We operate a fermented drink stand Hacco to go!, which provides lactic acid fermented sake lees shakes in the Settaya district of Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture, which is famous as a brewing and fermentation town.

FARM8 Co.,ltd

08/04/2023 10:00 am

FARM8 Co., Ltd. (Nagaoka City, Niigata/ CEO Atsushi Kabasawa) will open a fermented drink stand Hacco to go! opened on SETTAYA area

Hacco to go! Settaya is located in the Settaya district of Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture, an area that has been brewing and fermenting sake, miso, and soy sauce for over 100 years, and the store offers a sense of history and fermentation.

〈Sake lees specialty drink stand Hacco to go!〉
embraces the theme of ‘Japanese fermentation in Japanese intestine,’ utilizing ‘JOGURT
Sake lees specialty drink stand Hacco to go! embraces the theme of ‘Japanese fermentation in Japanese intestine,’ utilizing ‘JOGURT, a vegetable yogurt-like material made by fermenting sake lees from sake breweries in Niigata with lactic acid bacteria. We have developed 100% plant-based fermented shakes, gelato, and other sake lees sweets, and have opened POP UP stores in various places in JAPAN.

Sakek lees is essentially the strained lees of the liquid (sake) produced by parallel double fermentation of rice with koji and yeast, and has been enjoyed at Japanese tables as the best fermented food and source of nutrition since as far back as the Edo period (1603-1868).
This time, Hacco to go! stores are making plant-based fermented drinks and plant-based gelato based on a special ingredient made by further fermenting this sake lees with lactic acid bacteria.

As of August 2023, the only place in Japan where this plant-based fermented shake is available is in the LIS Settaya store in the Settaya area of Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture, at Hacco to go!

〈The adjoining LIS Settaya is a storehouse renovation store that brings together the uniqueness of the region.〉
LIS Settaya is a store built in 1930 and renovated as it is.
It was built using a construction method called French truss, with one floor underground and two floors above ground, which is rare for a building from the early Showa period.
The 1st floor is a “brewed liqueur and regional product store” that sells sake cocktail products, fermented ingredients, and other regional products.
On the 2nd floor, there will be an exhibition of books and lifestyles, with works by local craft artists, props, and selected books.

Hacco to go! Settaya Store opened in April 2023 in a corner of LIS Settaya, a renovated historical storehouse built in 1930 at the entrance to the Settaya area.
・LIS Settaya website: https://lis.farm8.jp

〈Fermented drinks while walking around Settaya, the town of brewing and fermentation〉
The Settaya district, located in Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture, is an area of ​​history and fermentation culture with multiple breweries such as sake breweries, miso and soy sauce breweries that have been around since the Edo period. Nagaoka City was hit by air raids during World War II, and the center of the city burned down, but this area miraculously escaped the ravages of war, and is still an area that retains its old townscape. it is often crowded with tourists and locals.

”Hacco to go Settaya” opened at the entrance of Settaya Area.
It is adjacent to the Settaya store of Eguchi Dango, which has been loved in Nagaoka for over 100 years. Here you can enjoy eating dumplings and mochi Japanese sweets, which can be combined with fermented shakes.

〈Outline of Hacco to go!〉
Hacco to go! Settaya store
Address: 4-8-28 Settaya, Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture Eguchi Dango Settaya store next to LIS
Business days: Open only on weekends and holidays (closed on weekdays)
Business hours: 12:00-16:00
Menu: Hacco Shake / Hacco Cream Soda / Vinegar Drink / Cup Gelato / Other Drinks
Website: https://haccotogo.com

〈Outline of LIS Settaya〉
Address: 4-8-28, Settaya, Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture, within the premises of Eguchi Dango Settaya
Business days: Closed on Tuesdays
Business hours 10:00-18:00
1F: Brewing liqueur and local products store
2nd floor: Exhibition of books and daily life
Website: https://lis.farm8.jp

〈Operating company〉
FARM8 Co., Ltd.
Address: 3662 Raigouji Maeda, Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture
Established: February 2015
Representative: Representative Director Atsushi Kabasawa
Main business
・ Sake subscription service “SAKEPOST” https://sakepost.jp
・ Sake cocktail base “Ponshu Gria” https://ponshu-gria.com
・ Sake lees specialty fermented drink stand Hacco to go! https://haccotogo.com