John’s Grocery

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Beers At John’s Grocery

NameABVEntered
John’s Grocery Sour Ale0%7/20/2017
CIB DethHanger Quadruple Brown Ale9%7/14/2017
Dunkertons Dry Organic Cider (Sparkling) (Bottle) 6.8%7/11/2017
Bent River Milltown Wheat5.5%7/9/2017
Alaskan Icy Bay IPA6.2%7/8/2017
To Øl Mr. Pink4.5%7/4/2017
Schloss Eggenberg Samichlaus Schwarzes14%7/4/2017
Golden Road 329 Lager4.8%7/3/2017
Schlafly Coconut Creme Ale5.5%7/2/2017
Sierra Nevada Ovila White Ale5.3%7/1/2017
Dunkertons Organic Perry (Sparkling) (Bottle)7.5%7/1/2017
Alaskan Cran Spruce Ale (Rough Draft) 5.2%6/30/2017
Ommegang / Liefmans Pale Sour6.9%6/29/2017
Firetrucker / CIB Wildfire7.1%6/29/2017
CIB Watermelon Tart6%6/29/2017
Deschutes American Wheat5%6/27/2017
Lagunitas LAG Lagunator Lager7.9%6/26/2017
Goose Island Halia 7.5%6/25/2017
Dunkertons Black Fox Organic Cider (Bottle)7%6/25/2017
Evil Twin Sanguinem Aurantiaco3.5%6/24/2017
Toppling Goliath XHops Series - Teal0%6/23/2017
Heineken Premium Light3.3%6/18/2017
Dieu du Ciel Chemin de Croix6.3%6/16/2017
Firestone Walker Agrestic 6.6%6/13/2017
Mikkeller San Diego Beer Geek Brunch10.9%6/13/2017
Summit Wit Bier4.8%6/13/2017
Urban Family Hexaploid4.2%6/9/2017
Stone / Maine Dayslayer7.5%6/8/2017
Backpocket Pucker Up Right Meow0%6/5/2017
Funkwerks Solenna6.3%6/1/2017
Tallgrass Key Lime Pie4.2%5/31/2017
Sierra Nevada / Fullers Beer Camp Atlantic-Style Vintage Ale8.5%5/31/2017
Sierra Nevada / The Bruery Beer Camp Raspberry Sundae Ale8%5/31/2017
Sierra Nevada / Garage Project Beer Camp Campout Porter7.7%5/30/2017
Sierra Nevada / Saint Arnold Beer Camp Dry-Hopped Berliner-Style Weisse4.2%5/30/2017
Sierra Nevada / Surly Beer Camp Ginger Lager6.2%5/29/2017
Hof Ten Dormaal Sloe6%5/29/2017
Firestone Walker Lil Opal5.9%5/28/2017
Clown Shoes Baked Goods5.5%5/28/2017
Prairie Funky Gold Citra7.5%5/28/2017
Prairie Prairie Gold7%5/28/2017
Goose Island My Shout5%5/27/2017
Sierra Nevada / Boneyard Beer Camp West Coast-Style DIPA8.3%5/27/2017
Firetrucker Uptown IPA5.8%5/26/2017
Marz Ruby’s Tears5.1%5/24/2017
New Belgium French Oak Saison7.5%5/18/2017
Funkwerks Apricot Provincial4.2%5/16/2017
Against the Grain / Hoof Hearted Clearly Everybody Wants Some6%5/14/2017
Einbecker 13786.7%5/12/2017
Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion Revolution No. 0055.9%5/12/2017
Siren Calypso Berliner Weisse - Calypso4%5/8/2017
Rogue Paradise Pucker6%5/6/2017
Chimay Dorée / Spéciale du Potaupré4.8%5/3/2017
Mikkeller San Diego Brand New Normal3.2%5/2/2017
Funkwerks Fruition6%5/1/2017
Ballast Point Bonito Blonde Ale4.5%4/30/2017
New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Juicy Mandarina IPA 6.5%4/30/2017
Ballast Point Unfiltered Sculpin7%4/29/2017
Boulevard Smokestack Series: Funkier Pumpkin8.5%4/28/2017
Evil Twin The Perfect Matcha 4%4/28/2017
Bos Magic Carpet Ride Souq Mead12%4/28/2017
Bell’s Planet Series: Mars - The Bringer Of War10.1%4/28/2017
Samuel Adams Longshot Coffeehead Imperial Stout7%4/27/2017
Samuel Adams Longshot Wild Child5.7%4/27/2017
Urban Family Imagined History7.5%4/23/2017
Clown Shoes Exorcism at Sunset12.5%4/22/2017
Stillwater / Birra Toccalmatto Toats Gone Wild4.5%4/20/2017
Rogue Hazelutely Choctabulous 5.7%4/20/2017
Boulevard Smokestack Series: Rye-on-Rye-on-Rye14%4/18/2017
Bos Ace of Cascades Hopped Mead 6.5%4/18/2017
New Belgium Whizbang Hoppy Blonde Ale5.7%4/18/2017
Urban Family Clouds of Pale Gold5.3%4/18/2017
Summit Unchained 24: Spring Saison4.7%4/18/2017
Siren Pompelmocello 6%4/18/2017
Elysian Space Dust IPA8.2%4/17/2017
Evil Twin La Flama Blanca4.5%4/16/2017
Off Color / Side Project Bonaparte’s Revenge6.8%4/16/2017
Boulevard Noble Prize Imperial Pilsner7.5%4/15/2017
ReUnion Juice Factory Pale Ale5%4/15/2017
Freigeist Abraxxxas6%4/5/2017
Toppling Goliath MoZee5.5%4/5/2017
’t Hofbrouwerijke Hofblues5.5%4/2/2017
Oskar Blues Hotbox Coffee IPA7.2%4/1/2017
Sierra Nevada Tropical Torpedo6.7%3/31/2017
Amager / Cigar City Xiquic And The Hero Twins9%3/28/2017
Freigeist Salzspeicher Sour Porter6%3/28/2017
Göller Rauchbier4.9%3/26/2017
Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Mango Astronaut5.5%3/23/2017
Toppling Goliath Tsunami Pale Ale5%3/23/2017
Tallgrass One-Eyed Jacques9%3/22/2017
Amager / Crooked Stave Chad, King of The Wild Yeasts5%3/22/2017
John’s Grocery Generations 1948 Sour Wit0%3/21/2017
Exile The Blackberry Bohemian5.9%3/21/2017
Great River Jilted Kilt5.3%3/20/2017
Prairie / Evil Twin Bible Belt13%3/19/2017
Boulevard / Firestone Walker Collaboration No. 6 Barrel-Aged Blend12.5%3/19/2017
Angry Orchard Tapped Maple5%3/18/2017
Sixpoint 5Beans10%3/18/2017
Two Roads / Evil Twin Pachamama6.5%3/18/2017
Confluence Special Saison #210%3/18/2017


