Tanakaya Liquor Store

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Beers At Tanakaya Liquor Store

BrewDog Electric India (5.2%)5.2%10/20/2016
Lindemans / Mikkeller Spontanbasil6%10/18/2016
BrewDog Dog D16.1%10/18/2016
Shimane (Beer Hearn) Zeus Bitter0%10/17/2016
BrewDog Bourbon Baby5.8%10/17/2016
Prairie Americana7%10/15/2016
Prairie / TRVE Prairie & Friends TRVE Edition Sour Red Farmhouse Ale6.66%10/15/2016
Baird Fest Lager 5.2%10/12/2016
Ise Kadoya Triple Hop IPA6%10/10/2016
Shonan Wheat Wine Barrel Aged12.5%10/10/2016
Speakeasy Double Daddy IPA8.5%10/6/2016
Prairie Birthday Bomb!13%10/5/2016
Mikkeller Hallo Ich Bin Berliner Weisse3.7%10/5/2016
Lervig / Põhjala Walnut Porter5.5%10/4/2016
Echigo Flying IPA5.5%10/4/2016
Iwate Kura Takata no Yume5%9/27/2016
Naparbier Hefeweizen 5.4%9/26/2016
Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale8.5%9/25/2016
Sierra Nevada Hoppy Wheat IPA6.2%9/24/2016
Founders Rübæus5.7%9/24/2016
Magic Rock Rapture4.6%9/22/2016
Siren Soundwave5.6%9/19/2016
Kerkom Reuss6.5%9/17/2016
Magic Rock Salty Kiss4.1%9/17/2016
Prairie Vous Francais4%9/14/2016
Stillwater Gose Gone Wild - Phuket4.8%9/14/2016
Siren Proteus IPA - Vol 16.9%9/12/2016
BrewDog #MashTag 201610.5%9/11/2016
Straffe Hendrik Wild9%9/11/2016
De Troch Oude Kriek5.5%9/11/2016
Original Ritterguts Gose4.7%9/11/2016
Modern Times Orderville IPA7.2%9/10/2016
Modern Times Fruitlands - Apricot4.8%9/8/2016
Siren Half Mast QIPA2.8%9/8/2016
Magic Rock Cannonball7.4%9/6/2016
Siren Vermont Tea Party3.6%9/6/2016
Ex Novo Eliot IPA6.6%8/28/2016
Blanche de Namur4.5%8/27/2016
St. Bernardus Blanche (Witbier)5.5%8/25/2016
Revolution Citra Hero IPA7.5%8/25/2016
Maine Beer Lunch7%8/24/2016
Boon Oude Geuze7%8/21/2016
Lagunitas Aunt Sally5.7%8/20/2016
Gouden Carolus Indulgence Whisky Infused11.7%8/16/2016
Blaugies La Moneuse8%8/16/2016
Boon Kriek4%8/16/2016
Camba Bavaria Black Pearl (Imperial Stout)9.8%8/15/2016
Funkwerks Tropic King8%8/14/2016
Stillwater / Hudson Valley Hopvine Bling5%8/11/2016
Funkwerks Saison6.8%8/10/2016
AleSmith Double IPA8.5%8/9/2016
8 Wired Superconductor8.88%8/9/2016
Victory Kirsch Gose4.7%8/8/2016
BrewDog Black Hammer7.2%8/8/2016
Baeren Yamabudo Radler2.5%8/8/2016
Blaugies Bière Darbyste5.8%8/8/2016
Duvel Tripel Hop 2016 (HBC-291)9.5%8/8/2016
Chouffe Soleil 6%8/8/2016
Baird / Funk Estate Red Comet Collaboration IPA5.5%8/3/2016
Tamamura-Honten Yamabushi Hop & Brett6%7/29/2016
St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition6.5%7/28/2016
Sawdust City Lone Pine IPA6.5%7/24/2016
Mikkeller SpontanDryHop Centennial5.5%7/19/2016
Ise Kadoya Golden Dragon4.5%7/16/2016
To Øl Garden of Eden6.4%7/16/2016
Mikkeller All Other Pales Pale5.8%7/15/2016
Crux Half Hitch Imperial IPA9.5%7/10/2016
To Øl Sur Simcoe4.5%7/5/2016
To Øl Black Malts & Body Salts Black Coffee IIPA9.9%7/4/2016
Crux Cast Out (formerly Outcast) IPA7.6%7/3/2016
Gigantic Slip into Darkness6.4%7/3/2016
To Øl Rødgrød Med Fløde6%6/30/2016
To Øl Dangerously Close to Stupid9.3%6/29/2016
Brew By Numbers 17/02 Grisette - Lemongrass3.8%6/23/2016
Cuvée De Ranke7%6/20/2016
Y Market Session IPL4.5%6/15/2016
Daisen G Beer Gougin6.5%6/10/2016
Dupont Cervesia8%6/10/2016
Schneider Weisse Tap X Marie’s Rendezvous10%6/10/2016
J.K.’s Scrumpy Orchard Gate Gold Hard Cider6%6/10/2016
Lervig Brewers Reserve Saison6.6%6/6/2016
Lervig Brewers Reserve Galaxy IPA Single Hopped6.5%6/4/2016
De Ranke Kriek7%6/1/2016
BrewDog Monk Hammer7.2%5/29/2016
Baeren Colonia (8th Anniversary)5%5/29/2016
Schooner Exact Hopvine 15th Anniversary IPA6.6%5/29/2016
Schooner Exact King Street Brown5.5%5/29/2016
Elysian Dragonstooth Stout8.1%5/29/2016
Elysian Avatar Jasmine IPA6.3%5/29/2016
Tripel Karmeliet8.4%5/28/2016
Firestone Walker Pivo Hoppy Pils5.3%5/28/2016
Modern Times Fortunate Islands5%5/28/2016
Modern Times Lomaland5.5%5/28/2016
Modern Times City of the Sun IPA7.6%5/28/2016
Modern Times Blazing World6.8%5/28/2016
Modern Times Oneida5.8%5/28/2016
Modern Times Hooloomooloo10%5/28/2016
Coronado Blue Bridge Coffee Stout5.4%5/28/2016
BrewDog Jet Black Heart4.7%5/28/2016
BrewDog Prototype Hopped-Up Brown Ale6.3%5/28/2016

