May Showers Bring May Sake ☀️ 🍶
Welcome to the 177th Issue of America’s sake-centric Newsletter. In this special Spring Issue get your first look at SAKE DAY, read why sake makes men dance like monkeys, challenge yourself with 5 different brews using Omachi rice, go Beau-Zoning with Nechi Otokoyama Yamahai Junmai, catch the non-stop nama sake wave in the New Store Arrivals, and take a decade old look at Organic sake in the US and Japan.
!!Attention!! Just in case you missed the announcement, we can now ship to many of your states. We are partnering with a third party shipper who can send you your sake!
The states we cannot ship to are ND, NH, UT, MS, AL, VT, KY, SD.
*Please see our Terms and Conditions for full details on shipping regulations.
In this issue:
- SAKE DAY – Update on The Best Day in Sake
- A Sake Tale - The Monkey Dance and The Sparrow Dance
- Sake Challenge – The Power 5 Omachi Sakes
- The “Beau Zone Layer” – Nechi Otokoyama Yamahai Junmai
- New Store Arrivals – The Spring Seasonal Nama Wave Continues
- Sake Images – Photos From The Soul Of Sake
- “Ask Beau” – “How has the ‘Organic’ sake movement evolved in the past decade?”
Sake has many different names - literally. Every brewery has a brewery name, which is owned by a family that has a family name, and if that is not enough that brewery may name their sakes by a brand name. For example, there is a brewery in Yamagata called Kamenoi Shuzo, which is owned by the Imai family, but you may know the sakes by their brand name, Kudoki Jozu (which loosely translates into the "Pick-up Artist)