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Beer Available At Johnís Grocery (arranged by most recent)
Backpocket First Anniversary Stout , Prairie Artisan Ales Eliza5beth 99, Toppling Goliath pseudoSue 100, Toppling Goliath ZeeLander 99, Toppling Goliath XHops Series - Red 98, Backpocket Raygun IPA , De Dolle Stille Nacht 99, Miller Fortune 10, Wasatch The Devastator Double Bock 79, Mikkeller SpontanGooseberry 97, Keg Creek Black IPA 57, Aspall Medium Suffolk Cyder 77, Confluence Irish Twin Belgian Amber , Mikkeller/Grassroots Wheat is the New Hops (Aged in Chardonnay Barrels) 95, Confluence Fresh Start Pale Lager , St Feuillien Saison 96, CIB Yolaís Artisan Ale 8, New Belgium Snapshot 51, Thomas Creek Coffee Oatmeal Stout 79, Boulevard Westside Rye Ale 66
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beeronmypants (12) Des Moines, Iowa | February 27, 2009
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Best place in the State of Iowa to buy beer and the glassware to go with it. You can tell that they bust their balls to get the selection that they have. It is a fun stop to make every now and again as your pocket book will feel the pain. This is in an old grocery store in Iowa City and you have to know where it is to find the place. The staff is very knowledgeable about the beers that they have an can usually give some tasting notes to go with it so you know what to expect. This is where I go every year prior to Easter to get my husbands Easter basket. If you are in the area or willing to drive some distance this is a great place to go.
HappyHandsClub (2) , | January 31, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
1848 dry goods store is appropriate location for best international & micro-brewed beer selection in the State. Fueled by international clientele at University of Iowa hospitals & clinics + research fellows in various departments. Big 10 university town prices though.
mruss99 (1) Iowa | December 14, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
TheHOFF43 (100) Bloomington, Minnesota | September 24, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Never been to the physical location but Iíve had some great online orders. The promptness, selection and packaging are grate.
t0rin0 (1130) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 28, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
DiarmaidBHK (716) Pennsylvania | July 27, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Homer321 (22) Rock Ridge, Florida | June 14, 2013
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
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!
BVery (379) Burnsville, Minnesota | April 20, 2013
96 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
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.
wlajwl (33) Quad Cities, Iowa | April 9, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
jake65 (103) Williston, North Dakota | February 7, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Online order, super easy and quick shipping. I canít imagine not being a repeat customer. Kudos!
bagalagalaga (3) Indiana | January 1, 2013
98 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Walk past the Doritos and Ramen noodles, and head straight to the back for probably the best selection of singles Iíve ever seen. You could spend an hour browsing in here and the only problem is making up your mind how many beers to get. Large walk-in for a huge variety of cold six packs (not just cases of domestics). Iíve found and tried out many highly rated beers from this site at Johnís. Would love to live within walking distance of here!
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