Tanakaya Liquor Store

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Beers At Tanakaya Liquor Store

NameABVEntered
Bear Republic Café Racer 159.75%7/6/2017
De Leite Cuvée Soeur’ise8.5%7/3/2017
Tilquin Oude Mûre à l’Ancienne6.4%3/7/2017
Sankt Gallen Sesame Chocolate Stout6.5%2/10/2017
Mikkeller Invasion Farmhouse IPA8%10/27/2016
Baird Tohoku Wet Hop Ale5.5%10/26/2016
Almanac Hoppy Sour: El Dorado 7%10/26/2016
Traquair 509%10/24/2016
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 / Kissmeyer 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
De Halve Maan 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
Du Bocq 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
Het Anker Gouden Carolus Cuvée van de Keizer 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


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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Travlr  (2847) Charlotte , North Carolina | September 4, 2013
Nice place, large selection from around the world, in addition to interesting local stuff. Glassware too. A bit pricey, but worth a look.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Ferris  (1414) Burnaby, British Columbia | December 8, 2013
Great shop that I could and did spend too much time and money in. Although the local stuff is underrepresented, they have a stellar import selection to rival many American bottle shops. Prices were reasonable and service was only limited by language. A must.
76
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
nate2g  (1285) Boomtown!, Australia | June 26, 2012
A beautiful liquor store found downstairs that has a warm, cellar feel. A great beer selection no doubt, mostly from fan favourite breweries stateside and Europe. Not many Japanese beers in store, though I did pick up a few canned micros to quench the thirst with all that walking around the city. Quality beers here, not to mention all the other booze. Nice glassware selection as well, but pricey.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
KyotoLefty  (718) 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.
70
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs  (522) Kyoto, Japan | December 31, 2013| Updated April 22, 2015
I visited on their last day open of 2013 so they were crazy busy. The selection is great, I think if you go here you’re looking at the width & breadth of basically all you can commercially find in Japan. They had a scattering of stuff I hadn’t seen before but most I’d seen on Rakuten/online. About 2 fridges of Italian Craft when I went, 4 of Belgians(seriously about half their stock), the rest a grab bag of the US & the rest of the world. Small open fridge of Japanese craft beer. Their main fridges are PACKED and it is really hard getting bottles out of them-everyone does so exceedingly carefully for fear of knocking some down and breaking them. Prices are average(some beers higher than I’ve seen others lower), service was subpar. The atmosphere here was kind of snobbish, I get the feel they prefer their cognac/whiskey/bourbon customers. Not at all welcoming & aside from the older guy I assume is the owner not even that knowledgeable about beer, they didn’t know about lots of breweries I asked about. While chatting with my friend I think the owner overheard my complaints so when we left we suddenly got much friendlier service. I would have bought more but honestly the service turned me off so I decided to buy those other bottles online. After the great things I’d heard about this shop I was expecting much more. For Japan, it is the best you’ll find in terms of selection (Asahiya in Osaka blows them out of the water in terms of service-it isn’t even close) but compared to a good place in the US or Europe it is lacking.
74
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
MartinT  (521) Montreal, Quebec | August 30, 2007
Check out my article for pics and comments about this well-stocked liquor store: http://www.ratebeer.com/Beer-News/Article-687.htm
82
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
Capa  (436) Kitsap, Washington | February 3, 2007
Absolutly beautiful store. The beer selection is very nice. Many belgians and a good sslection of American micros as well. I was hoping for more Japanese micros than they had, but It’s still the best I’ve seen so far. The wine and liquor stock is very nice as well. Many scotches available. Had a nice glassware selection as well. The best place I’ve seen in Tokyo, will be spending too much time and money there I’m sure, ha.
82
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
JohnRMurdoch  (414) Glasgow, Scotland | April 1, 2014
In a basement 30m away from Mejiro Station. Mainly a spirits store but has a fantastic selection of international craft beers. Japanese selection is poor and they are not even displayed properly which is very disappointing. Prices not bad and service satisfactory. Has signed photo of Jodie Foster on counter. Don’t waste your time coming here for local beers but it is great for other countries.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
shoulderbroken  (393) 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.
86
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
TimE  (341) Tokyo, Japan | July 22, 2006| Updated January 22, 2007
This is the liquor store to go to in Japan. Prices are middle of the road, but seleciton is not. 400 beers. It is the ONLY liquor store I know of that brings in seaonals from the micros . Import selection ranges from Tabeh to Bush Prestige to vintage Alaskan Smoked Porter. Located 1 min from Mejiro Station (only one exit) on the Yamanote line. From exit turn left walk about 20 meters. Located beside McDonalds. Not in the same league as top US stores, but would still hold up pretty damn well considering the turnover of the selection. They will deliver avialable for a nominal price. Update Jan 07 - I also stopped by Tanakaya yesterday, which was the first time to see their new set up in the basement. WOW. This place is becoming legend. Absolutely beautiful wooden interior. One whole wall dedicated to a beer fridge that is at cellar temperature, plus a small cooler for seasonal/extra beers. We counted last night and they had about 500-550 beers. Slowly, but surely, this place is moving into the world ranks. What is missing is more J - beer. I would say only about 10-15% of stock is from Japan, though all very well picked and lots of rare Japanese beers. Ambiance and selection ratings adjusted to reflect new store. BTW, this is also a great place to find rare scothes. It is kind of a malt specialty shop.

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