Johnís Grocery

401 E Market Street
Iowa City, Iowa United States 52245
bottle shop  4.9/5.0 106 reviews
Mon-Thur 7:30AM-Midnight, Fri-Sat 7:30AM-2:00AM, Sun 9:00AM-Midnight

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Beers At Johnís Grocery

Empyrean Carpe Brewem Barrel Aged Berliner Red3.5%9/26/2016
Evil Twin Wet Dream6.9%9/24/2016
Stillwater / Cigar City 21st Century Means8.5%9/23/2016
Toccalmatto / NÝgne ō Tohki-shu10.5%9/19/2016
Kickshaw ORB0%9/15/2016
Wilsonís Orchard Cherry Crush4.5%9/12/2016
Evil Twin Imperial Petit Four Break4.2%9/9/2016
Deschutes Hopzeit Autumn IPA7%9/8/2016
Evil Twin Food & Beer 4.5%9/7/2016
Breckenridge Brewery Lane Series Imperial White IPA9%9/6/2016
Odell Brombeere Blackberry Gose4.8%9/6/2016
Kalona Free Range4.7%9/5/2016
Stillwater / Arizona Wilderness Stillwater Is Nothing Big Bunny Is Everything8%9/1/2016
Boulevard Smokestack Series: Funkier Pumpkin8.5%8/31/2016
Flying Dog Heat Series: Carolina Reaper Peach IPA6.8%8/31/2016
Urban Family Kriek6.3%8/29/2016
Uinta Free Form Belgian Style Blonde Ale4%8/29/2016
New Belgium / De Koninck Lips Of Faith Flowering Citrus Ale7.4%8/28/2016
Crooked Stave Petite Sour (Blueberry)5%8/28/2016
Uinta Fest Helles5.5%8/28/2016
Tallgrass Flyiní Hawaiian Double IPA8.4%8/28/2016
Confluence Royal Roots English-Style Porter5.7%8/27/2016
Uinta Pit Stop Kettle Soured Apricot IPA4%8/27/2016
Cambridge Spring Training IPA6.6%8/27/2016
Confluence Ash Tree English-Style ESB5.6%8/27/2016
Jasper South Cider6%8/25/2016
Humboldt Low ín Easy Lager4.2%8/19/2016
Urban Family Apricot Love6.3%8/19/2016
Lagunitas 12th of Never5.5%8/18/2016
Avery El Gose4.5%8/18/2016
Urban Family Crimson Fawn6.5%8/18/2016
Marz Jungle Boogie5.4%8/17/2016
Great Divide Nadia Kali6.3%8/16/2016
Sierra Nevada / Mahrs Bršu Oktoberfest (2016)6%8/16/2016
Madhouse A.M. Haze6.8%8/15/2016
Urban Family Magnolia Redux6.5%8/13/2016
Bells The Oracle DIPA Ale10.4%8/12/2016
Arrogant Who You Calliní Wussie5.8%8/11/2016
West O 6 Foot 66.6%8/6/2016
Toppling Goliath XHops Series - Silver5.3%8/3/2016
Toppling Goliath Mosaic Dry Hopped pseudoSue5.8%8/1/2016
Mikkeller SpontanDryHop Citra5.5%7/24/2016
Mikkeller SpontanDryHop Simcoe5.5%7/22/2016
Exile Gose Shore5%7/12/2016
Off Color Sparkles Finds (Some) Trouble4.3%7/11/2016
Stillwater / Hudson Valley Hopvine Bling5%7/9/2016
Urban Family Lady of the Night6.19%7/9/2016
Clown Shoes Third Party Candidate7%7/8/2016
Evil Twin Imperial Simcoe Slacker7.5%7/8/2016
Madhouse Kinky Zonker4.5%6/24/2016
Prairie Phantasmagoria8%6/24/2016
Toppling Goliath NugMo (Golden Nugget With Mosaic)7.2%6/21/2016
Toppling Goliath Galaxy Dry Hopped pseudoSue5.8%6/21/2016
Toppling Goliath pseudoSue - Citra Double Dry Hopped5.8%6/21/2016
Pacific Coast Hard Apple Cider with Mango and Muscat6%6/13/2016
Hanssens Experimental Cassis6%6/12/2016
Stillwater / Casita Cerveceria On Fleek13%6/11/2016
Jolly Pumpkin / Evil Twin / Mikkeller / Leelanau Hamajang5.8%6/9/2016
Way Amburana Lager8.4%6/8/2016
E.Z. Orchards Poire5.9%6/8/2016
Surly Blakkr9.99%6/4/2016
Toppling Goliath pseudoSue5.8%6/4/2016
Exile GiGi5%6/4/2016
Keg Creek Waseya Creme Ale5.2%6/3/2016
Mikkeller USAlive!8%6/2/2016
Montseny Mala Vida - Bourbon11%6/2/2016
Bells Hopslam10%5/31/2016
Boulevard Tropical Pale Ale5.9%5/24/2016
Prairie / Saint Somewhere Prairie Somewhere7%5/24/2016
Boulder Beer Pulp Fusion Blood Orange IPA6.5%5/21/2016
Confluence Long Ride Pale Ale5.7%5/20/2016
Green Flash Styrian Golding Single Hop Pale Ale5.5%5/20/2016
Sixpoint Hi-Res10.5%5/14/2016
Trois Dames líAmoureuse No 2 (Rouge)8%5/9/2016
Keg Creek Brick Red Ale0%5/8/2016
Exile Blood Orange Sour Bohemian5%5/8/2016
Montseny Mala Vida - Chili11%5/7/2016
Stillwater / Dugges Tropic Punch4.5%5/7/2016
Freigeist KŲpenickiade3.5%5/7/2016
Kalona Good Day Sunshine5.1%5/6/2016
Tallgrass Half-Pipe Tart Pale Ale5%5/6/2016
Montseny Mala Vida - Brandy11%5/6/2016
Keg Creek IPA0%5/6/2016
Stone Enjoy By IPA - Tangerine9.4%5/6/2016
Lagunitas The Waldosí Special Ale11.5%5/1/2016
Nomad Long Trip Saison6%5/1/2016
Exile G Funk Gose5.7%4/30/2016
Toppling Goliath Golden Nugget IPA7.2%4/29/2016
Way Sour Me Not Acerola4%4/29/2016
Omnipollo Nautilus4.5%4/28/2016
Stillwater Fear of Ghosts6%4/27/2016
Evil Twin Modern IPA6%4/26/2016
Weihenstephaner 1516 Kellerbier5.6%4/26/2016
Prairie / TRVE Prairie & Friends TRVE Edition Sour Red Farmhouse Ale6.66%4/25/2016
Lagunitas Lucky 138.56%4/25/2016
Tallgrass Songbird Saison4.8%4/25/2016
Tallgrass Top Rope IPA6%4/25/2016
Bells Oatsmobile Ale4.3%4/25/2016
Other Half / Stillwater Rockstar Farmer4.5%4/24/2016
Omnipollo Abrahadabra6%4/24/2016

