beer


March 16, 2015

A Visit to Niigata Beer Co.

by Kayoko

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Our Japan trip last month was a jam-packed, 5-city tour with barware factory tours, sake brewery pit-stops and a visit to a craft brewery!

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February 26, 2015

Craft Beer Market in Tokyo

by Kayoko

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People in Japan are cuckoo for beer. It remains the most popular alcoholic beverage in Japan, accounting for two thirds of all alcohol consumed overall (says Wikipedia).

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February 16, 2015

Umami Mart Bottle Shop!

by Kayoko

When people ask Yoko or myself if it was “always in the plan” to turn Umami Mart into a brick and mortar shop, the answer is always “no.” We do get this question quite often.

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February 2, 2015

Umami Mart Guide to SF Beer Week 2015

by Audrey Luk

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It’s time to raise a pint or three! SF Beer Week begins on Friday, February 6, and this is the ultimate guide for the true beer aficionado.

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January 19, 2015

Upcoming Event: 2nd Annual Japan Beer Fest

by Kayoko


As Yoko and I are putting together our events calendar for the year, we are so excited to include our 2nd annual JAPAN BEER FEST during SF Beer Week.

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October 30, 2014

Upcoming Event: Baird Tap Takeover + Takoyaki Party @ The Trappist

by Kayoko

We are beyond excited to announce yet another collaboration event with our neighbor The Trappist. Baird Beer, a brewery from Numazu, Japan will be visiting for one night only, taking over 10 taps at the Trappist!

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February 26, 2014

Event Recap: Japan Beer Fest 2014

by Melissa Gordon

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San Francisco Beer Week 2014 took place February 6th-16th, celebrating the Bay Area craft-beer scene with events, dinners, talks, and good times.

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January 24, 2014

Upcoming Event: Japan Beer Fest (OAK)

by Kayoko


We are ECSTATIC to announce our first partnership with The Trappist, our wonderful neighbor, and one of the Bay Area’s most revered beer bars.

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December 9, 2013

Fridgin’ Out: A Tale of Four Refrigerators

by Umamimart Guest

By Audrey Luk

My husband, Chris, has an unusual vice: buying refrigerators. “You’re so patient with me,” he says as he slices open another big box.

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November 27, 2013

Upcoming Event: Latkes + Lager: 2nd Annual Umami Mart Hannukah Party (SF)

by Kayoko


Last year we hosted a Hannukah party with Erin of The Forest Feast, and her husband Rabbi Jon, in our first year of business in Oakland.

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