Project Story

Nova’s main goal is to introduce the world of sake to the local community by becoming one of the only microbreweries in LA county to produce sake. James Jin, our sake brewer who went to Japan for a couple months to intern at a sake brewery and a beer brewery to learn the techniques went through extensive training and research, came back and collaborated with our beer brewer Patrick Bustos to produce Ginjo 7. We imported Kyokai #701 from Japan to create a clean malty craft lager that allows the sake characteristics to shine, and fermenting with the sake yeast under cold temperatures brought out the fruity esters that sake is known for with a clean sake finish known as “kire.”