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2019

  • Check us out on Instagram!
    December 13, 2019 Beau Timken

    Check us out on Instagram!

    So there have been a lot of requests on how to follow me and my, let’s call it... “unique eye,” for sake-centric photography. First you can follow me directly at @truesake on Instagram, which is a really fun format to show...

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  • Power 5 Challenge – The Lesser The Better
    December 13, 2019 Beau Timken

    Power 5 Challenge – The Lesser The Better

    In a crazy sake world that is infatuated with milling, polishing, and over-milling sake brewing rice down to crazy percentages it’s nice to know there are some brewers who want to go the other way. Come on! You’re in the...

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  • The “Beau Zone Layer” – Takeno Kamenoo Kurabo
    December 13, 2019 Beau Timken

    The “Beau Zone Layer” – Takeno Kamenoo Kurabo

      From Kyoto Prefecture. Junmai Ginjo. SMV: -6 Acidity: 2.2 What can I say? Some breweries take pride in being different. They extol the virtues of marching to their own drumbeat. They specifically make sake the way that THEY want...

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  • Sake Season – Time To Talk Turkey With Your Sake
    November 15, 2019 Beau Timken

    Sake Season – Time To Talk Turkey With Your Sake

    Gobble Gobble people! It’s that time of year to get you out of your Thanksgiving Dinner rut that features wine. Stop WINE(ing)! Nothing goes better with your bird than sake. It’s documented. Look back in the archives of this newsletter...

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  • Power 5 Challenge – Who’s your Umami?
    November 15, 2019 Beau Timken

    Power 5 Challenge – Who’s your Umami?

    Move over wine world! If you really want to explore this nebulous “fifth taste” you must get your sake on. It’s been over 100 years since Mr. Kikunae Ikeda discovered this flavor, isolated it, and then made a powder (monosodium...

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  • The “Beau Zone Layer” – Manzairaku Hakusan
    November 15, 2019 Beau Timken

    The “Beau Zone Layer” – Manzairaku Hakusan

      From Ishikawa Prefecture. Junmai Daiginjo, SMV: +3 Acidity: 1.3 Are you ready for a stealth sake? Are you ready for liquid complexity? Are you ready for a “like water” drinking experience that gives new meaning to a pristine sake?...

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  • Sake Summary – SAKE DAY Recap! Wow!
    October 19, 2019 Beau Timken

    Sake Summary – SAKE DAY Recap! Wow!

    I can’t stop smiling! And neither can those who attended the 14th Annual SAKE DAY celebration at Hotel Kabuki in Japantown on Saturday September 28th . Talk about a successful event. This year we processed 904 guests through registration and...

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  • SIN – Get Your Sake Industry Newsletter Today!
    October 19, 2019 Beau Timken

    SIN – Get Your Sake Industry Newsletter Today!

    Our good friend John Gauntner has done it again! After his numerous books on sake, his sake educational program, and his monthly newsletter John has hit another home run in the sake industry. Over the SAKE DAY weekend, John shared...

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