Tanakaya Liquor Store

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Beer entered at Tanakaya Liquor Store

Modern Times Lost Horizon8.5%2/10/2016
Evil Twin Femme Fatale Blanc6%2/10/2016
La Sirène Wild Saison6.5%2/7/2016
7 Seas Rude Parrot IPA5.85%2/6/2016
De Dochter van de Korenaar Noblesse Extra-ordinaire7%2/6/2016
Oude Gueuze Tilquin à l’Ancienne6.4%2/5/2016
Logsdon Seizoen7.5%2/4/2016
Baeren Chocolate Stout7%2/4/2016
Baird Batch # 1000 Ale - Zamamiro! Ale7.8%2/2/2016
Pizza Port Swami’s India Pale Ale6.8%2/1/2016
Logsdon Seizoen Bretta8%1/30/2016
Left Hand Milk Stout6%1/30/2016
Green Flash Pacific Gem Single Hop Pale Ale5.5%1/30/2016
St. Bernardus Abt 1210%1/29/2016
De Dochter van de Korenaar Crime Passionnel7.5%1/29/2016
Mikkeller Centennial Session IPA4.5%1/29/2016
Shiga Kogen Not So Special Ale4.2%1/26/2016
Alpine Beer Company Pure Hoppiness8%1/24/2016
Prairie Vanilla Noir12.5%1/22/2016
SKA Rudie Session IPA4.5%1/22/2016
Bear Republic Big Bear Black Stout8.1%1/16/2016
Prairie Flare5.4%1/12/2016
Sankt Gallen Strawberry Chocolate Stout 6.5%1/12/2016
Tamamura-Honten Yamabushi Apricot Saison6%1/12/2016
Delirium Argentum7.8%1/9/2016
Baird Hatsujozo 2015 India Pale Lager 7%1/8/2016
Prairie 3rd Anniversary Ale8.4%1/8/2016
Tamamura-Honten (Shiga Kogen Beer) Drunk Coffee / Limoncillo 5%1/6/2016
Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock6.5%1/1/2016
Oude Quetsche Tilquin à l’Ancienne avec Prunes de Namur6.4%1/1/2016
Oude Quetsche Tilquin à l’Ancienne 6.4%12/31/2015
Stone / 4 Hands / Bale Breaker Sorry Not Sorry9%12/29/2015
Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen5.1%12/28/2015
Iwate Kura Fukukou Ale5%12/24/2015
Evil Twin Yin & Yang10%12/24/2015
Evil Twin Christmas Eve at a New York City Hotel Room (2011-)10%12/23/2015
BrewDog Libertine Black Ale7.2%12/22/2015
Benchmark Table Beer4%12/22/2015
De Ranke Guldenberg8%12/20/2015
Tamamura Honten (Shiga Kogen) House IPA8%12/19/2015
Minoh Godfather 2 Belgian Stout 5.5%12/19/2015
Noboribetsu (Oni Densetsu) Red Ale0%12/19/2015
Chouffe Houblon Dobbelen IPA Tripel9%12/17/2015
Iwate Kura Bravo! Masaji R-IPA ~Ookini, shacho0%12/17/2015
Shiga Kogen W-IBA Masaji the Great 9%12/16/2015
De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis (Hell & Damnation)10%12/15/2015
Maui Brewing Big Swell IPA6.8%12/15/2015
Mikkeller Imperial India Pale Ale Centennial 8.9%12/13/2015
Baeren Ursus7%12/13/2015
De Molen Moord & Doodslag10.7%12/12/2015
BrewDog Lizard Bride5.7%12/12/2015
Tamamura-Honten (Shiga Kogen Beer) Narrow Escape IPA (#10.2)7.5%12/11/2015
Pizza Port Pick Six Pilsner5.2%12/9/2015
Baird Fire and Smoke Stout5%12/7/2015
Modern Times Mega Black House10%12/6/2015
Shonan Wheat Wine 8.5%12/5/2015
Mikkeller Santas Little Helper 201510.9%12/4/2015
Daisen G Beer Imperial Stout9%11/30/2015
St. Bernardus Christmas Ale10%11/29/2015
Shiga Kogen Porter5.5%11/29/2015
Tamamura-Honten Yamabushi Saison 2: Saison Noir8%11/29/2015
Minoh Bosuzaru Black IPA 6%11/28/2015
Oh! La! Ho Biere de Raiden Fuyu Shikomi Porter5%11/26/2015
De Leite Cuvée Mam’zelle8.5%11/24/2015
Fantôme BBB Dark White4.5%11/23/2015
Rodenbach Grand Cru6%11/23/2015
Noboribetsu (Oni Densetsu) Fruity Tomato0%11/23/2015
Prairie OK-Sí12%11/21/2015
Mikkeller Single Hop Warrior IPA6.9%11/21/2015
Prairie Brett C.8.1%11/21/2015
BrewDog Hoppy Christmas (7.2%)7.2%11/20/2015
Almanac Dogpatch Sour 7.5%11/19/2015
Weird Beard Five O’Clock Shadow 7.3%11/19/2015
La Chouffe8%11/17/2015
Maui Brewing Kihei Kölsch5.2%11/16/2015
Shiga Kogen Saison Blanc5.5%11/16/2015
Stone Ruination IPA 2.08.5%11/15/2015
3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze6%11/15/2015
Baeren Apple Lager0%11/14/2015
Tamamura-Honten Yamabushi Saison 16.5%11/14/2015
BrewDog Born To Die 04.07.20158.5%11/13/2015
Modern Times Fruitlands4.9%11/11/2015
Baird Fall Fest Lager6.5%11/8/2015
De Leite Cuvée Jeune Homme6.5%11/7/2015
Hideji (Hana no) White Weizen4.7%11/3/2015
Bayern Meister Bier Spezial Lemon Drop Bock6.5%11/3/2015
De Molen Hop & Liefde4.8%11/2/2015
ParrotDog DeadCanary5.3%10/31/2015
Minamishinshu Blueberry Hop6.5%10/31/2015
De Molen Mout & Mocca (2011-)10%10/29/2015
New Belgium Shift Pale Lager5%10/29/2015
Brussels Beer Project Grosse Bertha7%10/20/2015
Almanac Pumpkin Sour (2015)8.5%10/17/2015
Stillwater Contemporary Works - Yacht4.2%10/17/2015
Brussels Beer Project Delta6%10/15/2015
Tuatara Sauvinova5.2%10/15/2015
Brussels Beer Project Dark Sister6.66%10/13/2015
Garage Project Angry Peaches6.8%10/13/2015
Dupont La Bière de Beloeil8.5%10/13/2015
Baeren Fest Bier6%10/13/2015
  • 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  (16) 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  (160) Woodend, Australia | 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  (160) 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  (125) , 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  (611) 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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