Sake Institute of Ontario announces Kampai Toronto 2013

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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

TORONTO, April 5, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ – The Sake Institute of Ontario proudly announces the 2nd Annual Kampai Toronto, the largest sake festival organized in Canada. This tasting event will take place on Thursday, May 30th at the Distillery Historic District in downtown Toronto. Last year’s inaugural Kampai festival attracted over 400 attendees.
Full details of Kampai Toronto & tickets to the Festival are available at
Principal details of Kampai Toronto are as follows:
Event Summary: 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
Event Date: Thursday, May 30th, 2013
Event Hours: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Event Location: Fermenting Cellar Event Space
Distillery District
55 Mill Street
Toronto, ON M5A 3C4
Event Pricing: Online Advance Purchase $65 (until May 23); Full-Price $75
All-inclusive Pricing (Drinks + Food)
Members of the Trade & Press will be invited to a dedicated Trade Portion sponsored by JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) from 2-4pm on the Event Date, which will feature a Sake Educational Area, in addition to a Walk-Around Tasting with many sake brewery representatives present.
Further Inquiries can be made via
About the Sake Institute of Ontario (“SIO”) SIO is a not-for-profit trade organization of Ontario-based sake distributors and manufacturers with the principal objective of educating and promoting the responsible consumption and enjoyment of sake.
SOURCE: Sake Institute of Ontario