  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
shoulderbroken  (355) Tokyo, Japan | June 6, 2012| Updated December 1, 2014
What an amazing place. Loads of choice and a good variety from all over the world. Glassware too. Prices are pretty good for Japan. I could have spent a lot of money here, and intend to over the course of the next few years. Like people have said, the selection of Japanese micros is a little small, but there is still plenty to choose from. And yes, the store looks lovely too. Very pleased to have somewhere like this not too far from my place.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
JonnyBeer  (2) Vancouver, British Columbia | December 24, 2011
This place is crazy. I could easily have spent $1000 here. They have an amazing collection of US beers I can’t even find in Canada... The beer ’fridge’ is a work of art, all wooden. Japanese beer selection was a little weak, but they had some good ones like Isseki Nicho and a few Baird seasonals. Lots of rare Brewdog, Mikkeller, and Nogne O. Expensive, but about what it would cost me in Canada. If you’re in Tokyo and love alcohol of any kind it’s worth a visit or two!
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
SweetHorizon  (13) , New Zealand | November 28, 2011
Picked up some rare beer here, had a great time just looking over what to get. Good range of local stuff as well as imports. The spirit selection was out of this world.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle  (17) Vancouver, British Columbia | November 21, 2011
Enjoyed my visit to Tanakaya but it emptied my wallet. Great selection of beers from around the world - Belgium, Denmark, Norway, USA, UK, Germany and more. I went in planning to buy just some top Japanese beers but couldn’t resist buying some rare "retired" brews from Mikkeller and Nøgne Ø as well as a couple of bottles of the BrewDog/Nøgne Ø/ Mikkeller Black Tokyo* Horizon. These were quite expensive but the Japanese beers were quite reasonably priced. When I was there one of the staff went into the room behind the fridges to grab a bottle for someone - from what I could tell from peeking though the fridges from the front, it looked like the shelves in that room had more than just overstock - I suspect they may keep some special stuff back there for requests by people "in the know". Pity they are cash only, otherwise I could have spent a LOT more :)
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
laiti  (17) Helsinki, Finland | October 1, 2011
Visited 16.09.2011
Wow – I am pretty sure I’ve never seen this much American beers at a time. Lots of imports also from Great Britain, Belgium, Germany and others too. The prices are rather high on certain labels but then again it is rather certain that this is the only place to get those rarities.

