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

Mayor: wlajwl (139) | Affiliated user(s) here DietPepsican, doug alberhasky, mrcrabs | Bottles: 800+
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Beers At Johnís Grocery

Toppling Goliath Mosaic Dry Hopped pseudoSue5.8%7/25/2016
Mikkeller SpontanDryHop Citra5.5%7/24/2016
Toppling Goliath XHops Series - Silver0%7/22/2016
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 Fusion6.5%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 Abrahadabra 6%4/24/2016
FantŰme Boo!8%4/23/2016
Stillwater / Dugges Syrligt4.5%4/21/2016
Goose Island Four Star Pils5.1%4/21/2016
Panil Barriquťe (Sour)8%4/21/2016
Omnipollo Magic #4:20 Vanilla Waffle Wheat5.2%4/20/2016
Kalona Bulltown Brown6.2%4/20/2016
Way Sour Me Not Caju3.5%4/19/2016
New Belgium / Hof Ten Dormaal Lips of Faith - Golden Ale7%4/13/2016
Way Sour Me Not Graviola4%4/12/2016
Exile / Lion Bridge Pasteur Le Fleur8.3%4/12/2016
Avery Raja8%4/11/2016
Surly Xtra-Citra Pale Ale4.5%4/10/2016
Backpocket First Anniversary Stout13%4/4/2016
Big Grove Quantum Finish9%3/24/2016
Oskar Blues Gubna Imperial IPA10%3/24/2016
Boulevard Hibiscus Gose4.2%3/20/2016
Zipline Lemondrop Pale Ale6%3/20/2016
Point Session Pale Ale4.2%3/19/2016
Evil Twin Retro IPA6%3/18/2016
Big Grove Geisha10.5%3/17/2016
Prairie Ape Snake7.9%3/15/2016
Prairie Okie12%3/10/2016
Prairie Bomb! - Barrel Aged11.2%3/7/2016
Ballast Point Big Eye IPA - Ginger 7%3/6/2016
Ballast Point Piper Down Scottish Ale5.8%3/6/2016
Mort Subite Kriek4.5%3/6/2016
Summit Unchained 21 - 2nd Thread (Session IPA)4%3/5/2016
Confluence Farmhouse Saison Table Biere5%3/3/2016
Off Color Le Woof7.8%2/29/2016
To ōl Jule Mślk15%2/28/2016
Omnipollo Bianca Mango Lassi Gose6%2/24/2016
Pacific Coast Dry Hard Cider (Wild Cherry)6%2/23/2016
CIB Zircon Strawberry Tart7.2%2/23/2016
Stillwater Gose Gone Wild4.3%2/22/2016
Left Hand Hard Wired Nitro Coffee Porter6%2/20/2016
Ballast Point Dorado Double IPA - Watermelon10%2/20/2016
Avery Pump[KY]n16.54%2/13/2016
Evil Twin Blanca Biere de Table4.5%2/12/2016
Samuel Adams Rebel IPA - Grapefruit6.3%2/10/2016

  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Dr_MedievAle  (9) Alabama | July 22, 2014| Updated July 26, 2014
dingy and moldy interior. service itself ranges from excellent (the beer manager, a son or grandson of the founder of the place, is outstanding and will talk to customers for hours about craft beer, and even is willing to crack open bottles for sampling) to terrible. they employ this curmudgeon who will harass you.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
rondphoto  (191) 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  (124) Denver, 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  (4) 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  (169) 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  (1516) 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  (796) 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  (609) 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  (55) 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.

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