United States > Iowa > Iowa City
Beer Available At Johnís Grocery (arranged by most recent)
Peace Tree Saison Blanche , Brewfist / Prairie Artisan Ales Spaghetti Western 98, Westbrook / Stillwater Big Tastyís Back Door 86, Prairie Artisan Ales Prairie Hop 99, Pretty Things Grampus 50, Bockor Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge 99, Prairie Artisan Ales Funky Gold Mosaic 99, Boulder Beer DragonhŲsen Imperial Oktoberfest 62, Guineu No Sucks 43, Johns Grocery Generations White Ale 78, Kalona Sucha Much 34, Great River Organic Farmer Brown Ale 60, Peace Tree Hop Wrangler IPA 79, Central Waters Illumination Double IPA 98, Toppling Goliath Assassin 100, Toppling Goliath Sosus 100, Toppling Goliath King Sue 100, Bells The Oracle DIPA Ale 100, Bells Planet Series: Mars - The Bringer of War 99, Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break Bourbon Barrel Aged 100
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Tmoney99 (381) Cincinnati, Ohio | June 28, 2006
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
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.
bigcat03 (10) Lincoln, Nebraska | May 2, 2006| Updated December 20, 2006
88 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
An absolutely AMAZING selection. The staff is incredibly knowledgable and helped me figure out what other beers I might like just by giving them a couple of basic beers to start with. A few beers did look a bit out of date, but with that big of selection, you try to keep up as well as they do. I went up to U of Iowa for a saxophone lesson and ended up stopping here for two "Build Your Own 6-packs".
Great place. Period.
oldrtybastrd (56) Fort Walton Beach, Florida | March 15, 2006
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
WOW, let me say that again, WOW!!! Huge selection, Belgians, english, Germans, other Europeans. Huge cooler of micros (local and beyond). New huge wall of glassware and breweriana. Only drawback was the small selection of mix and match sixerís. I was hoping it would be like the Boise Co-Op and have everything available for mix and match. Picked up 6 years of J.W. Lees, 2001 A Le Coq Imperial Extra Double Stout, 3 Cantillonís and a bunch of others. Made 2 trips from Davenport while on a 2 week business trip. Well worth the trip. This is a beer loverís dream store.
GeneralGao (222) Iowa City, Iowa | January 11, 2006
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Charming little family owned corner store in downtown Iowa City. The place is very small and is packed to the rafters with almost everything you would ever need....including an exceptional beer selection. You can find all of the local small brewery offerings in addition to a large selection of imports including many Belgians. The staff have always been helpful. They also have a pretty good wine selection and lots of beer glassware from different brewers.
adennehy (1) | September 27, 2005
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
It is a staple. Other than one cashier who I have on several occasions wanted leap the counter and beat the @#$$% out of, it is a great store. The new beer cooler is awesome and the selection is the BEST IN IOWA.
ankenymike (2) | September 6, 2005| Updated September 8, 2005
66 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 2/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
This store has a large selection of beers. However, the turn off was that I found this store to be dirty with many of their beers out of date. The stafff seemed knowledgeable, however they seemed to talk down to me as if I did not know anything about beer. I
atpayne (28) Zionsville, Indiana | August 2, 2005
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Great selection. Visiting my girlfriendís family this is a great reward for driving 6 hours to Iowa. Superb selection of midwestern beers and great imports, especially Belgian and German. So much beer packed into such a small space, and the addition of a huge selection of proper glassware tops off the selection. If only more stores like this could be found where you donít expect to find a good beer store. They have food, since they are a grocery, but thatís not what Iím here for, so I marked it as n/a.
rshortley (1) Iowa City, Iowa | August 1, 2005
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Iíve been buying most of my Iowa City beer at Dirty Johnís since I was in college at the U of Iowa. Itís a family operation now in its third generation--at least that Iíve seen at the counter. Although the beer room can get a bit crowded on a busy afternoon or evening, itís the place to go for the best beer selection Iíve seen in Iowa. The service is tremendous, and the advice is pretty good, too. And, you can pick up steaks for the grill on your way out.
MunkyStephens (5) | July 6, 2005
96 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
Dirty Johnís has by far the best selection of beer in the area and the college-town / mom-and-pop grocer feel only improves the ambiance. The staff is very helpful and includes not only a selection of beer experts, but also a few dedicated souls to helping customers in search of a good bottle of wine.
igneous1 (28) Davenport, Iowa | June 28, 2005
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
really nice store, really great selection of belgians as everyone else has already mentioned. eric the beer guy was very friendly, very helpful...even invited me back for beer events. beer room is a bit cramped, but the store is kinda nifty.
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