Exploring new frontiers of canibus and sake pairings
It has been a bit of a rough summer around here. A lot of our restaurant friends have been hit hard lately and have seen a lot of restructuring and hard decision making, which has also affected us. We're working through some bumps and hiccups of our own as well.
But...there are also really great things on the horizon. We're experimenting with some new packaging.
We're also working through all the paperwork to bring the Old Mose (our black rice sake) and our Colorado Rose (new red rice sake) out to the market. We're hoping to have it available by spring. And we're bringing the Palisade Peach back! We're harvesting the peaches over labor day and the brew should be ready around Sake Day this year (October 1).
We're also excited to be bringing a new member of the team aboard this month to help us with sales. We're hoping that this will get us further into certain markets and make it easier to get our sake to you.
Congratulations are also in order to our brewer Marc on getting married in July. His crazy weekend of events wore us out to the point where we forgot to hand out sake to several guests.
Sake day is also just around the corner and we're trying to figure out an event. We'll let you know as soon as there is a plan.
We had a fantastic evening hanging out with the great chefs of The Five. Our serving station was right next to Duane Walker of Centro Mexican Kitchen who prepared an incredible Beet Cured Salmon Noodle Bowl and Sriracha Buffalo Fried Oyster Roll. Both paired nicely with our LSQ and El Colorado sakes. Our other neighbor was Elan Wenzel of Sushi Sasa who created some tasty and unusual Pot Pie Stuffed Churros and Miso Soup Mashed Potatoes. The whole menu was fantastic and really surprising.
The whole night was kind of like being on an episode of Top Chef. The creativity and talent tonight was pretty amazing.
The response tonight was really great from the attendees and we had a lot of fun. We look forward to working with all these folks in the future.
We had a lot of fun last night with our friends over at Cook Street. It was fun actually getting to create the food that was pairing with our sake for the evening's meal. Thanks a lot to our great chefs, Christiano and Michie for all their help and knowledge. It was a fun night of tasting and cooking. Hope to see some of you there next time.
Happy Tuesday Everyone!
Hope your week is starting off great! Ours is going pretty well. We got some great news yesterday that has us super jazzed...our friends over at Sweet Action Ice Cream are making a Colorado Honey Sake Ice Cream with some of our recent pressings. They haven't given us a release date yet, but keep your eye out for sure.
Speaking of pressings, we are currently bottling our recent batch of LSQ and will be restocking spots this week. And if it isn't at your favorite spot, tell them to order it! (or just let us know and we'll work our magic and get it in there)
We would also like to encourage you to head up to Westminster and check out Akihabara - Bar and Arcade. It is a super fun place with Japanese style arcade cabinets (with a rotating stock of games), as well as, fun cosplay parties and game tournaments.
You can also join us at Cook Street on Thursday, March 23rd for a sushi making class and sake tasting. It is a super fun date night or a fun friend night out. Peep the details here.
Hope all is awesome with you and have a great week!
The word 'colorado' means 'colored' or 'colored red' in Spanish. The Colorado state was named after the Colorado River, which Spanish explorers named 'Río Colorado' (meaning 'colored river') for the red silt the river carried from the mountains
There are names for situations where you drink sake. Drink it under a sakura tree during the hanami season and it’s called Hanami Zake (花見酒). Drink it with a Sakazuki during the New Year and it is called Toso (屠蘇). Drink it while admiring the full moon during the autumn and it is called Tsukimi Zake (月見酒). Drink it indoors while watching the snow fall and it is called Yukimi Zake (雪見酒).
Hey folks, sorry for the silence lately. We have been working on a lot of things over the last few months. Still hustling to get our sake on the market and easier for you all to purchase. We've also been working on remodeling our space and building out a new koji room. We've also had a few setbacks that have taken us away from the brewery.
2016 was good to us and we hope 2017 will be even better. Marc is working on bringing back Old Mose (he thinks he found the secret ingredient), and we are revisiting the Jackalope Milk with our friend Izaiah. We've also been working with some artist friends on some new shirt ideas.
Thanks for all your help and support during the last year. It has really meant a lot to us. Have a great holiday season!
We're pretty excited for Sake Day (October 1) this year! Our brewer Marc is breaking out some of the sake he brought back from Takayama, one bottle our good friend Gordon Heady helped make, some sake from our friends at Blue Current Brewery and Ceadar River brewery, and some other odds and ends he's picked up over the last year. He may even share some R&D stuff he's been working on.
Its a great day to do some research and hang with good friends.
We are very excited to be doing our next sake tasting with our friends at The Denver Bicycle Cafe! We love this place and the community it brings together.
Join us Thursday June 30 from 8-10pm at their new Beer Hall ( 1300 E 17th Avenue Denver, CO) where we will be tasting our Queen City, LSQ, and El Colorado sakes.
Hope to see you there!
Our brewer Marc is heading off to Japan this week...unfortunately a few days to late to participate in the International Wine Challenge in Hyogo. His travels are part research and part vacation. We're very excited about his visit to Takayama, Denver's sister city. Hopefully he'll bring us back some good news for our Takayama style sake in R&D right now. He'll be taking photos and telling stories, so keep up with him on our Instagram!
Birth of Saké Denver Premiere
April 12, 2016 6:00-10:00pm
We are very excited to be apart of this event! Please join us for the Denver Premiere of The Birth of Sake. The Birth of Saké is a cinematic documentary that reveals the story of passionate sake-makers and what it takes to make world-class sake at Yoshida Brewery, a 144-year-old family-owned small brewery in northern Japan.
Please join us for a sake tasting before the film, a Q&A, and food from Komotodo after.
$40 DFS + CRA Members
$45 partner rate (SAKE2016P) - Use this code to get $5 off if you're not a member.
We hope to see you there!
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Thank you to everyone who came out to our first sake tasting at Tengu last month! It was a lot of fun and it was great drinking and learning with all of you. If you didn't make it out, we're planning another one for April 2nd (not a joke) that focuses on sakes from other American breweries. The first featured brewery is Cedar River Brewing Company in Ballard, WA. We had the opportunity to visit the brewery a few years ago, and it is truly some fantastic sake. We can't wait to share it with you.
As for our sake, it is being ferociously worked on right now. We are hoping to have the Queen City of the Plains and El Colorado on the market by May.
We are also in the process of updating our website, so please pardon our mess while we clean it up.
Cut of Your Jib Sake Beer Grandma's House is kegging the beer this week and it should be on tap later on this month...and coming to a local pub, tavern, bar, etc. near you soon!
So with all the other things on our plate, we're updating our website! Yes we, Marc and Keith, are doing this. So please pardon our mess as we fight with 1's and 0's over the next few days. Thanks!