Johnís Grocery

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

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

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Beer entered at Johnís Grocery

NameABV
Samuel Adams Rebel Grapefruit IPA6.3%2/10/2016
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
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
spilledpint  (2) Iowa City, Iowa | January 11, 2011
This place is well worth stopping at if youíre in the Iowa City area. Itís far and away the best bottle shop in the CR-IC corridor. They have a very good selection of singles, with a great selection of Belgians. Their US singles selection is mediocre compared to stores in other states, but for Iowa, itís pretty decent. Prices are good, not great. The staff is always friendly and they have a few people who seem to be pretty knowledgeable. Also, there is a glassware shop next door, with a nice selection of glassware.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Iphonephan  (259) McLean, Virginia | February 3, 2016
Very cool country market ambiance. Very impressive beer selection. Many are kept in a walk in cooler, which makes liesurely sampling a bit uncomfortable. Still the selection makes it all worthwhile - Topling Goliath and numerous other Iowa breweries along side extensive Belgian and English beer selections. We chatted with the Grandson of the Dave that started the grocery many years ago and that now runs the store. Enjoyed very minute.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
michcam8  (28) Ohio | August 6, 2015
Stopped by on way out to Colorado. First time through Iowa CIty, and it seems to be a college town first - with that said, I did find parking difficult, even during the summer. They do have their own lot, but lots of trucks surrounding this destination. No biggie, parked a block away. Not at all what I expected from this legend. I thought a more open market place, but no, this is an old building/maybe former house...when I walked in I was not sure which direction to go to, to find beer. However, the ambiance of an older building, negates the lack of navigation, in my opinion. I stopped by on a busy Thurs. afternoon. Selection was outstanding, lots of hard to get, locals. regionals, and one-offs. I do know one of the workers, but taking him out of the equation, service was outstanding. I wandering around by myself, and was helped when I needed it, and left alone, when I needed it. Very friendly staff! Food, I did not try, but options were available. Value seemed to be fair. Overall - if 8 mins. from my house I would definitely be a weekly visitor, however I live 8 hrs away. If in the area - you must stop by! Highly recommend to other!
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
edgallow  (150) nashville, Tennessee | August 2, 2015
Cool store with a very nice selection of beer.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
phaleslu  (506) Cincinnati, Ohio | July 8, 2015
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.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Capa  (365) Kitsap, Washington | March 27, 2015
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.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Marheb  (315) San Diego, California | January 14, 2015
Líinstant que vous aller trouver le cellier derriŤre líarche faÁonnť de croustilles, vous aller avoir de la difficultť ŗ perdre votre sourire. Chris a eu la gentillesse de brandir ses meilleures bouteilles aprŤs une bonne discussion avec lui. Níimporte oý tu peux acheter du TG est un must.
94
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
theothermatt  (44) Lakewood, Colorado | December 25, 2014
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.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
DotBeer  (4) , | October 16, 2014
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.
84
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Ferris  (932) Burnaby, British Columbia | September 21, 2014
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.
66
  • 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.

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