Umami Mart Bottle System

June 16, 2016

The Umami Mart Bottle System Now Online!

by Kayoko Akabori

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for… drum roll please… our Japanese beers and sakes are officially online! This is a project we’ve been working on here at UMHQ for the last few months and we can’t wait to share this with you. Remember when we opened the Bottle System at Umami Mart in […]

January 27, 2016

Event Recap: 3rd Annual Japan Beer Fest

by Kayoko Akabori

Photos by Hermexial Drexilus When we co-hosted our first Japan Beer Fest in 2013 with our neighbor The Trappist, we had no idea that it would become an annual event. But year after year, it has proven to be more successful and debaucherous than the last. How could that be?!?! We offered 30+ microbrews from Japan […]

May 4, 2015


by Kayoko Akabori

We did it. We patiently (or persistently, rather) waited for over two years to get to this point: selling Japanese beers and sakes at Umami Mart! It was a long, drawn out journey but it was all worth the wait. As soon as we received our license to sell beers and wines from the lovely state […]

April 6, 2015


by Kayoko Akabori

We can not tell you how fun it has been at Umami Mart since we’ve started selling beers and sake. We are America’s first Japanese beer shop! And you ain’t seen nothin’ yet, ya’ll. Getting our license to sell alcohol was our biggest hurdle, and now that it’s here we plan to do this right. We’re […]