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Beer Available At Q-Brick World Beer and Cafe (arranged by most recent)
North Island x Oni Densetsu Kitaoni Hoppy Red Ale , Minoh Kozaru IPA , Locobeer Grisette , Kisoji Citra Pale Ale , Sound Brewery Humulo Nimbus Double IPA 97, North Island Snowy Black , Aqula Spring Session IPA , Weihenstephaner Korbinian 98, Plank Dunkler Weizenbock 92, Plank Export Dunkel 43, Rogue Old Crustacean Barleywine 97, North Island Brown Ale , Rogue Juniper Pale Ale 76, Aqula Hoppy Weizen , Sound Brewery Ursus Spelaeus 97, Noboribetsu (Oni Densetsu) Chocolate Stout , Iwate Kura Barley Wine 79, Chimay Rouge (Red) / PremiŤre 99, Coedo Imperial IPA , Baeren Classic Kellerbier
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Ferris (433) Burnaby, British Columbia | December 1, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Tiny little bar with some beer geek paraphanilia scattered. Projector showing stuff on the wall, which distracts a bit. Overall average with a great selection of bottles. I would be much happier if it wasnít so expensive. Cheaper to go elsewhere within a few blocks.
KyotoLefty (445) Kyoto, Japan | November 27, 2013| Updated February 3, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Small, cozy pub with tons of bottled beers and many good Japanese craft beers on tap. You can always find many good micros from keg or cask. Usually a couple from Germany or America as well. Not a whole lot of English spoken, and there is a $3 charge if you come after 18:00. 5 minute walk from Yodoyabashi station on the Keihan or Subway Midosuji lines. This is still a must stop, even though the selection has become a bit less interesting lately, since the owner opened his second place. Still very good, and the best in the neighborhood, but new places are closing the gap a bit. With so much else in the neighborhood now, I am more likely to hit here for a couple and then crawl around a bit.
HKAndy (14) , Japan | July 31, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Iíve been to Q-Brick about 10 times in the past two years. The only reason I donít go back is all the time is because the staff is just not that friendly (not unfriendly per say, just cold). The reason I do go back is because it has some of the best beers on tap and there is always something interesting (Hey, theyíll sell Christmas ale in July). Highly recommended stop in Osaka.
KansaiBeerLvrs (192) Kyoto, Japan | April 21, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Qbrick is one of the oldest craft beer bars in Osaka and still one of the best. They have 16 taps that change often and a good three fridges in the back stuffed full of high quality bottled beer. The prices are average for Osaka and there is no cover charge during events since I have never paid one, it is also no smoking which is great. Iíve been there twice for special events and it is always full of friendly beer lovers willing to chat about beer. The service is good & the staff know their beer. A must visit as part of any Kansai visit for a beer lover, you can also easily visit Beer Belly, Dolphins and Yellow Ape nearby!
POSTMD (3) , Japan | January 12, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
Great little wooden bar in the Honmachi area. Nice lineup of beers on tap and in bottles, but needs to do away with the table charge.
maekchu (80) Hirakata, Japan | December 29, 2012| Updated August 19, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Seven or eight years in business, and itís still one of the best craft beer places in Osaka. The owner is passionate about the brews and often attends events/festivals to seek out new beers. The tap list isnít overwhelming, but generally has many of the best that Japan offers. Also has Guinness, Sappor Edelpils, and Hoegaarden on tap for those who want something regular. Very large (200+) and varied bottle selection, too. Prices are normal; most brews are offered in three glass sizes. The owner holds frequent beer events, which are always fun. Friendly crowds and good service. Not difficult to get to, either. A short walk from Yodoyabashi Station. This is a good place to visit when you are in Osaka.
Update: The tap selection has been uninspired lately, as the owner seems to be busy with his second cafe. Bottle selection is still good. Newer places in the area provide some competition and varitety.
shoulderbroken (181) Tokyo, Japan | August 28, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Really nice place. Good selection of beers and choice of sizes too. Prices seemed about normal. Slightly reminiscent of a Belgian cafe. Lots of wood and a large selection of good Belgian stuff in the fridge too. I will back here again definitely.
flyer50 (48) Seattle, Washington | August 26, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent tap selection and service. Nice foreign taps rotating through. A must visit when in Osaka, easily combined with one or two Beer Bellies which are 10 mins away.
nate2g (606) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | July 6, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Great bar. I canít add anymore than whatís said in the other reviews. Great selection of taps, cask and bottles and a place with character! Owner is a great guy to boot.
JapanTony (82) , Japan | March 6, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
My new favorite place in Osaka. They increased the number of taps a couple years ago, and now they have the mosts in the city (eni-bru has more but is way down in Sakai). Nice bottle selection, heavy on Europeans and a few American. About 15-20 min walk to Umeda/JR, or 5 min to subway. No cover charge before 6:30pm, otherwise 300 yen per person (you do get a plate of nuts for that though). Good Japanese craft beer, plus a few foreign gems that rotate through. Got a pint that was a bit low (5cm of head), but they readily topped it up when asked. Prices are ballpark for Japanese craft. Food was decent (sausage platter good).
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