Blackfoot River Brewing Company

Brad Simshaw Partner

Brad was born in Glasgow Montana with stops in Sunburst, Kalispell, Polson, and Missoula before settling in Helena. Brad developed a passion for good beer as a home brewer where he went through the three stages of home brewing; first that it was a good way to get cheap beer, then discovered that you could make great beer, and finally that learning all about beer was great fun. What he hadn’t realized was that there would be a fourth stage – being involved in building a legitimate brewery.

Brad takes great pride in the great beer and the great beer experience that has become Blackfoot River Brewing Company. He also is quick to acknowledge the contribution of the hard working staff at the Blackfoot. “I learned early on that one of the best things you can do for the success of a business is to hire good people and then get out of their way”. “I learned that one day while working in the taproom and one of the staff told me to ‘get out of my way’.”

“I am often asked if I ever dreamed that this brewery would become the successful brewery that it is today. My answer is yes! But most of those dreams also involved Courtney Cox, so they probably don’t count.”

On Tap Today

On The Beer Engine This Week

Wednesday, Dec 11th - Raspberry NE Galaxy IPA

New England Style Galaxy IPA with raspberries

Friday, Dec 13th - 13 Hop IPA

An auspicious beer for Friday the 13th! 13 hop varieties were added to this cask of Single Malt IPA

Wednesday, Dec 18th - Whisky Smoked Porter

Smoked Porter with Ardbeg Scotch whisky infused oak spirals

Friday, Dec 20th - Chocolate Pie Smoked Porter

Smoked Porter conditioned with cocoa powder and graham crackers

Friday, Dec 27th - Willamette dry-hopped Red IPA

Red IPA 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.