Glacier Hops Ranch
in Colombia Falls, MT
Tom’s career background has been primarily in marketing and business development, and he became the visionary behind what is now Glacier Hops Ranch.
Tom held senior marketing positions in the ski resort industry in both Michigan and Colorado, and he served on numerous regional and national Boards during his tenure in the ski industry.
In 2015, Tom was elected as the historic, first-ever national At-Large Director of the Hop Growers of America (HGA) and was subsequently appointed as National Chairman of the HGA’s Small Grower Council, which oversaw the development of Enterprise Cost Studies and Best Practices for small hop growers during his tenure.
Tom and his wife Annie were nationally ranked in the cow horse sports of Team Penning and Ranch Sorting, but now most of Tom’s involvement is an occasional trail ride in the wooded hills around the hop farm off KM Ranch Road.
A Niche in Hops
Tom Britz started Glacier Hops Ranch on somewhat of a lark and ended up finding a need where he didn't know one existed. Tom's experience in business and entreprenuership has helped him to navigate the tricky business of competing against the big guys and finding a niche in the competitive hops industry.