Sake! What makes it special

Sake, or Japanese rice wine is closely related to how beer is brewed. Sake means “liquor” in Japanese, and is made from fermenting rice that has been polished to remove the bran. It typically has more alcohol than beer or wine though coming in at around 18%-20%. Since sake is best served fresh and it is perishable, it’s important to note that the more balanced a sake brew, the longer it will last.