Nomidachi News Archive

August 2017

August 7

Greetings, Nomidachi!

A few things happening this week at your Seattle saké oasis that we thought you might find of interest:

New Cedar River Sake Tasting:
Wed., August 9 @ 6- 8 pm

Please join us tomorrow, August 9 when we will be "launching" some very special products from Seattle sake producer, Cedar River Brewing.

We're excited to introduce Seattle sake lovers to a couple Cedar River varities brewed with US-grown sakamai (sake rice), Yamada Nishiki.

Until very recently, nearly all the domestically produced sake in the U.S. has been brewed using California-grown "table rice," and the results have more or less spoken for themselves, not usually in a good way.  Having proper high-quality sake rice available to American sake breweries is a potential game changer.

If you have a chance, please stop by Wednesday and meet Cedar River Brewing's owner/brewer, Jeff James.  All the sake featured at the event will be available for purchase by the glass, flight, and bottle.

Thursday, August 10: CLOSED
We apologize for the late notice and any inconvenience it might cause, but we will be CLOSED Thursday, August 10 for a family reunion.  The Wonder Twins are returning from their month-long adventure in France, and we can't wait to hear all about it!

We will return to action Friday and maintain normal business hours throughout the weekend.

Speaking of the weekend, we will be featuring a variety of seasonal and limited release brews on our rotating menu, and we are expecting a delivery of some special treats from our distributors this Friday.

We hope to see you again soon!

Thank you, and Kanpai!
Johnnie & Taiko
August 22

Hey There, Nomidachi!

We've had some pretty exciting developments of late, including updating our POS (no, it doesn't stand for what you think it stands for: it's "point of sale") system, and we'll appreciate your patience as we kind of learn it on the fly.  It'll be well worth it, we promise.

Much more exciting developments continue to take place regarding our access to great new sake.  We're unveiling a bunch on this week's menu (half of which are unpasteurized namazake), including:

Gokyo Junmai Namazake (Yamaguchi)                                              Brand new to Washington limited seasonal release! Thin golden tint with notes of citrusy melon and freshly baked bread in the nose. Bright, vibrant, vivacious, and acidic, with a light, soft texture and vague minerality.  Fruity, yet dry at the same time.  However, like Bob-san's translator in Lost in Translation, the description that comes to mind is, "Intensity."
$45/720 ml bottle (10% case discount on quantities of 6 or more bottles)

Tsukasabotan “Senchu Hassaku Reika Nama”
Junmai (Kochi)                                
 Limited seasonal release! The “glacier saké,” from a brewery established in 1603.  Soft and light with mild fruit notes of lychee and melon.  The overall impression is “clean and cool.”  Long, lingering finish begins dry, but has a burst of fruit at the end.  The limited run of 1500 bottles was aged at -5° C.  
$50/720 ml bottle (10% case discount on quantities of 6 or more bottles)

Oyama “Nama”
Tokubetsu Junmai Nama (Yamagata)
Limited seasonal release! Slight golden hue.  Soft, round mouthfeel, with flavors of cinnamon and apples.  Clean, soft, and mellow, with a touch of minerality.  Oyama means, “big mountain,” so enjoy the ascent!
$45/720 ml bottle (10% case discount on quantities of 6 or more bottles)

We anticipate bringing in extra inventory of all the limited seasonal sake mentioned above this Friday.  If you are interested in ordering a bottle or two or three or more (Please don’t forget we’ve instituted Phase One of the 4-year “Buy a bottle, send a kid to college” campaign), please let us know by Noon on Thursday, August 24, and the bottles will be available in-store on Friday, August 25.

Thanks so much for your continued support and friendship!

Arigatou, and Kanpai!
Johnnie & Taiko
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