Brooklyn Kura New York State Brooklyn Kura is committed to creating a new tradition of American craft sake. The owner, Brian Polen, and toji, Brandon Doughan, met in Japan and found they both shared the goal of making a true craft American sake. After experimenting for a few years, they officially opened their taproom in Brooklyn, NY in 2016. Since its opening, Brooklyn Kura has had the blessed fortune to get advice from some of Japan’s top breweries like Hakkaisan, Nanbu Bijin, Rihaku, among many others. It is with great honor and dedication that the folks at Brooklyn Kura bring their special brand of sake to the world.