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, Feb 22nd - Dry-hopped West Coast IPA

West Coast IPA dry-hopped with Chinook & Centennial. Chinook hops have a piney, spicy bouquet and grapefruit flavor while Centennial add citrusy lemon.

Wednesday, Feb 27th - Berry Gose

Try our Berry Gose poured on the beer engine!

Friday, Mar 1st - Mint Milk Stout

Milk Stout with fresh mint

Wednesday, Mar 6th - Blood Orange IPA

Single Malt IPA with the addition of fresh blood orange juice & zest

Friday, Mar 8th - Single Malt IPA with Juniper

Single Malt IPA cask-conditioned on juniper berries.

Wednesday, Mar 13th - Mosaic dry-hopped Red Ale

Mardi Gras Red Ale dry-hopped with Mosaic hops. Released in 2012, Mosiac hops have become a high-demand aroma hop for its fresh pine, mango, blueberry and citrus aromas.

Wednesday, Mar 20th - IPA with Lemon & Chamomile

Single Malt IPA with fresh squeezed lemon and dried chamomile flowers.