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Meet the American Entrepreneurs Who Are Brewing Japanese Sake in Brooklyn Brian Polen and Brandon Doughan opened the doors of Brooklyn Kura this year.

By Stephen J. Bronner Edited by Dan Bova

Sake is a rice wine that's been brewed in its native Japan for centuries. Now it's also being brewed out of an industrial loft in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Brian Polen and Brandon Doughan co-founded Brooklyn Kura after the pair met in Japan for a wedding and bonded over their love of sake. When Polen proved that brewing their own sake had legs, Doughan moved across the country from Oregon to New York to start the business. Brooklyn Kura opened its doors earlier this year.

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Check out the video to see the brewery and hear more from Polen and Doughan.

Video produced and edited by Conrad Martin.

Stephen J. Bronner

Entrepreneur Staff

News Director

Stephen J. Bronner writes mostly about packaged foods. His weekly column is The Digest. He is very much on top of his email.

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