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Celebrate the New Year with <i>taru</i> sake—Hidekazu Tanisawa and Choryo

January 06, 2021

Celebrate the New Year with taru sake—Hidekazu Tanisawa and Choryo

By Mitsue “Mimi” Islas-Hosokawa

You might have seen images of sake in barrels, but have you tried it before? Choryo Brewing Company’s signature Yoshinosugi no Taru Sake is a bottled taru sake (Japanese cedar barrel-aged sake) which can be casually enjoyed at any occasion.

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Expanding the horizon of sake—Dassai and Kazuhiro Sakurai

December 16, 2020

Expanding the horizon of sake—Dassai and Kazuhiro Sakurai

By Mitsue “Mimi” Islas-Hosokawa

A number of Tippsy customers are sure to agree with us that drinking Dassai makes any dining experience magical.

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Ever-evolving flavor—Kubota and Motoyoshi Yamaga

November 04, 2020

Ever-evolving flavor—Kubota and Motoyoshi Yamaga

By Mitsue “Mimi” Islas-Hosokawa

Many have heard of and tried Kubota sake, brewed by Asahi Brewing Company in Niigata Prefecture.

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Organic sake as a positive cause for the future—Tentaka and Munenori Ozaki

October 09, 2020

Organic sake as a positive cause for the future—Tentaka and Munenori Ozaki

By Mitsue “Mimi” Islas-Hosokawa

Munenori Ozaki is the third-generation kuramoto (brewery president) at Tentaka Brewing Company keeping up with the challenge of making sake delicious and safe.

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Revitalizing the sake making in Shonan—Tensei and Tetsuro Igarashi

September 04, 2020

Revitalizing the sake making in Shonan—Tensei and Tetsuro Igarashi

By Mitsue “Mimi” Islas-Hosokawa

Tetsuro Igarashi is a toji at Kumazawa Brewing Company. Their famous Tensei series is widely enjoyed as the perfect summer sake.

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Flavor of “Never giving up” passion—Fukucho sake and Miho Imada

August 06, 2020

Flavor of “Never giving up” passion—Fukucho sake and Miho Imada

By Mitsue “Mimi” Islas-Hosokawa

Starting this month, we are kicking off a new blog series, Sake Brewery Spotlight. The series starts off with a delightful dialogue with Miho Imada, a female toji (master brewer) at Imada Brewing Company which is known for its famous Fukucho sake.

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Why is the brand

December 17, 2018

Why is the brand "Dassai" so famous?

By Genki Ito

How did "Dassai" brand become so famous? You will see how a small brewery located in distant small town in Yamaguchi Prefecture innovated the sake industry.

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