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*exceptions: 10/11 (Mon), 11/11 (Thu)

WARNING: Drinking distilled spirits, beer, coolers, wine and other alcoholic beverages may increase cancer risk, and, during pregnancy, can cause birth defects. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/alcohol.


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TYPES OF SAKE

JUNMAI
Literally means “pure rice”: it is composed of rice, water, koji and yeast. This traditional style of sake was mastered by the end of the 17th century and is generally rich in umami and complex in flavor. It is considered versatile because of its wider range of serving temperatures.

TOKUBETSU JUNMAI
Meaning “special Junmai sake” and it is created with rice that is polished to at least 60%. The use of sake-specific rice or other use of legally recognized special production method would be labeled Tokubetsu. The sake has a gentle taste and a soft texture.

JUNMAI GINJO
This style is characterized by a bright aroma, fruity tastes and delicate body. Classified as sake made from rice polished down to at least 60% and often employing a special process including lower-temperature fermentation and special strains of yeast. The term “Junmai” is used to differentiate between “pure rice” sake and sake with brewer’s alcohol added.

JUNMAI DAIGINJO
Dai means great, hence, “Great Ginjo.” Daiginjo is made from rice polished down to at least 50% or less and also fermented in lower-temperature for a long period of time. It often use sake-specific rice. The term “Junmai” is used to differentiate between “pure rice” sake and sake with brewer��s alcohol added.

NAMA
Unpasteurized.

NIGORI
Unfiltered (coarsely filtered) sake, with a milky white appearance.

KIMOTO
Kimoto represent the most traditional method of sake making, perfected in the 17th century. It uses a fermentation starter that employs the laborious task of pounding streamed rice into a paste. It is known to display complex but well-balanced flavors, with enhanced umami and acidity.

YAMAHAI
This type of sake making evolved from the Kimoto method was discovered in 1909 by scientists. It is known for developing complexity and deep flavors equal to Kimoto style sake.

GENSHU
Genshu is undiluted sake. After filtration, sake has an alcohol content of around 19%+. Most sake on the market has been diluted with water down to 12-16%. Genshu is full-bodied and has a rich taste.

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Sho Chiku Bai sake is a brewer's art made from superior rice and pure water with traditional craft and modern technology.

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  • All Sake: AK, CA, DC, FL, MA, MN, MT, NV, NH, NM, NC, ND, OR, SC, TN, VA, WI, & WY
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  • No products can be shipped outside of U.S.A. 

We are glad to reopen our online store and serve you. However, due to COVID-19 pandemic, we are still operating with limited capacity and you may experience shipping delays. Your understanding is greatly appreciated. Our Tasting Room remains closed. On-site shopping and tasting are not available at this time.

