Now Chef Cummings wants to push the boundaries of this culinary approach further by bringing the long held wine & food notion of “terroir” to beer & food. The idea that what “grows together goes together” has not been seen in beer & food until now. Chef Cummings jokes, “How can you have a kid from California, in Colorado, cooking a Korean dish, with ingredients from say Florida (or anywhere for that matter) paring with beer from New Belgium who is brewing Belgian beer in Colorado with hops from Australia…and somehow be able to create a sense of time and place just like with terroir. It seems impossible with such a fragmented international pantry of ingredients and inspiration.” He adds, “However with the Brewed Food approach you can truly taste a moment captured in time. A connectivity between brewer and chef that is palpable, delicious and so unique to that singular experience. That is what makes this philosophy so special and so able to take beer & food to new found heights in the culinary universe!”
You can find Brewed Food collaborating nationally with chefs and brewers on special events, catering, on educational platforms, producing digital media and developing innovative culinary recipes out of its Food Lab. Connect, follow and spread the word of the Brewed Food and help it become a national movement!
The Brewed Food Mission
Brewed Food is a cutting edge Food Lab based in Denver, CO tapping into the most innovative applications of fermentation and integration of raw brewing ingredients. Brewed Food aims to spark a full-fledged national food movement the likes of Farm to Table, Fusion or Molecular Gastronomy. It is built on the belief that craft beer brewing is a culinary art and can be applied as the core philosophy of cooking. Chefs are taking ingredients and techniques from the ancient art of brewing and bringing them into the kitchen. Utilizing beer yeast to create unique food fermentations, bringing ingredients like hops, wort and spent grain to play in chef’s dishes. This strategy goes beyond the norm of merely pairing beers with food or cooking with finished beers, rather bringing the elemental essence of brewing to the forefront of a new cooking methodology.
Brewed Food is the brainchild of Jensen Cummings, a Denver Chef and Certified Cicerone (beer sommelier), and has been working behind the scenes to evolve this idea and popping up with events in Colorado and across the US since 2014.