Project Story

As a hybrid sake/beer brewery, our goal is to introduce the world of sake to the local craft beverage community. The project started when we decided to brew beer like sake using steamed rice with simple pilsner grain bill, pitched with sake yeast, then fermented at cold temperatures as we would in sake brewing. Due to the yeast produces high amount of fruity esters at low temperatures, we noticed that the yeast performs similar to Belgian ale yeasts but produces aroma unlike any other beer on the market. We realized sake yeast #7 is a versatile yeast strain that can handle low to high abv and low to high temperatures and would provide unique flavors in different styles of beer. Due to our love for Belgian beers and the way the yeast performs similarly, we decided to explore 4 classic Belgian style beers using sake yeast.