Hometown: Potomac, Maryland
Growing up with one foot in Korea and the other in the U.S., Lunar Hard Seltzer co-founder Sean Ro wanted to blend his Asian heritage with his American lifestyle. When he and his friend and future co-founder, Kevin Wong, were out one night grabbing Korean fried chicken, they saw an opportunity to create a buzzy drink that would mix these two worlds. Spotlighting flavors that draw on familiar Asian fruits like yuzu and lychee, Ro and Wong soon started brewing and taste-testing out of their New York City apartments, and in 2019, Lunar was born. In addition to being available in all Trader Joe’s and 200+ other retailers around New York City, Lunar also can be shipped to many U.S. states. After all, as they say, it’s Asian Americana in a can. Cheers to that!
Website: Drink Lunar
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