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Introducing the 1st Ever Tippsy Sake Fest


May 17, 2024 – LOS ANGELES – Tippsy Sake, the leading online retailer of premium Japanese sake in the United States, is proud to announce its inaugural Tippsy Sake Fest being held at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center in Downtown Los Angeles June 1.

Tippsy Sake Fest is unique among sake festivals as it puts education and discovery at the forefront. The fest brings together sake enthusiasts, industry professionals, and sake producers for a day filled with tastings, educational seminars, and cultural experiences. In addition to sake tastings, the Tippsy Sake Fest will feature live entertainment, traditional Japanese food pairings, and will showcase various aspects of Japanese culture.  

Event highlights include:

  • Unlimited Tastings: Enjoy three hours of unlimited premium sake tastings from renowned brands, including IWA, Dassai, HEAVENSAKE, Senkin, Akabu, and many more. Each booth will offer a unique concept, providing guests with a diverse and immersive tasting experience.
  • Exciting Prizes: A raffle will be held for a chance to win free roundtrip airfare to Japan, generously provided by H.I.S. via United Airlines. Guests can also participate in a blind tasting competition for the opportunity to win luxury sake prizes valued at $400 and more.
  • VIP Sake and Food Pairings: Indulge in an exclusive VIP experience with sake and food pairings, curated by Hansei Chef Chris Ono, offering a tantalizing blend of flavors and textures.
  • Cultural Offerings: Immerse yourself in Japanese culture with Yukata rentals available for both women and men, allowing guests to embrace the traditional attire of Japan. Sample authentic Japanese snacks while enjoying live entertainment and cultural demonstrations.

“We’re thrilled to host the inaugural Tippsy Sake Fest to share our passion for sake with enthusiasts across the country,” said Genki Ito, CEO of Tippsy. “This event is a unique opportunity to explore the world of Japanese sake, connect with fellow aficionados, and celebrate the artistry of sake brewing.”

For a VIP experience, indulge in sake and food pairings crafted by Hansei Chef Chris Ono. Choose from two sessions, either 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., or 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Each ticket includes unlimited sake tastings for three hours, a Tippsy branded sake glass, and authentic Japanese snacks. Early bird pricing is available until May 20.

  • General Admission: $95 (Early bird: $75)
  • Groups of 6 or more: $85.50 per person (Early bird: $65.50)
  • Sake Club member GA: $85.50 (Early bird: $65.50)

The Japanese American Culture & Community Center is located at 244 San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, Calif., 90012.

To learn more about Tippsy Sake Fest and purchase tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tippsy-sake-fest-tickets-880346840097


Tippsy Sake is the premier online destination for Japanese sake in the United States, offering a curated selection of premium sake from top breweries across Japan. With a mission to promote sake appreciation and education, Tippsy provides a platform for enthusiasts to discover and enjoy the finest sake available. Visit www.TippsySake.com to shop.