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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Drake  (801) Milwaukee, Wisconsin | May 28, 2017
Feels like a neighborhood grocery. Big wine room to the right as you walk in. Beer room to the back. Staff was friendly. No DietPepsi here today, so I had to go full calorie. A crap ton of beers. The walk-in cooler that looks small from the beer room is actually massive and wraps around. Even more impressive was I got excellent cell phone reception inside the walk-in! Tons of beers from all corners of the world. Solid prices, decent deals. Still didn’t stop me from racking up 80 bucks pretty quickly. Some Prairie Bomb variants, but I’m not paying $14 for a 12 ounce bottle of anything unless its Jean Van Roy’s tears. Lots of rarities. Not too far off the interstate. Worth going out of your way for.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh  (741) Tampere, Finland | November 1, 2016
Cool little grocery store with focus on wines and beers. From the pure beer perspective it’s worth a visit. Wide selection of international but also US and IA beers. Singles are kept in walk-in-cooler which is cool indeed. Don’t wanna spend there too much time. Good selection of Toppling Goliath and other IA craft ones.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Iphonephan  (381) Jackson Hole/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  (32) Columbus, 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  (159) 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  (571) Cincinnati, Ohio | July 8, 2015
Stopped here just before midnight on the Friday night we rolled into town. It’s in downtown Iowa City by some other cool restaurants and shops and stuff. It’s 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 hadn’t seen before), and Lagunitas ($2.99 bombers of Equinox). I could’ve 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 don’t 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), I’d be here every week. I loved everything about this place. I’ll be back whenever possible.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Capa  (436) Kitsap, Washington | March 27, 2015
We stopped in here on our cross country adventure and I’m 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  (375) San Diego, California | January 14, 2015
L’instant que vous aller trouver le cellier derrière l’arche façonné de croustilles, vous aller avoir de la difficulté à perdre votre sourire. Chris a eu la gentillesse de brandir ses meilleures bouteilles après une bonne discussion avec lui. N’importe où 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 John’s 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 John’s introduced me to the concept of a mix ’n match six pack of really good beers.

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