Sho Chiku Bai

Virtual Sake Tasting Variety Set, Sho Chiku Bai, Made in USA THUMBNAIL
Taste a wide range of our Sho Chiku Bai brand sake brewed in Berkeley, CA. Register for Zoom sake tasting session! This set price includes lecture fee. *excluded from all sales
$50.00
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Sho Chiku Bai Junmai Daiginjo 720ml THUMBNAIL
The Sho Chiku Bai Junmai DaiGinjo is the first DaiGinjo sake made by 100% American Yamadanishiki rice.
*excluded from all sales
$70.00
Type: Junmai Daiginjo
Alcohol: 15.5%
Rice: Yamadanishiki (U.S.)
Brewed in: Berkeley, CA
SMV: -2
Rice Polishing Ratio: 45%
Kosher: Yes
Sulfite Free: Yes
Gluten Free: Yes
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Sho Chiku Bai REI Junmai Daiginjo 300ml, junmai sake, junmai daiginjo sake THUMBNAIL
Greatest food pairing Junmai DaiGinjo you have ever encountered.
$11.00
Type: Junmai Daiginjo
Alcohol: 15%
Rice: Calrose
Brewed in: Berkeley, CA
SMV: +3
Rice Polishing Ratio: 50%
Kosher: Yes
Sulfite Free: Yes
Gluten Free: Yes
Buy a Case: 12
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Sho Chiku Bai SHO Junmai Ginjo 720ml, junmai sake, junmai ginjo sake THUMBNAIL
Premium sake for ultimate satisfaction.
$18.95
Type: Junmai Ginjo
Alcohol: 14%
Rice: Calrose
Brewed in: Berkeley, CA
SMV: -1
Rice Polishing Ratio: 50%
Kosher: Yes
Sulfite Free: Yes
Gluten Free: Yes
Buy a Case: 12
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Sho Chiku Bai SHO Junmai Organic 720ml, junmai sake, organic sake THUMBNAIL
Premium sake for ultimate satisfaction.
$19.95
Type: Tokubetsu Junmai (Organic)
Alcohol: 14%
Rice: Calrose (Organic)
Brewed in: Berkeley, CA
SMV: +3
Rice Polishing Ratio: 60%
Kosher: Yes
Sulfite Free: Yes
Gluten Free: Yes
Buy a Case: 12
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Sho Chiku Bai SHO Ginjo Nigori 720ml, nigori sake, brewed in usa THUMBNAIL
Premium sake for ultimate satisfaction.
$18.95
Type: Ginjo Nigori (Unfiltered)
Alcohol: 14%
Rice: Calrose
Brewed in: Berkeley, CA
SMV: -14
Rice Polishing Ratio: 50%
Kosher: Yes
Sulfite Free: Yes
Gluten Free: Yes
Buy a Case: 12
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Sho Chiku Bai SHO Tasting Flight Set, 3 types of SHO and SCB original 3 glass flight set THUMBNAIL
"Excellent way for sampling different types of sake"
$77.85 $70.95
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Sho Chiku Bai Premium Ginjo 300ml, junmai sake, junmai ginjo sake THUMBNAIL
Ginjo is a special reserve connoisseur class of sake.
$8.25
Type: Junmai Ginjo
Alcohol: 15%
Rice: Calrose
Brewed in: Berkeley, CA
SMV: +3
Rice Polishing Ratio: 50%
Kosher: Yes
Sulfite Free: Yes
Gluten Free: Yes
Buy a Case: 12
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Sho Chiku Bai Organic Nama 300ml, junmai sake, organic sake THUMBNAIL
It's totally natural, made from OCIA certified organic rice.
$9.00
Type: Junmai (Organic) (Nama)
Alcohol: 15%
Rice: Calrose (Organic)
Brewed in: Berkeley, CA
SMV: +3
Rice Polishing Ratio: 60%
Kosher: Yes
Sulfite Free: Yes
Gluten Free: Yes
Buy a Case: 12
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Sho Chiku Bai Takara Sierra Cold 300ml, junmai sake THUMBNAIL
Takara Sierra Cold is an innovation in sake brewing.
$6.50
Type: Junmai Ginjo
Alcohol: 12%
Rice: Calrose
Brewed in: Berkeley, CA
SMV: +3
Rice Polishing Ratio: 50%
Kosher: Yes
Sulfite Free: Yes
Gluten Free: Yes
Buy a Case: 12
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Sho Chiku Bai Creme de Sake 300ml, nigori sake THUMBNAIL
This Nigori is slightly drier than Nigori Silky Mild.
$5.50
Type: Nigori (Unfiltered)
Alcohol: 15%
Rice: Calrose
Brewed in: Berkeley, CA
SMV: -15
Rice Polishing Ratio: 70%
Kosher: Yes
Sulfite Free: Yes
Gluten Free: Yes
Buy a Case: 12
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Pick Your Own Sake Set, 300ml sake x 3 with 2 cold sake glasses THUMBNAIL
Customize the gift set with your favorite sake bottles! Price varies depending on your combination. *Import item shipping restriction might apply, depends on your choice.
$34.75
 
