The marriage of food and beer is at the heart of Beer Sessions Radio this week. Jimmy welcomes Hutch Kugeman and Waldy Malouf from the Culinary Institute of America. Hutch is the CIA’s brewmaster and Waldy is the senior director of Food and Beverage Operations. They are currently preparing for the CIA’s annual Beefsteak event, which involves several courses of beef, lamb, seafood, and unlimited beer. Jamie Adams from Saint James Brewery, John Condzella from Condzella’s Farm, and Tony Forder from Ale Street News join in on a discussion about where the beer industry is headed. Local ingredients are a focal point of the conversation. John was one of the first farmers in New York State to grow hops and the local ingredients he provides to beer makers doesn’t stop there. Everyone sips on Saint James Brewery’s Myrtille Ale, made with blueberries grown at Condzella’s. Hutch and Waldy have witnessed the integration of local food into the menus and curriculum at the CIA and agree this movement is here to stay.
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