Craft Brewery to be Built at The Culinary Institute of America
Sponsors Facility to Teach Fermentation and Brewing
Hyde Park, NY – Brooklyn Brewery, one of America's top craft beer makers, has joined
with The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) to develop a small brewery on the
college's Hyde Park, NY campus. The
Brooklyn Brewery at the CIA is expected to open to the public in summer 2015.
The operations at the brewery will be integrated into the
curriculum of the college's degree programs. Juniors and seniors pursuing a
concentration in Advanced Wine, Beverage, and Hospitality will staff the
brewery and learn about fermentation and brewing techniques as well as the
business aspects of running a small food and beverage operation. Brooklyn
Brewery's famed Brewmaster Garrett Oliver and his
team will visit the Hyde Park campus on a regular basis and assist CIA faculty
in developing curriculum and recipes.
"This partnership is forward thinking both in terms of
culinary education and college dining," says Waldy Malouf, senior director of special projects for the CIA.
"In addition to being a craft brewery for campus visitors and students 21 and
older, it will serve as a research and development classroom to create and test
new beer flavors."
The CIA will initially offer its own lager and pilsner,
along with seasonal brews, on tap at the brewery and at the four CIA
restaurants on campus.
"We have great respect for The Culinary Institute of
America, its leaders, and its illustrious alumni," says Brooklyn Brewery
Co-founder and Chairman Steve Hindy. "Smart and
creative CIA-trained chefs and foodservice executives are all over the world
today. Brooklyn Brewery has worked with the college for more than two decades
on beer and food promotions, and special dinners. We are pleased to be able to
make this gift to the CIA campus, and look forward to helping further develop
beer education at Hyde Park."
The Brooklyn Brewery at the CIA will be located in the
college's new student union and dining facility currently under construction.
It will house a seven-barrel brewing system within a glass-walled environment
meant to evoke an old Brooklyn warehouse.
Photo Caption & Hi-Res Image
The Brooklyn Brewery at the CIA will be in the new student
union building on the Hyde Park, NY campus, at the front right of this
rendering. It is scheduled to open in summer 2015. (Illustration credit: Steve Patricia/Noelker and Hull)
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Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is an independent,
not-for-profit college offering associate and bachelor's degrees with majors in
culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, and culinary science, as well as
certificate programs in culinary arts and wine and beverage studies. As the
world's premier culinary college, the CIA provides thought leadership in the
areas of health & wellness, sustainability, and world cuisines &
cultures through research and conferences. The CIA has a network of 46,000
alumni that includes industry leaders such as Grant Achatz,
Anthony Bourdain, Roy Choi, Cat Cora, Dan Coudreaut, Steve Ells, Johnny Iuzzini,
Charlie Palmer, and Roy Yamaguchi. The CIA also offers courses for
professionals and enthusiasts, as well as consulting services in support of
innovation for the foodservice and hospitality industry. The college has
campuses in Hyde Park, NY; St. Helena, CA; San Antonio, TX; and Singapore.
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