Sho Chiku Bai Tokubetsu Junmai 1.8L, junmai sake, tokubetsu junmai sake THUMBNAIL
This special sake is made from highly polished (to 60%) Sacramento Valley rice.
$17.75
Type: Tokubetsu Junmai
Alcohol: 15%
Rice: Calrose
Brewed in: Berkeley, CA
SMV: +3
Rice Polishing Ratio: 60%
Kosher: Yes
Sulfite Free: Yes
Gluten Free: Yes
Buy a Case: 6
Available Sizes: 1.8L*,9,720ml,7,300ml,8
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Sho Chiku Bai Tokubetsu Junmai 720ml, junmai sake, tokubetsu junmai sake THUMBNAIL
This special sake is made from highly polished (to 60%) Sacramento Valley rice.
$11.50
Type: Tokubetsu Junmai
Alcohol: 15%
Rice: Calrose
Brewed in: Berkeley, CA
SMV: +3
Rice Polishing Ratio: 60%
Kosher: Yes
Sulfite Free: Yes
Gluten Free: Yes
Buy a Case: 12
Available Sizes: 1.8L,9,720ml*,7,300ml,8
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Sho Chiku Bai Tokubetsu Junmai 300ml, junmai sake, tokubetsu junmai sake THUMBNAIL
This special sake is made from highly polished (to 60%) Sacramento Valley rice.
$5.25
Type: Tokubetsu Junmai
Alcohol: 15%
Rice: Calrose
Brewed in: Berkeley, CA
SMV: +3
Rice Polishing Ratio: 60%
Kosher: Yes
Sulfite Free: Yes
Gluten Free: Yes
Buy a Case: 12
Available Sizes: 1.8L,9,720ml,7,300ml*,8
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Sho Chiku Bai Classic Junmai 18L THUMBNAIL
The most traditional style sake.
2011 Gold Award winner at the U.S. National Sake Appraisal

