Beginner’s Guide to Makgeolli Homebrewing

Beginner’s Guide to Makgeolli Homebrewing

For makgeolli enthusiasts living outside of Korea, it is very difficult (if not impossible) to find fresh unpasteurized makgeolli (“saeng makgeolli”). As frustrating as it may be, there is a simple approach to solve this problem: If you can’t find it, just brew it! Brewing makgeolli at home is an easy undertaking and much easier than brewing other alcoholic beverages like beer or wine. This post serves a beginner’s guide on how to quickly get started brewing makgeolli at home for the first time. Continue reading “Beginner’s Guide to Makgeolli Homebrewing”

Where to buy Makgeolli in Tokyo?

Where to buy Makgeolli in Tokyo?

First, let’s start with the good news: Japan is probably the easiest place to find makgeolli outside of Korea, it currently being the biggest export market for Korean makgeolli. Also, because of its close proximity to Korea, it is one of the few places in the world to easily find unpasteurized makgeolli (생 막걸리, i.e.”saeng makgeolli”). Sounds great doesn’t it? So, where can you get your favorite rice drink in Tokyo? Continue reading “Where to buy Makgeolli in Tokyo?”