On this week’s episode of Japan Eats, Akiko is joined in the studio by Todd Bellomy, brewer and co-founder of Dovetail Sake, Massachusetts’ first sake brewery. Prior to opening Dovetail, Bellomy worked in the American craft beer industry, as a chef, and even as a sword-making apprentice in the Saitama Prefecture of Japan. Tune in to hear all about his life as a sake brewer.

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“Our philosophy is, we want people to drink it because it’s delicious, and not because it’s sake…we look to traditional Japanese brewing, but we’re not limited by that.” [18:00] – Todd Bellomy