Rich Higgins is all things beer: brewmaster, beer... Read More
Rich Higgins is all things beer: brewmaster, beer travel operator, educator, trainer, public speaker, and a consultant to breweries and restaurants. He is one of 13 Master Cicerones in the world, and additionally is a Certified Sommelier. He runs Beer Immersion educational beer tourism trips to Belgium and Germany. Based in San Francisco, CA, he has curated beer programs at a dozen San Francisco restaurants and has helped launch three craft breweries. In addition to working with restaurant, brewery, and distributor clients, he teaches beer and food education classes and Cicerone preparation courses, is a public speaker at and coordinator of events across the world, curates Beer of the Month Clubs, and runs corporate team-building seminars. Beyond his consultancy, he has spent ten years as a professional brewer and brewmaster, three years as the President of the San Francisco Brewers Guild, and three years as Event Director of SF Beer Week.