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Beer Available At Johnís Grocery (arranged by most recent)
Gšnstaller Bršu XL 1 - Russian Imperial Stout 97, Destihl Wild Sour Series: Here Gose Nothiní 94, Toppling Goliath Watershed Wheat 53, Wild Cider Apple , Prairie Artisan Ales Brett C. 99, Stillwater Rio De Sauvin 83, New Belgium Long Table 81, Exile Daytrotter Pale Ale , Central Waters HHG APA 96, OíDempseyís Cold One 42, Destihl Wild Sour Series: Counter ClockWeisse 93, 18th Street Sex and Candy 90, Big Grove Que Sera Sera Berliner Weiss , Toppling Goliath Dorothyís New World Lager 74, Affligem Blonde 76, Big Grove Arms Race Pale Ale 91, Toppling Goliath / Mikkeller Nelson Schmelsson 98, Exile The Cherry Bohemian 93, Boxer Ice 1, Oskar Blues Pinner Throwback IPA 92
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Leanu (4) Red Lodge, Montana | March 24, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful store. I was introduced to dozens of Belgians here. The staff is more knowledgeable than any other Iíve ever dealt with (these are highly sought after positions in the young beer and wine community in the area, everyone wants to be a "Johnís Guy"). I have seen some complaints on here about them being rude or snobbish, but this couldnít be further from the truth. They are just like us, beer guys, and with that comes strong opinions. If they didnít have opinions I would have shopped elsewhere! Also, their wine guy is brilliant. Glassware is impressive, and I still buy it there and have it shipped. Beer selection is huge, weíre talking well over a thousand to choose from over the three years I was in the area.
phaleslu (454) Cincinnati, Ohio | July 8, 2015
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Stopped here just before midnight on the Friday night we rolled into town. Itís in downtown Iowa City by some other cool restaurants and shops and stuff. Itís a nice little market with tight aisles and goofball employees, and it has rooms off to the back for wine and then for beer. Such cool rooms. I snagged some goodies from Toppling Goliath, Exile, Central Waters, Crooked Stave (a 375 I hadnít seen before), and Lagunitas ($2.99 bombers of Equinox). I couldíve spent a lot more time and money here but Ms. phaleslu was almost passed out in the car and we had 12 hours of driving to do the next day, with limited trunk space. Good layout, given limited space. Good prices, too. The service here is A+ top-notch number one, with Andy (pepsican) leading the team of misfits who were around that night. I also grabbed some groceries while in there, and damn if they donít have an outstanding house-made wheat bread. It lasted our whole trip and gave us some high-quality peanut butter sandwiches, staying fresh and hearty for a week-plus. If I lived in Iowa City (sigh), Iíd be here every week. I loved everything about this place. Iíll be back whenever possible.
Capa (327) Kitsap, Washington | March 27, 2015
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
We stopped in here on our cross country adventure and Iím real glad we did. You walk in to what looks like a cramped corner market. As you make your way to the back you enter the beer room, which is truly impressive. Loads of import bottles and some USA crafts kept warm along with some sixes. The cold storage room is where most of the craft six-packs and singles are held. Loads of local and those pesky, hard to get Iowa ticks available here. I snagged a couple Toppling Goliath brews and a bunch of other Iowa stuff. They have loads and loads of top notch stuff all at very reasonable prices, IMO. If you are anywhere near Iowa City this place is worth a detour.
Marheb (255) San Diego, California | January 14, 2015
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
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theothermatt (44) Lakewood, Colorado | December 25, 2014
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
Grocery/Convenience store near the U Iowa campus. Beer is in the back. Huge selection of locals and random things I had never seen, or would be sold out in minutes back in Denver. Friendly staff and prices. I have heard they do get TG, but it sells out quickly. Alas, no TG when we stopped in.
DotBeer (4) , | October 16, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 20/20
Dirty Johnís was our go-to spot for a wide variety of interesting beers long before every grocery store and liquor store caught on. Staff is very knowledgeable, which sets this spot apart from most local options. We stocked up on a wide variety of beers for our wedding reception beer tasting. Dirty Johnís introduced me to the concept of a mix ín match six pack of really good beers.
Ferris (798) Burnaby, British Columbia | September 21, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
It looks bad till you find the weird back room full of heavenly delights. A delight of strange and great beers from all over the world. I spent a ton and was only limited by space. Prices were great and service was friendly but not helpful. I could go there everyday for a month and be surprised. Also great vintages which I have never seen before.
Dr_MedievAle (9) Alabama | July 22, 2014| Updated July 26, 2014
66 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
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.
rondphoto (151) Lakeside Park, Kentucky | June 19, 2014
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
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.
ajnepple (108) Conifer, Colorado | March 29, 2014
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 20/20
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.
HappyHandsClub (2) Iowa | January 31, 2014| Updated November 28, 2014
42 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 8/20
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.
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