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New Kura!

January 5th, 2014 at 6:45 pm » Comments (0)

It has been quite a while since I have updated the information here on Sake Breweries (Kura) outside of Japan. There have been a few additions that I am aware ...more »

How Big Are They?

September 29th, 2012 at 11:12 am » Comments (4)

A little while back I realized that I have no idea what the relative size of the US Sake brewers are. How do they compare with the Japanese brewers? While ...more »

A new US Sake micro-brewer?

August 5th, 2012 at 8:03 pm » Comments (0)

Blue Kudzu Sake is just beginning their journey to become a Sake micro-brewery in Ashville, North Carolina. Ashville, like my native Portland, is a hot bed for small breweries, so ...more »

Yellow Wine – Shaoxing Wine

June 17th, 2012 at 1:22 pm » Comments (7)

Several years ago I was visiting Shanghai a couple of times a year and I read about a famous local drink from the Shaoxing area of China, just south of ...more »

Tasting Kip’s black rice sake

May 29th, 2012 at 10:12 pm » Comments (6)

A friend, Kip, shared some of his freshly made black rice sake with me. He packaged it nicely in a small green bottle with a cool label. See for yourself: [caption ...more »

I see Sake’s possibilities through beer and wine colored glasses

May 14th, 2012 at 6:42 pm » Comments (1)

Having grown up in the Portland area I witnessed a huge transformation in the local wine industry as Oregon began to establish itself as a premier Pinot growing region and ...more »

I finally did it! My book, Brewing Sake, is out.

April 1st, 2012 at 11:38 pm » Comments (6)

Brewing Sake hit Amazon around the 20th and is making it into the channels. It can take up to 6 weeks to fully make its way through the channel. I ...more »

How much moisture? How dry is dry?

March 19th, 2012 at 10:48 pm » Comments (2)

I decided to do a quick experiment to determine the amount of moisture in my soaked rice. It had been a while since I looked up how to do this ...more »

Shio-koji?

March 4th, 2012 at 10:37 am » Comments (6)

Recently, there have been a few different articles and mentions of shio-koji. I had never heard of this until these articles. I came across shio-koji through a chain of retweets ...more »

Sake Pressing: what method to use?

February 20th, 2012 at 2:08 pm » Comments (11)

Recently one of the youtube channels I follow, SakaguraKaetsu's channel, has had a few short videos on pressing. Specifically, they have a couple on filling a fune (P1020493.MOV, P1020548.MOV) and ...more »