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, September 23, 2015

Great American Beer Festival 2015...

We have extended our hours for the week of Sept 23rd through 27th and hope to see you for some excellent beers, pairings, beer dinners, and live music!

3719 Walnut St, Denver, CO | 303-993-2799

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Summer Concert Series Recap...

You probably know by now, or you haven't been paying attention, that music is a big part of what we do here at Black Shirt Brewing Co. We often brew beers with specific bands and specific songs in mind as part or all of the inspiration behind the beer. Often times, we are able to brew with the bands and with people who spark this creativity. It's been the realization of a dream. When rythm, vibration, tonality, grain, and hops combine...that's when the magic happens for us.

This year, we built a stage in our beer garden to highlight these bands that inspire so much of what we do. You can read all about the stage here - http://www.westword.com/music/black-shirt-brewing-now-features-live-music-on-its-awesome-palette-stage-6772998. It was an ambitious plan for a brewery with so few people running the gadgetry and firing the missiles, but it was something we felt we had to do. We battled through 5 weeks of rain, our brew staff had to become sound engineers, the service staff had to learn how to set up and tear down a PA system, we all had to polish up on our wristband attaching skills! We designed many concert calendars and concert posters, we booked bands that we loved & that we thought were pushing their craft like us, we did our best to let the general public know about each and every show. 

The end result was amazing and we can't thank the bands, the crowds, our dedicated staff, and our team of conspirators that all chipped in to make this summer a great success! Here are  some pics from it all...

And then, the summer series culminated in one of our favorite moments when 3 year old Robert Miller (owners Chad and Carissa's son) too the stage with Matt Hoffman of New Mexican / Strange Americans to play harmonica on one of Matt's songs. It was a moment that none of us will ever forget!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Now Playing - Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - S.O.B. & Shape I'm In...

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats rock the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO performing S.O.B. which melds into an incredible cover of Shape I'm In, and then finds it's way home again.

This is an excerpt from the TV show Now Playing, which will combine live music and interviews with Nathaniel into two 30 minute episodes dedicated to Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. To find out more visit: http://www.nowplayinglive.org/

Now Playing is produced by Denver Film Company


Audio by Evergroove Studio


With Assistance from Black Shirt Brewing Co