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. The popularity of these events led to a proud partnership with Mary Izett and ultimately formed The New York City Degustation Advisory Team.