Unknown Brewing turns one, Triple C releases Chocolate Covered Pretzel Stout and gigantic Birdsong tap takeover at Duckworth’s

Triple C Brewing will release Chocolate Covered Pretzel Stout, its latest bottle in the brewery's barrel-aged series, this Saturday.

Two birthdays and a new bottle release highlight what’s going on locally in the craft beer community this weekend. Here’s a look:


–This Friday night, Birdsong is taking over the Park Road Duckworth’s, all in the honor of one of a milestone birthday for one of the brewery’s employees.  Sales rep and all-around cool lady Jenny Sassman’s birthday was earlier this week and to celebrate the big 3-0, Birdsong is bringing half that many taps to Duckworth’s for its biggest tap takeover in brewery history. The impressive list is as follows:


2013 The Pride Abbey Ale

2014 The Pride Abbey Ale

2013 Puppies on Penguins

2014 Puppies on Penguins

Red Wine Barrel-Aged Mexicali Stout

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Mexicali Stout

Bourbon Barrel-Aged St. Tuber Abbey Ale

Say It To My Face Double Red IPA

Honey Pie Double IPA Cask with Citra and Mosaic hops

Mexicali Stout

Honey Pie Double IPA

Jalapeno Pale Ale

Free Will Pale Ale

Higher Ground IPA

Lazy Bird Brown Ale


The festivities start at 8 p.m. Friday in the bar and patio area (weather permitting).


–Triple C’s barrel-aged series has been fantastic so far with the likes of Coming in Hops, barrel-aged Up All Night, The Dude Imbibes, The Force and barrel-aged Imperial Smoked Amber. Next up is arguably the brewery’s most creative beer yet: Chocolate Covered Pretzel Stout, which Triple C will release this Saturday.

This 9.2 percent ABV stout was brewed with German Pilsner, Special B and White and Chocolate Wheat, which gives off the bready pretzel-like character. It was then aged in bourbon barrels and on cacao nibs (hence the chocolate flavor), with salt added to the process to round it all out.

Triple C’s taproom opens Saturday at noon, which is when bottle sales of Chocolate Covered Pretzel Stout will begin. The bombers will be sold for $14, and there will be a one-case limit per person. The beer will also be on tap at the brewery. If you can’t make it Saturday, look for bottles of Chocolate Covered Pretzel Stout to hit local bottle shops and stores beginning next Monday.


–It’s been quite the first year for Unknown Brewing, and the brewery is ready to celebrate in true Unknown fashion. This Saturday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Unknown is throwing a birthday party complete with live music, beer and food.

First, of course, the beer: Owner Brad Shell is brewing a number of special beers exclusively for the party, among them Krash the Kremlin Russian Imperial Stout on nitro, Tickle My Belly Sour and a cask of Silverback Stout, along with other one-off pilot batches. The featured live music throughout the day will be Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Radio Lola and Bubonik Funk. And if you’re hungry, Unknown has you covered with a food truck rally of The Tin Kitchen, Masterbacon and Bleu Barn Bistro.

There will also be other surprises and giveaways throughout the day. Admission to the festivities is $10, which includes a pint of beer of your choice.

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