Japanese beer has its own section – a cold bin nearby the cashier. And that section is rather small compared to all other beers I found in this shop. And one has to pick up bottle by bottle to see what there is.

Bear in mind that like in other shops in Japan, cards are not accepted and beer is sold cold. Easy to find once you do not believe the RB map. Take north exit and turn left on Mejiro Dori. Once you find Mc Donalds, it is in front of your eyes.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Stew41  (177) Phuket, Thailand | June 16, 2011
Pretty sure I haqve never seen a better range of craft beer stocked in a fridge. Some focus on the US but otherwise barely any crap. Would have liked to have seen more Japanese micros but had I read the previous reviews properly I wouldn’t have had an issue. Good service. I thought pricing as ok with a selection of IPAs and PAs (from the likes of Shiga Koen etc) costing around 400 yen on average.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
EdKing  (174) London, England | April 2, 2011| Updated October 25, 2014
Great selection, mainly of wines and spirits. I went there to find Japanese craft brews and wasn’t disappointed. Good range of local stuff although not huge. Lots of Baird, Shiga Kogan etc. Very near to Meijiro station too. Get the ’Beer in Japan’ iphone app to help you find it. Expensive too, although beer is always expensive in Japan. Update: Visited in 2014. US selection isn’t as awe inspiring (they no longer had Russian River in stock!) but still a decent store. ON the international front probably best for Belgian or Italian stuff now. Lots of Brewfist and Birrifico etc. Japanese selection is same. Mainly Baird, Shiga Kogen and then selection of others. No Kuichi. Prices still a little high and they still don’t accept credit cards.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 19/20
prestonshute  (12) Georgia | March 25, 2010
Easy to find. Take a left outside Mejiro Station. Then before you catch your breath, look left just before the McDonald’s, go downstairs to the best beer selection in Tokyo. Expensive, but what isn’t in Tokyo?
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 19/20
jonno  (134) , Japan | October 19, 2008| Updated March 20, 2009
what can you say that hasn’t been said before? great selection, although more of a focus on higher alcohol brews, particularly from the US. good prices and you will always find something surprising. If you’re spending an extended period in japan then this is the place to get hold of your beer. I would like a few more german and english beers, but this is a small quibble. enjoy...
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
KyotoLefty  (675) Kyoto, Japan | July 25, 2008| Updated April 22, 2015
Best bottled beer selection for a store in Japan, as far as I know. Good selection of American Micros and Belgians, at reasonable prices; many things I have seen no where else in this country, especially American and Scandinavian stuff. Just a few meters from the Mejiro station. The staff is getting better, maybe, but still can be unhelpful. Have had to beg for bubble wrapping most times. Japanese craft beer selection is decent, maybe the best in Tokyo, but pales next to Yamaoka in Kyoto. Lately tons of Mikkeller and BrewDog.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 20/20
austinpowers  (152) New York, New York | April 7, 2008
A truly outstanding store: 500 beers, about 90% of them foreign. All in coolers with cedar lining. Gorgeous method of display. The staff tries, but barely speaks english. About 400 high-end sakes, if you’re into that (which I am). They have Dogfish Fort, Utopias at about $160/bottle, Cantillon vintage lambics stored on their sides, a Traquair Jacobite (!) for $6, and rare scottish brews like Ossian and Inveralmond Sunset. They carry the Baird line plus about 30 other rare Japanese micros. No sapporo, asahi or macro stuff. brbr Don’t get lost - take the JR Yamanote line to Mejiro. Once you emerge, the store is on Shin-Ome-Kaido Ave. to your left (West) on the South side exactly 75 paces from the exit to Mejiro Station. It is in a basement, so it’s easy to miss the sign and the stairs down. Remember: 75 paces from the exit of Mejiro.

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