SHOP DEN SAKE

Please Note: 

We are only able to ship within the state of California

Unfortunately, at this time, the large 1.8L bottles are not available for shipping and are
only eligible for curbside pickup and delivery within the Bay Area

For Curbside Pickup
  • Shop below and be sure to choose the “Pickup” option in the checkout
  • Place your order by Friday, 6pm for pickup on Sunday.
  • Your order will be ready for contactless curbside pickup on Sunday. Our pickup hours will be from 11AM-12PM.
  • Pick up location is 2220 Union St., Oakland, CA (please note that this address differs from the brewery).
  • Someone 21 or older with a government-issued ID MUST be present for the pickup.
For Residential Delivery
  • Our delivery area is SF, Oakland, Berkeley, Emeryville, Albany, El Cerrito & Richmond.
  • Shop below and be sure to choose the “Free Delivery” option in the checkout
  • Cutoff for residential delivery orders is Tuesday by 6:00pm (PST) for delivery on Thursday.
  • Deliveries will be on Thursdays for orders over $87 
  • An $18 delivery fee will be applied for orders under $87
  • Someone 21 or older with a government-issued ID MUST be present to accept the delivery.
Flat Rate Shipping within California
  • For shipping within the state of California, please choose “shipping” at checkout. 
  • A flat delivery fee of $18 will apply to all shipped orders.
  • Cut off for orders will be Tuesday by 6pm (PST) for delivery the same week on Thursday. Currently we only ship once a week.
  • The large 1.8L size is not available for shipping at this time.
  • We currently DO NOT ship outside the state of California or out of the US
  • Someone 21 or older with a government-issued ID MUST be present to accept the delivery.

Any questions, please email us at order@densakebrewery.com

What’s the difference between
“nama” (unpasteurized) and pasteurized?

NAMA

Nama (unpasteurized) sake means the sake is pressed and bottled without any pasteurization.  The result is a sake with refreshing, vibrant, emphatic flavors. The flavor profile will gradually change as time passes.

Generally, nama sakes are meant to be consumed within a few months after pressing. They must constantly be refrigerated because the enzymes in the sake are still active. If not refrigerated, the sake will not rot nor go bad, but some undesirable flavors may develop. However, some people actually enjoy this change in flavor!

We generally recommend consuming within 4-6 months after being pressed, and once opened it’s best to consume within a few weeks for optimal flavor. We recommend drinking this sake chilled. 

Most nama sakes from Japan have been in transit for several weeks to make it to the US, so by the time the consumer enjoys it, it’s possible that several months have passed since pressing. This is why Den’s nama sake is so special! 

Our customers are able to enjoy this delicious fresh sake as it was meant to be enjoyed- soon after pressing.

PASTEURIZED

 Den pasteurized sake is bottled after pressing and pasteurized just once in the bottle.  Many sakes from Japan are pasteurized twice. The reason why Den is only pasteurized once is to allow consumers to enjoy the freshness, bold flavor and delicate aroma of the sake.  The flavor profile of the pasteurized sake will be slightly more slender, with a cleaner finish and it will mature beautifully over time without developing undesirable flavors.

We also recommend storing the pasteurized in the refrigerator if possible, but it is also fine to store it
somewhere cool and dark, away from direct heat & sunlight.

Pasteurized sake pairs beautifully with a variety of foods and can be enjoyed chilled, at room temperature or even warmed up a bit (“hito hada-kan” or body temperature) .

We recommend consuming the pasteurized within
12 months after being pressed. Once opened, it should be refrigerated and should keep for
several weeks.

Den Sake Brewery

LOCATION

Den Sake Brewery
2311 Magnolia St.
Oakland, CA 94607

(Sorry....We are not able to offer tours
of the brewery at this time.)