About Black Shirt Brewing Co


Black Shirt Brewing Co is a progressive, artisanal brewery located in the RiNo Art District in Denver, CO. The brewery was founded by brothers Chad and Branden Miller and Chad's wife Carissa. Our focus is on creating unique, assertive, vibrant, complex, and ultimately perfectly-balanced beer. We do everything by hand, in small batches. No gimmicks. No bull shit.


Genuine. Passionate. Soulful. Authentic. Beer.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Track Numbers Defined...

It's come to our attention that we haven't really described or defined our "Track Listings" all that well. We have in certain occasions, like if you've ever sat in a bar stool in the tap room and inquired, but not all that well outside of that. This post should clear up some of the confusion and describe why we do it this way.

First off, these track numbers are batch numbers. It's honestly that simple. Hopefully you know that everything we do is musically inspired. Take American Red Saison #2014-02 for example. You already know that you're sipping our American Red Saison, right?! The #2014-02 notation is there to show you that this is the second batch of Saison that we brewed in 2014. Now you can further pinpoint the details of this particular glass (or can or growler) of beer, and find out more about it. 



Maybe you don't give a shit and just want to drink your beer without a bunch of information being crammed down your throat! Great, do exactly that. But if you, like us, like to know what you're eating, what you're drinking, where it came from, and who made it, then you'll really geek out on what we're doing with these track numbers. Once you've identified the track number on your beer, go to the website, click the Albums page, and click on the beer you're drinking. A list of tracks will pull up and you'll be able to decipher alcohol percentage, bitterness level, color, ingredients, date brewed, date packaged, a note about the beer, tasting notes, and even see pics from the particular batch of beer you're enjoying! 



We're talking about education, enlightenment, and connection to beer on a level that is unseen in the market, and our hope is to persuade more breweries to talk about their beer, tell its story, and engage their audience a bit more. 

It's not a gimmick, it's not a hoax. This is meaningful and powerful. We hope you enjoy the extra efforts that we make to ensure you know exactly what you're drinking. Cheers!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Picture Update...

No time to write, just pics...












Saturday, December 28, 2013

Saturday, December 21, 2013

2013 India Red Porter...


***New Beer Alert*** 2013 India Red Porter | Track #1

Style - India Red Porter [our own terminology] but brewed in the style of a Cascadian Dark Ale or Black IPA 

ABV - 7.70% 

IBUs - 80 

SRM - 24 

Hops: Centennial, Zythos, and Chinook in the boil | Chinook and Simcoe dry-hop 

Malts: Colorado Pale, Crystal, Munich, Victory, Pale Chocolate, Black, and Roasted Barley 

Tasting Notes: Pungent and resinous pine and bright citrus aroma, with a rich, roasty, and dark chocolate mouthfeel, finishing with a dry, and aggressive bitterness. The complexity of this beer is truly experienced as you drink a full glass of it. The enormous hop bite of the beer tends to fade back as your palate adjusts to it, and the softer and more subtle caramel and milk chocolate undertones in the body come forward. This rounds the beer out, refreshes the palate, and makes you crave another. Our India Red Porter is a true nod to the snowy Colorado winter and a plea for more of the same! 

Now on tap!!! 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Thanksgiving Week...

We are now doing Bring Your Own Vinyl on Wednesdays - so bring it, we'll spin it. We are closed Thursday to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends. Black Friday we will open early and party like we should - with food, drink, music, and friends. Saturday brings Small Business Saturday where we will sell growlers of our Sour Mash Red Saison for the first time ever, and we are discounting our remaining stock of Red Evelyn. It will be badass. We hope to see you.



Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Now Playing BSB - Bring Your Own Vinyl Wednesdays...

We've been discussing it for a while, but it was the demand from the crowd that made it happen. BYOV. Bring Your Own Vinyl. Wednesday evenings | 5-9 pm.