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FestyFusion – Released at The Festy!!!

Oct 11, 2019

The Festy is coming to the IX Art Park and we made up a special concoction. The FESTYFUSION is a refreshing tangerine and lime sake that will kick you into musical gear, coming...
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Georgia Baby – Peach Nigori Limited Release

Sep 19, 2019 5:00 pm

Summer is almost over, but let's savor it for a second longer with this extra special Peach Nigori we are calling "Georgia Baby". We took some ripe juicy peaches, blended...
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Find Us in Stores All Over Virginia

NORTH AMERICAN SAKE BREWERY NOW IN TOTAL WINE STORES The Commonwealth’s First Sake Maker is one of the First American Sake Producers to Distribute to the Retailer CHARLOTTESVILLE (September 18,...
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Sake Tasting and Talk with Japanese Brewer Yasutaka Daimon

Sep 21, 2019 5:00 pm

FREE EVENT - SATURDAY SEPT 21 We are honored to welcome a sixth generation master sake brewer from Osaka Japan, Yasutaka Daimon. His family brewery, Daimon Shuzo, was established almost 200...
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NAS Year 1 Anniversary Party

Aug 24, 2019

Can you believe it's been one year since we opened?? Celebrate with us with a full day of fun and food & drink specials! Live music out on the patio...
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Erin Lunsford – Behind The Mic

Aug 1, 2019 8:00 pm

Join us for a special evening w/ Erin Lunsford of Erin and the Wildfire! She'll be perform in front of a live audience, and tell stories about her music &...
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Collaboration Beer Release: Dry Crispy w Bingo Beer Co

Jul 30, 2019 5:00 pm

We did a special beer collaboration with Bingo Beer Company from Richmond VA! We made an extra special batch of koji and added it to their lager mash to create...
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Virginia’s first craft sake brewery is a mix of ancient tradition and good old-fashioned fun

by Matthew Korfhage VA Growler In IX Art Park, a self-consciously hip enclave in Charlottesville with a wee end farmer’s market and more wall art than a New York subway, young...
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OKU – Oak Sake – small batch release tasting room only

Jul 11, 2019 5:00 pm

This sake was made using a special yeast and then sat on oak for a decidedly smooth and woody finish with hints of vanilla. Come on down to NAS to...
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Pouring Sake at the Embassy

By Jeremy Goldstein This past Monday night was another "first" for us. Andrew and I traveled to D.C. on an invitation from the Embassy of Japan. It was a night...
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Dance Party w/ DJ Tova

Jun 22, 2019 10:00 pm

DJ Tova: dance party starting at 10PM. She'll be spinning old school classics with a mix of new school dance hits. Come celebrate the beginning of Summer by getting your...
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The Brewery Comedy TOUR at NAS

Jun 21, 2019 10:00 pm

Laughs are on tap for this nationwide tour that has already hit 900 breweries across the U.S. More than a dozen New York and L.A. stand-ups are currently on the...
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Harry Potter – Trivia Night

Jun 19, 2019 8:00 pm

Join us at the delicious North American Sake Brewery at the Ix Art Park for Harry Potter TRIVIA! We'll take you through 4 unique rounds to test your knowledge of...
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Sake Tasting at Veritas

Jun 20, 2019 5:00 pm

Sake Tasting! Thursday, June 20th 5-7pm walk-around sake tasting, pop by any time 5-7 Stop by Thursday to learn how rice polishing and koji mold can equal Real Magic :)...
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Godzilla with NAS at the Violet Crown

Jun 8, 2019

"Inside every monster is an enormous thirst." -Godzilla, probably Join us at Violet Crown Cinema for back-to-back Saturday nights (6/1 & 6/8) from 5:30pm to 7:30pm as North American Sake...
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Ruckus The Bulldog – Behind The Mic

Jun 6, 2019 8:00 pm

oin us for a special toned down viewing of Ruckus The Bulldog performing in front of a live audience, and telling stories about their music & writing experiences! Behind The...
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Premium Release: Serenity Now! Triple Milled (Junmai Daiginjo)

May 23, 2019 5:00 pm

Join us on Thursday, May 23rd as we release our first premium grade sake Serenity Now! For this Triple Milled (Junmai Daiginjo) sake, we remove the outer layers and polish...
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Sake N’ Smash Part Deux

May 29, 2019 7:00 pm

Come on down to the North American Sake Brewery to enjoy some Games, Food, and Drinks! No cost or fee, just a willingness to Battle Smash Brothers or sample some...
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Sweet tooth music video release party!

