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

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Beers At Johnís Grocery

NameABVEntered
Toppling Goliath Mosaic Dry Hopped pseudoSue5.8%7/22/2016
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 Citra Double Dry Hopped (DDH) pseudoSue5.8%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
Triporteur From Heaven6.2%2/9/2016


92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 19/20
entropy1049  (2) Oxford, Iowa | January 26, 2007
What a great thing, to have Johnís in my back yard. I can run at lunch time, eat, get beer and make it back to work with time to spare. An old saloon with the best beer selection in Iowa. Super helpful staff-beer people for sure. Spend a lot oí money, get free glassware-Gotta love it!
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 19/20
rlinccpa  (15) Moline, Illinois | January 23, 2007
Wonderful place to visit, I stop as often as I can. The staff is knowlegdable and fun to talk to & the selection is wonderful
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
footbalm  (75) Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota | December 31, 2006
Love this place. Grab a sandwich and fill your cart with beer. They at one time always had Westy 12. Still have a lot of Belgians and great vintages of Lees Harvest Ale. So it is a little crowded and the selection of domestic micros is limited it is still a neat little place and at times the beer guys are very cool.
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
SledgeJr  (106) Omaha, Nebraska | December 3, 2006
This is one of the Mother Ships. Dirty Johnís is legendary. I donít know why this is not labelled as "ESSENTIAL." Plan to spend lots of money here. The staff knows their stuff, but are never a**holes about it.
86
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
1FastSTi  (104) Glendale, Wisconsin | October 15, 2006
Been here many times but apparently didnít rate it. This place is off the hook. The Belgian selection is phenominal, covering an entire wall. I spoke with the grandson of the original owner. Nice guy, we shot the shit about beer for awhile. He gave me his card in case I need something special ordered. I spent a lot of money. Got some free glassware for it (Oerbier long-stemmed snifter, Johnís Grocery snifter, and a really cool looking wheat glass of some unknown brand) . :) Iíll definitely make plans to stock up again from here. The guy mentioned that someone from Alaska flew his plane down and bought $1200 worth of beer. Wow!
82
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
swlabr117  (1) Clifton, New Jersey | October 10, 2006
A great place for any sort of beverage or liquor. An incredible selection of foreign and domestic beers and microbrews. The people are friendly and the deli counter is pretty good also.
80
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
can8ianben  (118) State College, Pennsylvania | September 24, 2006
A hidden gem. What looks like a typical small corner grocery store from the outside holds "the Beer Room" in the back of the store. Tons of selection, they claim to have over 350 bottles -- amazingly wide variety from all over the world as well as micros from the midwest. Seems like the staff is friendly, clients on a saturday night seemed to mostly be Iowa U students looking for a classy buzz.
78
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
jpm30  (57) East Central, Georgia | July 31, 2006
One of my favorite beer stores in the midwest, a little less than 3 hours from my home, when a friend of mine and I are bored or in need of some good Belgians or glassware, we head here. The offer deals for large purchases and you can special order. Great Belgian and German selection and the micro section is always improving despite Iowaís laws. Since they remodeled and reorganize the store, the small deli and bakery has improved. Love the walk-in cooler. Service is great, they have never failed to sample beers with us and they will box and carry big purchases for you. If youíre going to Iowa City or traveling along I-80, this is a must stop. Many rare and hard to beers are located here. They also have an email newsletter.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
marchcow  (36) Coralville, Iowa | July 31, 2006| Updated December 9, 2006
A great place to buy beer or wine. Very knowledgeable staff. I used to live in this neighborhood and have enjoyed watching them invest a lot of time and money developing their beer and wine sections over the past 15 years. A must see place when visiting Iowa City and walking distance from the downtown and campus. Their website is pretty darn good as well. They have a computer in the beer room that you can use to look up stuff online with if need be. Sign up online to get their new arrivals and weekly specials.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
hero27  (5) Iowa | July 13, 2006
Johnís Grocery is where Andy Griffith would go to get beer. The store almost seems like an historical monument...and there really can be no valid arguments when you say that itís the best beer store in Iowa. Their European selection is simply a sight to behold.. Easily over 800 different kinds. Iíve actually been in their cellar underneath the store, and if weíre including all the beer down there, I wouldnít be surprised if they had over 1000 unique offerings. Incredible really. While they easily have the largest Belgian and European offerings in the state, their domestic micro selection could definitely be bigger, and hopefully it will be in the near future. However, as far as American craft brews go, I was thoroughly impressed with Johnís selection of Rogueís (that alone was worth the trip). They have virtually all the quality Trappist, Belgian, German, & English beers...as well as aged J.W. Lees Harvest Ales (1998-2005 last time I stopped in). Their website has a fairly good (yet not comprehensive) list of the beer they have, so Iíll spare you the details. The service is exceptional. Their people know a ton about beer. If you live in the midwest or are passing by on I-80, it may be a sin not to stop by and check it out. Very cool, old-fashioned atmosphere and fantastic import selection. Johnís Grocery is an absolute must see.
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99  (548) Cincinnati, Ohio | June 28, 2006
Directly on the corner with parking in the back. Clean brick building with the inside divided into sections like it had additions added over time. Beer area had individual beers and six pack holders to select singles and a cooler with six packs and cases cold. I got a six of singles and a sampler 12 pack from an Iowa brewer. Nice selection of shirts, hats, beer glasses and other beer collectables. Well worth the visit if you are in Iowa City.

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