Blackfoot River Brewing Company

Chris Cote Brewer

Chris grew up in New England and graduated from Boston University majoring in Environmental Science. He relocated to Helena in 2008 and worked for 13 years as an environmental scientist for the State of Montana and completed a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science from Montana State University.

A longtime fan of craft beer, Chris began homebrewing out of his garage in 2015. After deciding to turn a passion for brewing beer into his profession, Chris got his start in the craft beer industry with a position in the cellaring and barrel program at Barreled Souls Brewing Company in Saco, Maine. Since returning to Helena, Chris has been a brewer for Blackfoot River Brewing Company.

Outside of the brewery, Chris enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, the Montana outdoors, and cooking great meals with his wife Dru. He also continues to enjoy experimenting with new recipes on his homebrew system.

Chris is currently completing the Professional Brewer Apprenticeship Program certified by the Montana Department of Labor & Industry and a General Certificate in Brewing from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling.