Get excited, y'all: Charlotte's first true light beer has finally arrived. 

A lot of people think that they've had light beers at other breweries in the Queen City before, simply on the basis that those brews were light in color and had a low ABV. But what really makes a "light beer" is the calorie count and carb count. The Unknown Brewing Company is the first craft brewery in Charlotte to release a light beer. It's called Feather Light, and trust us, you're going to want to get your hands on a six-pack ASAP.

​​​Read on to learn more about our local beer of the week, the brewery it came from, and the fitness activities they've got to offer Charlotte's active beer-lovers.

The Beer: Feather Light

Meet Charlotte's first light beer. Feather Light is a 3.8% ABV Berliner style ale with only 123 calories and under seven carbs per can. Don't expect this to taste like a Bud Light or a Miller Lite, though—its flavor is crisp and tart, with refreshing hints of citrus and tropical fruit. Grab a pint from the taproom after Unknown Yoga on Wednesdays, Unknown Brewery Bootcamp on Thursdays, or Unknown Bike & Brew on Saturdays. Or you can pick up a $9.99 six-pack of these new cans from a store near you.

The Brewery: Unknown Brewing  

The Unknown Brewing Company motto is "Live Without Boundaries." The folks at Unknown Brewing are all about adventure, and about standing out from the crowd. You'll notice this adventurous spirit in their constantly rotating selection of both seasonal beers and small batch brews.

​But don't worry: you'll always be able to depend on Unknown Brewing's core beers to be there when you need them, including Feather Light as well as Pre-Game (a 4.5% session ale), Over The Edge (a 6.4% American IPA), Scratch ‘N Sniff (a 4.8% aromatic IPA) and Ginger Ale (a non-alcholic craft ginger ale made using fresh hand-peeled ginger, cane sugar and lime juice).

You can check out Unknown's new-and-improved taproom and rooftop bar (with a gorgeous skyline view) as of March 24 at 1327 S. Mint St.

The Fitness Activities: Yoga, Bootcamp, and Bike & Brew

When it comes to fitness activities, Unknown Brewing has plenty to choose from... which makes it even more exciting that you can now enjoy a light beer that's low in calories after sweating it out at their various workouts!

Here are the different classes and clubs Unknown has to offer—click the name of each activity to find out more details.


When: Wednesdays at 6:30 PM

Cost: $5 gets you the class and a beer  

Bike and Brew

When: Saturdays at 2:30 PM

Length of Ride: 10 to 35 mile routes

Cost: Free, and Unknown Brewing donates $1 to charity for every person who participates in the ride each week  

Brewery Bootcamp

When: Thursdays at 6 PM

Cost: Free

​Want to Be Featured as a Beer of the Week?  

​​​​If you're interested in having your brewery, your beer(s), and your fitness activities featured on our blog, social media channels, and our Weekly Brewsletter, we'd love to hear from you! Reach out to for details on how to be featured.