Brew U at the CIA

A Beer Enthusiast and Education Festival

Saturday, October 7 at The Egg

VIP Admission: 1–5 p.m.
General Admission: 2–5 p.m.

Brew U at the CIAThe second annual “Brew U” is on tap for Saturday, October 7, 2017 at The Egg in the Student Commons at the CIA’s Hyde Park, NY campus. Brew U is an exciting beer festival that will combine sampling from top breweries—including the Brewery at the CIA—with delicious food from the CIA and fun, educational seminars for beer and culinary enthusiasts.

Come tour the CIA Brewery, learn about the college’s Art & Science of Brewing course, and meet CIA Head Brewer Hutch Kugeman and other New York State brewers and beer experts, all while sampling beers and ciders. You’ll also enjoy delicious dishes perfectly paired with beer and prepared by CIA chefs.

“We are thrilled to be bringing together this special selection of breweries to one event on campus. I really want to offer attendees a taste of beers that are a bit harder to find and have really interesting and unique flavors.” — Hutch Kugeman


Brew U Tickets & Inclusion

VIP ticket holders will enjoy an exclusive hour prior to general admission to get first pour on the beers and a jump-start on tasting all the food. They’ll also receive a special goodie bag.

General admission to Brew U includes all beer and food during the event, access to all tours and educational seminars, and a commemorative tasting glass.

Pre-Sale Tickets (until August 30):

  • VIP Admission: $90 (1–5 p.m.) – SOLD OUT!
  • General Admission: $65 (2–5 p.m.)
  • Designated Driver: $20

General Purchase Tickets (after August 30):

  • VIP Admission: $110 – SOLD OUT!
  • General Admission: $85
  • Designated Driver: $25

All guests must be at least 21 years of age.

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Schedule of Events:

    • TBA

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Participating Breweries

Brewery at the CIA
Brooklyn Brewery (Brooklyn)
Sloop Brewery (Elizaville)
Chatham Brewery (Chatham)
Industrial Arts (Garnerville)
Newburgh Brewing (Newburgh)
Keegan Ale (Kingston)
Crossroads Brewing (Athens)

Mill House Brewery (Poughkeepsie)
Peekskill Brewing (Peekskill)
Hyde Park Brewing Co./Rip Van Winkle Brewing (Hyde Park & Catskill)
Fifth Hammer Brewing (Long Island City)
C.H. Evans Brewing (Albany)
Indian Ladder Farmstead Brewery and Cidery (Altamont)
Angry Orchard Cider (Walden)
Scrumpe Ewe Cider (Charlotteville)


Brew U Syllabus

For Brew U attendees who want to broaden their beer knowledge, Brew U will host a series of seminars given by CIA and visiting experts in the brewing industry.

Sessions for 2017 will be announced as the date gets closer.

Last year’s educational offerings included:

Beer 101: How a Hop Becomes a Brew

Host: CIA Students
Description: Students will take Brew U attendees through the CIA’s on-campus brewery to learn about the process of making beer—turning a hop into brew. Starting with the type of hop, they will explain methods that influence the bitterness, flavor, and aroma of the beer.

Beer and Cheese Pairing

Host: John Fischer, CIA professor, author of Cheese Identification, Classification, and Utilization, and restaurant beverage service veteran
Description: Professor John Fischer brings together his expertise on choosing and pairing cheese and beers. Fischer will cover types of cheeses that are good for pairing, flavor profiles and tasting notes, as well as how to plan the order of your beer and cheese tasting.

Spent Grain Demonstration

Host: Sean Kahlenberg, CIA lecturing instructor
Description: CIA Chef Sean Kahlenberg will talk about collecting “spent grains,” the byproduct of beer-making, and how to use them in cooking and baking as he demonstrates a few recipes.

Sour Beers

Host: Anne Becerra, certified cicerone
Description: Anne Becerra, the first female Certified Cicerone in New York, will share her expert intel about sour beer, the popular beer style that is really many distinct styles rolled into one. Becerra will cover a range of sour beer styles to help navigate and choose favorites based on personal preference.

Beer Cocktails

Host: Noelle Guagliardo, beverage manager, CIA restaurants
Description: The expansion of beer varieties and flavors in the U.S. has influenced a new trend: beer cocktails. Noelle Guagliardo, beverage manager of the CIA’s Hyde Park restaurants, walks seminar guests through what they need to know about making cocktails with beer.



2017 Brew U Sponsors