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New Haven-Brewed Sake Will Soon Be the Talk of the Town
No one really bats an eye anymore when someone tells you they've been brewing beer in their garage. Or basement. Or kitchen. Homebrewing is super popular these days, what with the rise in popularity of craft beers and the notion that beer doesn't have to be only for chugging and frat boys. But what would your reaction be if someone you knew said they were going to make their own sake? Probably a mix of puzzlement and disbelief, to start. Sake (sometimes called "rice wine") is brewed in a manner akin to beer, thus making it entirely within the realm of reasonable homebrewing efforts. For New Havener Chris Dircks, brewing his own sake has become more than just a hobby.
By Alison Geisler
April 10, 2013