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.

Kanpai!

Bernard Baskin
Executive Director

Upcoming Sake Events 2019

August 25: WSET Level I – Sake – Washington DC
September 8: WSET Level I – Sake – Boston
September 25-27: Sake Professional Course – San Francisco
September 28: Sake Day – San Francisco
October 5: Sake Day Fest – San Diego
October 10: Kampai Montréal – Canada
October 19: WSET Level I – Sake – Washington DC
October 21-23: Sake Scholar Course – Brooklyn
November 6: Joy of Sake – Tokyo

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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.

Kanpai!

Bernard Baskin
Executive Director

Upcoming Sake Events 2019

August 25: WSET Level I – Sake – Washington DC
September 8: WSET Level I – Sake – Boston
September 25-27: Sake Professional Course – San Francisco
September 28: Sake Day – San Francisco
October 5: Sake Day Fest – San Diego
October 10: Kampai Montréal – Canada
October 19: WSET Level I – Sake – Washington DC
October 21-23: Sake Scholar Course – Brooklyn
November 6: Joy of Sake – Tokyo

See More  |  Submit an Event

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Meet the Brewers Webinar

A dialogue between two of the top sake brewers in the United States. Hosted by Bernie Baskin, Executive Director of the Sake Brewers Association of North America.

Live from 1pm - 1:30pm EST – Monday, August 5, 2019

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Featuring:

BYRON STITHEM
Head Brewer
Proper Saké Co

ANDREW CENTOFANTE
Head Brewer
North American Sake Brewery

BERNIE BASKIN
Executive Director
Sake Brewers Association of North America

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A dialogue between Byron Stithem (head brewer of Proper Sake) and Andrew Centofante (head brewer of North American Sake Brewery) two of the top sake brewers in the United States. Hosted by Bernie Baskin, Executive Director of the Sake Brewers Association of North America.

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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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