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Celebrate World Sake Day with a Blind Tasting at Brooklyn Kura

World Sake Day Blind Tasting

Tuesday, October 1 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Brooklyn Kura – 68 34th Street, Brooklyn

Admission: $20

October 1 is World Sake Day, the symbolic start of Japan’s sake brewing season. Just after the rice harvest and leading into winter, which is the best time for fermentation, it’s the perfect day celebrate. The Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association declared World Sake Day an official observance in 1978.

What better way to celebrate than with a blind tasting at New York’s first sake brewery, Brooklyn Kura? Hosted by the American Sake Association, the blind tasting combines the enjoyment of drinking sake with learning about the beverage. With blind tasting, we are not influenced by the sake’s packaging, brand name, price, or anything else. Tasting practice is an essential way to hone our senses and to grow our appreciation for sake.

Event Timeline

5:00 p.m. Doors Open

6:30 p.m. Guided Blind Tasting Practice Session: ASA will break guests into small groups and practice blind tasting sake! No experience tasting? No problem! There will be a group for absolute beginners, and they’ll make the tasting practice fun and not too serious. A sake expert from the ASA will lead each group. Unique sakes for tasting and some light snacks during the tasting will be provided.

7:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Sake Social Hour: After the tasting practice, guests will enjoy a social hour at the Brooklyn Kura taproom. Brooklyn Kura’s delicious sake will be available for purchase straight from the tap. Enjoy some social time with fellow sake lovers and have a Kanpai for World Sake Day!

To purchase tickets, please visit ASA’s Eventbrite page.

About the American Sake Association

The American Sake Association (ASA) is a not-for-profit 501 (3)(C) organization with the goal of advocating for, connecting, and educating individuals working in the United States sake industry while raising funds for charities approved by the Association. Membership is open to anyone involved professionally with sake distribution, sake importing, sake brewing, on- or off-premise sake sales, sake education, sake marketing, or sake media.

About Brooklyn Kura

Building on more than 1,000 years of Japanese brewing history, Brooklyn Kura is creating a new tradition of American Craft Sake. Their varieties of sake, hand-crafted with the highest quality ingredients, are demystifying sake and making it more accessible.