America's First Sake Podcast. Power to the Sake People! Join your hosts sake otaku John Puma and sake samurai Timothy Sullivan as they explore the world of Japanese Sake. This podcast will help you know where to get started with sake. Every week, we'll teach you something new about sake in a fun and easy to understand segment, we call the "Sake Education Corner". It wouldn't be a sake podcast with out some sake tasting! We'll profile and taste some of our favorite sakes. Check out the show notes if you'd like to get the sakes for yourself and taste along with us. We want to make sake accessible, fun and easy to understand. We hope you'll join us! Kanpai
The Saga of Saga Kuras
Season 1. Episode 29. Sometimes cabin fever gets you down and you just want to get away... and we mean away-away. That got us thinking, how far west could we go from NYC and still explore a major sake region. Past Tokyo, Kyoto, Kobe - That landed us on the far, far west of Kyushu Island in Saga Prefecture. This out of the way gem of a sake region is home to several outstanding breweries and also an "Appellation of Origin" control system which endeavors to define what "sake from Saga" really is. John and Timothy tackle two of the most well known breweries in Saga, Amabuki and Tenzan to explore what makes them unique - and what binds them together. The brewers of Saga are innovative and working hard to create a new generation of sake. So come fly with us to the far west of Japan to hear the Saga of Saga Kuras.
U.S. Sake Brewer Series: Brooklyn Kura
This is the first in a new series of interviews with U.S. sake brewers. There are few things more fun for a sake fan, than to sit down and drink a delicious sake with the people who actually brewed it. For our first brewer interview, we don't stray too far from home. We had a great time talking to our friends Brian Polen and Brandon Doughan of New York's Brooklyn Kura. We hear a bit about how Brooklyn Kura came to be and some of the advantages and disadvantages of brewing sake in the Big City. Also, we explore the learning curve of being the first to open a brewery in New York. As far as tasting goes, we get to enjoy two of Brooklyn Kura's stand out creations, the #14 Junmai Ginjo Nama and their Catskills Junmai Daiginjo. Join us for this fun interview with New York's first sake Brewery, Brooklyn Kura.
Blade Runner Booze? Surprising Sakes Made in Tokyo!
Season 1. Episode 27. Ok...if I say, "Quick - think of Tokyo!" What image pops to mind? Maybe skyscrapers? Over-stuffed subway cars? Maybe even Blade Runner?? You might be surprised to learn that Tokyo is not just the city proper but also a region (Similar to New York City compared to New York State). There is lots of countryside with rolling hills and even rivers to explore. Today takes us beyond the hard driving city and out to the countryside of Tokyo Prefecture. There you will find picturesque sake breweries that will surprise and delight with their charms. Set your preconceived notions of Tokyo aside and join us in an exploration of the small but delicious world of sake made in Tokyo.
Sake Revolution Live at Sake Day USA 2020!
Season 1. Episode 26. The Revolution will be broadcast live... on Sake Day! As part of the online "Sake Day USA" festival and fundraiser put on by the non-profit American Sake Association, 501(c)(3), Sake Revolution joined in the celebration by streaming a live podcast episode as part of the celebration. The American Sake Association’s “Sake Day USA” was a virtual gathering on Oct 1st and featured a diverse schedule of sake tastings, seminars, cooking demonstrations, and other fun presentations that allowed anyone to celebrate sake online for Sake Day. If you'd like to learn more about the American Sake Association or Sake Day USA, please visit this URL: https://americansakeassociation.org
Break Out the Bubbly - A Sake Revolution Celebration!
Some podcasts have been around for years, but our little sake show has only been on the air for five months. In that time, with a little hard work and a lot of sake, we've hit two milestones: 5,000 listener downloads and 25 published episodes! What better way to toast our achievement than with the ultimate celebration sake - we are talking sparkling! Also known as "happo-shu" or "awasake", this spritzy style of sake is having a bit of a renaissance of late. With the foundation of the Japan Awasake Association in 2016, a number of premier brewers turned their attention to giving sparkling sake an upgrade. From overly sweet and low alcohol to elegant and refined, the best sparkling sakes are now made under strict guidelines using the "champagne method", that is employing a secondary fermentation in the bottle to create fine and all natural bubbles. John and Tim look at two different sparkling sakes as they toast this 25th episode. Here's to many more! Remember to keep drinking sake and... well, you know what to do! (KANPAI!)
Sayonara Pumpkin Spice... Hello Hiyaoroshi!
Season 1. Episode 24. Grab your scarf and your ginko nuts! Step away from the pumpkin spice! This week's episode is all about what we refer to as "Fall Nama" or Hiyaoroshi. This is a type of Namazume that is once pasteurized and released in the fall season. In addition to Hiyaoroshi, Akiagari is another type of fall sake released on the market at this time. both of these styles of sake pair well with the japanese foods that come into season in the Fall. One favorite that John and Timothy share is "ginnan" or ginko nuts. Roasted with salt, there is nothing better to nibble on while sipping on fall sake. This week Timothy and John look at two fantastic sakes that speak to the fall season. Kid Hiyaoroshi Junmai ginjo and Azuma Rikishi Akiagari Junmai Ginjo. Both of these sakes have unique characteristics that herald everyone one's favorite season!
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Great podcast for sake lovers!
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It’s great for both beginners and more advanced sake lovers.