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Kampai Toronto Giveaway – Two VIP Passes

We’re super excited about this next giveaway we have in store. If you haven’t already heard (no worries, that’s why we’re here), the largest sake tasting festival in Canada is coming. Kampai Toronto, the Festival of Sake, is the first event ever that will feature over 100+ sakes from Japan and North America all under one roof.

Now sake is something that’s starting to gain momentum in Toronto’s growing food scene, quickly becoming people’s drink of choice. With the explosion of Japanese food and Izakaya options, sake is a type of drink that can be enjoyed both on it’s own or with food. So if you haven’t tried it already, you should definitely jump on that.

Fermenting Cellar,
The Distillery District
55 Mill Street,
Toronto, ON M5A, 3C4

On behalf of The Urban Craze, I was invited to dinner at Guu where I got a chance to sit down with some of the most influential people behind sake in Canada and Japan. Getting the chance to speak to Koji Kawakami, President of Yoshinogawa Co., was truly an honor. They are one of the largest and oldest breweries (since 1548) in the prestigious sake region of Niigata, Japan. In 7 words or less, I asked him how he would define Sake:

“Sake goes together with life and happiness”

Now whether this was lost in transition or not, Koji gladly writes something down on a napkin and hands it over to me. Not sure what it says, I look up at Koji. “Genius” he whispers, but not without a smirk. To our readers, please feel free to translate. In fact you are heavily encouraged in the comment section below.

Brian Yee and Koji Kawakami of Yoshinoawa Co

The experience that night was incredible and we wouldn’t want you guys to miss out on what we’ll like to call, “Sake Memories.” We were given 2 VIP Tickets to Kampai Toronto on May 31st to giveaway. These tickets will include the taste testing portion, led by the only advanced certified sake expert in Ontario, Michael Tremblay.

Here’s how you can win your pair of tickets (2) and how to put in multiple entries:

1) Like us on our Facebook page and/or follow us on twitter (@theurbancraze) (+1 Entry)
2) Like Kampai Toronto’s Facebook page and/or follow them on twitter (@kampaitoronto) (+1 Entry)
3) Tweet: (+1 Entry per day)

“Win VIP happiness to @kampaitoronto the festival of sake w/ @theurbancraze – details:

4) Share our link ( on Facebook about this Giveaway (+1 Entry per day)

We’ll be running the giveaway from May 14 – May 28 10pm EST. We’ll announce the one lucky winner on Monday May 28 at 10:30pm EST. Must be 19+ to enter.

Update: Kampai Toronto Giveaway (Two VIP Passes) – Giveaway Winner

So the winner to our fourth ever giveaway is….

Jeff Miranda (@iamjeffmiranda)

Please email us with your +1’s Name and Email at and we’ll provide you with your ticket details. Thanks for all the support everyone on Facebook and Twitter. We definitely want to show our appreciation by making some Shoutouts tomorrow morning for some of our biggest supporters, thanks again to Kampai Toronto for these amazing VIP tickets to give away. It’ll be a greattt event in deed.

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best possible description of Brian: Works wayy too hard, but enjoys the simple things in life with a passion to give back to the community. He's interested in how things are started up and believes there are a ton of hidden gems within and just outside the city. Last but not least, continually grateful for all that has happened... the good and the bad. Cause honestly, we're more than blessed.

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