“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…….
STEP INTO THE UNKNOWN.
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Releasing this Friday in the taproom, in honor of #Oktoberfest, Freshtober, 6.2%, is a smooth amber märzen lager brewed with some of the season's first hops, fresh off the vine from our friends at House Mountain Hops less than 24 hours old 🍻
Who says you can’t have delicious craft beer and watch your calories at the same time? Feather light is Charlotte’s first light craft beer! This low-calorie light Berliner tale is slightly tart and has a crisp taste from kettle sour blend.
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!
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.
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 Enderly Coffee in Charlotte. 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.
Hoppy, roasted 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.
We brew this American stout with 7 grains and all west coast hops. The beer has a beautiful, tan head and the malts provide a smooth roasted taste and chocolate notes. It finishes with a slight pine flavor and a little more hops than most traditional stouts.
Cognac simmered raisins and cinnamon blended in this Belgian Quad. A big beer that brings the taste of cinnamon raisin bread with every sip and a good warmth behind it. Need we say more?
This scotch ale is a great beer with warm body and sweet caramel notes. Light hop additions and roasted grains give it a nice malty aroma. Drink this beer and enjoy with or without your kilt.
Lets Get Tropical is a 5.8% IPA. We used a Weizen yeast to create banana flavors. experimental hops with flavors of pineapple and then we dry hopped this beer with roasted coconut. When you are done drinking this beer you will find that your hair has been braided with pukka shells and you will have on a pink t-shirt that says “Island time”!
NOW OR NEVER SERIES
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 its 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!
We brewed this IPA with some hazy juice hops and fermented it with a blend of an ale yeast and brett drie. And dry hopped it with a very aromatic hops.
What could be better than Tele-Porter. A wonderful porter brewed with milk sugar, and aromatic coffee roasted by our friends atFrenchh broad and Enderly Coffee. These ingredients give this beer a wonderful nose of coffee and chocolate, a creamy tan head, and rich mocha taste.
We started with 25-year-old Dominican rum barrels and said “what should we put in them?” Well we went with a light tart gose and added fresh key lime juice so that you end up with a light quenching beer with a smooth rum vanilla finish.
OVER THE EDGE – IPA – 6.4% – $6 An American IPA brewed with Columbus and Centennial hops grown solely in the northwest. This beer has a great hop aroma and a malty sweetness, followed by citrusy orange flavors.
PRE GAME – Pilsner – 4.5% – $5 This beer is golden in color, low in bitterness. Hops do come through in a sweet piney aroma.
SCRATCH N SNIFF – Aromatic IPA – 4.7% – $6 A light bodied IPA brewed with 6 additions of Cascade and Lemon Drop hops. This beer was made using a technique called “hop bursting” creating citrus aromas without the bitterness.
GINGER WHEAT – American Wheat – 5.4% – $6
A take on the American wheat beer with hand-peeled, fresh Brazilian ginger root. This beer is crisp and sweet and leaves you with a hint of ginger freshness.
TELE-PORTER – Coffee Porter – 7.2% – $6 * Our robust porter brewed with milk sugar, cocoa nibs, and aromatic coffee from our friends at French Broad Chocolate & Enderly Coffee.
NITRO VENTURE STOUT – American Stout – 6.5% – $6
This frothy, roasty American stout is brewed with all west coast hops and 7 different grains. Beginning with flavors of chocolate and coffee, and finishing slightly piney.
JUNIPER TREE – Sour Ale – 3.8% – $7* A sour blonde ale brewed with hibiscus flowers, juniper berries, and grains of paradise.
FEATHER LIGHT – Berliner Ale – 3.8% – $6 A light, crisp Berliner style ale with a refreshing, citrusy taste leaving your mouth watering for more.
KITTEN SNUGGLES – Farmhouse Ale – 9.0% – $7* Our special release farmhouse ale brewed with fuzzy apricots and catnip flowers.
GOOD ROAD CIDERWORKS – NEWTOWN PIPPIN APPLE
SEMI DRY- 6.3% – $7
SOUTHERN HOSPITALI-TEA – 5.6% – $6
A southern amber ale brewed with black tea leaves and center orchard orange blossom honey.
CLOUD BUSTER – White IPA – 5.9% – $6
An unfiltered White IPA brewed with wheat malt & Cascade hops
MAD POUR– 5.2% – $6
A collaboration brew with Pour Taphouse. This west coast style pale ale is full of citrus and stone-fruit flavors.
COLORFUL – 6.7% – $7 *
A raspberry brett fruit beer.
4.5ish – BARREL AGED SOUR – 6.9% – $7*
Sour ale aged in oak barrels with green figs from Greece.
SMALL BATCH SUNDAY
DAD JOKES – 4.0% – $6
Peach berlinerweisse brewed with milk sugar
Thank you for your interest in events at The Unknown Brewing Co! We are located at 1327 S Mint St in South End, just outside of Uptown Charlotte. Our raw, post-industrial space is 15,000 square feet and has seen everything from pie fights, laser tag to corporate presentations & elegant wedding ceremonies. We encourage your creativity and wonderment and will work with you as best as possible to make those ideas come to life.
We recently spent over half a million dollars renovating the taproom and have added a rooftop bar with a view of the city and a brand new private event space.
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.
Cash, Check paid to the Unknown Brewing Co. or Credit Card
Please note if paying by credit card, a Credit Card Authorization Form is required and the card holder is subject to an additional 5% processing fee.
