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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 we do not list the sakes that are done for that particular season, and please enjoy the previous years of reviews for these amazing Seasonal offerings.

  • Oze no Yukidoke Natsugin Namazume

    Oze no Yukidoke Natsugin Namazume

    Junmai Daiginjo
    $37.00

    This nose on this summer released seasonal sake has a gentle aroma filled with blueberry, cotton candy, bamboo, sweet rice, sugar water, and floral...

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  • Shichida Natsu Jun Namazume Junmai

    Shichida Natsu Jun Namazume Junmai

    Junmai Namazume
    $41.00

    The nose on this amazingly light Summer namazume is a slick collection of pear, melon, grape, blueberry, Asian pear, and snowfall aromas. Back for ...

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

    Kameizumi Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu CEL-24 "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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  • Denshin Natsu Junmai Daiginjo Nama "Summer"

    Denshin Natsu Junmai Daiginjo Nama "Summer"

    $36.00

    The nose on this seasonal Summer released nama is a splendid collection of cherry, apple, Asian pear, mango, bubblegum, and warm apple pie aromas. ...

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  • Kaze no Mori Junmai Muroka Nama Genshu "Wind of the Woods"

    Kaze no Mori Junmai Muroka Nama Genshu "Wind of the Woods"

    Junmai Muroka Nama Genshu
    $32.00

    WARNING – Be Careful Opening This Sake! The nose on this magical brew is a unique collection of ricey, earthy, woody, banana, and pear aromas. This...

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  • Seikyo Omachi Junmai Ginjo Nama "Mirror of Truth"
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    Seikyo Omachi Junmai Ginjo Nama "Mirror of Truth"

    Junmai Ginjo Nama
    $43.00

    The nose on this seasonally released unpasteurized sake is a glorious collection of green apple, pear, citrus, and fresh cut grasses. Woot! What a ...

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  • DEN Blanc Nama

    DEN Blanc Nama

    Junmai Nama
    $29.00

    The nose on this very unique sake made with white koji and the typical yellow koji (mold) has an amazing nose filled with citrus, floral, green app...

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  • Houraisen Wa Aged Junmai Ginjo Nama  “Harmony”

    Houraisen Wa Aged Junmai Ginjo Nama “Harmony”

    Aged Junmai Ginjo Nama
    $36.00

    The nose on this 12-month aged unpasteurized sake is a gentle collection of peach, apple, plum, red apple, and blueberry aromas. Why age a Nama sak...

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  • Noguchi Naohiko Honjozo Muroka Nama Genshu

    Noguchi Naohiko Honjozo Muroka Nama Genshu

    Honjozo Muroka Nama Genshu
    $58.00

    The nose on this unpasteurized Honjozo that is made using Gohyakumangoku milled to 60% is an amazing collection of melon, creamy fruit, grape, berr...

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  • Shichi Hon Yari Junmai Nama Genshu "The Seven Spearsmen"
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    Shichi Hon Yari Junmai Nama Genshu "The Seven Spearsmen"

    Junmai Nama Genshu
    $39.00

    The nose on this spring released seasonal sake is a unique collection of candy apple, ripe apple, steamed rice, and butterscotch aromas. Say hello ...

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  • Narutotai Ginjo Namachozo Can "Red Snapper"
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    Narutotai Ginjo Namachozo Can "Red Snapper"

    Ginjo Namachozo Can
    $16.00

    The nose on this well packaged single pasteurized sake is a gentle collection of steamed rice, roasted nuts, mineral, and yeast aromas. This fun li...

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  • Fukucho Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu "Moon on the Water"
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    Fukucho Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu "Moon on the Water"

    Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu
    $46.00

    The nose on this seasonally released brew is a fruity collection of plums, citrus, papaya, melon, pear, lime, and rose water aromas. Say hello to a...

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  • Kaze no Mori Tsuyuhakaze Junmai Muroka Nama Genshu "Black Label Wind of the Woods"
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    Kaze no Mori Tsuyuhakaze Junmai Muroka Nama Genshu "Black Label Wind of the Woods"

    Junmai Muroka Nama Genshu
    $32.00

    The nose on this sister sake to the “wind of the woods” is a killer collection of honeycomb, tangerine peel, honey tea, steamed rice, and orange bl...

