Ban Ryu means “ten thousand ways.” It is an expression used in the sake world to answer the question, in how many ways is one sake different from another. The answer, in 10 Thousand Ways: the yeast, the koji, timing of brewing, etc., It also means, more informally, “versatility.” The brewery tries to catch both meanings in its name, however, they passionately believe it can be enjoyed in 10 Thousand ways–chilled, warmed, hot, with light food, heavy food, sweet food and spicy food.
Banryu is brewed in Yamagata Prefecture in the Tohoku region.
Fuji Brewing Company (Eiko)
Fuji Brewing Company (Eiko) Yamagata Prefecture Located in the Yamagata region of northern Japan, the Fuji was founded in 1778 and is now led by the 13th generation of the Kato family. The Kato’s named their brewery after Mt. Fuji because they wanted their sake to be as glorious as this national symbol.