Blackfoot River Brewing Company

Live in the Taproom: John Floridis

Sunday, January 13th - 5:00 pm

John Floridis, Missoula, Montana based guitarist, singer-songwriter and composer has been a resident in the “Big Sky” state since 1993 having moved there from the strong shouldered, down-but-never-out city of Cleveland, Ohio. He has released 7 recordings mixing bluesy, folk-rock vocal tunes with adventurous solo acoustic guitar compositions including two very popular winter themed recordings “December’s Quiet Joy” and “The Peaceful Season.” His most recent recording is “Live From 11th and Grant”, the soundtrack from his Northwest Emmy Award winning performance for the Montana PBS program of the same name. The recording features drummer Ed Stalling and bassist John Sporman who combine with Floridis to form the John Floridis Trio.

John has been named Missoula’s best musician by the Missoula Independent and remains a consistent finalist in that category. He has performed for over two decades at numerous concert series, festivals and music clubs in the Western region. He has shared the stage with artists as diverse as Shawn Colvin, Derek Trucks, Patty Griffin, Richard Thompson, Emmylou Harris, Bruce Cockburn, Kelly Joe Phelps, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Patty Larkin.

John is also the producer and host of Musician’s Spotlight for Montana Public Radio which has been named winner of the Montana Broadcasters Award for Best Non-Commercial Program

Prior to his full time career in music, John worked with emotionally troubled youth as a registered music therapist and clinical social worker both in Ohio and Montana.

On Tap Today

On The Beer Engine This Week

Friday, Mar 22nd - Dry-Hopped Kolsch Style Ale

Kolsch dry-hopped with Mandarina Bavaria & Citra hops. Mandarina Bavaria hops are a German variety that lend tangerine and citrus aromas. The much coveted Citra hops impart an extreme grapefruit flavor and aroma.

Wednesday, Mar 27th - Dry-hopped Singlemalt IPA

Singlemalt IPA dry-hopped with Nugget hops. Nugget hops’ aromatic properties of mild spice and herbs with peach and pear shine through.

Friday, Mar 29th - Citrus Double New England IPA

Double New England IPA with fresh squeezed grapefruit & orange juice and zest.

Wednesday, Apr 3rd - Raspberry Lemon Cream

Our Cream Ale conditioned on fresh raspberry puree and lemon zest.

Friday, Apr 5th - Green Tea & Honey Cream Ale

Our Cream Ale conditioned on green tea leaves and honey

Wednesday, Apr 10th - Dry-hopped IPA with Coriander

Singlemalt IPA conditioned on coriander seeds and Motueka & Lemondrop Hops. Motueka is New Zealand hop in high demand for its zesty lime, lemon, and fresh tropical fruit aromas. The Lemondrop hops name alludes to the aroma descriptors of lemon, mint, green tea, and slight melon

Friday, Apr 12th - Old Fashioned ESB

Blue Collar ESB conditioned on Wyoming whiskey soaked oak spirals, orange zest, and cherries. Just like the classic drink!