Updated: Sep 20, 2019
Local API-Owned business Asian Brothers Brewing, located off Florin Road, has been getting involved in a multitude of Chamber events! We thought we would take a moment to recognize them for all their support lately by highlighting their business. Thank you for sponsoring the beer at our Republic FC: Tailgate event and providing the grand prize at our Wiffle Ball Tournament!
HONORING THE HISTORY OF THE ASIAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY WITH BEER
Michael Le, owner of the Asian Brothers Brewing, dedicated his lines of beer to his heritage - naming each one with cultural significance and embedding flavor profiles that compliment the food from each region. “We want to bring out a beer and it has to have a story, it has to have a meaning,” said Le in an interview with Comstock's Magazine.
In the same interview, he goes on to tell the story of the Saigon series beer:
In 1954, the same year that the U.S. first intervened in the region, Le’s family opened a small eatery at a railway stop in Vietnam. His grandmother introduced westerners to the Bo 7 Mon, a legendary seven-course beef meal now taught in Vietnamese cooking schools, while westerners introduced the Vietnamese people to beer. The Asian Brothers “54” Saigon Street Beer honors that transitional year by replicating the light, pale beers of the era. “It’s a very light beer, you can drink it all day in hot, tropical weather, and it’s easy to drink,” Le says. “We want the younger generation to see that this is the beer we drank back then.”
ASIAN AMERICAN OWNED BUSINESSES SUPPORTING OTHER ASIAN AMERICAN OWNED BUSINESSES
We are thrilled to have Asian Brother's Brewing involved with the SACC and are grateful for their contributions to our events. We look forward to supporting their business anyway we can and hope to see them continuing to get involved in the API Small Business Community.