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October 2016

  • October 17, 2016 Beau Timken

    Fallin' October

    Welcome to the 146th Issue of America’s sake-centric Newsletter. In this very seasonal issue take a good look at a category of sakes called Hiyaoroshi or “Fall Draft” brews, get your sake facts straight and check out what a monster...

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  • October 17, 2016 Beau Timken

    Sake Facts – Some Current Sake Statistics

    Facts are actually hard to come by in the sake world. No, I’m not saying that this is an industry of half-truths and white lies, it’s quite the opposite! Facts in terms of how much sake is actually out there!...

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  • October 17, 2016 Beau Timken

    True Sake In The News – Bloomberg

    I knew at some point in time Japan would want to lay “serious claim” to their national beverage. Jim Clark (freelance writer) interviewed me about this subject and style changes in the industry. It’s getting a lot of play.

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  • October 17, 2016 Beau Timken

    New Store Arrivals – Hiyaoroshi Fall Drafts Are Back!

    Urakasumi Hiyaoroshi Fall Draft, $36/720mlMiyagi Prefecture. SMV: +1 Acidity: 1.5 Gokyo Hiyaoroshi Fall, Draft $32/720mlYamaguchi Prefecture. SMV: +2 Acidity: 1.6 Otokoyama Hiyaoroshi Fall Draft, $32/720mlHokkaido Prefecture. SMV: +1 Acidity: 1.7 Wakatake Hiyaoroshi Fall Draft, $32/720mlShizuoka Prefecture. SMV: +1 Acidity: 1.4...

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  • October 17, 2016 Beau Timken

    Beau-Zone

    Ooki Daikichi Hoten Konnichiwa Cooking SakeFrom Fukushima Prefecture. SMV: -25 Acidity: Mystery Okay Folks! Talk about a great sake to explore with! To gift with! To play with! And most importantly to cook with! This special sake is basically bottled...

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  • October 17, 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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