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February 2016

  • February 19, 2016 Beau Timken

    Feb-Blue-Ary

    Welcome to the 138th Issue of America’s sake-centric Newsletter. In this chill issue get ready to plan a trip to SF in October for Sake Day WEEKEND!, help select the color for this year’s Sake Day, find out more inside...

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  • February 19, 2016 Beau Timken

    True CUpdate – Moving Along!

    So are you excited for True Sake’s first sake bar? Sure you are! And we are excited too! After a little bumpy start that saw the wonderful SF Building Department rear it’s ugly head we are moving right along with...

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  • February 19, 2016 Beau Timken

    True Sake – The First Real Sake Summit

    I sort of chuckle every time I hear about some importer or distributor having a “Sake Summit, because I tried to organize a real sake summit 13 years ago for all the players in the sake industry. It’s true! As...

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  • February 19, 2016 Beau Timken

    True Tastings - Meet the Gifu Prefecture Brewers

    Meet the Gifu Prefecture Brewers - Free Tasting February 25th! Event: Sake Tasting at DG717Place:DG717, 717 Market Street, San Francisco, CATime: 6:30pm to 8:00pmCost: Free, free, free! Here are some of the great breweries from Japan that will be pouring:...

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  • February 19, 2016 Beau Timken

    Sake Events – Sake Professional Course in Chicago

    Sake Events – Sake Professional Course in ChicagoMarch 28 - 30, 2016 The True Sake Newsletter is an effort to inform as many people about all things sake as possible. As such I always encourage anybody, restaurant, group etc to...

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  • February 19, 2016 Beau Timken

    New Store Arrivals – The Spring Seasonal Namas Have Arrived!

    Harushika Shiboribana ‘16From Nara Prefecture. Nama Junmai Ginjo. SMV:+1 Acidity: 1.4$36/720ml The nose on this year’s Harushika Nama is a splendid collection of blueberry, green apple, honeydew, and bubble gum elements. Ha! Usually this sake drinks very much like a ginjo each...

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  • February 19, 2016 Beau Timken

    The Beau-Zone Layer – Katafune “Lagoon Boat”

    The Beau-Zone Layer – Katafune “Lagoon Boat”From Niigata Prefecture. Tokubetsu Honjozo. SMV: -4 Acidity: 1.5 Okay! Take your snob hat off! “What do you mean they add alcohol to sakes?” “That’s gross, that’s not pure!” Phooey! Honjozo sake is no...

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  • February 19, 2016 Beau Timken

    Sake Images – is now #truesake 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. There are two ways. First you can follow me directly at @truesake on Instagram, which is a really...

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