Earlier this year, we were thrilled to share the news that Brooklyn Brewery was bringing a new outpost to the Culinary Institute of America. It seemed like it was a done deal, but apparently, if you want to brew beer on a college campus you have to have some kind of permission or something. Well, Brooklyn Brewery officially got permission this week!
Yesterday, Governor Cuomo’s office issued a press release stating that a new bill has been signed that will allow CIA to brew on their Hyde Park campus with the help of Brooklyn Brewery. The donated brewery, which should be operable by summer 2015, will work in conjunction with the institute’s on-site restaurant while also functioning as a central location for courses in beer science, food pairing and “brewpub hospitality operation.” Makes us want to go back to school!
Meanwhile, Gov. Cuomo had this to say:
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.
Here’s hoping the “brewers of tomorrow,” set up in Brooklyn post-graduation, because there’s really no such thing as too many breweries.
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