Craft Beer Base

1-2-11 Oyodominami, Kita-ku
Osaka, Japan 531-0075
bottle shop  3.85/5.0 18 reviews
Mon-Wed & Fri-Sun 11:00-23:00 Thursdays 17- 23 Irregular Holidays

Mayor: KansaiBeerLvrs (14) | Taps: 4 | Bottles: 200
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Beers At Craft Beer Base

NameABVEntered
Lucky Bucket Layabout Pale Ale5.5%7/12/2016
Stone Old Guardian (Vintages 2004 and later)11.26%6/27/2016
Tiny Rebel Hadouken7.4%4/9/2016
BrewDog Black Eyed King Imp Vietnamese Coffee Edition (Can)12.7%3/24/2016
Breakside Smoked Alt0%3/20/2016
Tiny Rebel Cwtch4.6%3/8/2016
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Tropical IPA6.7%3/6/2016
Kyoto Brewing Oushuu no Kaze5.5%2/3/2016
Kyoto Brewing Ichii Senshin6.5%1/24/2016
Almanac Pumpkin Sour (2015)8.5%1/21/2016
The Bruery 7 Swans a Swimming11%12/21/2015
CRAK Guerrilla5.8%12/17/2015
Speakeasy Baby Daddy Session IPA4.6%11/15/2015
Almanac Citra Sour7%11/14/2015
Lindemans Faro4.5%11/13/2015
Hofbräu München Maibock7.2%11/13/2015
Maui Brewing Kihei Kölsch5.1%11/11/2015
Pelican Kiwanda Cream Ale5.4%11/11/2015
Anchor Steam Beer4.9%11/11/2015
Früh Radler2.5%11/11/2015
Gotemba Kogen 20 hearts0%11/9/2015
Denver Beer Incredible Pedal IPA7%11/9/2015
Modern Times Fruitlands - Sour Cherry4.9%11/8/2015
Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout 3.013%9/23/2015
Oud Beersel Oude Kriek6%9/18/2015
Hitachino Nest Fresh Cascade Ale4.7%9/16/2015
Heretic Primo Diablo8%9/10/2015
Heretic / Beachwood / Mraz Be Bold, Be A Homebrewer (2015 NHC)6%9/10/2015
Weird Beard Mariana Trench5.3%9/2/2015
Modern Times Universal Friend - Merlot 7.2%8/31/2015
Tamamura-Honten Yamabushi Apricot Saison6%8/28/2015
Bruery Terreux Saison Rue8.5%8/26/2015
Garage Project Angry Peaches6.8%8/26/2015
Almanac Farmer’s Reserve Strawberry7%8/25/2015
Garage Project Hops on Pointe6.7%8/9/2015
Aecht Schlenkerla Fastenbier5.5%8/8/2015


