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

Wednesday, Apr 24th - Cascade dry-hopped Cream Ale

Our Smoooth Cream Ale dry-hopped with Cascade hops. Cascade are one of the most popular American hops, known for a distinct spicy citrus aroma with hints of grapefruit.

Friday, Apr 26th - Lemondrop dry-hopped Spring Pale Ale with Lemongrass

Our Spring Pale Ale cask-conditioned on fresh lemongrass and Lemondrop hops. The Lemondrop hops name alludes to the aroma descriptors of lemon, mint, green tea, and slight melon

Wednesday, May 1st - Jalapeno Cilantro IPA

A spicy Singlemalt IPA! Generous amounts of fresh jalapeno peppers and cilantro give this one some kick!

Friday, May 3rd - Margarita IPA

Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner! How about a Margarita IPA?! Just like the tasty drink our Singlemalt IPA is conditioned with fresh squeezed limes and oranges, topped with sea salt and a tequila-soaked oak spiral!

Sunday, May 5th - Mango Habanero IPA

Not for the faint of heat! This Cinco de Mayo special IPA is loaded with fresh mangoes and habanero peppers! Salud!

Wednesday, May 8th - Coconut Stout

Extreme Stout conditioned with whiskey-soaked oak spirals, toasted coconut, and vanilla beans! Dreamy!