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Yum Village Brings Afro-Caribbean Flavors to Batch Brewing Company’s Roster of Craft Beers

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As the city’s New Center neighborhood sees new development, a duo of local businesses, Afro-Caribbean restaurant Yum Village and local craft beer brewery Batch Brewing Company, are swapping recipes and customers.

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A pair of small businesses in the city’s New Center neighborhood are teaming up to not only support one another but also trade recipes.

While Batch Brewing Company has their flagship taproom in Corktown, they’ve been quietly packaging and brewing product in a new location in New Center not far from Yum Village, the food truck-turned-brick and mortar restaurant at the intersection of Woodward and Milwaukee.

The partnership means you can sip a “Letter From Jamaica” rye pineapple pale ale beer at Batch Brewing inspired by the Afro-Caribbean flavors of Yum Village chef and owner Godwin Ihentuge, who in return has created a spicy jerk chicken pasty and a mango curry sauce for Batch’s arancini. 

For the rest of the month of November, patrons of both businesses can bring a receipt from one restaurant to the other and get 10 percent off their meal.

Click the player above to hear the full conversation with Batch Brewing Company’s Stephen Roginson and Matt Johnson as well as Yum Village chef Godwin Ihentuge.

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Ryan Patrick Hooper, Host, CultureShift

Ryan Patrick Hooper is a host of CultureShift and longtime arts, culture and music reporter.

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