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  • Takacho Bodaimoto Muroka Junmai Genshu "Regal Hawk"
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    Takacho Bodaimoto Muroka Junmai Genshu "Regal Hawk"

    Junmai Muroka Nama Genshu
    $37.00

    The nose on this extremely historically made sake is a wild collection of cooked cherries, citrus yogurt, earthy, steamed rice, and honey-baked ham...

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  • Tamagawa Junmai Ginjo Muroka Nama Genshu "Ice Breaker"

    Tamagawa Junmai Ginjo Muroka Nama Genshu "Ice Breaker"

    $32.00

    The nose on this very talked about sake is a cool collection of cocoa, wet wood, cream, and nut aromas. Another liquid adventure from Philip Harper...

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  • Rihaku Omachi Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu "Origin of Purity"
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    Rihaku Omachi Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu "Origin of Purity"

    Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu
    $46.00

    The nose on this seasonally released “Nama” or unpasteurized brew has a rich collection of berry, cherry, pear, apple, citrus, and steamed rice aro...

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  • Takahiro Nagayama Tokubetsu Junmai Nama "Noble Arrow"
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    Takahiro Nagayama Tokubetsu Junmai Nama "Noble Arrow"

    Tokubetsu Junmai Nama
    $31.00

    The nose on this seasonally released unpasteurized sake is a unique collection of mint, mineral, melon, green apple, spring onion, and green grass ...

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  • Gokyo Summer Junmai Nama

    Gokyo Summer Junmai Nama

    Junmai Nama
    $34.00

    The nose on this very limited seasonal Summer sake is a fresh collection of apple, cut grass, pear, and mild creamy aromas. Light, frisky, tingly, ...

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  • Takachiyo 59 Hanafubuki Muroka Nama Genshu "Chapter Four"

    Takachiyo 59 Hanafubuki Muroka Nama Genshu "Chapter Four"

    Junmai Ginjo
    $36.00

    This is another stunning sake in a line-up of brews called “Chapters” by a brewery that is leading the charge in making sake in a “new world” capac...

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  • Heiwa Shuzo KID Haru no Kunpu Junmai Ginjo Nama "Spring Breeze"
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    Heiwa Shuzo KID Haru no Kunpu Junmai Ginjo Nama "Spring Breeze"

    Junmai Ginjo Nama
    $36.00

    The nose on this new to the US unpasteurized brew is a cool collection of strawberry, pear, watermelon, honeydew, floral, and sweet rice aromas. Ye...

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  • Tanizakura Shiboritate Honjozo
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    Tanizakura Shiboritate Honjozo

    Honjozo
    $32.00

    The nose on this Honjozo is a clean collection of bread, yeast, soup, veggie, melon, and candy aromas. Say Hello to our third Nama Can Sake! This b...

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  • Chikurin Otoro Junmai Ginjo Nama "Otoro"
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    Chikurin Otoro Junmai Ginjo Nama "Otoro"

    Junmai Ginjo Nama
    $40.00

    The nose on this seasonally released sake is a very clever collection of green apple, melon, cucumber, and sweet rice aromas. Say hello to a first ...

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  • Noguchi Naohiko Miyamanishiki Yamahai Honjozo Muroka Nama Genshu
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    Noguchi Naohiko Miyamanishiki Yamahai Honjozo Muroka Nama Genshu

    Yamahai Honjozo Muroka Nama Genshu
    $132.00

    The nose on this unpasteurized and undiluted brew is an amazing array of citrus, seeds, straw, chestnuts, yogurt, and creamy aromas. So you think y...

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  • Takachiyo 59 Junmai Nama Red Yeast Rosé

    Takachiyo 59 Junmai Nama Red Yeast Rosé

    Junmai
    $47.00

    The nose on this very unique sake is almost out of this world with an upfront collection of cotton, sour beer, beets, chicken broth, and Vienna sau...

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