About the Association

The Sake Brewers Association of North America (SBANA) is a 501(c)(6) trade association for the sake industry in North America, headquartered in Washington DC. We are the first and only sake industry trade association outside of Japan.

We have brought together sake breweries across the United States, Canada, Mexico (and beyond), 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.

Upcoming Sake Events

Upcoming 2020 Events
1/19-25: Daimon Sake Brewing Internship Program (register)
1/25-27: WSET Sake Level 3 – San Francisco (register)
2/16-22: Daimon Sake Brewing Internship Program (register)
3/15-21: Daimon Sake Brewing Internship Program (register)

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About the Association

The Sake Brewers Association of North America (SBANA) is a 501(c)(6) trade association for the sake industry in North America, headquartered in Washington DC. We are the first and only sake industry trade association outside of Japan.

We have brought together sake breweries across the United States, Canada, Mexico (and beyond), 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.

Upcoming Sake Events

Upcoming 2020 Events
1/19-25: Daimon Sake Brewing Internship Program (register)
1/25-27: WSET Sake Level 3 – San Francisco (register)
2/16-22: Daimon Sake Brewing Internship Program (register)
3/15-21: Daimon Sake Brewing Internship Program (register)

See More  |  Submit an Event

We're Proud to Represent the Sake Industry

Meet the Sake Brewer

A dialogue between Brandon Doughan (Brooklyn Kura) and Patrick Shearer (Ben’s American Sake). Hosted by Bernie Baskin, Executive Director of the Sake Brewers Association of North America.

LIVE starting at 3pm EST on Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

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Listen in as four of the top sake minds in the United States discuss how to build a sake program, educate customers, and grow your sake sales at your bar and/or restaurant. Hosted by Bernie Baskin, Executive Director of the Sake Brewers Association of North America.

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With knowledge and passion in abundance, Brooklyn Kura brings 'American craft sake' to New York in considerable style

Lisa Davidson, We Heart  |  September 20, 2019

Located in Industry City—a city-within-a-city, home to Brooklyn‘s many media types, creatives and entrepreneurs—Brooklyn Kura is a craft sake brewery, New York‘s first; set over 2,500 square feet. In a nod to the functionality of Japanese breweries, the modern yet comfortable space combines clean lines and stark aesthetics with industrial exposed brick walls which are toned down and warmed up by just the right amount of foliage lighting reminiscent of floating lanterns…

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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

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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

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