KansaiBeerLvrs (384) Kyoto, Japan | July 19, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Located not far from Osaka Castle this beer shop specializes in Belgian Beers and had some I hadn’t seen before (Cuvee Soeur’Ise a oak barrel aged tripel kriek!) as well as a scattering of American, German & international beers. Tons of glassware , some cool bottle openers, napkin holders, and they have a nice online shop as well. Their actual store was fairly quiet but the staff were friendly (possibly no English spoken) and the prices about average. My only concern would be the beers are just sitting on shelves, so I am not so sure about their condition. Probably they are fine. I thought it would be a great place to get beer & chill in the park with a view of Osaka Castle (great for cherry blossom season) so I wanted something cold but the fridge was mostly filled with Japanese macro brew with a handful of craft/international beer... unfortunate. All in all a decent place for Belgians if you live in the area and they seem to have a different selection from most places as well as the big standards. Worth checking out if you live in Osaka, or just check their online shop which is where I think they may do most of their business.