What is the American Sake Association?

The American Sake Association (ASA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with the goal of educating individuals about sake while raising funds for charities approved by the Association.

We welcome anyone to join our events and learn about sake. The Association is a network of individual members and all are welcome! Companies, shops and corporations are not able to join as members but are welcome as partner-sponsors.

We‘re Official! ASA receives it’s 501(c)3 Non Profit Status

The establishment of the American Sake Association as an non-profit organization is done! We have received our 501(c)3 Status from the IRS and we look forward to new events and fundraising in 2019! For more information on the ASA or our work please contact us.

OCT 1, 2019: Join our WORLD SAKE DAY event in NYC

Celebrate World Sake Day with a Sake Education event at Brooklyn Kura, hosted by the American Sake Association!
About this Event

October 1st is known as Sake Day all around the world. It is the symbolic start of the sake brewing season each year in Japan and the perfect reason to celebrate all things SAKE!

This year, we thought it would be fun to combine some learning with our sake and invite everyone to try their hand at blind tasting!


Here is a run down and description of the event.

5:00pm Doors Open (Brooklyn Kura will be open from 5PM. )

6:30pm Guided Blind Tasting Practice Session

Starting at 6:30pm, we’ll break into small groups and practice blind tasting sake! No experience tasting? No problem! We’ll have a group for absolute beginners and we’ll make the tasting practice fun and not too serious. Unique Sakes for tasting and some light snacks during the tasting will be provided.

Why study Blind tasting? When we study tasting, we can hone our senses. With blind tasting, we are not influenced by the sake’s packaging, brand name, price or anything else. It can be nerve wracking to go out on a limb, but tasting practice is essential to grow your appreciation for sake. Let’s give it a try together!

Who will lead the tastings? Each group will be lead by a sake expert from the American Sake Association.

7:30 -8:30 pm Sake Social Hour

After the tasting practice, we’ll enjoy a social hour at the Brooklyn Kura tap room. Brooklyn Kura’s delicious sake will be available for purchase straight from the tap. Enjoy some social time with fellow sake lovers and have a Kanpai for World Sake Day!


We hope you’ll join the fun and help make Sake Day 2019 in NYC a big success! Look forward to seeing you there!