Brooklyn Kura

Brooklyn Kura to Join American Sake Association’s Sake Social Sunday

Sake Social Sunday!

Sunday, April 26 from 8:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/91224922321

Admission: Free

The American Sake Association is hosting another Sake Social this Sunday! Get ready for a fun and lively discussion with Sake Industry hosts and another cool interview you don’t want to miss!  All attendees can join in the group chat, ask questions, and raise your hand if you want to speak or join the panelists on camera, too!

What’s Happening This Week

The hosts will be Jesse Matsuoka, proprietor of Sag Harbor Japanese restaurant Sen; Jamie Graves, Japanese Portfolio Manager at Skurnik Wines; and yours truly. We will guide the opening discussion and bring as many attendees as possible on camera and into the chat. If you’d like to share, please come prepared with your stories of how you had your sake “AHA!” moment.

We will welcome Brian Polen and Brandon Doughan from Brooklyn Kura as our special guests. They will take us on a LIVE brewery tour of Brooklyn Kura Brewery in Industry City. Afterward, the guys will have a sit-down interview with us.

The Story of Brooklyn Kura

During a chance meeting in Tokyo in 2013, Brian 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.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Chat During the Event

  • Raise Your Hand! There is a raise your hand feature for all attendees. Use this if you want to briefly show your camera and ask or answer a question.
  • When chatting, select panelists and attendees in the chat dropdown. This will allow you to message all the other people in the chat. If you are interested, please say hello in the chat! It is the best way to let others know you are hanging out with us.
  • Use the Q&A Panel: There is a special panel for Questions and Answers. This keeps them from getting lost in the chat. Please use this to send your questions to the hosts!

How to join the Sake Social Chat

  • Grab a sake and be ready to KANPAI (Cheers!)
  • The chat will be conducted on ZOOM. You must download the ZOOM app to your phone or desktop to participate.
  • Use this URL to join the group chat discussion:
    https://zoom.us/j/91224922321

We hope you can join us!

Bonus Event!

Join our 9:00 p.m. nijikai (“after party” in Japanese) for a casual sake hangout. This will be a usual face-to-face Zoom meeting. It will allow everyone to chat, be seen, and Kanpai together!
https://zoom.us/j/92387280393?pwd=TENDRXhkYittbE1MQ1ZyOXcvUFFIZz09
Meeting ID: 923 8728 0393
Password: 443679

All are welcome to take part, so please join us this Sunday if you can! Even if it is just to say a quick hello, we’d love to stay in touch with all of you. Let’s connect and support each other as best we can. Stay safe and be well! KANPAI!

About the American Sake Association

The American Sake Association (ASA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the goal of educating individuals about sake while raising funds for charities approved by the Association.

We welcome anyone to join our events and learn about sake. The Association is a network of individual members and all are welcome! Companies, shops and corporations are not able to join as members but are welcome as partner-sponsors.

All are welcome to take part, so please join us this Sunday if you can! Even if it is just to say a quick hello, we’d love to stay in touch with all of you. Let’s connect and support each other as best we can. Stay safe and be well! KANPAI!

To purchase sake in New York City, please refer to this list of liquor stores and online apps.

 

Links to information on coronavirus:

https://www.who.int/

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home

https://www1.nyc.gov/

 

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