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Events, Promotion, and Moonlight Brewing
NY Craft Beer Week
Bassist and Tour Manager
Second Jazz Musician
Get Real Presents
William Patterson University
Wandering Star Craft Brewery, Pittsfield, MA
CHRIS CUZME (left), Partner; NYC sales and events.
Background: 2011 President of the New York City Homebrewers Guild, 2010 President of the Malted Barley Appreciation Society, co-founder of the NYC Degustation Advisory Team, one of the driving forces behind NYC Craft Beer Week and 'Get Real New York', musician extraordinaire... firstname.lastname@example.org; (646) 942-7758.
This month's Open Mic contributor is our friend Chris Cuzme.
Chris is the President Emeritus of both the New York City Homebrewers Guild and the Malted Barley Appreciation Society, a co-founder of the New York City Degustation Advisory Team, and a co-organizer/founder of Get Real Presents. He was also instrumental in the organization of NYC Craft Beer Week and co-founded the Wandering Star Brewery in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, where he is a Partner and NYC Sales Rep. Chris is also an accomplished jazz saxophonist (which he usually lists first). Today, he tackles the topic of how and why to properly use growlers for keeping and transporting beer.
In the world of New York City craft beer, Mary Izett and Chris Cuzme (pictured above) are the It Couple.
Both are accomplished in the beer industry on their own: Izett is a former president of the New York City Homebrewers Guild and Malted Barley Appreciation Society, a national Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) judge, and has penned her first book, Speed Brewing, which will come out in June; Cuzme is VP of the NYC Brewers Guild, former brewmaster at 508 GastroBrewery, co-founder of Get Real Presents and Wandering Star Craft Brewery, and also a former president of the New York City Homebrewers Guild and Malted Barley Appreciation Society. BeerUnion caught up with Izett and Cuzme about the new venture. Mary Izett: Chris had committed to brewing a SMaSH beer for NYC Beer Week as part of 508 Gastrobrewery. We brewed the Cuzett Grisette at Greenpoint Beer Works with Kelly's crew (including Pete Mallon, Cuzme's former assistant at 508). Chris comes to this project with a professional certification from the American Brewers Guild and professional brewing experience at Wandering Star and 508 Gastrobrewery. Chris Cuzme: Although Mary is an avid home brewer, she's passionate about all kinds of fast-fermented beverages (her book on the subject, Speed Brewing, is being published by Voyageur Press in June).
Learn how to choose hops for making beer at home from home brewer Chris Cuzme in this Howcast video.
Learn home beer brewing basics from Chris Cuzme, VP of the New York City Homebrewers Guild, in these videos. Chris explains how to choose hops; what kind of beer bottles and water to use; how to mash, boil, cool, and ferment your brew; and much more. Making Beer at Home with Chris Cuzme | Beer Brewing Making Beer at Home with Chris Cuzme Hi, my name is Chris Cuzme. Chris Cuzme is a professional musician, avid homebrewer, and devoted student of all things beer. Assistant Director of NY Craft Beer Week and current President of the Malted Barley Appreciation Society, he is also the Vice President of the New York City Homebrewers Guild, with which over the years he has helped to organize and present several nationally-recognized beer education programs for New Yorkers. In an effort to educate people about craft beer, he first began to host beer and food pairings in January of 2007 at his local favorite, Jimmy's No. 43.
Welcome to the Malted Barley Appreciation Society
President: Chris Cuzme