Yoed Anis, president of the Texas Sake Company, says "the only constraint holding us back" from faster growth is the absence of a sufficient and consistent rice supply. Courtesy Texas Sake Company hide caption toggle caption Courtesy Texas Sake Company The Salt Local Sake: America's Craft Brewers Look East For Inspiration July 16, 2013 Many Americans have encountered sake as that hot, cloudy beverage served in sushi bars. But now, the good stuff is coming. High-end imports from Japan are up, and many bars now focus on sake. Best of all, perhaps, are the microbreweries popping up across the country.