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

Wednesday, Sep 19th - Chinook & Crystal dry-hopped ESB

Blue Collar ESB dry-hopped with Chinook & Crystal hops. Chinook hops are used for pine and spice aromas, crystal hops are used for woody, floral and fruity aromas with spice notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and black pepper

Friday, Sep 21st - Sour Cherry Cream Ale

Smoooth cream ale infused with fresh sour cherry puree

Wednesday, Sep 26th - Juniper IPA

Cask conditioned Juniper IPA brewed in partnership with The Base Camp & Montana Wilderness Association. This brand new IPA recipe includes juniper & spruce tips in the boil & fermenting tank for a very wild flavor!

Friday, Sep 28th - Cream dry-hopped with Cascade, Chinook, Centennial, and Citra hops

Smoooth Cream Ale dry-hopped with four hop varieties. Chinook hops are used for pine and spice aromas, Cascade hops are used for spicy citrus aroma with hints of grapefruit, Centennial hops offer intense citrus aroma with pronounced lemon notes, and Citra hops are super fruity with citrus aromas as well as tropical fruits such as passionfruit and lychee.

 

Wednesday, Oct 3rd - Lemongrass & Sage IPA

Single Malt IPA infused with fresh lemongrass and sage leaves.

Friday, Oct 5th - Key Lime Pie Gose

Our kettle sour Gose infused with key lime juice and graham crackers.