Beer Porn: BSB’s Red Evelyn

BSB's Red Evelyn (Photo ©Sarah Haughey)

BSB’s Red Evelyn (Photo ©Sarah Haughey)

She was “the rock of the family,” “tiny yet strong, smart and loving.” Evelyn, a woman, rather a legend, who owned a general store in Westcliffe, CO is Branden and Chad Miller’s (Black Shirt Brewing) grandmother. Doing what these two brothers do best, they brewed a red ale to “honor and celebrate” this beloved lady.

Just like Grandma Evie, BSB’s Red Evelyn is “sweet” with hints of caramel and toffee, but “firm” – coming in at 8.5% ABV and 90 IBUs, this full-bodied Red Rye IPA packs a bitter punch that is softened by tropical fruit and bright citrus notes. Brewed with Colorado grown and malted barley, Belgian candi sugar, Colorado wildflower honey, rye, and a combination of Centennial, Willamette, Zythos, Citra, and Simcoe hops, this beer is incredibly complex. Branden suggests letting Red Evelyn rest in the Omni glass for several minutes, as the subtleties and nuances begin to show themselves as the beer warms.

About Sarah Haughey


Editor, Denver off the Wagon. Sarah is a native of the "Napa Valley of beer," but her beer-drinking roots stretch all the way back to the Emerald Isle where Haughey (Haw-hee) is famous. Sure, our name may have got it's rap from the corrupt prime minister, but we like to think it stands strong due to our long-standing ability to pound a few too many pints. After stints on the East Coast and in San Francisco, Sarah came running back to Denver where her full-time job is exploring all the city's new craft breweries one sip at a time. Follow me @sarahhaughey4 to see where I'm grabbing a beer or for news about local breweries. Like to cook? Me too, check out: Lifewithalittlespice.com