Aizu Homare Brewery is a time-honored sake brewery established in 1918. Homare Sake Brewery is in Kitakata city on the foot of Mt. Iide. The brewery was originally established as the Kanou Shuzo in 1918 and changed its name throughout the years before eventually becoming the Aizu Homare Brewery (homare means honor, glory or praise). Since 2013, it has won the gold award for five years in a row in The International Wine Challenge, the world’s most respected blind-taste wine competition. Moreover, it received the Champion Sake in 2015 out of 876 bottles. Aizu Homare is one of the best sake breweries in the Tohoku area.