Why black shirts?
"IT'S MY SYMBOL OF REBELLION" - JOHNNY CASH
Society tries to steer you down a very defined path of norms. Some might say this is the road most traveled, made of bricks that have been compacted with the footsteps of mindless cooperation. Go against the grain, find your own path, and when you need inspiration always look to the ones in black. They are the rule breakers, the non-conformists, and the counter culture. Black Shirt isn't just our name - it's our philosophy against convention and homogenization. It's who we are, who we call our friends and what we strive to be - the ones that challenge the "norms" of the craft beer industry.
Our 6th Anniversary is upon us and we are ready to party! Join us for a week long schedule of events including special tappings & releases, laughter, live music, pop-up brunch and so much more! Click on the link below for all the information.
Want to learn more about our history? Black Shirt Brewing Co. is featured in "Crafting A Nation," a documentary that focuses on the state of the local and national craft beer scene. The film highlights the struggles and successes inherent to running a brewery, with interviews from big-time industry players as well as up-and-comers, all uniting together to drive an industry that cares about shaping and supporting the communities in which they serve. Black Shirt Brewing Co. is honored to have been selected as the centerpiece for this film, and we welcomed the opportunity to provide a behind-the-scenes look at our brewery's transformation from the ground up. Available on Netflix, iTunes store and Amazon Video, "Crafting A Nation" is a must-see for anyone interested in the art of craft beer and its ability to amaze, delight and transcend what's on tap.
Located in the heart of the RiNo Art District neighborhood just north of downtown Denver, Black Shirt Brewing Co. strives to offer an experience that strikes a harmonious balance between music, crave-worthy pizza and delicious craft beer. We’ve received accolades for our taproom patio (front and back), and in late 2017, we were awarded “Best Brewpub for Live Music.” Our urban Beer Garden features a hand-built pallet stage that brings in acts from Colorado and beyond. Come and see us - the hype is real.
We love hosting parties here at Black Shirt Brewing Co. Looking for a space for a corporate training, private event, fundraiser, wedding reception, or birthday party? No matter the occasion, we have several spaces available for rent, so please see our space rental guide and let’s get your event booked!
BLACK SHIRT COMEDY NIGHT
9.26.18 | 7:30-9pm | BEER GARDEN | FREE EVENT
Autumn is coming! The aspen are turning, there's a slight nip in the air and the final installment of the Black Shirt Comedy Night series is upon us. On September 26th, we'll welcome five extraordinary comics to the pallet stage: host Nathan Lund, Sam Tallent, John Novosad, Christie Buchele and ShaNae Ross. The hilarity begins at 7:30, and we recommend that you arrive early, as seating is limited. This show is free of charge - just bring some tissues in case you laugh so hard that you cry. It's been known to happen.
*Please note: This event is not kid friendly as we cannot guarantee censorship from our comedians.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26th
BOURBON-BARREL AGED BORN TO HULA
TAPPING AT 11am
This bright and fruity tropical sour has an elegant kiss of Bourbon on the back end. Possessing a well-balanced acidity with just enough pineapple, coconut, and vanilla notes to round out the flavor, this beer is incredibly refreshing and extremely rare. 6.5 % ABV/15 IBUs
THURSDAY, SEPT. 27th
BOURBON-BARREL AGED QUAD
TAPPING AT 11am
Brewed in 2013, this deep, dark, rich, and complex ale was fermented in steel and then aged 21 months in freshly dumped Whiskey barrels. Rich, full on the palate, and brimming with vanilla, English toffee, warm whiskey character, and soft, nutty coffee notes. 9.5% ABV/25 IBUs
FRIDAY, SEPT. 28th
ELECTRIC LADYLAND SLUSH!
TART RASPBERRY SAISON
RELEASING AT 11am
We took one of our most popular beers, Electric Ladyland, and put it in a slush machine! Loaded with fresh raspberries, this tart farmhouse ale boasts a beautiful ruby color and delightful aroma. An infinitely crushable beer on its own - just imagine what it's like as a slush!
BEER, BACON & BLUEGRASS!
9.29.18 | 2-5pm | BEER GARDEN | FREE EVENT
BB & B makes its encore performance! If you didn't make it before, now is your last chance to experience the best Bs of your life... Beer, Bacon & Bluegrass!
This event, featuring live bluegrass music from Rusty 44 is free and open to the public. Our friends from Tender Belly will be hanging out in the beer garden cooking up free samples of their cherrywood and habanero bacon. They'll also have bacon by the pound for sale - the perfect hangover cure!
In addition to free samples, we've designed an entirely Tender Belly bacon-focused menu and will have those items for purchase all day. All this plus bonus beer specials in the afternoon with buckets of BSB cans! Come hungry, come thirsty, come ready to jig! Beer, bacon, and bluegrass cures all.
POP UP BRUNCH WITH ROAMING BULL BRASSERIE
9.30.18 | 11am-2pm
Our great friends from Roaming Bull Brasserie will be popping by on Sunday for an epic brunch experience! The menu will include Chilaquiles, Avocado Toast, Pork Belly Hash, Smoked Salmon Croque, Pan Perdu and more. We'll be slinging beers as well as The Real Dill Bloody Marys (16oz), Mimosas (12oz.), and Stem Cider Cidermosas (12oz.), and if our Electric Ladyland slushes are still around, we'll be serving those up, too.
3 DOLLAR-ADO REDS & ANNIVERSARY CAKE
9.30.18 | 2-5pm
We cannot thank all of you enough for your support over the past six years! As a small token of appreciation, we'll be offering $3 drafts of the beer that started it all, Colorado Public Red Ale, from 2-5pm, as well as sharing some 6th Anniversary cake.