Japan > Osaka
Beer Available At Craft Beer Base (arranged by most recent)
Revolution Bottom Up Wit 84, CAP Exciter IPA 84, Harvestmoon Christmas Porter , Chris Banker / Insurgente / Stone Xocoveza Mocha Stout 100, Brussels Beer Project Delta 91, Anderson Valley Winter Solstice 90, Nebraska India Pale Ale (2011- ) 96, Nebraska Cardinal Pale Ale 87, Brussels Beer Project Grosse Bertha 64, Kaapse Brouwers Gozer 97, Kaapse Brouwers Karel 90, Tamamura-Honten Yamabushi Saison 2: Saison Noir Aged in Oak Barrels 89, Green Flash Treasure Chest (2014) 91, Elysian Punkuccino Coffee Pumpkin Ale 99, Southern Tier Blackwater Series: Creme Brulee Stout 98, Anderson Valley Fall Hornin’ Pumpkin Ale 81, Shiga Kogen IPA 91, Saint Archer Pale Ale 77, Lakefront Pumpkin Lager 55, Victory Storm King Imperial Stout 100
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POSTMD (3) , Japan | January 12, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
defresh (16) , Japan | March 10, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
czlowiekwiadro (1) , Poland | June 25, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 15/20
do¶ć ciężko znaleĽć to miejsce. sam lokal jest niewielki (miejsca siedz±ce na górze dla kilkunastu osób i stoj±ce na dole dla następnych kilkunastu) ale przyjemnie urz±dzony, bez zbytnich dekoracji. muzyka dobra, nie zahacza nawet o pop. pracownicy znaj± się na piwie, chętnie doradzaj±, większo¶ć z nich zna również angielski co jest bardzo pomocne przy wyborze piwa. bardzo duży wybór piw butelkowych (choć tylko cztery krany) z praktycznie całego ¶wiata, klasyki, nowo¶ci, lokalne browary. ceny jak na lokal do¶ć zno¶ne, pod warunkiem, że kupuje się na wynos - za wypicie piwa butelkowego na miejscu płacimy za nie podwójnie. jedzenia jako takiego nie sprzedaj±, ale maj± bardzo dobre przek±ski, kanapki itp. maj± genialne wędzone orzeszki. miejsce bardzo ciekawe, zawsze też można spotkać w nim różnorakich obcokrajowców, jedno z kilku ważniejszych miejsc spotkań miło¶ników piwa w osace.
shoulderbroken (193) Tokyo, Japan | August 28, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
KyotoLefty (492) Kyoto, Japan | June 4, 2012| Updated November 27, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
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.
Ferris (608) Burnaby, British Columbia | November 29, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
nate2g (665) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | July 6, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
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.
HKAndy (16) , Japan | April 23, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
flyer50 (48) Seattle, Washington | August 26, 2012| Updated October 21, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Cool new place that’s all about the beer. I was the only one there between 9-10 on Sunday night. Helpful bar tender, who told me his boss spoke better English! (he did fine and was super helpful)
Four taps, three ji-beers and one US (Lagunitas IPA). Outstanding bottle selection, don’t miss the walk in cellar! Edging out Doll Dress for Belgian bottles, and a nice contrast to Q-Brick for everything else.
Hope his business builds so he can offer a few more taps. A new must visit in Osaka, you just have to find the elusive tunnel and you’re there- 10 mins from Osaka station.
mike12da (10) Osaka, Japan | October 16, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good as a bottle shop if you’re buying stuff to go. Excellent selection of bottles, though nothing I can’t get elsewhere. 4 beers on tap, sometimes interesting, and good price for Japan. Lighting is way too bright, so it’s not a place where I could relax, but I’ll tolerate it for one or two beers.
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