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Frequently Asked Questions at Dassai

What is Dassai Blue sake?

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Our sake is Junmai Daiginjo, a premium grade sake that is made with rice polished down to at least 50% of its original size and no additional alcohol or additives are used in the brewing process. Our sake has four ingredients - high-quality Yamada Nishiki rice, local water, koji mold, and carefully selected yeast.

What are your recommendations for serving sake?

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The delicate flavors of Dassai Blue are best experienced when the sake is served at a temperature of 50 to 54℉ (10 to 12℃) and we recommend a wide-mouthed wine glass to allow you to swirl the sake and experience the fragrant aromas. Dassai Blue pairs perfectly with a wide range of foods from caviar to potato chips, vegetables, meat, cheeses and many fish dishes.

What are your recommendations for storing sake?

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Please keep Dassai Blue chilled in the refrigerator to preserve the delicate flavors and aromas of the sake before enjoying. After you’ve purchased your bottle of Dassai Blue, we recommend enjoying it within three months. Once you open it, please enjoy the sake within a week.

Where can I buy Dassai Blue sake?

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Dassai Blue is available in stores and restaurants in New York state. Please click here to find a place near you.

You can also purchase Dassai Blue at our brewery in Hyde Park. We are open for retail during our business hours. Just ring the bell at the front door!

Live outside of New York state? Please email us at info@dassai.com for more information on where to order.

Do you require reservations for tours and tastings?

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Yes, you can book a reservation on Tock. Please click here to reserve.

Can I cancel my reservation?

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No. Just as with attending a sporting event, concert or the theater, all sales are final. We cannot cancel your reservation. If you cannot come, you can transfer your reservation to another date. Please email us info@dassai.com. If it is less than 48 hours notice, we will charge a $5 transfer fee to move your reservation.

Where is the Dassai Blue Sake Brewery located?

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How long are the tours and tastings?

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Tours of our new brewery are about 20 minutes. Following the tour, we offer a 30 minute tasting of our Dassai Blue sake.

What is included in the tour and tasting?

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A tour of our new state-of-the-art brewery, led by one of our sake experts and a tasting of our Dassai Blue sake. Either Japanese small bites from Sakagura or a cheese & meat plate from The Corner Counter is included. A non-meat option is also available for both.

How much does a tour and tasting cost? How many people per group?

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The tour and tasting costs $50/person. We have a 12 person maximum per tour. We also offer a non-alcoholic option.

Can I come in to just purchase a glass of sake?

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Yes! We are open for by the glass purchases, flights and bottle service during the following times:

  • Tuesday: 5-8 PM
  • Wednesday: 5-8 PM
  • Thursday: 5-8 PM
  • Friday: 12-8 PM
  • Saturday: 12-8 PM
  • Sunday: 12-5 PM

What are the days and the hours the tasting room is open?

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You can stop in to purchase a bottle (or bottles!) during our business hours. Just ring the bell at the front door.

Tours & Tastings:

  • Friday: 12-5 PM
  • Saturday: 12-5 PM
  • Sunday: 12-4 PM

Walk-ins/By the Glass Purchases:

  • Tuesday: 5-8 PM
  • Wednesday: 5-8 PM
  • Thursday: 5-8 PM
  • Friday: 12-8 PM
  • Saturday: 12-8 PM
  • Sunday: 12-5 PM

* Please note times are subject to change.

What's available for purchase at the tasting room?

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Please see menu here.

Can you take photos inside the brewery?

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Yes and please share on Instagram. Please tag @dassai_blue

Do I need to make a reservation for someone who is not participating in the tasting?

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Yes, even if someone in your party is not planning on tasting the sake, they will still need to make a reservation. We offer a non-alcoholic tasting option.

Can I purchase a gift card?

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Yes! You can purchase gift cards at our tasting room or online here. Please note you cannot use the gift card towards a reservation on Tock, but you can contact us at info@dassai.com and we can book a tour using the gift card for you. Gift cards are also applicable for retail purchases.

Can I bring kids?

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No, we are 21+ at this time.

Is Dassai Blue Sake Brewery pet friendly?

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No, pets are not allowed inside the brewery. We only allow service pets.

May I bring my own snacks or drinks?

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No, we do not allow outside food and beverages.

​​Can we book the tasting room for a private event or wedding?

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No, not at this time but we hope to soon. You can email us as info@dassai.com with specific questions.

I’m coming up for the weekend to visit the brewery, where can I stay?

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How can I get the latest news and updates from Dassai Blue?

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Please sign up for our newsletter here and/or follow us on Instagram at @dassai_blue

How do I apply for a job or internship?

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Please email us at info@dassai.com and attach your resume. Let us know what you are interested in!

Any questions we did not answer?

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Please email us at info@dassai.com.

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