Meetup anybody?

Near the end of the week at the brewery, Daimon-san asked about the Tokyo Sake Meetup. I don’t mean to be too self-promotional here, but since we just announced our next event, I thought I’d explain a little bit. Meetup is a website that makes it easy to coordinate events and announce them. It works like many social networking sites such as Facebook or LinkedIn, but has the added advantage of a good RSVP system that makes it worth the small monthly charge.


Et-chan and I had been attending many nihonshu events, classes, and tastings in Japanese, but there were few opportunities for newbies or people who preferred their sake intake in English. So, Et-chan (I just help out as much as I can) decided to create the Tokyo Sake Meetup to take everything we’ve learned and try to share the enjoyment of nihonshu with people in or around Tokyo in a bilingual setting. Since 2007, we’ve held 16 events for lots of old and new sake fans. It is just a lot of fun to turn people on to the many, many ways to enjoy sake. There are more than 100 people on our membership list but we usually have a small turnout of 8-20 people for an event. One nice point is that there is always a fun mix of people from Japan and those from around the world living in or near Tokyo. Slowly, but surely, we’re spreading the word about our favorite beverage.

Please sign up and you’ll get all of the sake information and events we put out there. I know most of you aren’t in Tokyo, but you never know when you might want to visit, right? We love to have people from out of town. Can’t make it to Tokyo? There are also Sake Meetups in Chicago, New York, the Twin Cities, and Vancouver. I hope we’ll see some new ones in California, Philly, and Singapore soon. Hint! Hint! A Kansai Sake Meetup seems to be a must. If you know someone who can get it started, I think we all know a brewery they could visit.

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  1. #1 by Vinod V on March 19th, 2009 - 2:03 am

    Turns out there is a Philly Meetup for “Sushi and Sake”… we’ll see what kind of mileage we get…

  2. #2 by Tyler L on March 20th, 2009 - 12:23 pm

    This is a stretch, but any interns (new or old) have a facebook profile? I’d be willing to throw together a global facebook group dedicated to this program if there are enough people who actually have profiles on facebook. I know Daimon-san has one!

  3. #3 by PatriciaYarrow on March 20th, 2009 - 6:05 pm

    I’m working on mine…I think I have a little page before chickening out. Plan to finish it when I return.\Patricia

  4. #4 by greg19 on March 20th, 2009 - 6:17 pm

    I have a facebook profile. Greg Newton, Tokyo.

  5. #5 by Tyler L on March 20th, 2009 - 9:16 pm

    @ greg19
    Greg, I am sorry, but your name is too common on Facebook. Do a search for me: Tyler LeBrun. There are fewer people with my name than yours. My profile picture is of me dangling on the rope.

  6. #6 by Vinod V on March 21st, 2009 - 12:39 am

    Hey, I did create a Facebook “alumni” page.

    I’ll make a new post in case people aren’t reading the comments.

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