Blue Current Brewery started in a garage, based on a love of home brewing and a small obsession with anything Japanese. Our founder and master brewer/toji, Dan Ford, had spent time in Japan and had fallen in love with sake – the taste, the craft, the ritual. Having grown up home-brewing beers and later graduating to hard ciders and meads, Dan found a you-brew-it sake kit and the experimenting began.
This nano-brewery approach allowed the Dan and his friends to experiment and learn in short and fast sprints and to learn the rhythms and pace of the brewing cyle. In the meantime, the idea of a becoming a larger-scale sake brewery seemed to have enough traction and the quest for a brewing space (away from the now-toddling twins…), sources for materials and equipment, and furthering their personal knowledge of the art and craft of sake were launched.