ARTICLE.
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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!
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!
The name says it all. That simple. No really, that simple. Ginger drops of heaven, creamy smooth wheat. Now go out and live!
Our Ginger Wheat has all the wonderful light citrus mouth feel of our No Shame wheat with the addition of just the right amount of ginger to have a light, creamy finish with bursts of flavor.
Tele-porter is a robust porter with a rich grain bill and dark malts that we brew with local cocoa nibs from French Broad chocolatiers in Asheville, NC, milk sugar and aromatic coffee roasted by our friends at Counter Culture Coffee in Durham, NC. These ingredients give this beer a wonderful nose of coffee and chocolate, a creamy tan head, and rich mocha taste.
Made with black tea leaves and sweet orange blossom honey, this beer is on the lighter side with great caramel malts. The finish of sweet tea and hops provide a new floral lemon aroma. Plain and simple, Hospitali-tea is refreshing.
The Vehopciraptor was a terrifying beast that roamed free millions of years ago, wreaking havoc on local natives and their taste buds. It would use it’s large claws and aromatic bite to strike swiftly. We’ve attempted to capture the spirit of this beast. With 7 hop varieties and 9 additions, this double IPA packs a serious bite.
This aromatic IPA is made with 7 hop additions. All those hops are thrown in at special timed editions to create flavor, a nose full of goodness, and light bitterness.
Hoppy, roasty and smooth. This India Brown Ale will stay on your mind long after the last taste, like a song of the classic variety which may or may not have inspired this beer.
This stout is big. 7 different grains give this beer a great taste of chocolate and toasted toffee. It has a thick brown head with a warm mouth feel that will hold up against the coldest winter months. Even with it’s high gravity this beer is not overly thick or syrupy even though it’s made with enough grain to Krash The Kremlin.
When we think of Russian Imperial Stout, we think cold, dark, and filthy rich. We’re not historians but another dark, cold leader comes to mind. This beer weighs in at more than 4,000 pounds of grain and would easily tax the resources of premier Stalin.
We added bourbon-soaked red cherries to make this a real bear. Instead of starting a cold war, he would have been better off brewing a delicious beer. And, unlike the former Soviet Union, this beer ages well!
Our 2015 Day of The Dead Series Brew: El Corazón que Sangra Morado is an ale brewed with peruvian purple corn, hibiscus, peppers and spices.
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 Andrea Glagow for availability – email@example.com
Unknown Trivia Night!
Every Thursday | 7pm – 9pm
Trivia was such a hit that we’re going to do it EVERY THURSDAY. Grab your team and get here early to grab a table and some beers before the trivia begins. 1st place gets a $30 Gift Certificate, 2nd place gets a $20 Gift Certificate and last place gets an extra special prize. Head on over with your brainiest friends and see what your mind is made of.
Friday Night Festival!
Every Friday till it’s Cold! | March 4th – Till October, 5pm-10pm
We have partnered with Craft Growler Shop to bring you a new spot in South End to listen to live music outside, try food from 7 food trucks, and late night summer movies! Family and dog friendly with craft beer and wine for sale outside. Plenty of seating both inside and outside our spot and Crafts!
Small Batch Sunday
Every Sunday | 12pm – 8pm
Every Sunday we release a small batch brew that Brad has crafted for you to try. Many of our most popular beers including Ginger Wheat and Hospitali-Tea were small batches that became so popular we now brew them on our large systems and are even canning our Hospitali-Tea! Come out and try something new every Sunday and let us know what you like and what you may not like!
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.
Friday May 20th | 5pm – 10pm
We are working to help spread the word about MeckDec Day and make it become a civic holiday in Charlotte where schools, businesses, and government offices are closed in order to give people time to celebrate the day with their families. Similar civic holidays already exist in Boston (Patriot Day) and Salt Lake City (Pioneer Day) to name a few.
To find out how you can help contribute, read more information here.
If you take the day off of work to help contribute your services with proof, you can join us at Friday Night Festival with a great prize from us!
The Unknown No Pants Bike Ride!
Saturday May 21st | 12pm @ Good Bottle
Join us for our first annual No Pants Bike Ride! We’ve partnered with Good Bottle, Queen City Bicycles and our very own Bike & Brew to bring you this amazing event that (trust us) you will not forget!
Start at 12pm at Good Bottle where you’ll mingle among hundreds of other pantsless bike riders. As soon as it hits 1pm, you’re off! You will all ride down the light rail path until you hit bland street where you’ll ride down until you hit us at The Unknown Brewing Co.
You’ll be greeted with live music from pantsless bands as well as plenty of cold beer and good times.
It’s time to be adventurous and not afraid of taking your pants off in public. We do ask that you keep your underwear on though… or at least try to please.
Bark & Brew
Saturday May 21st | 12pm-5pm
Come out and have drinks for a great cause! Our Bark n Brew will showcase dogs up for adoption by The Greater Charlotte SPCA. We will also be collecting supplies and donations for the shelter. Our sponsors will be raﬄing oﬀ some great prizes, and all proceeds from the raﬄe will beneﬁt The Greater Charlotte SPCA! You will not want to miss this event.
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.
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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