Toast The Birth of Sake at the Sie FilmCenter Tonight

Workers at Yoshida Brewery.
Workers at Yoshida Brewery.
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The Colorado Restaurant Association and the Denver Film Society have teamed up for a special screening of The Birth of Sake at the Sie FilmCenter, starting at 6 p.m. today. Hosted by Marc Hughes, brewer and owner of Denver’s own Gaijin 24866, the film will be followed by a sake tasting and sake cocktails sponsored by Southern Wine & Spirits.

Directed by Erik Shirai, a former cinematographer for the Travel Channel’s No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain, The Birth of Sake follows the artisans and laborers of Japan's 144-year-old Yoshida Brewery, one of the few remaining breweries to make sake by by hand. The documentary sheds light on the 2,000-year-old — and still little-known — process of traditional sake-making as documentary crews follow the workers at the brewery over a six-month period.  

During the film, guests can snack on popcorn samples from SkinnyPop and edamame tastes by EdaMovie; following the film, there will be sushi burritos provided by Komotodo. For tickets, $50, and more information, visit denverfilm.org.   

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