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, 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 and got his start in the
craft beer industry with Barreled Souls Brewing Company in Saco, Maine. Since returning to Helena,
Chris has been a brewer for Blackfoot River Brewing Company.

Chris completed an apprenticeship program at Blackfoot and is a licensed Professional Brewer by the
Montana State Department of Labor & Industry and holds a Certificate in Brewing from the Institute of
Brewing and Distilling. Chris is currently pursuing a Diploma in Brewing from the IBD.
Outside of the brewery, Chris enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, the Montana outdoors, and
cooking great meals with his wife Dru.