May 22, 2019 7:00 pm

After months of preparation we are finally ready to release music video!! Come to Sake brewery in Charlottesville to celebrate with Ruckus The Bulldog - We’ll be there at 7...
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Brewing Sake at Daimon Shuzo in Japan

By: Andrew Centofante “If you can find a flight in the next three weeks, we would love to host you.” This was part of a conversation with Marcus Consolini, CEO...
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JMU Alumni May Happy Hour

May 15, 2019 5:30 pm

Come join your fellow dukes at North American Sake Brewery before the the summer holidays for a little socializing after work! This is part of our reoccurring / rotating happy...
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Now Open Tuesdays + $1 Dumplings

We are now open every Tuesday @ 5pm - 10pm, and to make it even sweeter we are doing dumplings and wontons for only a buck. Unlimited dumplings and wontons...
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10 hot* new restaurants: A diverse collection of upstarts drives a local dining boom

by Simon Davidson5/06/19 at 11:10 AM “Happier cows make better meat” is just one of the motto-ish lines you’ll find on the website for Albemarle’s Sherwood Farms, where Prime 109...
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JAPAN TIMES: American-based breweries are creating their own brand of sake

MAY 4, 2019 BY KO HIRANO,KYODO CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA - With the growing demand for sake in the United States, American craft brewers are also getting in on the act — and giving...
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A True Japanese Musical Experience for Free!

May 16, 2019 6:00 pm

Enjoy an evening of Japanese Music with Marina Nishiyama on the Electone Organ and Haruka Takayama Hasegawa on Vocals. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind experience as Haruka and Marina take you...
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Distinction Magazine: Sake Brewery Comes to the Virginia Mountains

by Matthew Korfhage Distinction Apr 19, 2019 In IX Art Park, a self-consciously hip enclave in Charlottesville with a weekend farmer’s market and more wall art than a New York subway,...
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Will Overman – Behind The Mic

May 2, 2019 8:00 pm

Join us for a special evening w/ Will Overman performing in front of a live audience, and telling stories about his music & writing experiences! Behind The Mic gives you...
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This Week’s Special Release: Tropi-Sake!

Apr 18, 2019 5:00 pm

Take a trip to the equator and lose yourself in the pineapple and coconut groves with this delicious sake infusion. It is perfect on its own or in one of...
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Trifecta – cold brew, vanilla bean, and sake infusion

Apr 11, 2019 5:00 pm

Trager Bros and Sake Bros coming together to make a super limited release of a cold brew coffee, fresh vanilla bean, and real magic filtered junmai sake. Come on out...
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Sake Pairing w/ Cheese + Charcuterie

Apr 25, 2019 6:00 pm

Join us at the North American Sake Brewery for an exclusive food pairing featuring local cheese and charcuterie from Feast! You'll taste five different craft Sakes each paired with a...
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Hot Chicken Takeover!

Mar 30, 2019 12:00 pm

In honor of National Hot Chicken Day, our regular daytime menu is being thrown out the door for a Hot Chicken Takeover this weekend only! Try our HOT CHICKEN SLIDERS...
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Release: Spicy Vacay is Back!

Mar 21, 2019 5:00 pm

Our Mango and Jalapeño infused sake is back again to welcome in the warm weather. Go on a little spicy vacation with light and refreshing mango infused sake followed up...
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North American Sake Brewery Now Distributing in Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – North American Sake Brewery (NAS) is distributing bottled sake throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. North American Sake Brewery, launched in September 2018, is Virginia’s first and only producer...
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Limited Release: Pink Lady

Mar 15, 2019 5:00 pm

Come try our latest fermentation infusion, PINK LADY. This is a tropical and berry infusion with heavy notes of banana from the cloudy sake and light fruit additions of pineapple,...
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Sake ‘N Smash!

Mar 7, 2019 8:00 pm

Calling all gamers out there, we are hosting our first ever Super Smash Bros Ultimate meet up! Starting at 8pm on Thursday we will have the 150" screen ready and...
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For God’s Sake, Why Sake?

Undoubtedly, the question I receive the most about my business is some form of “How in the heck did you get into sake?” It’s a fair question. For the past...
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Le Plum – Limited Release

Feb 28, 2019 5:00 pm

French for the plum, this special fermentation infusion is made from macerating yellow plums and adding lemon zest to our sake mash. This sake boasts a tangy citrus zing and...
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The Sake Guys Go To Washington

By Jeremy Goldstein Andrew and I were invited by the Embassy of Japan to attend a private sake tasting at The Smithsonian in D.C. That sentence is pretty surreal to...
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Love + Haiku – A Valentine’s to Remember

Feb 14, 2019 6:00 pm

If Love is for You, Don't miss Sake Haiku Night On Valentine's Day! Welcome to a very special Valentine's Day dinner & event! Join us for a night of fun...
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LIVE: Sarad Davenport on Saturday, Feb 9th

Feb 9, 2019 4:00 pm

In honor and celebration of Black History Month, we welcome Sarad Davenport to the Diamond Stage at NAS. Be here on Saturday, Feb 9th from 4-6PM and listen to selections...
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KYODO NEWS: Craft sake takes experimental turn in U.S. as popularity grows

