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Beer Available At Craft Heads (arranged by most recent)
BFM / Terrapin Spike & Jérôme’s Cuvée Délirante (Collaboration Ale) 71, Port Brewing Old Viscosity 100, Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout 100, Hair of the Dog Adam 100, Coedo Imperial IPA , AleSmith Barrel Aged Old Numbskull 100, AleSmith Barrel Aged Wee Heavy 100, Moylans Old Blarney (Girard Chardonnay Barrel) , Pizza Port Skye’s Dark Chocolate Stout , Green Flash Hop Odyssey Symposium IPA 98, Bear Republic Black Racer 97, Coedo Hoppy Wind Session Ale , Terrapin Side Project Hopzilla Double IPA 98, Three Floyds Arctic Panzer Wolf 100, Port Brewing Hop 15 100, Epic Brainless on Raspberries 86, Shiga Kogen Porter 61, Epic Barley Wine 95, Coronado Frog’s Breath IPA 76, Pizza Port Ava’s Pale Ale (2013+)
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Travlr (1269) Washington, Washington DC | September 4, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Found some American beers here that I hadn’t tried in the States. But I mainly stuck to the Japanese stuff, interesting selection.
nate2g (530) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | June 28, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Popped into Craft Heads on a relaxed and quiet Sunday evening. Warm decor, dimmed lights, high stools along the bar. Heavy focus on US micros but there is local on tap too. Large fridge once again filled with US beers. Expect to pay big for the more obscure bottles. Staff were fine. I didn’t eat but the salt burger sounded interesting. A must while doing the rounds of Shibuya.
KyotoLefty (420) Kyoto, Japan | February 20, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Nice new bar with great beers available. A bit pricy, but top conditioned beers, many of which you won’t find anywhere else. Servers seem to know their stuff, and the owner was very knowledgeable and friendly. Have to go back for more. They have DL in the bottle!
TimE (234) Tokyo, Japan | November 24, 2009
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Opened in Sept 2009. Lovely layout with a fair amount of space (for Japan). Selection of beer is probably the best in Tokyo in terms of quality, not quantity. As it says on it’s website "I don’t see any crap on tap, do you?" Very well thought out selection, served at good temps and in very good condition. A lot of thought has gone into the beer. Micheal, the owner, also goes to the US and brings back beer. That means Dark Lord and some other very rare US stuff is available very frequently in bottles (he has had DL on tap at Sals once as well!). The draft list leans to US stuff, but there are always a couple Japanese stuff on tap too. Moreover, the tap list always has fairly rare stuff, ie. last visit I had Brother Levonian, Ivan The Terrible and Shonan Imp Stout. Staff speak English, so that is useful. The selection of US beers would make many bars in the US jealous. In addition to this he has over 300 bourbons. The downside is 1) a bit tricky to find (call if you get lost) 2) No pints (only 200 or 350ml - though that encourages sampling) 3) Prices are around the most expensive in Tokyo 4) Food portions are small, though very tasty. Sals did much better for food I thought on price and volume. This is a beer geeks bar and not a place to bring people who aren’t into beer or bourbon. If you are visiting from out of town, despite the heavy US selection, I would say this is a must stop. Guarantee to be something you have never tried.
Ferris (154) Edmonton, Alberta | December 5, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice underground bar. Modern and trendy with a huge bar. Self serve water, which in love. Impressive selection including 3 Floyds. Owner is an English speaking beer geek and staff are reasonably helpful. Prices are a bit step though. A really good stop.
shoulderbroken (148) Tokyo, Japan | November 14, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice looking place, with a mix of foreigners and locals. Had a really good selection of Japanese micros and American imports on tap. As usual for Tokyo, prices are a bit high, but not really much higher than anywhere else. Visited on a Friday night fairly late and didn’t have any trouble getting a table. Very friendly staff and happily put up with my bad Japanese.
EdKing (118) London, England | January 15, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 17/20
Ground floor bar in Shibuya with a stunning selection of craft beers, although weirdly it was clearly set up as a bourbon bar, judging by the insane number of bourbon whiskeys behind the bar. The layout of the bar is excellent with a row of seats along the counter and tables for larger groups. The ’wow’ factor here is that as well as a good array of Japanese micros on tap, they also have some American beers like Dark Lord, Speedway Stout etc, which you will rarely ever see in a bar. The downside is that the prices are high, even for Japan and the serving measures come with an inch or two of foam. Still a great place for beer lovers though and I still think £45 for Dark Lord ain’t bad considering you don’t have to queue for 4 hours to get it!
Theis (115) Frederiksberg, Denmark | August 11, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
I have been here 3 times in one week. The best place I have been in Tokyo. Lots of good american and japanese micros. Ok size compaired to other japanese beer placed. Pretty expensive compared to the japanese marked, the same as in DK. I will be back in November !!
KansaiBeerLvrs (112) Kyoto, Japan | April 13, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
After Mugishutei, this is probably one of the coolest places to go out for beer in Japan. They have tons of rare American bottles available, a decent selection of Japanese & American craft beer on tap and prices for those are average for Tokyo. The rare bottles aren’t so badly priced when you figure this place gives you a chance to try Dark Lord from Three Floyds, Allagash, Founders, etc. which are usually unavailable in Japan or outside the brewery. The staff are knowlegeable, friendly & cool. The atmosphere is great but a bit too dark which made it tough to get good photos. They also have a bunch of beer goods like tshirts & glasses available. I heard the food is good and I will try it next time. All in all an excellent place and I will be sure to visit again whenever I am in Tokyo!
jonno (108) , Japan | October 13, 2011| Updated May 27, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 1/10 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty easy to find really. Basement - reasonably nice fit out. Good selection on tap - 800 yen for a decent size glass of Stone RIS. Lots of bourobn. There are those you think the owner is an arrogant bastard and those that say otherwise. I swing between the two. Three floyds. Staff were very nice. A lot of the good bottles in the fridge are not for sale.
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