Makgeolli in New York

Chelsea Bruck (left) has a long connection with Makgeolli Mamas & Papas, so we were very excited to see her and her business partner, Brandon Hill (right) in the news.  During their time in South Korea, the pair travelled around the country to different breweries, with our resident Dr. Makgeolli (Jo, Hyojin).  The long tour taught them several tricks of the makgeolli making trade.  Chelsea and Brandon are working their butts off right now to open up a makgeolli house in New York, where they will brew their own makgeolli!  We can’t wait to try it.

Check out the article (in Korean…translate works pretty well this time) to find out more!

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Makgeolli and Politics

We’re not huge on politics here at Makgeolli Mamas and Papas; we really just want the world to sit and enjoy some satisfying makgeolli with us on a rainy day.  But, a new brand of makgeolli produced in Daegu, South Korea, is running into some political issues. The name of their makgeolli, in the eyes of some, is a little too close to that of a political figure-head in Gyeongsang province.  Take a peek for yourself to find out what is going on.

For the full article check here.

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Makgeolli Brewery to Open in Chicago!

Makgeolli is gaining more and more popularity domestically and internationally.  Makgeolli exports to the U.S are big business, and now it seems Chicago will be the home to Americas very first brewery!  It could be opening as early as July, and if you’re worried about authenticity, all the raw ingredients such as the rice and nuruk will be shipped from Seoul, and makgeolli expert from Korea will oversee operations.  It’s good news for makgeolli lovers Stateside, and hopefully it will lead to more makgeolli expansion.

For the full article check here.

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