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.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Musicians or Brewers?

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.