True Sake Newsletter May 2010
Welcome to the May Issue of America's sake-centric Newsletter. In this issue, listen in on the shower thoughts of a guy trying to figure out the macro vs. micro sake brewery scene, how ash kills sake tastings, read about a shaking experiment that took nigori sake to a new playing field, check out the next wave of nama-zakes, don't forget the limited trial-basis sakes, see what Miwa is up to, and learn how to tell if your sake has gone bad!
Sunday, May 16th: TRUE SAKE WILL BE CLOSED FOR COSMETIC SURGERY!
In this issue:
- Sake Thoughts - The Perception of Micro vs. Macro Sake Breweries
- Sake Bust - IWC vs. The Volcano
- Sake Experiment - Shak'n Nigoris!
- Sake Events - May Sake SJ, JFC Expo, Daishichi
- Sake Stuff - Vote, Bike, and Visit
- New Store Arrivals - Second Nama Flight
- Sake Trial - Five "Trial Basis" Sakes to Explore
- True Sake Selects - Team True Sake Select Monthly Brews of Note
- Sake & Miwa - Sake Thoughts from a Sake Explorer
- "Ask Beau" - "How do you know when a sake is bad if you don't know sake that well?"
- The SECRET WORD
Did you know that old-school toji - head brewers - can tell how far along their fermenting sake is by listening to the popping of the bubbles on the top of a batch of fermenting sake. As carbon dioxide comes popping forth the size of the bubbles emit a different pitch - smaller bubbles represent less fermentation than larger ones.