Master Cicerone
Certified Sommelier
à la Bière
Bozeman, Montana
Master Cicerone
Consultant à la Bière

Montana Hopfitter

Rich Higgins Montana Hopfitter

Hopfitter Photo Collage

Rich Higgins is the
Montana Hopfitter
a Bozeman local, Master Cicerone and former brewmaster
fly fishing trips,
office parties,
team building
and more
with the right beers for a memorable Montana event

I’ll work with your
event organizer
— your wedding planner, caterer, venue, guide, distributor or other —
to coordinate the perfect beer experiences to complement your event.

Photo: Guests laughing with Rich

I’ll guide your wedding party, fly fishing group or office team through a fun beer tasting, full of great beer, tasting tips, surprising beer facts and lots of laughs, leaving your group with great memories.

Learn about the beer styles, ingredients and flavors of Montana’s best craft beers, with optional pairings of local nibbles.

Photo: Various Beers

Make your own selections from my descriptive menu of Montana beers available at your venue or ask me for a custom set based on your group’s preferences!

I’m happy to provide a descriptive written beer menu for guests to order from at your reception bar or as a memento.

Photo: Rich and Group in the Brewery

My popular Bozeman Brewery Hop includes visits to two award-winning Bozeman breweries, multiple beers, a hot appetizer and a backstage brewery tour (1.5 hours total), with an option to add on a third taproom visit to taste even more Montana beer (3.5 hours total).

Not in Bozeman? I’m happy to offer brewery and taproom experiences in other Montana locales.

Photo: Perfect Pairing of Brownie and Beer

A frosty cold one always tastes good on the river and at a wedding reception on the ranch, but trust me to find the perfect Montana beers to pair with your chef’s menu.


Contact me
with details about your event and beer opportunities,
and I’ll be happy to quickly put together your price quote!