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.
On Thurs, Aug 16th at 11am, we’re releasing one of our most beloved, most complex, most labor-intensive beers - RED EVELYN, Imperial Red Rye IPA! Named in honor of Evelyn Miller, the grandmother of Black Shirt founders Chad and Branden Miller, Red Evelyn is made with copious amounts of rye and wildflower honey, and dry-hopped with Citra and Simcoe at five points in the brewing process. Coming in at 9.5% abv, it’s a beer that leaves a lasting impression. New this year: we’re canning Red Evelyn in 16oz four packs! Priced at $18/4 pk, these cans will only be available in the taproom. Join us we celebrate this extraordinary beer, and raise a glass to Grandma Evie. It’s gonna be a banger!
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 Brewery 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!
RED EVELYN SPECIAL RELEASE
BEER AVAILABLE STARTING AT 11AM
RED EVELYN, Imperial Red Rye IPA IS BACK! Named in honor of Evelyn Miller, the grandmother of Black Shirt founders Chad and Branden Miller, Red Evelyn is made with copious amounts of rye and wildflower honey, and dry-hopped with Citra and Simcoe at five points in the brewing process. Coming in at 9.5% abv, it’s a beer that leaves a lasting impression. New this year: we’re canning Red Evelyn in 16oz four packs! Priced at $18/4 pk, these cans will only be available in the taproom. Join us we celebrate this extraordinary beer, and raise a glass to Grandma Evie. It’s gonna be a banger!
VINYL ME, PLEASE + BSB PRESENTS THE SPINS!
VINYL LISTENING PARTY feat. MITSKI BE THE COWBOY
8.16.18 | 6:30-9pm | BEER GARDEN | FREE EVENT
Vinyl Me, Please returns to the beer garden with their August Record of the Month, a full playback of Mitski’s new album, Be The Cowboy, before it drops to the public on August 17. Get ready to sip on some delicious craft beer & cocktails - we recommend a fresh Red Evelyn Imperial Red Rye IPA, which will hit the taps on the 16th - enjoy our scratch-made pizza and win some vinyl!
BSB LIVE: THE GHOST OF JOSEPH BUCK
8.17.18 | 8-11pm | BEER GARDEN | FREE EVENT
The Ghost of Joseph Buck are a dot in the collective unconscious - connecting humanity, past and present. Lovers, outlaws, preachers, murderers, wanderers... together in song.
This is a FREE show you don't want to miss!
BSB LIVE: HILLTOP HARVEST
8.18.18 | 2-5pm | BEER GARDEN | FREE EVENT
Hilltop Harvest Band returns to Black Shirt for their first appearance on the pallet stage. Their roots are planted in bluegrass music. The 2016 and 2017 RockyGrass National Flatpicking Runner-Up, Michael Furry (Guitar/Vocals), the 2003 RockyGrass fiddle champion Nancy Steinberger of "Giddy Up Kitty" (Fiddle/Vocals), and Casey Cormier of "Silverplume" (Bass/Vocals) converge for some of the best harmonizing twists on popular songs.