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Claire Kim and Brandon Sugano join us from Sura Korean BBQ & Tofu House and Fine Feathers Kombucha in Long Beach, CA. Claire and Brandon recently made news as the new owners of Long Beach’s own Fine Feathers Kombucha. The husband and wife team had purchased Sura Korean BBQ & Tofu House six years ago and were looking to expand their business. We chatted about how they ended up owning two local businesses, Brandon’s craft beer tap list, and some recommended kombucha flavors and Korean dishes.
01:32 Brandon Sugano and Claire Kim
06:02 Adding craft beer to Sura's menu
08:37 Taking over Fine Feathers Kombucha
10:57 Fermenting kimchee
12:02 Brewing Korean alcohol
13:15 Future of Fine Feathers
14:43 Surviving the pandemic
16:12 Recommended Sura Korean BBQ Dishes
16:54 Kombucha tasting
21:15 Drinking Buddy Snack tasting
23:42 Supporting Sura Korean BBQ and Fine Feathers Kombucha
Sencha Guayasa by Fine Feathers Kombucha
Notes: Rich and zesty, with hints of sweet citrus
Lavender Chamomile by Fine Feathers Kombucha
Notes: Gentle sweetness, subtle floral character and refreshing effervescence
5% ABV Beach House Amber by Strand Brewing
Notes: Hoppy, floral nose leads to a hoppy flavor character amidst a full malt backbone. Nutty, crushable.
5% ABV Kloud Lager by Lotte
Notes: Full bodied, Czech and German hops
Mary's Free Range Chicken from Pitman Family Farms