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LIMITED PRODUCTION RED LABEL #2

NOW AVAILABLE

Den Sake Brewery

Made in Oakland, California

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WELCOME TO
DEN SAKE BREWERY

Our concept is to brew sake that goes well with food. Den’s pleasant acidity makes it the perfect pairing partner for a variety of different cuisines.

We use a single origin rice and prominently display the farmer’s name on our label. We want people to know where our ingredients are sourced from.

Using traditional brewing methods with a modern philosophy, each batch is thoughtfully hand crafted.

Yoshihiro Sako

ABOUT OUR FOUNDER

Den Sake Brewery was established in February 2017 by Yoshihiro Sako. Sako is the head brewer (toji) and co-founder. He started his career working in the restaurant industry in San Francisco in 2004. He began as a wine and sake buyer for several restaurants, then later became a sake sommelier at Yuzuki Japanese Eatery in San Francisco. During his time as a sommelier, Sako also taught classes about sake for several years.

Before starting Den Sake, Sako apprenticed at several breweries in Japan to learn the craft of sake making.

Den’s philosophy is to make sake with a bright, refreshing acidity that can be enjoyed with Californian cuisine.

OUR SAKE

DEN SAKE

pasteurized

DEN SAKE

Our original flagship ‘Den’ is a sake with higher acidity that pairs beautifully with California cuisine.

Available in 500ml or 1.8l bottles

Den Sake Nama

unpasteurized

DEN SAKE NAMA

Our unpastuerized version of Den Sake. Low temperature fermentation results in a sake with a subtle, elegant, fruity aroma.

Available in 500ml or 1.8l bottles

Den Blanc

pasteurized

DEN BLANC

Den Blanc is a new expression of sake made using white koji to create a pleasant citrus-like sourness together with gentle umami flavors.

Limited production.

Available in 500ml bottles.

Den Blanc Nama

unpasteurized

DEN BLANC NAMA

Den Blanc Nama is an unpasteurized sake made using white koji. Inviting aromas of Asian pear, citrus, celery and jasmine phases to stone-fruits and rice flour on the palate, with mouth-watering and lengthy acidity.

Limited production.

Available in 500ml bottles.

Den Sake James Beard Award  Semi- Finalist

2019 & 2020 James Beard Award Semi-Finalist

Den Sake Brewery was honored to be on the
James Beard Awards semifinalist list.

Rave Reviews for Den Sake

Rave Reviews for Den Sake

Den Sake Brewery has been profiled in Sake Today, San Francisco Magazine, SF Eater, and the Los Angeles Times

rice

Rue & Forsman Ranch, Inc, located in the Sacramento Valley, was formed in 1946 and has been farming rice organically since 1997. Today, they have 271 acres certified organic by the California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) certification agency.

Den Sake Brewery proudly single-sources the Cal-Hikari rice used for the making of our sake from Rue & Forsman Ranch .

den sake brewery
on pbs

We were profiled on PBS’ Tastemakers:

Season 2, Episode 5

Den-Sake on PBS Tastemakers

Where to buy

In San Francisco

True Sake
BI-RITE-San-Francisco
DOLORES OUTPOST
Fig & Thistle
Gemini Bottle Co
Noe valley Wine & Spirits

In the East Bay

Berkley Bowl
Umami-Mart
diablo foods
Cask
Tokyo-Fish-Market
Oakland Yard

In Southern California

Flask and Field
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