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, Jun 19th - IPA with Montana grown Magnum hops

Singlemalt IPA dry-hopped with Montana grown Magnum hops. A bittering hop, Magnum are known for their clean bitterness and subtle citrus flavor.

Friday, Jun 21st - Mango Habanero IPA

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

Wednesday, Jun 26th - Raspberry Coconut Cream

Cream Ale with stewed raspberries and shredded coconut

Friday, Jun 28th - Montana IPA dry-hopped with Chinook & Citra

Montana IPA dry-hopped with Chinook & Citra hops. Chinook hops have a piney, spicy bouquet and grapefruit flavor. The popular Citra hops have an in-your-face citrus flavor & aroma