Hospitali-Tea Makes Seasonal Return for The Unknown Brewing Co.

UnknownHospitaliTeaThe Unknown Brewing Co. (Charlotte, North Carolina) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal release of Hospitali-Tea Southern Amber Ale on Thursday, June 7.

Recently named “one of the best tea beers in the country” by CraftBeer.comHospitali-Tea is a summer-themed Amber Ale that The Unknown Brewing Co. brews with real black tea leaves and sweet orange blossom honey.  This refreshing combination supplies you with “everything you would expect from a delicious amber and then at the end, you will notice a slight hint of tea…not overpowering, but enough to keep wanting another sip.”

“Made with black tea leaves and orange blossom honey, The Unknown Brewing Co.’s Hospitali-Tea is as refreshing as sweet tea on a hot day in the South. Lemon-flavored hops add to that freshness and aroma, along with the sweet tea.”

Hospitali-Tea will officially release in The Unknown Brewing Co.’s Taproom on June 7 and will enter distribution shortly thereafter.  You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available in 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused retailers, bars and restaurants located within the brewery’s distribution footprint in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.  Prost!

Vital Information for Hospitali-Tea Southern Amber Ale from The Unknown Brewing Co.

Release – Summer Seasonal, launching early June 2018
Style – Amber Ale
ABV – 5.4%
Added Ingredients – Black tea leaves & orange blossom honey
Availability – 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Georgia, North Carolina & South Carolina


The Unknown Brewing Co. Set for Limited Release of Kitten Snuggles

Outlook-l4nxiry0On Friday, May 25 at 6 p.m., The Unknown Brewing Co. (Charlotte, North Carolina) will host a special beer release event to honor the long-awaited return of Kitten Snuggles Farmhouse Ale.

Originally released in 2016 as a one-off, Kitten Snuggles is a Farmhouse-style Ale “brewed with milk sugar, fuzzy apricots and YES, catnip flowers!” Introduced as a late addition in the brewing process, those catnip flowers add “a subtle earthy green tea flavor and aroma” to the beer’s more pronounced “creamy apricot deliciousness.” Kitten Snuggles weighs in at a cuddle-inducing 9% ABV.

To take this Kitten Snuggles beer release to a literal level, The Unknown Brewing Co. has partnered “with Mac Tabby Café and there will be cute little kittens for you to snuggle with while you are drinking in the taproom” during the event.  If that is not enough to catch you right in the feels, the brewery “will also be donating $1 from every pint sold from [its] ‘Charity Tap’ to the rescue efforts of Catering to Cats and Dogs.”

16 oz. cans of Kitten Snuggles will officially release in the taproom at The Unknown Brewing Co. (1327 S Mint St | Charlotte, North Carolina) at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 25.  This taproom-only release will be extremely limited, and the brewery warns that “it’s going to be hard to get your paws on it.” With that in mind, just get to the brewery on time, secure your stash of Kitten Snuggles, and settle in for an unforgettable evening filled with soft purrs and tickly kitten kisses.  Prost!

The Unknown Brewing Company Schedules Limited Release of Rarest Bean

pastedImage (1)_editedThe 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

The Unknown Brewing Co. Plans to Celebrate its 3.5ish Anniversary with Music Festival

3.5ishbottle_editedOn Saturday, June 10 at 2 p.m., the folks at The Unknown Brewing Co. (Charlotte, North Carolina) will recognize their 3.5ish Anniversary with a full-blown music festival boasting six musical acts, fine cigars and a ridiculous amount of tasty brews.

To make good on their promise to go “bigger and better” with each year’s anniversary festivities, The Unknown Brewing Co. has booked 6 of “the best up and coming bands in the US” to properly celebrate the brewery’s 3.5ish Anniversary.  If that were not enough, this event will also feature limited release brews, beer-infused cigars, a charity fundraiser, and quite a few other surprises from The Unknown.  The 3.5ish Music Festival is absolutely bursting with awesome details, so let’s break it all down.

The Basics

The Music

To live up to its listing as an all-out Music Festival, the following six musical acts get top billing for this party:

The stage times for each band have not yet been released, but we will update this area with that information once it is available.

The Beer

This event may be a Music Festival, but it is still being thrown by a brewery.  With that said, The Unknown Brewing Co. obviously plans to celebrate its 3.5ish Anniversary with some damn tasty beers as well:

  • This event will act as the release of The Unknown Brewing Co.’s Geuze-inspired Lambic Ale titled “3.5ish
  • A vast array of limited release beers will be flowing on tap
  • The brewery will also be delving back into its recipe book to revive several beers from the past

The Cause

To ensure that this event makes a difference, The 3.5ish Music Festival will also act as a fundraiser for Purple Heart Homes –  a 501(c)3 public charity “dedicated to providing housing for Service Connected Disabled Veterans that is substantial in function, design, and quality fit to welcome home the fighting men and women of America.”  During the event, The Unknown Brewing Co. will have a special “Charity Tap” set up.  $1 from every pint sold from the “Charity Tap” will go to benefit Purple Heart Homes.

Additional Info

To round off the celebration, The 3.5ish Music Festival will also feature cigars from Cigar Row that have been infused with beer from The Unknown Brewing Co., a selection of local food trucks, and quite a few “other awesome surprises.”


Tickets for The 3.5ish Musical Festival are available now for the cost of $10 each (plus fees), and you can click here to secure your tickets.  Ticket price grants you entrance into the festival and access to the live entertainment.  All other aspects of this anniversary party are pay as you go.

That should just about cover all the information currently available concerning The 3.5ish Music Festival from The Unknown Brewing Co.  Once more details are released, we will of course update you here with that info.  You really cannot go wrong with a fantastic day filled with live music for just $10 a person.  Factor in all of those amazing beers that you will have access to, and this event easily graduates to can’t-miss status.  If you are free on June 10 and in the Charlotte area, make sure you are at The Unknown Brewing Co. for its 3.5ish Music Festival and Anniversary Party.  Prost!



The Unknown Brewing Co. set to release Bright Ass Tank Top Gose

BrightAssLimesUnknownThe Unknown Brewing Co. (Charlotte, North Carolina) announced on Tuesday that they will soon be releasing Bright Ass Tank Top Rum Barrel-aged Key Lime Gose.

Bright Ass Tank Top starts with the wildly popular base of the Gose, a German style that is “generally light in color with a blend of barley and wheat and then lightly soured for a dry tart finish.”  This Gose was later introduced to some fresh key limes and fine sea salt, and then the beer took a three-month rest in 15-year-old Nicaraguan Rum barrels. 4.1% ABV + key limes + Rum barrel-aging = quite possibly the perfect beer to finish off the summer.

“When I smelled these barrels I instantly thought of relaxing on a beach in the sun with something refreshing and light, and I also thought about being a Pirate but sometimes my mind wanders,” said Head Brewer Brad Shell.

Bright Ass Tank Top will officially release in about two weeks with distribution in North Carolina, South Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia.  **UPDATE** Details on the official release have surfaced.  Bright Ass Tank Top will be available starting this weekend and will then see distribution beginning next week (Monday, September 5) **UPDATE** You can find this limited offering in 16 oz. 4-packs and limited draft.  Prost!

Vital Information on Bright Ass Tank Top from The Unknown Brewing Co.

Style – Gose, Aged 3 months in 15-year-old Rum Barrels
Release – limited: Taproom release weekend of September 3, Distribution beginning week of Monday, September 5
Packaging – 16 oz. 4-packs, limited draft
ABV – 4.1%