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Nama & Seasonal

This category of sake is a really exciting and super fresh collection of brews that are only available for a limited time of the year. A typical “BY” or “brewing year” starts in the fall when the special sake brewing rice is harvested and breweries officially commence making sake for that season using that freshly harvested rice.  Typically, sake breweries; Kura, will release fresh unpasteurized “Nama” sake in the early spring. These are usually big, brash, and lively brews that represent fresh Vat-Tasting sake that make you feel like you’re drinking right out of the tank.  Then more unpasteurized and single pasteurized sake are released in the summer that are light, bright, and refreshing for long hot summers. Lastly, sake brewers take great pride in releasing single pasteurized sakes called “Hiyaoroshi” in the Fall to pair well with full-bodied Autumn foods. 


Please remember that some sake in this category are seasonal and will be out of stock until they come back in season, and please enjoy the previous years of reviews for these amazing Seasonal offerings.

  • Kikusui Funaguchi "Gold"

    Kikusui Funaguchi "Gold"

    Honjozo Nama Genshu
    $6.00

    All four of these sakes are pretty similar, but each has unique qualities. The nose on Gold is a mix of banana bread and honey. This guy is fat, ch...

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  • Narutotai Ginjo Nama Genshu "Red Snapper"
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    Narutotai Ginjo Nama Genshu "Red Snapper"

    Ginjo Nama Genshu
    Original price $38.00
    Current price $34.00

    We used to refer to this wonderful Can as “Beau-shu” because the owner, Beau Timken, discovered this sake on a trip to Tokushima to visit this brew...

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  • Tedorigawa Kinka Daiginjo Nama "Gold Blossom"

    Tedorigawa Kinka Daiginjo Nama "Gold Blossom"

    Daiginjo Nama
    $43.00

    *NOTE: This sake is unpasteurized. We can ship unpasteurized sake, however it is at the customer's discretion. It's best to avoid shipping unpasteu...

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  • Kikusui Funaguchi "Red"

    Kikusui Funaguchi "Red"

    Ginjo Nama Genshu
    $6.00

    All four of these sakes are pretty similar, but each has unique qualities. The nose on Red is ricy, tangy and yeasty. This “can” has been aged for ...

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  • DEN Junmai Nama
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    DEN Junmai Nama

    Junmai Nama
    $30.00

    DEN Batch #16 *NOTE: This sake is unpasteurized. We can ship unpasteurized sake, however it is at the customer's discretion. It's best to avoid sh...

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  • Kikusui Funaguchi "Black"

    Kikusui Funaguchi "Black"

    Futsushu Nama Genshu
    $11.00

    All four of these sakes are pretty similar, but each has unique qualities. The nose on Black aka "Kunko" is a clean rice and mineral mix. This is t...

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  • Kikusui Funaguchi "Green"

    Kikusui Funaguchi "Green"

    Honjozo Nama Genshu
    $7.00

    All four of these sakes are pretty similar, but each has unique qualities. The nose on the Green is far more nama-like with floral and lemon grass ...

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  • Born Junmai Daiginjo Muroka Nama Genshu

    Born Junmai Daiginjo Muroka Nama Genshu

    Muroka Junmai Daiginjo Nama Genshu
    $49.00

    The nose on this unpasteurized Daiginjo (not many of these) is made up of rose pedals, cooked banana, leather, tropical fruit, and steamy night ele...

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  • Masumi Arabashiri Junmai Ginjo Nama "First Run"

    Masumi Arabashiri Junmai Ginjo Nama "First Run"

    Junmai Ginjo Nama
    $39.00

    The nose on our longest selling seasonal sake is a brilliant collection of grapefruit, lemon cookie, tangerine, floral, and yeasty aromas. Masumi A...

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  • Dewazakura Dewasansan Nama Genshu "Primal Strength"

    Dewazakura Dewasansan Nama Genshu "Primal Strength"

    Junmai Ginjo Muroka Nama Genshu
    $40.00

    Unpasteurized and undiluted this Ginjo has a full nose of ripe berries and Sweet Tarts. Primal Strength starts brilliantly with a rush of fruit fla...

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  • Gokyo Arabashiri Junmai Nama Genshu

    Gokyo Arabashiri Junmai Nama Genshu

    Junmai Nama Genshu
    $40.00

    *NOTE: This sake is unpasteurized. We can ship unpasteurized sake, however it is at the customer's discretion. It's best to avoid shipping unpaste...

