NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. -- Brooklyn's pioneering brewery is showing commitment to the Hudson Valley region by joining the area's food and beverage alliance.
Brooklyn Brewery at The Culinary Institute of America has joined the Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance, a cluster initiative of the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp.
The Food & Beverage Alliance focuses on helping area food and beverage entrepreneurs work better together by providing networking opportunities, hosting educational forums, providing a regional advertising platform for marketing their products and promoting the region as a major craft beverage and specialty food producer to target audiences.
Brooklyn-headquartered Brooklyn Brewery is one of the foremost craft breweries in the world, ranking 11th in volume among U.S. craft breweries.
Its seven barrel facility at the CIA includes three fermentation tanks and a finishing tank. The brewery is accessible to CIA students and staff, and beer made at there will be on tap at the CIA’s American Bounty Restaurant in March.
The CIA plans to serve the beers (including Mise en Place Wit, Cleaver IPA and a rotation of student beers) in all five of its restaurants on campus.
Brooklyn Brewery at the CIA demonstrates the company’s interest in educating future business owners, industry leaders and culinary professionals.
The Art & Science of Brewing elective provides bachelor’s students with the opportunity to learn about fermentation and brewing techniques, in addition to the business aspects of running a small food and beverage operation.
Brooklyn Brewery’s Brewmaster Garrett Oliver and his team work closely with the CIA faculty developing curriculum and recipes.