Johnís Grocery

4.9/5.0 106 reviews
401 E Market Street
Iowa City, Iowa United States 52245

319 337 2183
bottle shop
Mon-Thur 7:30AM-Midnight, Fri-Sat 7:30AM-2:00AM, Sun 9:00AM-Midnight

Mayor: wlajwl (148) | Affiliated user(s) here DietPepsican, doug alberhasky, mrcrabs | Bottles: 800+
Create a free account for these features:
Edit Add Event

Beer entered at Johnís Grocery

Triporteur From Heaven6.2%2/9/2016
Bos Hammer Smashed Cherry 6.5%6.5%2/7/2016
Mikkeller SpontanRedgrape7.7%2/3/2016
West O Smoked Red 6.5%2/2/2016
West O Pilsner Lager 6%2/1/2016
Lambickx (Zenne Valley, Private Domain)5.75%1/30/2016
Madhouse Necessary Evil11%1/25/2016
Alpine Beer Company Nelson IPA7%1/21/2016
Toppling Goliath Watershed Wheat 0%1/12/2016
Toppling Goliath XHops Series - Gold0%1/11/2016
NíIce Chouffe10%1/11/2016
Prairie / Saint Somewhere Prairie Somewhere7%1/11/2016
Empyrean Carpe Brewem Nibbed in the Barrel Oatmeal Stout7.4%1/11/2016
Two Brothers Northwind Imperial Stout9.1%1/11/2016
Ommegang Lovely, Dark and Deep 5.3%1/11/2016
Backpocket Exaggerator7.9%1/11/2016
Delirium Red8%1/8/2016
Mikkeller SpontanMango7.7%1/7/2016
Mikkeller SpontanPassionfruit7.7%12/29/2015
Mikkeller Winbic6%12/24/2015
Crooked Stave Hop Savant (Falconers Flight)7%12/18/2015
Freigeist / Stillwater Atlantis Gose4.5%12/17/2015
To ōl Nelson Survin9%12/17/2015
Prairie Vanilla Noir12.5%12/14/2015
Prairie Flare5.4%12/14/2015
Superstition Blue Belgian15%12/14/2015
Exile Sir-Moch-A-Lot7.5%12/13/2015
Mikkeller Hva SŚŚ?!6.8%12/13/2015
Dieu du Ciel Pťchť Mortel 9.5%12/13/2015
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Rare 201514.5%12/13/2015
Exile Grapefruit Sting IPA7.3%12/13/2015
Mountain Crest Classic Lager5.5%12/13/2015
Stone / Sierra Nevada NxS IPA8.2%12/12/2015
Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat Beer4.4%12/9/2015
Mikkeller Hva SŚŚ?! (BA Grand Marnier)6.8%12/8/2015
Summit Union Series #5: Old Blaggard Barley Wine10.1%12/7/2015
Trois Dames Saison Framboise6.8%12/7/2015
Off Color I Brewed This Myself Dod Yuzu? (Yuzu Fierce)3.8%12/6/2015
Green Bench Les Grisettes4%12/6/2015
Zipline Winter Ale6.5%12/6/2015
New American Elvesí Revenge9%12/5/2015
Dieu du Ciel Solstice dí…tť aux Framboises5.9%12/5/2015
Alpine Beer Company Pure Hoppiness8%12/5/2015
Brekeriet Brillant5.5%12/3/2015
Against the Grain / Stillwater #Poundsign4%12/1/2015
Buxton Stronge Extra Stout7.4%11/27/2015
Oskar Blues Hotbox Coffee Porter6.5%11/25/2015
The Monarchy / Kissmeyer Viking Gose6.5%11/22/2015
Ballast Point The Commodore6.5%11/22/2015
To ōl Garden of Eden6.4%11/21/2015
Toppling Goliath Xhops Series - Gamma0%11/21/2015
Brekeriet Funkstarter5.5%11/20/2015
Ballast Point Habanero Sculpin7%11/20/2015
Brekeriet Saison Sauvage6%11/20/2015
Kalona You Be You10.2%11/20/2015
Mikkeller Mastodon Mother Puncher6.6%11/20/2015
St. Ambroise India Pale Ale6.2%11/19/2015
Breckenridge Breck IPA6.3%11/19/2015
Ommegang Game of Thrones #1 - Iron Throne Ale6.5%11/15/2015
Fort Indian Pale Ale6%11/10/2015
De Molen Spanning & Sensatie9.8%11/5/2015
Montseny Mala Vida11%11/5/2015
Toppling Goliath Rover Truck6.6%11/5/2015
Wilsonís Orchard Hoppleseed6%11/4/2015
Buxton Tsar9.5%11/3/2015
Mikkeller Mission Chinese Food4.5%11/3/2015
To ōl Gose To Hollywood 3.8%11/1/2015
Oskar Blues IPA6.43%11/1/2015
Angry Orchard Stone Dry5.5%10/31/2015
Celt Cidre Breton Traditionnel4.5%10/30/2015
Dublinís Pub5%10/30/2015
Deschutes Chasiní Freshies 2015 - Lemondrop7.4%10/29/2015
Lagunitas Born Yesterday Pale Ale6.5%10/28/2015
Amager / Prairie Tulsa Twister7.5%10/26/2015
Ommegang Rosetta 5.6%10/26/2015
Goose Island Fulton St. Blend Coffee Ale5.5%10/25/2015
Prairie 3rd Anniversary Ale8.4%10/25/2015
Le Trou du Diable Punkrauch 6%10/24/2015
Exile The Cherry Bohemian6%10/24/2015
Exile Beatnik Sour5.6%10/24/2015
Mikkeller Peter, Pale and Mary4.6%10/23/2015
Evil Twin Calypso Single Hop Imperial India Pale American Wheat Lager8%10/22/2015
Zipline Double IPA8.5%10/22/2015
Funkwerks Punch7.2%10/20/2015
Exile The Raspberry Bohemian5.2%10/20/2015
Alpine Beer Company Hoppy Birthday5.25%10/19/2015
Pretty Things Field Mouseís Farewell7%10/18/2015
Free State Yakimaniac IPA7.5%10/18/2015
Coney Island Hard Root Beer5.8%10/18/2015
Great Divide Showdown Rye IPA8.3%10/16/2015
Sixpoint Sensi Harvest (2015)6.3%10/16/2015
Confluence Bridge Builder5%10/15/2015
Exile Chill Clinton Double Hemp Amber Ale8%10/6/2015
Wilsonís Orchard Goldmine6%10/5/2015
Confluence Virtuous Endeavor Series - Belgian-Style Dubbel Ale8.4%10/5/2015