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  • Tamagawa Yamahai Junmai Muroka Nama Genshu "Red Label"

    Tamagawa Yamahai Junmai Muroka Nama Genshu "Red Label"

    Yamahai Junmai Muroka Nama Genshu
    $35.00

    The nose on this powerhouse brew (21% alc) is a massive collection of woody, earthy, honey tea, citrus peel, and horse saddle aromas. Another Phili...

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  • Amabuki Ichigo Junmai Ginjo Nama "Strawberry"

    Amabuki Ichigo Junmai Ginjo Nama "Strawberry"

    Junmai Ginjo Nama
    $38.00

    *NOTE: This sake is unpasteurized. We can ship unpasteurized sake, however it is at the customer's discretion. It's best to avoid shipping unpasteu...

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  • Amabuki Himawari Junmai Ginjo Nama "Sunflower"

    Amabuki Himawari Junmai Ginjo Nama "Sunflower"

    Junmai Ginjo Nama
    $38.00

    *NOTE: This sake is unpasteurized. We can ship unpasteurized sake, however it is at the customer's discretion. It's best to avoid shipping unpasteu...

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  • Denshin Haru Junmai Ginjo Nama "Spring"

    Denshin Haru Junmai Ginjo Nama "Spring"

    Junmai Ginjo Nama
    $29.00

    The nose on this beautifully packaged fan-favorite seasonally released Spring unpasteurized nama is a fun collection of grapefruit, strawberry, pea...

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  • Sequoia Junmai Ginjo Nama

    Sequoia Junmai Ginjo Nama

    Junmai Ginjo Nama
    $19.00

    The nose on this unpasteurized sake made right here in San Francisco is a great collection of melon, green apple, strawberry, sugar, citrus, vanill...

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  • Sequoia Junmai Ginjo Nigori Nama

    Sequoia Junmai Ginjo Nigori Nama

    Junmai Ginjo Nigori Nama
    $20.00

    The nose on this locally made craft Nigori; Coarsely Filtered, sake is a vast collection of vanilla, cream, peach, red apple, raisin, and cream sod...

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  • Kamoizumi Aged Namazume "Red Maple"

    Kamoizumi Aged Namazume "Red Maple"

    Aged Nama
    $37.00

    This is straight up a “different sort of sake.” A two year-aged “fresh” sake doesn’t make sense, but the result is really a uniquely flavored brew ...

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  • Minato Tsuchizaki Yamahai Nama Genshu "Harbor"

    Minato Tsuchizaki Yamahai Nama Genshu "Harbor"

    Yamahai Futsushu Nama Genshu
    $40.00

    The nose on this very powerful sake that was brewed in honor of local fishermen in Akita has a nose with lots of aromas such as breakfast cereal, m...

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  • Kameizumi CEL-24 Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu "Eternal Spring"

    Kameizumi CEL-24 Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu "Eternal Spring"

    Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu
    $42.00

    The nose on this unpasteurized “Nama” sake is a fruity collection of apple, pear, melon, mango, and floral aromas. File this living and breathing r...

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  • Harushika Shiboribana Junmai Ginjo Nama "Spring Deer"

    Harushika Shiboribana Junmai Ginjo Nama "Spring Deer"

    Junmai Ginjo
    $36.00

    The nose on this fan favorite seasonally released unpasteurized sake is a mild collection of green apple, Asian pear, honeydew melon, sweet rice, m...

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  • Shirataki Jozen Mizuno Gotoshi Junmai Ginjo Nama
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    Shirataki Jozen Mizuno Gotoshi Junmai Ginjo Nama

    Junmai Ginjo Nama
    $43.00

    Woot! They finally starting exporting unpasteurized sakes from one of the best breweries in Japan! The nose on this special sake is a gentle collec...

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  • Sequoia Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu

    Sequoia Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu

    Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu
    from $22.00

    The nose on this locally produced hand crafted unpasteurized and undiluted; Genshu, sake has a terrific nose filled with grape, pineapple, sugar, g...

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  • Tamagawa Yamahai Junmai Muroka Nama Genshu "White Label"
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    Tamagawa Yamahai Junmai Muroka Nama Genshu "White Label"

    Yamahai Junmai Muroka Nama Genshu
    $38.00

    This unpasteurized and wild yeasty sake is one for the masculine ages and was made by the Brit Philip Harper and is quite frankly a flavor bomb. T...

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