Hudson Valley One reports
that Asahi Shuzo announced Feb. 22 that it will build its first U.S. brewery in Hyde Park in Dutchess County with the Culinary Institute of America. The story says they will be the "first Japanese sake producer to set down stakes on the East Coast." The Culinary Institute will also be developing curriculum, certification programs, workshops, and special events and tastings with the Japanese sake maker. The brewery will be less than a mile from the Culinary Institute. “When looking for a site to build our first U.S. brewery, we knew we wanted to differentiate ourselves from other sake brewers,” says Asahi Shuzo Chairman Hiroshi Sakurai. “The proximity to the CIA, located in the heart of the Hudson Valley, is an ideal fit. We are excited to cultivate this new relationship.” Read the full story at Hudson Valley One.