A very exciting event will take place adjacent to our brewery on May 30, 2013: the second annual Kampai Toronto, which will once again be the largest sake tasting festival ever to be organized in Canada, featuring more than 100 sakes from Japan and North America, including of course our own IZUMI sakes!
Kampai Toronto is being put on by the Sake Institute of Ontario, a non-profit organization of which we are a founding member whose mission is to promote the safe and enjoyable consumption of sake. The event will also feature appetizer-style food from 12 excellent restaurants. Many breweries will send representatives including toji (master brewers) and/or kuramoto (owners) to pour and discuss their sakes, so it should be a truly memorable event.
Our brewery tasting bar and store will run extended hours on that day before,during and after the event, so that those who want to combine a visit to Kampai Toronto with a visit to a sake brewery can do so.
The Kampai Toronto press release is as follows:
Media Advisory – Sake Institute of Ontario announces 2nd Annual Kampai Toronto Festival of Sake
|Participants will have the opportunity to taste more than 100 sakes, sourced from dozens of breweries from Japan, Canada and the U.S. Appetizer-style food will be made available to guests courtesy of a dozen restaurant partners
|Thursday, May 30th, 2013
|6:30pm – 9:00pm
|Fermenting Cellar Event Space
|55 Mill Street
|Toronto, ON M5A 3C4
|Online Advance Purchase $65 (until May 23); Full-Price $75
|All-inclusive Pricing (Drinks + Food)