Unknown Brewing

A Letter from Brad Shell, founder of The Unknown Brewing Co.

The Unknown Brewing Co. will celebrate their one-year anniversary from 4-10 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21. There will be new beers, food trucks, live music and more. Founder Brad Shell has been thinking about the last year and asked that I share the following letter. A letter to Charlotte Craft Beer As we come up [...]

NoDa Brewing Hop Cakes Can

NoDa Brewing Releases Hop Cakes Cans on Feb. 9

NoDa Brewing will release four-pack cans of Hop Cakes, a double IPA brewed with maple syrup, at the taproom this Monday, Feb. 9. The cans will be distributed around town starting the next day, but if you want to try it on tap head to the brewery this Friday, Feb. 6 (kegs, too, will make [...]

Birdsong Brewing Charlotte NC

Queen City Q celebrates three years with Birdsong’s Susie Q Smoked IPA

Queen City Q will celebrate their third birthday this Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. with the special release of Susie Q Smoked IPA, which was brewed for them by Birdsong. The beer, which was brewed with malt smoked at Queen City Q, is named after the owner of the barbecue restaurant. Pints of this [...]

Queen City Brewers Festival 2014

Highlights from the Queen City Brewers Festival

If you just enjoyed the first session of Queen City Brewers Festival, as I did, then you probably had a few of the beers I’m about to write about. If you are midway through the second, well I’m hoping this reaches you in time to steer you toward a few new beers. And if you [...]

Unknown Brewing Dirty Commie Heathen

The Unknown Brewing Co. releases Dirty Commie Heathen

This Saturday, Jan. 31, The Unknown Brewing Company will release Dirty Commie Heathen, a Russian Imperial Stout aged on bourbon-soaked oak staves and sundried cherries. The beer is the third bottled offering from the brewery, following Enscorpion En Fuego and Vehopciraptor. The beer starts life as the brewery’s Krash The Kremlin, a 12.4 percent Russian [...]

Triple C Brewing and Sycamore Brewing Collaboration

Triple C and Sycamore Collaborate on “The Boozehound”

The guys from Triple C Brewing made the short trip over to Sycamore Brewing on Jan. 22 to brew a beer with their SouthEnd neighbors. It’s the first collaboration beer either brewery has done, as well as the first between two Charlotte breweries (NoDa and OMB still plan to do one later this year). The [...]

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Where to watch the Carolina Panthers playoff game

Last week, the Panthers beat the Cardinals right here at home, and many celebrated in Bank of America Stadium with lots of local beer. But with an away game in Seattle, where do you go if you want to watch the game with a local beer in hand (beside your couch, of course)? Fortunately many [...]

OMB Fat Boy Baltic Porter 2015

OMB to release Barrel-Aged Fat Boy Baltic Porter on Saturday, Jan. 24

Tickets for The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery’s release of Fat Boy Baltic Porter on Saturday, Jan. 24 are now on sale at the brewery’s online store. This year’s version of the Baltic porter was aged in Four Roses bourbon barrels. As they’ve done in years past, the brewery will release the beer as part of a [...]

Upcoming Charlotte Beer Festivals

It seems like we just came out of a busy festival season, but there are several upcoming festivals that you’ll want to keep an eye on.  Queen City Brewers Festival – Saturday, Jan. 31 Now in its fourth year, the Queen City Brewers Festival offers attendees a great selection of beers from Charlotte-area breweries, plus [...]

Lenny Boy Brewing Company

Lenny Boy taps “CABREW Common” on Saturday, Jan. 17

On Saturday, Jan. 17, Lenny Boy Brewing Company will tap a beer they brewed with members of the Cabarrus Homebrewers Society (also known as CABREW). The group of homebrewers visited the brewery last November to help brew CABREW Common, which, as the name suggests, is a California Common-style of beer. Lenny Boy is the state’s [...]