Johnís Grocery

401 E Market Street
Iowa City, Iowa United States 52245

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

Mayor: wlajwl (147) | Affiliated user(s) here DietPepsican, doug alberhasky, mrcrabs | Bottles: 800+
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Beer entered at Johnís Grocery

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
Crooked Stave Progenitor6.2%10/2/2015
Prairie Tulsa Rugby Ale5.4%10/2/2015
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 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
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
footbalm  (74) 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.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 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.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 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!
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • 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.
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • 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.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • 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.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • 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.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 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 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.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99  (525) 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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