Museum of Sake Journal Summer 2016 - Page 24

TITLE 2 THE SAKE REVELATION The USA is the world’s largest importer of sake from Japan. However, sake brewed in the USA itself is not a new phenomenon either. Anna Greenhouse looks at the major players and the up-and-coming breweries pursuing an American dream of producing sake on US soil. If your experience of sake has been limited to simply ‘a hot cup of alcohol after a meal’ like Sheila Dillon it’s time to listen without prejudice. With thousands of breweries each producing dozens of varieties there is more range than most of us understand. WORDS & PHOTOS: ANNA GREENHOUS MUSEUM OF SAKE JOURNAL 24 IMAGE: DANIEL ROMERO