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.
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.
: 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