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The Drinking Buddy Show Episode 9: The Underground History of Korean Alcohol Brewing with Yong Ha Jeong, Founder of Yongha Brews




😀 Welcome back to The Drinking Buddy Show.

Have you ever had authentically prepared Korean alcohol?

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🍺 Yong Ha's feature in the LA Times 


In this fascinating episode, Ms. Yong Ha Jeong, the Korean-American founder of Yongha Brews joins Frank to discuss 술 sool - Korean alcohol. A resident of K-Town in Los Angeles, Yong Ha studied ethnomusicology in Korea, and came upon a renaissance of sool making while there. She apprenticed under masters that were rediscovering a rich heritage nearly lost to Japanese colonialization and the struggles of a poverty-stricken country after the Korean War. Upon her return to LA, Yong Ha has taught classes on traditional makgeolli brewing using a wild fermentation method developed by women like her grandmother.


Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles 

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