RASKB Modern Makgeolli Industry Lecture

Continuing on with our look at the state of the makgeolli industry, there are few more outspoken and knowledgeable sources than Becca Baldwin and Julia Mellor. So, imagine my chagrin when I missed their makgeolli lecture given to the Royal Asiatic Society-Korea Branch. Fortunately for me—and you!—RASKB uploaded the whole 54-minute video of the lecture…

New York Makgeolli Classes in January 2016

What better way to start the new year than to learn something new, like how to brew makgeolli! Jisung Chun will be leading two makgeolli brewing workshops in the lovely state of New York. According to the invites, Jisung has “worked as an executive manager of a restaurant that specializes in Korean food and drinks in Seoul.”…

A Hidden Treasure: Seoul’s Samhae Brewery

It is always a joy when I get to write about a brew or brewery that I really love. Today this happened when the brewery Samhae Soju-ga (삼해소주가) popped up in The Korea Times. From the article: A walk into one of the back alleys of Bukchon Hanok Village lies a small “hanok” (Korean traditional house) with the name…

Jaheehyang Takju

Makgeolli #53 – Jaheehyang Takju

KOREAN NAME: 자희향 탁주 REVIEW: Jaheehyang. It’s one of the ever-growing makgeollis that embraces visual appeal, packaging, and quality brewing with the hopes that its consumers do likewise. But, before I get to the review, I should say that I sampled Jaheehyang not as the brewer intended. That is, I bought this back at the end of August…