Unknown Brewing 2.5 (ish) is the second release in the Charlotte, North Carolina based brewery’s on going Anniversary Series.
Last year, brewery founder Brad Schell realized at one point that he had completely forgotten the brewery’s first birthday. (Owning a burgeoning brewery will do that.) If you know anything about Schell and well, the whole brewery’s less than normal mentality, then you’ll fully understand his next move. Throw a 1.5 ish birthday party. And… do it again next year.
Unknown Brewing 2.5 is hitting shelves in North Carolina. South Carolina, and Georgia. The beer is a blend of both a Belgian-style red ale, and a Belgian-style golden ale, aged in bourbon barrels with apricots, blackberries, and cherries. Truly a party in a bottle. Last years is pictured on the left in the image above.
Unknown Brewing 2.5 is a limited 22 ounce bottle offering.
Unknown Hospitali-tea has return once again to the brewery’s lineup.
It’s the south, and sweet tea is king. The Charlotte, North Carolina based brewery created a caramel malt heavy amber ale, and added black tea leaves and orange blossom honey. The hops mimic lemons. The result? A boozy sweet tea style beer
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.
Unknown Hospitali-tea is a 12 once can and draft offering for the summer.
Return: June, 2016
Unknown Brewing Dirty Commie Heathen is making a second appearance at the end of the month. Last year’s release was very successful.
Unknown Brewing Dirty Commie Heathen is a Russian Imperial Stout that features over 4,000 pounds of grain used in the brewing process, Michigan tart cherries, and is aged with bourbon barrels. The 2016 recipe was dialed in a little more to the brewery’s liking.
Owner and Head Brewer Brad Shell is extremely happy with this years offering. This is only the second time ever this beer has been brewed and after last year Brad was able to make small tweaks to make it even better. Brad says, “This years Commie turned out amazing and I think people should hurry up and buy it before I drink it all!”
Unknown Brewing Dirty Commie Heathen will be available in 22oz bottles. The brewery recently added Atlanta, Georgia distribution. The state can expect this beer as well.
The Unknown Brewing Company and 7venth Sun Brewing have a new collaboration they will release Thursday – Rise Against Clowns.
The portion of the population that hates clowns have something to love with this collaboration. Unknown Rise Against Clowns is barrel aged American wild ale, brewed with blood oranges, and cotton candy. Yes, cotton candy.
The blood oranges give it a pop of citrus flavor and the cotton candy gets fermented out leaving a subtle vanilla finish. The end result is like a Brett orange creamsicle.
Unknown/7th Sun Rise Against Clowns is a 750 milliliter bottle release. On sale in the Unknown tap room on October 15th, and other North Carolina locations the following week.
The Unknown Brewing Company (Charlotte, NC) looks can one of their lower alcohol offerings, Pre Game Session Ale.
While craft beer easily made 7%+ a average ABV range, the more sessionable offerings are on fire right now.
Today is going to be a big day. It may be a tailgate. A pontoon party. A wedding or running with the bulls. It’s time to Pre-Game!
Unknown launched canned offerings last year, with Over the Edge IPA. Unknown Pre-Game is already available on draft.
Style: Pale Ale
Availability: Draft (Year-round.) 12oz Cans (Soon)
Can release: TBA
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Update: in 2017, Silverback Stout will be known as Venture Stout.
Last year, The Unknown Brewing Company (Charlotte, NC) released a one-off called Silverback American Stout. The beer was immediately popular.
The beer is stout brewed with seven different grains, and all west coast hops. Unknown Silverback is full of piney hops and chocolate flavors.
“We’re pretty happy about this one. Love this beer and the package is bad ass”, said Brad Shell, brewery owner.
With this can release pending (and a very successful launch of Over the Edge IPA cans) the brewery has ordered their own canning line. Silverback will be first down the line.
Unknown hopes to have cans on shelves in January, 2015.
The Unknown Brewing Company (Charlotte, NC) is releasing a follow up to to the very recent Vehopcirator Imperial IPA. This name is much longer than the first – La Jordana del Escorpion en Fuego Hacia la casa del Chupacabra muerto.
This roughly translates to “The Path of the Fiery Scorpion through the House of the Dead Chupacabra”. Shortening it to Escorpion en Fuego, the beer is an imperial Mexican lager, with agave nectar, seranno peppers, and aged on tequila oak staves. Oh, just in case that wasn’t enough, 99 (food grade) scorpions.
When asked if these scorpions would affect the flavor, head brewer and owner Brad Shell responded “I’m not sure, that’s not the point. The point is this beer needs scorpions. Some things just have to happen”.
Unknown Brewing Escorpion en Fuego releases on The Day of the Day, November 1st in 22oz bombers and draft.