Beer Man

Brewery openings and big, bold beers highlight this week's beer calendar

The answer to the question posed in the video above is, "Yes, freakin' open already!" The three dynamos behind Black Shirt Brewing have been pouring their hearts and souls into this neighborhood brewery, set to open very soon (really), and they must have a lot of both because the place has been in the works now for over a year. But they're not the only ones getting ready to start pouring in the neighborhood. Our Mutual Friend Malt and Beer -- just a few blocks away in Five Points -- is also just one or two city signatures away from opening as well. Who will pull the trigger first? Stayed tuned.

Find all of this week's beer events (and a few down the road) on the next two pages.

See also -Black Shirt Brewing's slanted Offero glasses will change the way you drink beer -Our Mutual Friend Malt & Beer will connect the brewery dots in Five Points -The crew behind Black Shirt Brewing is taking the Kickstarter route toward their dream