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Makgeolli (막걸리) is a raw, unfiltered, fermented alcohol beverage made from rice and Korean nuruk (a type of yeast and enzyme starter). It is milky, sweet and effervescent due to the fermentation process. Traditionally, it was a beverage of the working class and small scale farmers. These days, it has gained renewed popularity as a healthier alternative to beer with a refreshing flavor.

My partner and I have been making Makgeolli in our home for the past couple of years, and we're finally to a point where we feel confident in our recipe. The recipe has been lab-tested, and it's safe for consumption, but keep in mind that each batch varies and there are inherent risks involved with home brewing. We are very excited and passionate about sharing traditional Korean Makgeolli with our friends in Austin!

This group meets once per month for now, and we will rotate meetings at various BYOB establishments throughout Austin. If you have an idea for a new venue, please let us know. Any questions or comments can be sent to: austinmakgeolli@gmail.com

Note: Because this group is alcohol related, members must be 21 years of age or older.

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