The Unknown Brewing Company (Charlotte, North Carolina) has announced that it will hold a special taproom release for Rarest Bean, an Imperial Stout brewed with two of the rarest beans in the world, at 3 p.m. on Friday, February 16.
To ensure that Rarest Bean lives up to its name, The Unknown Brewing Company brewed this “Imperial Pastry Sweet Stout” with a recipe that boasts not one but two highly coveted beans. The first of the beans is Black Ivory Coffee, “literally the rarest coffee bean on earth.” With only about 1,000 pounds produced each year, this rare and pricey coffee ($100 a bag) is consumed and “processed” by elephants. Yeah, that means what you think it means.
The overachievers at The Unknown then took things a step further by adding Tongan vanilla beans to this rare bean roster. Although these beans were never inside an elephant, they do create “an extremely rich vanilla flavor.” That’s a good thing because these magic beans come in a package that “only contains 2 beans and is around $30-$40 per container.” Do you see the trend here? The Rarest Bean’s ingredients are special, rare and exclusive, and that makes Rarest Bean special, rare and exclusive.
Rarest Bean will be available exclusively in the taproom at The Unknown Brewing Company at 3 p.m. on Friday, February 16. Due to the rarity of the ingredients and the exorbitant cost of brewing this beer, the brewery has only produced 100 bottles of Rarest Bean and bottle limits will be set at two (2) per person during the release event. A quick run on that math leads us to believe that these bottles will not last long, so make sure you are at the brewery early on February 16 to give yourself the best chance possible to secure your bottle(s) of Rarest Bean. Prost!
Vital Information for Rarest Bean from The Unknown Brewing Company
Release – Limited/Taproom-only; 3 p.m. on February 16, 2018
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 12.5%
Added Ingredients – Black Ivory Coffee & Tongan vanilla beans
Availability – 16.9 oz. bottles (only 100 bottles produced, limit of 2 bottles per person)
Event Location – The Unknown Brewing Company | 1327 South Mint Street | Charlotte NC 28203