Funkwerks Raspberry Provincial4.2%10/4/2015
Free State Octoberfest5.4%10/4/2015
Argus Cidery Fermentables Ginger Perry4.5%10/4/2015
Crooked Stave St. Bretta (Gold Nugget Mandarin)5.3%10/3/2015
Crooked Stave Progenitor6.2%10/2/2015
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
rondphoto  (163) Lakeside Park, Kentucky | June 19, 2014
Exceptiomal beer place. Doug and everyone went out of their way to see that I was happy. Definitely a lot of selections, many of which arenít available in NKy. All were purchased as singles. What a place. Worth searching out.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
ajnepple  (117) Colorado | March 29, 2014
The best beer store I have ever been to, incredible selection. I came here on a Wednesday morning and probably spent half an hour looking around. A ton of singles and imports. Prices are fair. Sometimes I wish I still lived down the street. A must stop.
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 3/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 4/10
  • VALUE 3/10
  • OVERALL 8/20
HappyHandsClub  (3) Iowa City, Iowa | January 31, 2014| Updated November 28, 2014
1848 dry goods store is appropriate location for international & micro-brewed beer selection fueled by Big 10 university town prices. Just learned they treat special batch beers as if supplying heroin addicts. Total turn off. Havenít stocked Okocim in eons.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
mruss99  (1) Iowa | December 14, 2013
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43  (145) Robbinsdale, Minnesota | September 24, 2013
Never been to the physical location but Iíve had some great online orders. The promptness, selection and packaging are grate.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
t0rin0  (1512) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 28, 2013
Ordered beer from them once through some bro named Andy. He hooked me up with a nice discount too. Very easy to work with, very prompt, and the pricing was pretty good (even if the beers I was ordering were really expensive beers). I got a mixed case of 3 Fonteinen (Doesjel and Scharbeekse Kriek). The selection at Johnís is really quite good and everyone should check them out. If I ever make it Iowa City Iíll have to stop in.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
DiarmaidBHK  (773) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | July 27, 2013
I donít know if this is the biggest selection of beer in the states but itís certainly one of the most thoughtful and carefully curated. This place has been open in their current location since the 1940ís. Thankfully thereís parking behind the store. I saw their video on YouTube and was expecting a bigger place although it looks just the same. Given the small size of the space and the amount of stuff crammed in there, johns has the feel of a market in Manhattan. 800ís probably a conservative estimate. Iíd guess closer to 1000. They have a fantastic selection of Belgian and Scandanavian craft and very solid English, German, and American craft sections. They also have a separate room that has a pretty massive wall of beer glasses. The service was friendly and very helpful and the prices were far less than Iím used to. I think youíll find few bottle shops more complete than this one.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Homer321  (30) Melboring, Florida | June 14, 2013
Let me say that I have never been to Johns, or Iowa, but have ordered online. Great service, quick shipping. I will be a repeat customer!
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
BVery  (573) Plymouth, Minnesota | April 20, 2013
Stopped in on 4.19.2013. One of the very best beer stores Iíve been to. Crazy selection - tons of singles. Solid pricing and outstanding service. Not to mention a totally cool throw-back vibe. Iíll be back every time Iím in the area.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
wlajwl  (50) Quad Cities, Iowa | April 9, 2013
Among the best places for hard to find beer in eastern Iowa. It seems a little ancient in there, the old school corner grocery store is hard to find in the area. After the remodel they did, it seems like thereís more space to get around and not as much needing someone to get beer down off the very top shelf. Among the best places out there.

What's Your Opinion?
Add your review

Checked In

Print Travel Map
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50