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.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Saturday, December 21, 2013

2013 India Red Porter...


***New Beer Alert*** 2013 India Red Porter | Track #1

Style - India Red Porter [our own terminology] but brewed in the style of a Cascadian Dark Ale or Black IPA 

ABV - 7.70% 

IBUs - 80 

SRM - 24 

Hops: Centennial, Zythos, and Chinook in the boil | Chinook and Simcoe dry-hop 

Malts: Colorado Pale, Crystal, Munich, Victory, Pale Chocolate, Black, and Roasted Barley 

Tasting Notes: Pungent and resinous pine and bright citrus aroma, with a rich, roasty, and dark chocolate mouthfeel, finishing with a dry, and aggressive bitterness. The complexity of this beer is truly experienced as you drink a full glass of it. The enormous hop bite of the beer tends to fade back as your palate adjusts to it, and the softer and more subtle caramel and milk chocolate undertones in the body come forward. This rounds the beer out, refreshes the palate, and makes you crave another. Our India Red Porter is a true nod to the snowy Colorado winter and a plea for more of the same! 

Now on tap!!! 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Thanksgiving Week...

We are now doing Bring Your Own Vinyl on Wednesdays - so bring it, we'll spin it. We are closed Thursday to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends. Black Friday we will open early and party like we should - with food, drink, music, and friends. Saturday brings Small Business Saturday where we will sell growlers of our Sour Mash Red Saison for the first time ever, and we are discounting our remaining stock of Red Evelyn. It will be badass. We hope to see you.



Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Now Playing BSB - Bring Your Own Vinyl Wednesdays...

We've been discussing it for a while, but it was the demand from the crowd that made it happen. BYOV. Bring Your Own Vinyl. Wednesday evenings | 5-9 pm. 


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Now Playing BSB | R.L.Cole...



Denver musician. Incredibly deep and haunting voice. Passionate. Soulful. Badass.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Beer and Cheese...

We have once again teamed up with Amy from Marczyk's Fine Foods to offer you an evening of beer, cheese, education, and enlightenment. The evening will start at 7:00 pm sharp, and we'll be pouring 4 hand-crafted beers alongside 4 hand-selected cheeses. Amy will guide you through the cheeses and give you a little background on their origin, maker, history, and characteristics and Branden will chat about the beers. Seats are very limited to ensure the intimacy and comfort of our guests, as well as the ability to really engage with both Amy and Branden. We hope you'll join us.


Friday, November 1, 2013

Brew House Arrives...

On Monday, Oct 21st - our brand new Premier Stainless 15 bbl brewhouse arrived. Here are some pictures and details...










Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Upcoming Album Covers...

...these are the Album Covers for the website. It's been a long time in the making, but when you are like us and doing every single thing in the house, by hand, shit just takes time. Now to get the tracks all done. 









Fall In Denver, CO

Honestly, we have it pretty good here. Every now and then we get a little moisture. Every, oh....500 years or so we get the kind of moisture that we saw in mid Sept. It was devastating for many. It was incredible. It made me want to brew beer. Beer with body. Beer with depth. Beer that satisfies in the middle of the winter. Because that is what is coming. A big winter is my prediction. Filled with delicious beer. Emotion-driven beer. Beer de terroir.

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Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Red Ale Project...

The constant pursuit of perfection; this is our journey to make the best Red Ales on the planet.



Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Big Things Coming...

We just got done licking our wounds from the craziest, busiest, most insane week ever, but we aren't resting for long! New equipment, expansion in the works, greater distribution, scheming on new beers, more barrel-ageing, we've been busy!!!! Check it out:
























To see a short video of this all, shot with a GoPro camera, click below...