Craft Beer Base Seed (Hanshin Dept. Store)

Mayor: KansaiBeerLvrs (2) | Bottles: ~100
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  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 1/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
greenclansman  (147) Nicosia, Cyprus | August 23, 2015
Well, just a stall with lots of beers on it and 2 fridges at the back, in a very busy food market. The stuff has no idea, and they speak no English of course. Still as a bottles shop, it fulfills its purpose.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
biirusaikou  (328) , | June 26, 2015
Difficult to rate as this is just a little space in a large food mall. Does carry a decent selection of both japanese and US/EU bottles. Prices slightly higher than usual. Staff is more than happy to help out on the selection. Worth a quick stop when shopping in the area.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy  (205) Boise, Idaho | June 6, 2015
Stopped in just by chance. On my way to a Ramon shop and had to stop in for a pour. Small place but with a very nice selection of Japan craft.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
maekchu  (133) Hirakata, Japan | December 7, 2014| Updated December 8, 2014
Three small fridges at the back end of the wine/liquor section of Hnashin Department Store. Easy access from the Hanshin station area. Small but good selection of Japanese craft (Shiga Kogen, Baird, Yo-Ho), along with US West coast stuff (The Bruery, Green Flash), and a few bottles of German and Belgian beers. Service was minimal -- you take what you want and go to the cashier. Prices are just a bit high. Worth a look if you are passing through Hanshin station
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
JapanTony  (144) , Japan | January 23, 2014| Updated February 28, 2016
This stand was really easy to find, just meters from the Hanshin station exit (underground). It is inside the Hanshin Department store in the booze section. Selection is one of the best you will find in Osaka, and nice way to pick up a primer or beer to take home. Sometimes there are knowledgeable staff there. Prices are a on the high side, few beers are under 500yen, many around 700yen mark. Buying can be a pain if the registers are busy. Hoofing it 10-15min over to CBBís shop will save you a little (10%?) and allow you a better selection. Some less common brews such as Lagunitas, Stone, Green Flash and assorted Belgians. Also a Japanese section with Baird, Shiga Kogen etc. No beer tastings, but you could get ripped tasting all the sake, wine and whiskey they had on offer in the section.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 10/20
KyotoLefty  (681) Kyoto, Japan | November 27, 2013
Little stand inside the Hanshin Department store food floor. Very nice to see such a selection of craft beers in this place. Closer to the JR, Hankyu and Subway lines than CBB, so very convenient. Rent must be high, though, since prices are higher than at CBB. Itís a welcome store, great to pop in for a couple beers to take home. If you plan on buying a lot, though, take the extra 10 minutesí walk to Craft Beer Base. When I went, there were just Hanshin people around, tough I suspect that knowledgeable people are also often working here.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs  (506) Kyoto, Japan | October 13, 2013| Updated July 11, 2014
This is basically a row of Craft Beer Base Branded fridges in the alcohol section of Hanshin Department stores depachika. It has roughly 100 or so different varieties of beer. Probably 1/3 Belgian/German, 1/3 Japanese Craft Beer and 1/3 American Craft Beer. Itís a nice mix but I didnít see anything so unique, itís a good place to stop by when transiting through Umeda station though. Prices are reasonable enough though possibly slightly higher than CBB. The service seemed good as they had someone on hand to guide people new to beer into making a good selection. Basically this is what all department stores in Japan should be like. Not great but solid with a nice variety of styles. They occasionally have events on the 11th floor with tons more beer + draft beers as well.

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