Johnís Grocery

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Beers At Johnís Grocery

NameABVEntered
Sierra Nevada / Surly 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 DIPA8.2%5/27/2017
Sierra Nevada / Kiuchi White IPA with Yuzu7%5/26/2017
Firetrucker Uptown IPA5.8%5/26/2017
Marz Rubyís 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 Dorťe / Spťciale du Potauprť4.8%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
Bellís 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 Bonaparteís Revenge6.8%4/16/2017
Stone / Maine Dayslayer7.5%4/15/2017
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
ít 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
GŲller 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
Johnís 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
Unibroue ņ Tout Le Monde (Megadeth)4.5%3/18/2017
Ommegang Great Beyond8.8%3/17/2017
New Belgium Cherry Almond Ale5.8%3/17/2017
Baltika 8 Pshenichnoe (Wheat)5%3/16/2017
Baltika 7 Eksportnoe (Export)5.4%3/16/2017
Green Flash Styrian Golding Single Hop Pale Ale5.5%3/16/2017
Urban Family Saint Anthonyís Fire5.8%3/7/2017
Oedipus Mannenliefde6%3/6/2017
Angry Orchard Easy Apple4.2%3/3/2017
Front Street (IA) Cherry Bomb Blonde5.4%3/2/2017
Golden Road Wolf Pup Session IPA4.5%3/2/2017
Squatters Outer Darkness10.5%3/2/2017
Ballast Point Sea Rose4%3/2/2017
Moonlight Meadery How Do You Like Them Little Apples6.9%3/2/2017
Mikkeller / Grassroots Wheat is the New Hops IPA6%3/1/2017
Stone (Richmond) / Ardent / Hardywood Give Me IPA or Give Me Death8%3/1/2017
Cambridge Arquebus 12%2/18/2017
Small Town Not Your Moms Apple Pie5.5%2/17/2017
Schell Stag Series #10 - Tropical Stout8.5%2/13/2017
Wasatch Bobsled Brown Ale4%2/12/2017
Bitburger Radler2.5%2/8/2017
Moon Dog Mr Mistoffelees6.2%2/8/2017
Firetrucker Burnout Brown5%2/8/2017
Verhaeghe Duchesse De Bourgogne6.2%2/7/2017
Kickshaw Curio6.95%2/5/2017
Urban Family Blackberry Harvest4.5%2/3/2017
Jopen / Odell Nuts For Chocolate7%2/3/2017
Small Town Not Your Moms Strawberry Rhubarb Pie5.9%2/3/2017
Samuel Smiths Organic Perry5%2/3/2017
Bellís Black Note Stout10.8%1/18/2017
Petrus 50/507.9%1/18/2017
Way Amburana Barley Wine14%1/17/2017
Peace Tree Imperial Stout10%1/14/2017


70
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
3fourths  (1561) Boulder, Colorado | February 24, 2004| Updated December 18, 2013
Located in the small-town downtown of a college town (thatís 3 towns...), Johnís Grocery is easy to miss driving through. A small corner shop with one small door and a faded sign. The store is about 1500 square feet (not that big), with about half of that area beer and half food and other quick-mart items. The selection of Belgians is amazing, with the best prices Iíve ever seen for Cantillon bottles. Singles of American micros are a bit harder to find... there are a few, but not many. Score points for the great glassware collection. I was able to find numerous european porters and stouts, as well as just about any Cantillon and Fantome you would want. The only think I canít figure out is why Iowa City? Thereís nothing else out here... but if youíre travelling through on I-80, donít miss this place. As for the staff, to be honest I have to say that I didnít enjoy them trying to hurry me out of the store after buying $90 worth of bottles. It would have helped if they could have given me a 750ml box to put my bottles in, rather than looking at me like I was going to hand carry all of my bottles out of the store. They also loose points for presentation, as all of the Belgian bottles were strewn about in wire cages, completely disorganized.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
t0rin0  (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 28, 2013
Ordered beer from them once through some bro named Andy. He hooked me up with a nice discount too. Very easy to work with, very prompt, and the pricing was pretty good (even if the beers I was ordering were really expensive beers). I got a mixed case of 3 Fonteinen (Doesjel and Scharbeekse Kriek). The selection at Johnís is really quite good and everyone should check them out. If I ever make it Iowa City Iíll have to stop in.
84
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Ferris  (1406) Burnaby, British Columbia | September 21, 2014
It looks bad till you find the weird back room full of heavenly delights. A delight of strange and great beers from all over the world. I spent a ton and was only limited by space. Prices were great and service was friendly but not helpful. I could go there everyday for a month and be surprised. Also great vintages which I have never seen before.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
brokensail  (1352) Dublin, California | November 1, 2012
Mail order through pepsican. Amazingly secure packaging, excellent communication, fast shipping, and very fair prices. Would happily place another order.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
mcberko  (926) Vancouver, British Columbia | March 28, 2012
Old review. Did a mailorder here about a year ago. Great selection to choose from (despite their online inventory not being completely up-to-date), helpful customer service and a very quickly-shipped and well-packed box of 12 beers sent over. Would definitely order here again.
94
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
DiarmaidBHK  (842) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | July 27, 2013
I donít know if this is the biggest selection of beer in the states but itís certainly one of the most thoughtful and carefully curated. This place has been open in their current location since the 1940ís. Thankfully thereís parking behind the store. I saw their video on YouTube and was expecting a bigger place although it looks just the same. Given the small size of the space and the amount of stuff crammed in there, johns has the feel of a market in Manhattan. 800ís probably a conservative estimate. Iíd guess closer to 1000. They have a fantastic selection of Belgian and Scandanavian craft and very solid English, German, and American craft sections. They also have a separate room that has a pretty massive wall of beer glasses. The service was friendly and very helpful and the prices were far less than Iím used to. I think youíll find few bottle shops more complete than this one.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Drake  (787) 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 didnít stop me from racking up 80 bucks pretty quickly. Some Prairie Bomb variants, but Iím not paying $14 for a 12 ounce bottle of anything unless its Jean Van Royís tears. Lots of rarities. Not too far off the interstate. Worth going out of your way for.
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  • 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 itís worth a visit. Wide selection of international but also US and IA beers. Singles are kept in walk-in-cooler which is cool indeed. Donít wanna spend there too much time. Good selection of Toppling Goliath and other IA craft ones.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
GT  (672) San Diego, California | July 26, 2012
Iíve done a couple of mail orders through this place. Very easy to deal with, shipped with FedEx alcohol license. Requires adult signature just FYI. I usually use this store to get new JP releases that never make it to the east coast. Pepsiedcan is the point man and very helpful. Very cool establishment. For the record Iíve been to Iowa before, but not since my beer obsession.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
BVery  (645) Plymouth, Minnesota | April 20, 2013
Stopped in on 4.19.2013. One of the very best beer stores Iíve been to. Crazy selection - tons of singles. Solid pricing and outstanding service. Not to mention a totally cool throw-back vibe. Iíll be back every time Iím in the area.

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