Over the past several years, there has been a steady shift away from mainstream beer styles and toward styles with interesting flavor variations, unique brewing methods, and a narrative. As breweries diversify and pivot their offerings there is no better time than now to introduce a unique and flavorful drink rooted in deep history and tradition.
Makku is a fresh twist on the rich heritage of a 2000-year old tradition of brewing a Korean rice-based beer called Makgeolli. If you’re imagining a traditional beer, think again. Makgeolli is Korea’s oldest alcoholic drink and—in our opinion—the most delicious. It is the first craft Makgeolli brand in the US and their mission is to share Makgeolli with the world beyond Korea.
Makku is made with rice, nuruk (a wheat-based Korean fermentation starter), water, brewer’s yeast and cane sugar.
For the first time drinker Makgeolli is an unanticipated experience and the flavor is pleasantly unexpected with a creamy texture from the rice sediments, yet refreshingly light and bubbly, with a champagne-like suggestiveness.