Learn About Amabuki at the Next Soul of Sake

Soul of Sake – Lounge and Learn

Friday, April 17 at 9:00 p.m.

Via Zoom

Admission: $20

Sake Discoveries presents its first virtual Soul of Sake: Lounge and Learn experience!

Miss Sake USA Jessica Joly will be the host of this deep dive into the roots of Japanese sake alongside some old school American soul. After last Friday’s informative and fun-filled session with Kosuke Kuji, president of Nanbu Bijin, this week Joly will introduce us to Sotaro Kinoshita of Amabuki Shuzo in Saga Prefecture. Remember Amabuki’s adorable one cups with the New York City skyline on them?

Amabuki + NYC

Learn about Amabuki’s taste, profile, and maybe even a little secret insider information. Joly and Kinoshita will share the history behind the brewery, and participants will be able to ask questions. This is a unique opportunity to have a conversation with a sake producer. Next Friday, April 24, Joly will feature Tengumai Brewery.

These Lounge and Learn sessions on Zoom take the place of Joly’s regular, physical Monday night happy hour gig at SakaMai in the Lower East Side, which is on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you don’t want to drink, no problem! Join for the knowledge and the fun. Don’t miss the best sake happy hour around! Pull up a seat, and get ready for Soul of Sake – Lounge & Learn.

How to Register

Fill out this Google Doc: https://forms.gle/XLXiQEWz1We2DfyV6

Be sure to indicate which evenings you will attend.

Send Joly $20 via Venmo @JETJOLY
100% of the profits will be donated to SakaMai to make meals for the local first responders in downtown Manhattan.

Once Joly receives the registration form and funds, she will send participants a confirmation e-mail with the Zoom Meeting Link.

Sake is not included in the pricing and is optional for participation, but it is recommended if you would like to follow along during the tasting notes.

Participating Breweries

April 17 – Amabuki
Amabuki Gin No Kurenai “Pink Lady”
Amabuki Ichigo “Strawberry”
Amabuki Himawari “Sunflower”

April 24 – Tengumai
Tengumai Umajun
Tengumai Yamahai
Tengumai Junmai Daiginjo 50

To purchase sake safely in New York City, please refer to this list of liquor stores and online apps.


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