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, February 16, 2012

TTB Federal Brewer's Notice Approval...

Damn! The TTB (Alcohol and Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau) got fast! We had heard that with the current renaissance, or full-on gold rush, of new breweries applying for their federal license that it could take months to receive the notice. Scratch that - online submission = 5 week turnaround! Now we just have to get our State Manufacturer's License (which has been applied for and the state is reviewing it), along with a hundred and ten thousand tasks around the brewery completed, and we might yet open this little brewery! Woohoo!


  1. Grats on getting the TTB to act quickly. Really looking forward to seeing you guys head towards an opening. What's your best case scenario for an opening day?

  2. Thanks Dave, we appreciate it. As for an opening day? Honestly, it's too early to tell. We are shooting for the Spring, but man that is coming up fast! Hopefully, we are open before Memorial Weekend. Stay tuned and we'll keep you in the loop. Have a great weekend!

  3. How's the progress going? Inquiring minds want to know! I read about how you guys helped out Upslope, and I thought that was wicked cool. Any brewer who goes the extra mile like that deserves to have their dream realized.
    Aka Brewhomer

  4. Congrats..we just received our brewers notice...6-12-12!