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.

March 22, 2020: Join our first ASA online video Chat

There Are Challenges Ahead….

We are in unchartered and scary territory now with the global threat of Covid-19 affecting us all this week and for many months to come.  While none of us in the sake community know for sure what will happen, we DO know that offering each other support and encouragement and working together is the only way forward.  While we can’t get together in person for the time being, we can certainly meetup online for a video chat to discuss ways to help each other during this difficult time, and that is exactly what we propose!  Below are the details:

Our First ASA Video Chat Meeting:

Proposed Date:

Sunday March 22, 2020.  8pm EST. (5pm PST)


Proposed Agenda:

  • Update on ASA planned (and cancelled) activities.
  • Virtual Kanpai! (if you wish, please bring a sake of your choice to cheers with!)
  • Current Impact: What are the challenges you are facing now in the Sake industry.
  • Brainstorming session: How can we best support the needs of the Sake / Hospitality / restaurant industry in the near term?  and in the long term?
  • Proposal for next meeting? shall we meet weekly online?

How to join the call:

  • The call will be conducted on ZOOM.  You must download the ZOOM app to your phone or desktop to participate.
  • NOTE: the video chat room will open to all but we can only support 100 participants maximum.  Apologies in advance if we fill up and you are unable to join us.
  • IF we do get a large number of participants, we’ll lead a moderated conversation.  All participants will be muted to start.  Using the ZOOM interface, there is a way to “Raise your hand” to indicate you want to speak.  We’ll follow the agenda and all get a chance to share our thoughts and ideas.
  • Use this URL to join the call:
    Meeting ID: 252 296 320

We hope you can join us!

For more information on this event please contact us.

Past Events

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 2020! For more information on the ASA or our work please contact us.