Thanks to Daimon Shuzo sake brewery President and Master Brewer Yasutaka Daimon and a handful of sake souls including True Sake’s Beau Timken and Sake Handbook author John Gauntner, the Mukune International Sake Brewing Program, a revolutionary new sake education program, was born this February 9. Yours truly will be among the fortunate fifteen this first year to actively participate as a kurobito (sake brewery worker) for a week in early March.
Each of the four week-long sessions will allow six interns the opportunity to live and work in the Mukune Brewery in a small village outside of Osaka making sake.
You can check in on the real time blog of these first interns as they learn firsthand about the craft that creates the beverage that we all enjoy so much. The first session is now in progress and I’ll be blogging in this space when our session (#2) begins on March 9.
If you’re a sake enthusiast, you won’t want to miss this unprecedented insight into the cloistered world of sake brewing.