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.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

BSB | Noble Swine Supper Club | Crema Coffeehouse

We were given the pleasure of teaming up with our friends at Noble Swine Supper Club @ Crema Coffeehouse for a private, 6-course paired meal for 25 people. We poured our Late-Hopped Red Ale alongside a corned beef tongue steam bun with kimchi. This particular pairing was a home run - the subtle funky gamey flavor of the tongue played well with the roasted malt in the beer, and the spice from the kimchi was cooled by a ton of refreshing citrusy hops. You literally couldn't have one without the other. Thanks to everyone who made it out.

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.

Sparklers provided one last bit of entertainment before the warmth of our sheets and the comfort of our pillow pursuaded our departure

The BSB crew was pouring beer, running food, bussing tables, and, you know it, rockin the dish pit!

Monday, June 21, 2010


It takes the best ingredients to produce the best beer. Shown below are just a couple of the ingredients that make our Late-Hopped Red Ale so intriguing, complex, vibrant, and delicious. We are currently purchasing our base malt from a malting company here in Colorado in an effort to produce beer that really showcases what Colorado has to offer. In the future we would love to purchase Colorado-grown hops to compliment the Colorado grown and malted barley and to give our beer a true sense of place. The hop industry in Colorado is in its infancy, but hopefully with an increase in demand, more farmers will see the potential and begin to grow more hops to satisfy our needs. Here's to hoping!

Whole leaf hops used to dry-hop our beer. This allows us to produce beer with amazing flavor and aroma without being too bitter.

Malted barley that gives our beer its wonderful color, texture, mouthfeel, and flavor.

Malted and roasted barley that lends a nice bitter edge and compliments the sweetness of the other malts.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010