A well-crafted sake is surely indescribable. Brooklyn Kura is a brewery and tap room in Industry City, serving sake on tap! Quite special right?
I’m a huge sake lover and really enjoy trying sake not only in different spots of New York, but also when I travel.
When we were shooting two YouTube video about Industry City, one about Teressa Folgia’s hats and another one about 5 great spots to visit, Teressa introduced us to Brandon Doughan, the head brewer and co-founder of Brooklyn Kura.
The space was actually closed when we passed by, but Brandon was super polite to let us in, teach us about sake and show us how it’s done. And, yes, we did get a sneak peek into their brewing process and, of course, we had some sake!
One of the cool things about Brooklyn Kura is that their menu changes every now and then with different sakes that are sold by the glass and carafe.
Plus, they have a few delicious small dishes to pair with your choice of sake, like cheese, charcuterie and a few other delicious options. If you’re into tasting, it’s also a great place to stop by!
If Industry City is a bit far for your to always head that way to grab your favorite sake bottle by Brooklyn Kura, you can find them in countless other spots.
What is Sake?
With only 4 very simple ingredients – rice, water, yeast and koji – these talented brewers are able to extract the most amazing variation of aromas and flavors.
How it all started?
“During a chance meeting in Tokyo in 2013, Brian Polen and Brandon discovered a shared passion for high quality sake. One glass led to two, which led to many more.
They took courses, traveled to Japan, apprenticed at breweries, and began to develop their own recipes. They sought out experts and absorbed all they could.
Before long, an idea began to form – a sake brewery in New York…”
What to expect?
“At Brooklyn Kura, we are committed to a new tradition of American Craft Sake. Building on more than 1,000 years of Japanese brewing history, we’re demystifying sake and making it more accessible. Our sake is brewed right here in New York City, hand-crafted with the highest quality ingredients.”
So, plan your visit to Industry City!
Go explore everything about this special community that is growing beautifully and finish your day celebrating with delicious sake, at Brooklyn Kura.
Friday: 5pm – 9pm
Saturday: 1pm – 9pm
Sunday: 1pm – 6pm
Location: 68 34th Street
Videography: Renata Meirelles
Photo Credits and Text Experts: Courtesy of Brooklyn Kura