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.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Women's Bella - $25 - Available in Medium, Large, and XL
Women's V-Neck - $20 - Available in Large and XL
BSB Swag Packs - $5 - Includes stickers, postcard, bookmark
To Order, Please email us - email@example.com or come by Rancho Relaxo.
Note: Shipping not included in above pricing. We accept cash and check. No credit cards yet.
Another Note: Your purchase helps fund our brewery and take it from concept to reality. We cannot thank you enough for your support. Happy Holidays and Cheers!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Even if a startup brewery can muster the strength to make it through all of these obstacles, (and keep in mind I haven't even touched on Permits, Licensing, Approvals, Inspections, etc) then we get to deal with INBEV and MillerMolsonCoors starving us out for position on the liquor store shelves. The latest disappointment in our "free market" comes from a new bill being introduced by Congress (and backed by big money distribution companies) that would put the power of deciding shipping laws of alcohol back in the State's hands. Instead of opening it up and allowing an interested consumer the ability to purchase our beer, these laws stand in the way. We can't just ship a bottle of beer to our friends in Reno because, oh no, it's illegal. Come on, damn it. Here we are in the midst of an unbelievably horrible recession, and we want to put up more walls?! Here is the article that fueled this morning's frustration:
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Finally, winter has come here in Denver. In all honesty, we are expecting a fairly mild one due to La Nina, which favors the northern part of the country and, historically, leaves us a little high and dry. Well, we will just have to wait and see. In the meantime, when it does snow I love to close the garage doors and warm up with some coffee and catch up on some reading. Hope you are staying warm as well!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Chad and Carissa also arrived back in CO after spending some much needed and well-deserved time in CA. They brought back some fantastic beers and even better stories from breweries all over Southern and Central CA. Carissa even caught a shark on a crazy, last-minute, grab your shit lets go deep-sea fishing trip! Somehow, after the whirlwind vacation, they came back rested, inspired, and really motivated (aside from Carissa’s head cold).
First things first, our Architect is missing and assumed dead. We haven’t filed a report yet, but our guess is he got caught on the wrong side of a mob dealing. Additionally, we acquired some new equipment that made our scale too large for the building we have spent three months trying to get into (still a ridiculously small-scale, in case you were scared that we were no longer artisanal in size). We have taken it as a sign that we were never supposed to be in that space, and have decided to keep looking at other options. Again, BLACK SHIRT BREWING CO is without a home. We aren’t super happy to be starting again from what seems like scratch, but we must keep our heads high and persevere. The right space will find us and we are comforted in knowing that.
Happy Halloween from the entire crew at BLACK SHIRT BREWING CO, we hope it is safe and fun! Stay warm! Drink good beer!
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
We are currently working with our architect Doug, the City of Centennial, and South Metro Fire Dept on a facility that we would like to turn into a BSB brewing facility. Our architect is drafting the site plan, reviewing codes and regulations to ensure that this facility will meet our needs and be compliant with every requirement. This location is close to Rancho Relaxo in Centennial and would allow us to brew and sell our beer wholesale. This facility does come with a major drawback – we wouldn’t be able to be open to the public. No tap room, no tastings, nothing. It would basically serve as our private workshop to make beer and get it out to the retail establishments and fine restaurants that we are focused on.
As of today, we are waiting on our architect to send us the appropriate drawings and forms stating that we are compliant with the city, then, we will forward that along to the city and wait for inspections. Once the inspections have been completed, we will know how to proceed. After we have signed the lease and begin moving in, we can submit our liquor license applications and our TTB application. The liquor license could take anywhere from 3-12 months, and we won’t be able to put beer out to the market until we have acquired that license.
So, for those who are eager to purchase our beer, we appreciate your patience and understanding. We are working as hard as we can to get the beer to market. Nothing is moving as fast as we would like, and everywhere we turn is another obstacle to overcome. But rest assured, we won’t stop until your glass is full of BSB!
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Pictures courtesy of Noble Swine Supper Club
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
The beautiful setting for a wonderful evening. We highly recommend Crema Coffeehouse for your next mid-afternoon pick-me-up.
Outside looking in. The conversation and laughter was literally erupting out of this little space.
Monday, June 21, 2010
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Tuesday, April 27, 2010
And what are we all rebelling against? The mundane, boring sameness that is so present in our society; cookie-cutter houses with white picket fences, light lager, chain restaurants, generic and kitschy products, lives lived without excitement and fulfillment. We are a company that prides itself on a genuine authenticity and a desire to appeal to the inspired and inspiring, and we plan to market our products in a way that draws this crowd in. We are going to package our products in a different format than is traditionally done in America. Instead of “dumbing down” the beer like so many companies are currently doing, we plan to use packaging that gives the products class and style, while maintaining its image of attitude and swagger. This will allow our beer to be enjoyed at venues normally reserved for fermented grape juice, at restaurants whose focus is on pairing amazing food with amazing drink, and to be enjoyed by people who seek out the finer things in life without having a false sense of pretension and arrogance. We are dedicated and hell-bent on making a sustainable and relevant company, and believe our strategy will allow us to do so.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Artisans employ creative thinking and manual dexterity to produce their goods.
Black Shirt Brewing Co utilizes hand-crafted, small-batch artisanal methods to produce stunningly balanced and delicious beer. These beers are assertive and complex, yet clean and refreshing. After all, the beers must pair well with food if we are to achieve our mission of replacing wine on the dinner table.