charity of the month
We here at Black Shirt Brewing Co. are fortunate to be a part of a thriving community in where creativity and artistry are encouraged and rewarded. One way we can show our gratitude is to work with a "Charity of the Month." Pairing our "Charity of the Month" and our "Tank of the Month" new release, for every pour of our new release purchased, we donate $1 to charity in thanks and appreciation for all the hard work that they do. Come into the taproom, grab a pour and make a difference in someone's life. That's beer drinking you can feel good about.
YOUTH ON RECORD &
BLACK BEACON SOUND
We are thrilled to have Youth on Record again as our charity of the month for December! Youth on Record is "committed to ensuring that the youth we serve graduate from high school and are ready to enter the workforce, and transition to college or enter advanced technical training and careers. Our programs empower 1,000 teens in some of Denver’s most vulnerable communities to make life choices that positively impact their future by teaching them to develop the coping tools, inspiration, and wherewithal to succeed in today’s world and to become leaders of tomorrow."
$1 of every Black Beacon Sound sold during December will go to Youth on Record.
"Foam to farm"
We here at Black Shirt are proud to participate in agricultural sustainability by donating our spent grains to local farms. These spent grains are given to the animals who in turn provide eggs, wool, milk and meat in addition to eliminating excess waste.
SARA BOWERSOCK (POINT BLANK ART & DESIGN)
“There's a spontaneous dynamic to live rock 'n' roll that isn't easy to translate to recording, let alone to canvas. But artist Sara Bowersock embodies that spirit with her Warhol- and Lichtenstein-inspired pop art, transforming the simplicity of hand-cut stencils, acrylic and spray paint into unrestrained, florid expressions of movement, heat and shadow. Her distinctive style is imitated (but never, ever duplicated). Most who see her work agree: Bowersock's talent simply sings.” - Jennifer Chancellor, Oklahoma Gazette
Sara Bowersock began her career in kindergarten when she stole a classmates crayons to draw and write curse words on the school doors. A few decades and a bachelor’s degree later, she is still at it (making art, not stealing crayons and writing curse words on school doors).
Influenced by artists like Warhol, Shepard Fairey, Banksy, and Ralph Steadman, Sara’s style is a mixture of pop-culture and street art that screams creativity as she continues to develop a unique and instantly recognizable body of work.
Sara started Point Blank Art & Design, LLC in 2009, and since then, her work has been published in books, plastered onto walls, licensed for album covers and clothing lines, commissioned, presented to a lifetime achievement award recipient, and featured in homes around the world, and she’s just getting started!
Born in Michigan, raised in Oklahoma, Sara currently lives in Westminster, Colorado and is the proud owner of three cats that she likes to dress up in ridiculous outfits.
Within the boundaries of the RiNo neighborhood, just North of downtown Denver, is a community of people that knows the importance of giving back. This group of creative businesses ranges from architects, art galleries, sculptors and designers, breweries, cideries, wineries, furniture makers, and beyond. This eclectic group of creatives are invested in the improvement and sustainability of this little gem.
We count ourselves lucky to call this amazing place home, and to do our part, we, the craft beverage producers of RiNo, have joined together to focus on how we can better our community. One way we can do that is to help put the district on the map, and so we have teamed up to bring you the Drink RiNo Circulator Shuttle. Catch a free ride every Saturday from 2pm-10pm and First Fridays from 5pm-12am and see "Where art is made" in all its forms. Come visit and see what makes this neighborhood so great!