Red Leg Brewing Company is a Veteran owned production brewery in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Red Leg’s unique name is derived from the Civil War battlefields, where artillery soldiers wore a cardinal stripe on their pant leg to denote their location on the field of battle.
Red Leg provides the highest quality craft beer to honor the men and women who currently and formerly served in The United States Military.
The craft beers that leave our facility will have the reputation that we strive for, continuing our service by providing those who serve with a craft beer they can be proud of.
The name “Red Leg Brewing Company” has a historical meaning, below is the description from Wikipedia.
“Members of the Field Artillery are referred to as ‘redlegs’ because during the American Civil War they were distinguished by scarlet stripes down the legs of their uniform pants. The use of colors to distinguish branches of the United States Army dates to 1851. Branch colors are found on the shoulder straps of officers wearing the blue dress uniform and on branch of service scarves authorized for wear with a variety of uniforms.”
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