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Brooklyn Kura Opens New Flagship in Industry City
November 2, 2023, 6:57.53 pm ET


Photos: Ramon Frias

Brooklyn Kura – New York’s first sake brewery – has opened an expansive 20,000 square foot production facility and taproom in Sunset Park’s Industry City (34 34th Street). This new, two-story flagship is home to a 1,500 square foot taproom, a sprawling sake production facility that will more than double the brewery’s current output, and the inaugural Sake Studies Center.
The taproom will offer nearly a dozen Brooklyn Kura sake available by the glass, carafe, tasting flights and bottles to take home. Taproom exclusives like Idle (made with shiboritate, the first product of sake production) are available, in addition to signature sakes like Omachi and Occidental. Resident sake sommeliers (kikisake-shi) are available to educate and answer questions.

The cocktail menu, developed by Bar Manager Kyle Davis, is centered around shochu, a distilled Japanese spirit, and spotlights Japanese ingredients like pasilla, sandalwood and ginger. Highlights include the World of Ruin (black sesame Aokage Shochu, mezcal, pasilla, orange, nutmeg), the Martin (sandalwood-infused shochu, sweet vermouth, atomized Luxardo, sage) and the Feè Verte (pistachio milk, oaxacan rum, Hakkaisan kasutori shochu, lime, maldon, burnt Chartreuse élixir végéta). In addition, wine and craft beer are also available.
Finally, there’s a selection of inventive, shareable plates that include the Kurobuta Lil' Smokies (Berkshire pork sausages, cocktail style), Chicken Fried Oyster Mushrooms (with Russian dressing), and Amazake Corned Beef Tongue (sake braised kraut, Russian dressing) along with sweet treats like Kasu Donuts (with ginger vanilla creme anglaise).

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