The Unknown Brewing Co.
The Unknown is my favorite brewery in the Charlotte area. That doesn't necessarily mean they make the best beer in town, but as far as a brewery goes, they knock it out of the park. The atmosphere is as eclectic as the beer list. The arcade room patio space and tap area are all inviting. The actual brewery space is visible through a wall of windows in the tap room, which make it feel like you're actually at a brewery rather than at a bar. The tap list is always fantastic. The left hand screen shows the mainstays which are all solid beers. On that list there is something for everyone. The right hand screen shows their seasonal and one-offs. This is where the fun really starts. The put their motto ("Live with out boundaries") where their mug is with the beers that they make, incorporating ingredients and styles that you won't find anywhere else. If you enjoy trying different beers you won't be able to avoid getting a flight here to sample all that they have. It'll be worth it.
If you like dark beers then this is your place. However if youre not a dark beer fan then go somewhere else. There wasnt a huge choice of beers and it was so loud you couldnt hear to even order. Not a fan
I love the location (they're renovating right now) and the beers are pretty good. Nothing stands out per se, but that's because I have some specific tastes for porters and stouts. That said, when they do brew darker beers like that, they've been pretty good.
As another review has said. Dark beers are ok. The pale ales and IPAs are not to my personal taste. There are several other awesome breweries in this town that make great lighter beers.
You can't go wrong visiting Unknown. A really enjoyable place with friendly knowledgeable staff.