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Beer Available At Johnís Grocery (arranged by most recent)
Brewfist / Prairie Artisan Ales Spaghetti Western 98, Westbrook / Stillwater Big Tastyís Back Door 85, Prairie Artisan Ales Prairie Hop 99, Pretty Things Grampus 48, Bockor Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge 99, Prairie Artisan Ales Funky Gold Mosaic 99, Boulder Beer DragonhŲsen Imperial Oktoberfest 59, Guineu No Sucks , Johns Grocery Generations White Ale 78, Kalona Sucha Much 34, Great River Organic Farmer Brown Ale 60, Peace Tree Hop Wrangler IPA 79, Central Waters Illumination Double IPA 98, Toppling Goliath Assassin 100, Toppling Goliath Sosus 100, Toppling Goliath King Sue 100, Bells The Oracle DIPA Ale 100, Bells Planet Series: Mars - The Bringer of War 99, Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break Bourbon Barrel Aged 100, Mikkeller ForÍt du Centre (Light Toasted) 91
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barleyPops (65) Quad-Cities, Illinois | June 26, 2005
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
unique little gem for beer in Iowa City. service was outstanding and what wasnít on the shelf, a clerk would go look in the storeroom. Also, they broke up 6 packs to accomadate me. if you are looking for Belgian a dnd German beers in east central Iowa, this is THE place.
muzzlehatch (255) Burlington, Vermont | June 18, 2005
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Tiny little corner grocery store half devoted to beer is reminiscent in some ways of a Montreal deppaneur...except that the tiny little space isnít just filled with local micros, itís also got an excellent selection of Belgians including some rarities (I saw Girardin black label here, in quantity, before I ever saw it anywhere else in the midwest). Prices are good, help is friendly though I didnít find anyone who knew anything about beer. Obviously a labor of love that must get by on people visiting from a long ways off (like me).
bu11zeye (112) Frisco (Dallas), Texas | October 27, 2004| Updated April 10, 2006
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Nice store with about 150+ Belgian Ales and many domestics.
coonarky (1) iowa city, Iowa | April 8, 2004| Updated March 4, 2006
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
four legs good, two legs bad
heemer77 (212) Urbandale, Iowa | April 4, 2004| Updated December 10, 2006
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
This store has provided me with many beers. They have a great Belgian selection and many other English and German beers. Domestics are a little thin. However, the staff tends to be very nice, if not particularly knowledgable. There is a new walk in cooler that is very nice. They get new beers at least a few times a month. Remember, this is a small, family owned place.
3fourths (1271) Boulder, Colorado | February 24, 2004| Updated December 18, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Located in the small-town downtown of a college town (thatís 3 towns...), Johnís Grocery is easy to miss driving through. A small corner shop with one small door and a faded sign. The store is about 1500 square feet (not that big), with about half of that area beer and half food and other quick-mart items. The selection of Belgians is amazing, with the best prices Iíve ever seen for Cantillon bottles. Singles of American micros are a bit harder to find... there are a few, but not many. Score points for the great glassware collection. I was able to find numerous european porters and stouts, as well as just about any Cantillon and Fantome you would want. The only think I canít figure out is why Iowa City? Thereís nothing else out here... but if youíre travelling through on I-80, donít miss this place. As for the staff, to be honest I have to say that I didnít enjoy them trying to hurry me out of the store after buying $90 worth of bottles. It would have helped if they could have given me a 750ml box to put my bottles in, rather than looking at me like I was going to hand carry all of my bottles out of the store. They also loose points for presentation, as all of the Belgian bottles were strewn about in wire cages, completely disorganized.
Gmku (27) Iowa City, Iowa | February 24, 2004| Updated December 6, 2009
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Service is a little poor. The clerks either talk down to you or ignore you--or worse, abandon you after theyíve gone to check your question with someone else. It didnít used to be this way. Time to boost your customer service training, guys. Also, I liked this a whole lot better before they rennovated and put the beer place int the back. They made it even more cramped and uncomfortable to shop in than before. Maybe thatís the point--get em in and out fast, beer drinkers are dumb and donít need to linger like the wine drinkers, who, ahem, seem to get more room now. Johnís, youíve let me down.
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