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.”

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On Tap Today

On The Beer Engine This Week

Friday, Aug 23rd - Mojito Mexican Lager

Mexican Lager with fresh lime juice and muddled mint

Wednesday, Aug 28th - Mandarina Bavaria & Amarillo dry-hopped IPA

Singlemalt IPA dry-hopped with Mandarina Bavaria and Amarillo hops. Amarillo have a very distinct orange flavor as well as some tropical fruit. Mandarina Bavaria hops are a German variety that lend tangerine and citrus aromas.

Friday, Aug 30th - Margarita Gose

Gose with salt, fresh lime, and tequila soaked oak spirals.

Wednesday, Sep 4th - Ariana & Lemondrop dry-hopped IPA

Singlemalt IPA with Ariana and Lemondrop hops. Ariana is said to be ideal for dry hopping when it releases grapefruit, gooseberry, citrus and vanilla flavors The Lemondrop hops name alludes to the aroma descriptors of lemon, mint, green tea, and slight melon

Friday, Sep 6th - Singlemalt IPA/ Double NE IPA Blend

Two amazing beers, why not try them together? This cask was filled with equal portions of Singlemalt IPA and Double NE IPA and we can’t wait to try how this blend tastes!

Wednesday, Sep 11th - Black Tea IPA

Singlemalt IPA conditioned with Lake Missoula Black Tea.

Friday, Sep 13th - Juicy Spiced Summer Wheat

Summer Wheat with fresh-squeezed grapefruit, grapefruit zest, grated ginger, and coriander seeds.