Tag Archives: Sake

• Cambridge Brewing Company to Release 2nd Batch of Sake-Beer Hybrid

Cambridge Brewing Company to Release 2nd Batch of Sake-Beer Hybrid

On Friday, April 6th Cambridge Brewing Company will release a true sake-beer hybrid, using house made sake to ferment a unique barley-rice wort mixture. The result is Banryu Ichi, which is brewed to approximately 14% alcohol by volume. It is an incredibly complex beverage with flavors of sweet rice, fresh apples & grapes, earthy hints […]

• Drink sake. Help Japanese economy

Drink sake. Help Japanese economy

Sake brewers from quake-hit northeastern Japan have called on residents to enjoy the traditional cherry blossom party season and drink sake in an effort to help the regional economy recover. Speaking in a YouTube appeal, Kosuke Kuji, of the Nanbu Bijin brewery in Iwate prefecture, said: “I would like you to support the Tohoku (northeastern) […]

• Sake breweries disappear in Japan devastation

Sake breweries disappear in Japan devastation

As Japan continues to count the cost of the devastating earthquake and tsunami, the damage to the country’s ancient sake industry is becoming apparent. Entire sake breweries have disappeared in the wake of the multiple disasters that rocked Japan over the past week. On 11 March a massive 9.0-magnitude earthquake occurred near the northeastern coast […]

• What’s the difference between Shochu & Sake? Find out here

What’s the difference between Shochu & Sake? Find out here

What is Shochu? Shochu is a Japanese traditional hard liquor, distilled spirits made from grains and vegetables. The most common base ingredients are sweet potato, barley, rice, buckwheat and sugar cane. How is Shochu different from Nihonshu (Sake) ? “Sake” is a general term for alcohol beverages in Japan. However Nihonshu (Seishu) is commonly referred […]