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 6, 2011
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Thursday, August 11, 2011
I am glad you have gained a little from our miscellaneous ramblings and venting! As for your question of "what moved you to this step," there is no simple or quick answer to that. This project has been in the works, in one form or another, for over ten years now. It has always been a creative project that my brother and I shared.
As for the new location, size, etc., it came out of necessity. The TTB wouldn't allow us to brew commercially out of our home and so we set out to find a commercial space. In having to pay rent, it quickly became apparent that we would need to increase the size of our brewery in order to brew enough beer to be sustainable and not go completely crazy. So we grabbed a brewhouse when the opportunity presented itself, we picked up larger fermenters and brites as we could, and have been piecing things together over the last two years.
What really drives us is the desire to own our own business, be our own boss, and do things our way and not the way someone else thinks it should be done. It's the desire to create. It's the hope to inspire others to follow their dream. Some people are just born with ambition and drive, and sometimes it takes a long time to figure out what to put all of that effort into, but we have found what makes us happy and gives us fulfillment and we are pursuing it with every ounce of our being. It hasn't been easy. And we still have a really long way to go. But we keep chasing the dream that we share and hoping other people find inspiration in it and support it.
Thanks for seeking out information about the brewery. How did you find out about us? Are you a homebrewer yourself? Are you considering opening a brewery?
P.S. Because I don't really know how to respond on this blog (it's probably quite simple) you might email me @ branden(at)blackshirtbrewingco(dot)com
Monday, August 8, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
Sight allows the identification of color, shape, and size...
Touch is the feeling of texture and temperature...
Smell consists of aromas that associate time and place...
And taste is the confirmation of what the other senses had already been triggering - the ah hah moment that, yes, this is truly fantastic!
Our Red Ale stimulates and rewards all five of the human senses, how many other art forms can claim that?
Monday, July 11, 2011
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Thursday, May 19, 2011
Is there a difference? It takes passion, conviction, direction, creativity, ability, and desire to write music and to brew beer. And the results of the effort? Something tangible for others to enjoy. Hopefully it inspires, hopefully it resonates deeply within them and strikes a chord. Maybe it will become the soundtrack to their day, maybe they'll rise up in protest, and maybe they'll simply tell their friends "check out this riff," or "can you believe that this is possible?" No matter the reaction, we do it because it's in our hearts. We have the need to create. We have the need to share our creation on some level. Each new song is a reflection of our lives. Each new album a collection of the best we can do at the time. It's a struggle. Creativity is like the weather - feast or famine. Sometimes it rains so much that it floods. And sometimes it is so dry that we begin to wonder if it'll ever rain again. But no matter the situation, whether our cup is empty or so full it runs over, we will continue to create music, to brew beer.