50% deposit is required to hold the date, final 50% due 2 weeks prior.
Tax is included in the pricing.
Gratuity is NOT included.
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.
Every Tuesday we release a small batch brew that Chris 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!
Brew House Yoga! Every Wednesday | 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Every Wednesday an instructor from Charlotte Athletic Club hosts an hour-long yoga in our brewhouse. For only $5 you receive an intense workout, a free pint, and a free class at CAC!
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.
Brewery Bootcamp Every Thursday | 6:00pm
We partnered with the YMCA to bring you free weekly bootcamp classes in the brewery. Each class is a different workout that you can guarantee will get you sweating! Bring some water and a towel and meet us in the brewhouse for your free weekly bootcamp.
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.
THE UNKNOWN CYCLING
Bike & Brew Saturdays at 2:30PM – Join Unknown Cycling and Over the Edge Cycling Club to help 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 at 1327 South Mint Street in Charlotte North Carolina.
Unknown 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, 24 Hours of Booty, and Alzheimer’s Association to name a few.
HOW TO JOIN THE RIDES
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.
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YOU GOT QUESTIONS.
HERE’S THE ANSWERS
WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR HOPS?
All the hops used are sourced from the North West (OR, WA, CA), though we do make a beer called the Local which uses NC hops.
DO YOU HAVE TVS?
Yes, our tvs are on during most major sporting events.
WHERE CAN I BUY MERCHANDISE?
You can purchase on our website and in the taproom. Check out our online store here!
WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR GRAIN?
All grain is sourced is sourced from the North America and malted in the United States.
CAN I HAVE A PRIVATE EVENT?
YES you can rent out the taproom for your private events. Email [email protected] for details
DO YOU SELL GROWLERS TO-GO?
Yes, 32oz and 64oz growlers are available for purchase.
HOW CAN I BUY UNKNOWN BEER
YOU CAN GET OUR BEER FROM TRYON DISTRIBUTING- CLICK HERE
ARE KIDS ALLOWED?
IS THE UNKNOWN IN BARS AND RESTAURANTS?
Yes you can find The Unknown in many locations throughout Charlotte (and surrounding areas) as well as throughout North Carolina, South Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia. Be sure to ask for The Unknown!
HOW MANY CANS CAN YOU CAN IN A MINUTE/HOUR/DAY ?
Up to 40 cans per minute, 2,400 can per hour, and 16,800 cans per day.
IF I EAT MYSELF WOULD I BECOME TWICE AS BIG OR DISAPPEAR COMPLETELY?
Good luck figuring out the answer to this one…
JOIN THE UNKNOWN FAMILY
For interest in a position please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to [email protected] .
POSTED: Thursday March 7th, 2019 POSITION: Brewery Worker
This is an entry level, full-time position. The Brewery Worker will be a part of the warehouse, bottling, and kegging line team. Employees cross train on both packaging and warehouse duties. Production Line and Forklift experience is a plus.
1) You should have a strong focus on quality, safety and efficiency, constantly evaluating work practices in the spirit of improvement.
2) You must be able to lift up to 55 pounds repeatedly and maneuver 175 lb kegs as needed.
3) Work with chemicals of varying composition.
4) Ability to multi-task and follow directions.
5) Work independently as well as a team player.
6) Strong mechanical ability with problem solving/troubleshooting skills.
7) Ability to work all shifts, additional hours & weekends as necessary.
8) A desire to learn and grow with the Company
9) Ability to drive a forklift is a plus.
10)You must be a great communicator, who is able to build rapport and camaraderie with entire brewery staff.
11) A great attitude.
12) Respect for fellow co-workers, supervisors, and managers.
The ideal candidate has experience in operating a forklift, good mechanical skills and understanding of machinery, and a willingness to work as a team. A passion for and working knowledge of the brewing process is a plus.
POSTED: Monday, August 20, 2018 POSITION: Sales Rep
The sales representative will work closely with our sales manager in their region to grow sales volume, manage existing accounts, open new accounts, and set up/execute events and promotions. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Proactively pursue new accounts. Develop and maintain effective customer relationships. Maintain expert knowledge of beer, the brewing process, beer history, and current industry trends. Maintain familiarity with NCABC laws and practices in the assigned territory. Increase market share and same-store sales of our brands. Conduct beer and ginger ale tastings and staff education with key accounts. Organize & plan promotions and events with accounts on a regular basis. Oversee special events in assigned territory. Merchandise and execute effective floor displays in order to increase sales volume. Other duties as assigned. Willingness and ability to assist with out-of-market promotions and festivals, as needed. Ability to lift and move heavy cases and kegs of beer frequently.
We are seeking team members that are passionate about craft beer and are eager to introduce The Unknown Brewing Company to new customers. They should have excellent customer service skills, independence, ambition, organization and management skills, an aggressive work ethic, persistence, and a goal-oriented, team playing attitude. To be eligible for this position, applicants must meet the requirements below: Have a minimum of one year in sales or related industry experience. Bachelor’s degree preferred, or equivalent work experience. Must live in Charlotte, NC Clean driving record, valid driver’s license, and vehicle insurance. Ability to work evenings, holidays and weekends as needed. Be familiar with the brewing, distribution, and retail side of the beer industry. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Basic computer application competency. This full-time position will offer salary compensation, paid time off and sales incentives. Please send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to [email protected] with the subject heading “Charlotte Sales Representative” and let us know what makes you the best candidate for the job.
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