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Beer Available At Johnís Grocery (arranged by most recent)
North Coast Puck 88, Shiner Birthday Beer Chocolate Stout 46, Twisted Pine Agaveras IPA , Prairie Artisan Ales Pirate Bomb! 100, Freigeist Salzspeicher Sour Porter - Cherry 86, Millstream Raspberry Latte Stout , Ciderboys Grand Mimosa , Fort Collins Malt Monsters - Benard (Dubbel) 37, Off Color Fierce 77, Empyrean Carpe Brewem Nibbed in the Barrel Oatmeal Stout , Possmann Pure Cider 29, Free State Old Backus Barleywine 100, Wasatch First One Down Winter Warmer Ale 93, Destihl Vertex IPA 89, Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale 98, Confluence Grayís Lake Nessie Scottish Ale 47, Confluence Fresh Hop Mosaic IPA , Freigeist Geisterzug Gose Rhabarber 91, Zeffer Apple Cider 43, Freigeist Salzspeicher Sour Porter - Raspberry 82
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jpm30 (57) East Central, Georgia | July 31, 2006
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
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.
marchcow (36) Coralville, Iowa | July 31, 2006| Updated December 9, 2006
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
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.
hero27 (5) Iowa | July 13, 2006
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
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.
Tmoney99 (470) 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.
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