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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
POSTMD  (3) , Japan | January 12, 2013
If you have not yet been to CBB, you are missing out. This is one of the best craft beer places in Osaka and has been setting the pace in the Osaka area since they opened in June of 2012. CBB has slowly been earning its reputation as the IT place in the downtown area for craft beer takeout as a bottleshop (double price if you drink bottled-beer on-site, however there is no table charge for drinking pints there) and decent prices for Japan. It’s located just south of Umeda Sky Building. The selection of beer is now at around 200-300 and the shop also has a walk in freezer. The owner, Ai, is very friendly and enjoys talking with customers about beer (in English or Japanese) as does the rest of the staff who are also very friendly. While there are only 4 taps, there is generally a good selection of at least one IPA, a Belgium, Pale Ale, a Japanese craft brew and so on. Can usually choose from a UK half-pint, American pint or UK pint. Very easy to meet other beer enthusiasts here in the downstairs standing area or hang out with friends in the upstairs area. CBB also does regular events (recently they hosted Hoppy Happy Xmas, a joint event with pizza from Devil’s Craft in Tokyo, an IPA Day, etc). The selection here is very good for Japan and CBB is always adding new beers to their lineup while maintaining customer favorites in their lineup. Can’t recommend CBB enough.
84
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
defresh  (16) , Japan | March 10, 2013
Nice place with a cafe style to it (especially the upstairs). The staff and ambiance is comfortable and inviting. I enjoyed checking out the bottle room and tend to like bottle shops that allow you to drink. Unfortunately I think that double the bottle price is pretty steep. So far I’ve stuck to the drafts and taken my bottles to go.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
czlowiekwiadro  (1) , Poland | June 25, 2014
dość ciężko znaleźć to miejsce. sam lokal jest niewielki (miejsca siedzące na górze dla kilkunastu osób i stojące na dole dla następnych kilkunastu) ale przyjemnie urządzony, bez zbytnich dekoracji. muzyka dobra, nie zahacza nawet o pop. pracownicy znają się na piwie, chętnie doradzają, większość z nich zna również angielski co jest bardzo pomocne przy wyborze piwa. bardzo duży wybór piw butelkowych (choć tylko cztery krany) z praktycznie całego świata, klasyki, nowości, lokalne browary. ceny jak na lokal dość znośne, pod warunkiem, że kupuje się na wynos - za wypicie piwa butelkowego na miejscu płacimy za nie podwójnie. jedzenia jako takiego nie sprzedają, ale mają bardzo dobre przekąski, kanapki itp. mają genialne wędzone orzeszki. miejsce bardzo ciekawe, zawsze też można spotkać w nim różnorakich obcokrajowców, jedno z kilku ważniejszych miejsc spotkań miłośników piwa w osace.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken  (341) Tokyo, Japan | August 28, 2012
Thanks to KyotoLefty for taking me here. Modern place with decent tap selection. Great fun looking around the walk in cellar. Lots of interesting bottles in there. We were on a crawl so didn’t stay long, but the bartender seemed really nice and the prices were good. Will definitely be coming back next time I am in Osaka.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
numalee13  (30) , Thailand | March 26, 2016
Not so many selection. But they got cool cellar at the back.
78
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty  (655) Kyoto, Japan | June 4, 2012| Updated November 27, 2013
Combination bottle shop and beer cafe. 10 minute walk from Osaka or Umeda station, through the pedestrian tunnel towards the Sky Building. (Tunnel doesn’t appear on the RB map, but connects the streets under the train depot.) Standing bar downstairs; cozy tables and counter upstairs. 4 taps mix Belgian and Japanese craft at good prices. Bottle selection is extensive and interesting. Very good range of Belgians. American and Japanese craft bottles as well. Takeout prices on bottles are very good. They double if you drink them in house, which makes takeout more appealing. The owner is very knowledgable, especially about Belgian beer, and she speaks English. One of the top 2 beer choices in Umeda now.
78
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Ferris  (1145) Burnaby, British Columbia | November 29, 2013
My first real craft experience in Japan, so rating may change. Nice and quaint, standing room for a dozen and a neat bottle selection. Owner and staff were friendly with a decent knowledge. Take out bottles decent priced, but double to drink there is a bit much. Had fun and would recommend.
78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy  (204) Boise, Idaho | June 6, 2015
Stopped in on my first night in Osaka. A little bit of a walk for a guy who doesn’t really know were exactly to go. But made it just before close. I was able to get some nice Japanese craft for take out. The owner was working and she set me up with some nice stuff. From the back little cave area.
78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
nate2g  (1094) Boomtown!, Australia | July 6, 2012
A relative newcomer to the Osaka beer scene. There’s just the four taps but usually something noteworthy to try. The real draw is whats sitting in the cellar. Amazing selection of Belgian ales and harder to find local seasonals. Also more common J-Beer and US micros are heavily represented. What really caught my eye was the selection of lambic here...best I’ve seen outside Belgium. Eight or so Cantillons, Tilquin, Drie Fonteinen, Girardin, Hannsens, De Cam it’s all here - quite remarkable. Very attractive take away prices. Simple bar snacks can be ordered. The owner is lovely and really knows her stuff about beer. Excellent.
76
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
HKAndy  (16) , Japan | April 23, 2013
Small but good selection. Very nice ambiance, although it can be a bit cramped on the first floor. Limiting the fliers on the second standing bar would behoove them. Service is great and the guys are very friendly. I really like the food, especially the sandwiches.

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