WHAT SIZE IS YOUR BREWHOUSE?
We have a 15-barrel brewhouse with (8) 30-bbl fermentors and (2) 30-bbl foeders as well as 2 different barrel cellars comprised of approximately 60 different types of wine and spirit barrels.
WHY DO YOU ONLY MAKE RED ALES?
We wanted to concentrate on one thing and do it really well. We felt we didn't want to be a brewery that copied styles of other regions but rather take little influences from history and around the globe and put our unique Colorado spin on them. The origin of the word "Colorado" is derived from the Spanish translation "colored red." We wanted to brew beers that spoke of a time and place, of the state we were born and raised in. We found that by perfecting our flagship beer (167 test batches of our Colorado Red Ale) we could push its boundaries and brew sour reds, hoppy reds, light, crisp and refreshing reds, and robust and roasty reds. We can dance all over your palate with our line-up while brewing the beers that define the place we call home.
DO YOU DISTRIBUTE AND WHERE CAN I FIND YOUR BEER?
We are a small but fierce self distributing operation! Our beer can be found in more than 200 liquor stores and restaurants/taprooms across the state. We continue to grow every day as more and more people are catching onto the magic of The Red Ale Project. We have not crossed state lines as of yet, but stay tuned for any announcements in that vein. Our handy BEERFINDER allows you to search according to your address, zip code or even specific packaged beer we offer! You can access websites, operation hours, phone numbers and directions to your closest retailer that carries Black Shirt beer. If you would like to see your favorite local liquor store carry our product, please visit our CONTACT page and fill out the Sales Inquiry form.
WHAT WAS THIS BUILDING BEFORE?
Look closely at the original marquis sign and you will see the words "Johnson and Loud," which was a furniture and appliance factory in the 50s. The building then took turns as a disco and brothel during the 60s and 70s. Motorcycles and diesel engines were repaired here as well, but the building sat vacant for many years until we found it, gutted it, started brewing red ales, and opened our doors as a community gathering spot for this long-forgotten neighborhood. Check out the Netflix documentary, "Crafting a Nation" to watch how we transformed the building into what it is now.
ARE YOU ASSOCIATED WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA?
No we are not but rest assured, we get that question a lot.