17
Jun

Hakkaisan Sake Tasting

WNW Presents: Hakkaisan Sake with Sake Expert, Timothy Sullivan and International Sales Rep for the Brewery, Nagumo Masato.
We are so excited to have Hakkaisan Brewery represented in our shop this Wednesday! We had such a good turn out for the last sake tasting, that we just couldn’t turn down the opportunity to do this again. Hakkaisan Brewery is out of Nigata, Japan, one of the most famed regions for high quality sake production. The brewery was established in 1922 and is still family run today. Wednesday we will have sake expert, Timothy Sullivan, along with other representatives from the brewery, in to pour and to blow your mind with literally any information you could ask for regarding the world of sake.

Tim is not just any old guy who just happens to be interested in sake. He has worked for years in the field and has devoted his life to the brew and its culture. With his first sip in 2005, Timothy Sullivan simply fell in love with premium Japanese sake. This inspired him to start the first sake blog in the United States: UrbanSake.com. His passion for sake has grown this site into America’s leading resource for sake related news, events and education. In 2007, the Japanese Sake Brewer’s Association awarded Sullivan the title of “Sake Samurai” in recognition of his work to promote sake outside of Japan.

Since then, Timothy has studied and received professional sake certifications from The Sake Education Council, The Sake School of America, the Sake Service Institute and the Wine & Spirits Education Trust. He has gone on to become a respected educator, teaching the next generation of sake professionals for the Sake School of America, the WSET Sake certification programs as well as in private sake seminars and sake tasting workshops.

In October 2016, Timothy was the first person ever to receive a Cultural Activities Visa from the Japanese Government to study the art of sake making for one year at Hakkaisan Sake Brewery in Niigata, Japan. Currently, Timothy Sullivan continues his efforts full time in the sake industry, working to introduce what the Japanese call ‘the drink of the gods’ to new fans in the U.S. and around the world.

Come out to try the line up Hakkaisan Sakes available in Colorado and to meet Tim Sullivan and the Hakkaisan team here from Nigata. Wednesday’s tasting is not to be missed!