Meet Japanese Breweries at Soul of Sake

Soul of Sake – Lounge and Learn

April 10, 17, and 24 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. The next three Fridays take the place 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. Joly features a brand of sake paired with oysters.

There won’t be any oysters at the virtual Lounge and Learn—unless you happen to have them in self-isolation—but participants will drink and converse about sake with the actual producers of the brewery.

For the next three weeks, Joly will feature a specific producer to learn about their sake’s taste, profile, a fun way to make a sake cocktail, as well as some secret insider information. Special guests from the breweries across Japan will share virtual tours, images, and the history behind each location.

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

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 and Sake

April 10 – Nanbu Bijin
Nanbu Bijin Tokubetsu Junmai
Nanbu Bijin Shinpaku
Nanbu Bijin Umeshu

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 in New York City, please refer to this list of liquor stores and online apps that are open and/or are providing delivery.


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