By Ko Hirano, KYODO NEWS - Jan 26, 2019 - 09:41 With growing demand for sake in the United States, evidenced by a near doubling of Japan's sake exports to the country...
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VIRGINIA LIVING: Virginia Gets Its First Sake Brewery

And a lesson in Japanese alcohol. Room temperature, in a shot glass, at a sushi bar. That’s the way most Americans have experienced sake, a Japanese alcohol made from fermented...
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NAS Holiday Party

Dec 19, 2018 6:00 pm

Join us for some fun at the North American Sake Brewery and Restaurant for free snacks, munchies, nibbles and bites. We'll have lots of festive fare, 50% OFF Tasting Flights,...
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Release: P-Kanpai

Dec 5, 2018 6:00 pm

New Release Wednesday, Dec 5: Check out a sake we brewed especially for the holidays. We're calling it P-Kanpai (pronounced "Pecan Pie" - get it?!). This sake is infused with...
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November singer songwriter series w/ Nick Berkin

Nov 29, 2018 7:00 pm

Though a Charlottesville native, Nick Berkin has traveled the world through his work on the cruise ship circuit, both as a house band musician and piano bar entertainer. Now a...
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November Singer Songwriter Series w/ Tyler Dick and Alex Bragg

Nov 8, 2018 7:00 pm

FREE LIVE MUSIC @ NORTH AMERICAN SAKE BREWERY EVERY THURSDAY THIS MONTH. On 11/8 join us for Tyler and Alex. Hailing from the Tyler Dick Band, Tyler Dick and Alex...
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Release: 3 Stings – PAW PAW and Honey Infused Sake

Nov 6, 2018 6:00 pm

The Paw Paw is a fruit native to Virginia and some say is a mix between mango and banana. Notoriously hard to harvest at the perfect ripeness, our team braved...
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SAVOR VIRGINIA: Virginia’s First Sake Brewery Opens in Charlottesville

Virginia pioneered much of North America’s wine and beer industry, and now, thanks to the unique craftmanship of Andrew Centofante and Jeremy Goldstein, the Commonwealth is a national leader in...
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November Singer Songwriter Series w/ Emily Julia Kresky. Free!

Nov 1, 2018 7:00 pm

Join us every Thursday in November for a FREE unique live music experience at the North American Sake Brewery. First up on 11/1 is Emily Julia Kresky. Emily is is...
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UVA DARDEN CGI: International Partner Program Highlights Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Charlottesville and D.C.

By Lauren Wallace- 10 October 2018 Nearly fifty Executive MBA students from Latin America visited Charlottesville and D.C. for an international partner program with Darden’s Center for Global Initiatives. The students, from PAD School of...
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C-VILLE WEEKLY: Sake to me: Falling in love with rice wine

For North American Sake Brewery co-owner Jeremy Goldstein, it wasn’t a trip to Japan but a visit back home to California that inspired his new venture. “I’d never had ‘craft’ sake, but I went...
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Halloween Sake Releases!

Oct 23, 2018 6:00 pm

ORANGE & BLACK: TWO SAKE RELEASES FOR HALLOWEEN! Join us OCT 23 as we release two brand new spooky sake infusions. "Black Magic" - Black cherry, black currant, and blackberry...
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Release: Dessert sake DUO!

Oct 16, 2018 7:00 pm

Come on down OCT 16 to try a pair of one-of-a-kind dessert sakes includes our Mexican Chocolate Dessert Sake and a Pumpkin Spice Dessert Sake. The Mexican Chocolate is velvety...
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Dry Hopped Galactic Sake Release!

Sep 25, 2018 7:00 pm

ATTENTION ALL YOU HOP HEADS!!! Want to try something new? Join us Tuesday at 7pm as we release our new Galactic Sake with our head brewer Andrew Centofante. This is...
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DAILY PROGRESS: First Virginia sake brewery, North American Sake Brewery, opens in Charlottesville

In Charlottesville, it seems the only thing trendier than the tech startup scene is the craft-brew startup scene. Film writer Jeremy Goldstein and his pal, Andrew Centofante, have given up their...
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Dance Party w/ DJ Nasty

Sep 8, 2018 10:00 pm

Expect to get funky with a late night dance party Saturday night featuring DJ Nasty. Come on down early to the Ix Art Park and try a flight of sake...
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Grand Opening for North American Sake Brewery

Aug 25, 2018 11:00 am

Join us for the GRAND OPENING of Virginia's first and only Sake Brewery. We have BBQ ribs on the smoker, lots of music, games, hot air balloons, sake education, brewery...
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CBS19: Virginia’s first sake brewery coming soon to Charlottesville

(Video in Link) CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Virginia's first producer of sake is coming to the IX Art Park in downtown Charlottesville this summer. The North American Sake Brewery will...
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