About the Association

The Sake Brewers Association of North America (SBANA) is the oldest, largest sake trade association outside of Japan. We are headquartered in Washington DC and bring together sake breweries, distributors, retailers, rice farmers, governments, enthusiasts, and a wide array of the allied trade to form one of the strongest sake organizations in the world.

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How sake is finding a home in New York

Club Enologique  |  January 31, 2024

The craft sake scene is flourishing in New York thanks to passionate drinkers, outside investment and a growing number of taprooms, which are putting consumers in direct contact with producers. Jim Clarke talks to the brewers putting The Big Apple on the sake map.

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Discussion with Josh Hembree of Setting Sun Sake Brewing Co.

Join us Monday February 15th at 8pm ET / 5pm PT for a live online conversation with Josh Hembree of Setting Sun Sake Brewing Company in San Diego, CA. Hear about how Josh was pulled in the world of sake, what he is focusing on now, and what he thinks about the future of sake. PLUS there will be a Q & A at the end of the webinar.⁠

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Beauty of the Brew: A Sake Brewer's Journey

Watch our animated video on how one sake brewer came to discover sake. Discover sake in your own home today!

Our Mission

To promote and protect sake brewers, their sake, and the community of brewing enthusiasts.

We accomplish this through three tiers of services:

Consumer Education: broad external communication initiatives

Brewery Development: networking, access to brewing knowledge, techniques, materials, suppliers, and seminars; brewers-only forum

Legislative Support: building legal landscape study; drafting and proposing model legislations; working closely with lawmakers to improve regulations related to the sake industry

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Our Mission

To promote and protect sake brewers, their sake, and the community of brewing enthusiasts.

We accomplish this through three tiers of services:

1. Consumer Education: broad external communication initiatives
2. Brewery Development: networking, access to brewing knowledge, techniques, materials, suppliers, and seminars; brewers-only forum
3. Legislative Support: building legal landscape study; drafting and proposing model legislations; working closely with lawmakers to improve regulations related to the sake industry

Learn More >

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