Blackfoot River Brewing Company

Beer Engine

Each week Blackfoot serves two unique ales on a tradition hand pumped beer engine.

The beer is naturally carbonated in the cask (firkin) with the help of the addition of sugar, whether it be sugar, molasses, fruit or other materials that feed yeast for carbonation.

The engine dispenses beer by air pressure and not by being forced through tap lines by CO2 and Nitrogen which is typical in modern draught systems.

This old style carbonation & dispensing gives the beer a unique quality of a creamier, less carbonated texture and mouthfeel and is served slightly warmer than modern draught.

It also gives our brewers the ability to test out fun, interesting and sometimes amazing combinations of flavors in small batches.

Look for our line up- changing every week!


On Tap Today

On The Beer Engine This Week

Friday, Feb 28th - Juniper & Citra dry-hopped IPA

Single Malt IPA with juniper berries and Citra hops. The popular Citra hops have an in-your-face citrus flavor

Wednesday, Mar 4th - Mosaic & Cascade dry-hopped Mardi Gras Red Ale

Mosaic hops have become a high-demand aroma hop for its fresh pine, mango, blueberry and citrus aromas. Cascade are one of the most popular American hops, known for a distinct spicy citrus aroma with hints of grapefruit.

Friday, Mar 6th - IPA with Mandarina Bavaria hops and Oranges

Single Malt IPA with Mandarina Bavaria hops and fresh squeezed oranges. Mandarina Bavaria hops are a German variety that lend tangerine and citrus aromas.

Wednesday, Mar 11th - Rosemary Lemon IPA

Single Malt IPA with fresh rosemary and lemon juice & zest.

Friday, Mar 13th - Winter IPA dry-hopped with Chinook & Idaho 7

Winter IPA with Chinook & Idaho 7. Chinook hops have a piney, spicy bouquet and grapefruit flavor. Idaho 7 hops are known for their piney, tropical, fruity, citrusy, earthy, and floral flavors and aromas.

Tuesday, Mar 17th - Whiskey Vanilla Scottish

A special cask beer for St. Patrick’s Day! Scottish Ale infused with Irish Whiskey and fresh vanilla beans.

Wednesday, Mar 18th - Winter IPA with Pineapple and Mosaic Hops

Winter IPA dry-hopped with Mosaic and crushed pineapple. Mosaic hops have become a high-demand aroma hop for its fresh pine, mango, blueberry and citrus aromas.

Friday, Mar 20th - Cream Ale with lemon zest & Willamette hops

Cream Ale with lemon zest and dry-hopped with Willamette hops. Willamette is the king of aroma in the world of hops providing a spicy, floral, and fruity fragrance to your beer.

Wednesday, Mar 25th - Breakfast Cream Ale

Cream Ale with orange zest, Irish whiskey infused oak spiral, and maple syrup.