Beau Zone Layer

The Beau-Zone Layer – Sawanoi “Fountain of Tokyo” September, 2018 The Beau-Zone Layer – Sawanoi “Fountain of Tokyo” From Tokyo Prefecture. Kiokejikomi Iroha Kimoto Junmai. SMV: -1 Acidity: 2.2   It’s been 5 years since this incredible sake was in my zone! So many of you might have forgotten or never knew about this sake that was made... Continue reading article ›
Beau-Zone Layer – Otokoyama “Kita no Inaho” July, 2018 Otokoyama “Kita no Inaho”From Hokkaido Prefecture. Daiginjo. SMV: +1 Acidity: 1.2 You know the brewery but you don’t this brew! Nobody does as it is exclusive to True Sake and is a calling card for Sake Day 2018! You’ve bought your tickets already right? The owner of... Continue reading article ›
Beau-Zone Layer – Tengumai “Dance of the Demon” June, 2018 Tengumai “Dance of the Demon”From Ishikawa Prefecture. Yamahai Junmai. SMV: +4 Acidity: 1.8 We’ve carried Tengumai since our doors opened well over a decade ago. Why? Because it is one of the great “example” sakes that allows a sake drinker to experience a good representation of a... Continue reading article ›
Beau-Zone Layer - Taiheizan Tenko “Heavenly Grace” May, 2018 Taiheizan Tenko “Heavenly Grace”From Akita Prefecture. Junmai Daiginjo Kimoto. SMV: +2 Acidity: 1.5 Taiheizan remains one the best sake brewery tours that I have ever had the luck to visit. They make great sake, because they are great fermenters. They also make miso and soy sauce. And... Continue reading article ›
Beau-Zone Layer - Kokuryu Kuzuryu “9 Headed Dragon” April, 2018 Kokuryu Kuzuryu “9 Headed Dragon”From Fukui Prefecture. Junmai. SMV: +3 Acidity: 1.3 Okay! Today’s sake lesson is about stealing sakes and breweries in the sake industry! It happens. It actually happens a lot and that sort of bums me out. For example a brewery will be represented... Continue reading article ›
Beau-Zone Layer - Ninki Ichi “Natural” Sparkling Sake February, 2018   Ninki Ichi “Natural”From Fukushima Prefecture. Sparkling Junmai Ginjo. SMV: -70 Acidity: 6.5   I’m just back from visiting this modern brewery in Fukushima Prefecture. The owner and good friend Yujin Yusa gave me a long tour of his brewery, and we really focused on sparkling sake... Continue reading article ›
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