New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
recently signed a bill allowing the CIA to manufacture and sell alcoholic beverages, clearing the way for the development of a small brewery on the Hyde Park campus. The brewery will be operated in conjunction with Brooklyn Brewery
and will complement the CIA’s other on-campus restaurants
. It will be incorporated into the college’s curriculum, teaching students about fermentation, using grains in brewing, food pairings, as well as the management of a “brewpub” hospitality operation.
“By enabling this internationally renowned educational institution to combine forces with one of New York’s most iconic breweries, we will be able to further strengthen the mid-Hudson Valley’s tourism industry today, and also bring the state’s burgeoning craft beer industry to new heights by training the brewers of tomorrow,” Governor Cuomo said.
The Brooklyn Brewery at the CIA is expected to open to the public in the summer of 2015.