  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99  (562) Cincinnati, Ohio | June 28, 2006
Directly on the corner with parking in the back. Clean brick building with the inside divided into sections like it had additions added over time. Beer area had individual beers and six pack holders to select singles and a cooler with six packs and cases cold. I got a six of singles and a sampler 12 pack from an Iowa brewer. Nice selection of shirts, hats, beer glasses and other beer collectables. Well worth the visit if you are in Iowa City.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
bigcat03  (10) Columbus, Nebraska | May 2, 2006| Updated December 20, 2006
An absolutely AMAZING selection. The staff is incredibly knowledgable and helped me figure out what other beers I might like just by giving them a couple of basic beers to start with. A few beers did look a bit out of date, but with that big of selection, you try to keep up as well as they do. I went up to U of Iowa for a saxophone lesson and ended up stopping here for two "Build Your Own 6-packs". Great place. Period.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd  (58) Fort Walton Beach, Florida | March 15, 2006
WOW, let me say that again, WOW!!! Huge selection, Belgians, english, Germans, other Europeans. Huge cooler of micros (local and beyond). New huge wall of glassware and breweriana. Only drawback was the small selection of mix and match sixerís. I was hoping it would be like the Boise Co-Op and have everything available for mix and match. Picked up 6 years of J.W. Lees, 2001 A Le Coq Imperial Extra Double Stout, 3 Cantillonís and a bunch of others. Made 2 trips from Davenport while on a 2 week business trip. Well worth the trip. This is a beer loverís dream store.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
GeneralGao  (222) Iowa City, Iowa | January 11, 2006
Charming little family owned corner store in downtown Iowa City. The place is very small and is packed to the rafters with almost everything you would ever need....including an exceptional beer selection. You can find all of the local small brewery offerings in addition to a large selection of imports including many Belgians. The staff have always been helpful. They also have a pretty good wine selection and lots of beer glassware from different brewers.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
adennehy  (1) | September 27, 2005
It is a staple. Other than one cashier who I have on several occasions wanted leap the counter and beat the @#$$% out of, it is a great store. The new beer cooler is awesome and the selection is the BEST IN IOWA.
  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 2/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
ankenymike  (2) | September 6, 2005| Updated September 8, 2005
This store has a large selection of beers. However, the turn off was that I found this store to be dirty with many of their beers out of date. The stafff seemed knowledgeable, however they seemed to talk down to me as if I did not know anything about beer. I
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
atpayne  (28) Zionsville, Indiana | August 2, 2005
Great selection. Visiting my girlfriendís family this is a great reward for driving 6 hours to Iowa. Superb selection of midwestern beers and great imports, especially Belgian and German. So much beer packed into such a small space, and the addition of a huge selection of proper glassware tops off the selection. If only more stores like this could be found where you donít expect to find a good beer store. They have food, since they are a grocery, but thatís not what Iím here for, so I marked it as n/a.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
rshortley  (1) Iowa City, Iowa | August 1, 2005
Iíve been buying most of my Iowa City beer at Dirty Johnís since I was in college at the U of Iowa. Itís a family operation now in its third generation--at least that Iíve seen at the counter. Although the beer room can get a bit crowded on a busy afternoon or evening, itís the place to go for the best beer selection Iíve seen in Iowa. The service is tremendous, and the advice is pretty good, too. And, you can pick up steaks for the grill on your way out.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
MunkyStephens  (5) | July 6, 2005
Dirty Johnís has by far the best selection of beer in the area and the college-town / mom-and-pop grocer feel only improves the ambiance. The staff is very helpful and includes not only a selection of beer experts, but also a few dedicated souls to helping customers in search of a good bottle of wine.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
igneous1  (28) Davenport, Iowa | June 28, 2005
really nice store, really great selection of belgians as everyone else has already mentioned. eric the beer guy was very friendly, very helpful...even invited me back for beer events. beer room is a bit cramped, but the store is kinda nifty.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
barleyPops  (65) Quad-Cities, Illinois | June 26, 2005
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.

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