*excluded from all sales **volume limit might apply
$79.95
Type: Junmai
Alcohol: 15%
Rice: Calrose
Brewed in: Berkeley, CA
SMV: +3
Rice Polishing Ratio: 70%
Kosher: Yes
Sulfite Free: Yes
Gluten Free: Yes
Available Sizes: 18L*,4,1.5L,6,1.5L Cask,5,750ml,2,180ml Case,117
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Sho Chiku Bai Classic Junmai 1.5L THUMBNAIL
The most traditional style sake.
2011 Gold Award winner at the U.S. National Sake Appraisal
$11.50
Type: Junmai
Alcohol: 15%
Rice: Calrose
Brewed in: Berkeley, CA
SMV: +3
Rice Polishing Ratio: 70%
Kosher: Yes
Sulfite Free: Yes
Gluten Free: Yes
Buy a Case: 6
Available Sizes: 18L,4,1.5L*,6,1.5L Cask,5,750ml,2,180ml Case,117
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Sho Chiku Bai Classic Junmai 750ml THUMBNAIL
Our flagship sake.
2011 Gold Award winner at the U.S. National Sake Appraisal
$6.95
Type: Junmai
Alcohol: 15%
Rice: Calrose
Brewed in: Berkeley, CA
SMV: +3
Rice Polishing Ratio: 70%
Kosher: Yes
Sulfite Free: Yes
Gluten Free: Yes
Buy a Case: 12
Available Sizes: 18L,4,1.5L,6,1.5L Cask,5,750ml*,2,180ml Case,117
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Sho Chiku Bai Classic Junmai 180ml, Case of 24 THUMBNAIL
Our flagship sake.
Case Sale Only - 24 of 180ml bottles per case
$66.00 $59.40
Type: Junmai
Alcohol: 15%
Rice: Calrose
Brewed in: Berkeley, CA
SMV: +3
Rice Polishing Ratio: 70%
Kosher: Yes
Sulfite Free: Yes
Gluten Free: Yes
Available Sizes: 18L,4,1.5L,6,1.5L Cask,5,750ml,2,180ml Case*,117
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Ultimate Cooking Combo, Sho Chiku Bai Classic Junmai Sake, Takara Mirin Set THUMBNAIL
Buy these 3 items as a set for a special online store price!
$22.25 $20.00
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Sho Chiku Bai Extra Dry 18L THUMBNAIL
Extremely dry sake.
*excluded from all sales **volume limit might apply
$81.00
Type: Junmai
Alcohol: 15%
Rice: Calrose
Brewed in: Berkeley, CA
SMV: +7
Rice Polishing Ratio: 70%
Kosher: Yes
Sulfite Free: Yes
Gluten Free: Yes
Available Sizes: 18L*,10,1.5L,11
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Sho Chiku Bai Extra Dry 1.5L THUMBNAIL
Extremely dry sake.
$11.95
Type: Junmai
Alcohol: 15%
Rice: Calrose
Brewed in: Berkeley, CA
SMV: +7
Rice Polishing Ratio: 70%
Kosher: Yes
Sulfite Free: Yes
Gluten Free: Yes
Buy a Case: 6
Available Sizes: 18L,10,1.5L*,11
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Sho Chiku Bai Nigori Silky Mild 1.5L, nigori sake THUMBNAIL
Nigori is unfiltered (coarsely filtered) sake and is the sweetest of all our types of sake.
$14.25
Type: Nigori (Unfiltered)
Alcohol: 15%
Rice: Calrose
Brewed in: Berkeley, CA
SMV: -20
Rice Polishing Ratio: 70%
Kosher: Yes
Sulfite Free: Yes
Gluten Free: Yes
Buy a Case: 6
Available Sizes: 1.5L*,15,750ml,16,375ml,18
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Sho Chiku Bai Nigori Silky Mild 750ml, nigori sake THUMBNAIL
Nigori is unfiltered (coarsely filtered) sake and is the sweetest of all our types of sake.
$8.00
Type: Nigori (Unfiltered)
Alcohol: 15%
Rice: Calrose
Brewed in: Berkeley, CA
SMV: -20
Rice Polishing Ratio: 70%
Kosher: Yes
Sulfite Free: Yes
Gluten Free: Yes
Buy a Case: 12
Available Sizes: 1.5L,15,750ml*,16,375ml,18
Pickup Location Info
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Sho Chiku Bai Nigori Silky Mild 375ml, nigori sake THUMBNAIL
Nigori is unfiltered (coarsely filtered) sake and is the sweetest of all our types of sake.
$5.00
Type: Nigori (Unfiltered)
Alcohol: 15%
Rice: Calrose
Brewed in: Berkeley, CA
SMV: -20
Rice Polishing Ratio: 70%
Kosher: Yes
Sulfite Free: Yes
Gluten Free: Yes
Buy a Case: 12
Available Sizes: 1.5L,15,750ml,16,375ml*,18
Pickup Location Info
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Sho Chiku Bai Classic Junmai Gift Cask 1.5L THUMBNAIL
The most traditional style sake.
2011 Gold Award winner at the U.S. National Sake Appraisal
$39.50
Type: Junmai
Alcohol: 15%
Rice: Calrose
Brewed in: Berkeley, CA
SMV: +3
Rice Polishing Ratio: 70%
Kosher: Yes
Sulfite Free: Yes
Gluten Free: Yes
Buy a Case: 6
Available Sizes: 18L,4,1.5L,6,1.5L Cask*,5,750ml,2,180ml Case,117
Pickup Location Info
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Please note that we only ship domestic alcoholic products to the following states: AK, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, KS, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NH, NV, NM, NY, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI and WY. You must be 21 years or older in order to place orders. Non-alcohol merchandise can be shipped to any U.S. address. No products (alcohol and non-alcohol products) can be shipped outside of U.S.A. *Shipping restriction applies for imported alcohol products.

WARNING: Drinking distilled spirits, beer, coolers, wine and other alcoholic beverages may increase cancer risk, and, during pregnancy, can cause birth defects. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/alcohol

Takara Sake USA produces a variety of Sake and Mirin products that are certified "pareve" by Orthodox Union, the world's leading kosher certifying organization. To find an OU approved item, just look for the "Kosher (OU)" statement appearing to the right of any certified product.