Johnís Grocery

401 E Market Street
Iowa City, Iowa United States 52245
bottle shop  4.9/5.0 107 reviews
Mon-Thur 7:30AM-Midnight, Fri-Sat 7:30AM-2:00AM, Sun 9:00AM-Midnight

Mayor: wlajwl (125) | Affiliated user(s) here doug alberhasky, DietPepsican, mrcrabs | Bottles: 800+
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Beers At Johnís Grocery

NameABVEntered
Cambridge Arquebus 12%2/18/2017
Small Town Not Your Moms Apple Pie0%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
Siren Calypso Berliner Weisse - Calypso4%2/4/2017
Urban Family Blackberry Harvest4.5%2/3/2017
Jopen / Odell Nuts For Chocolate7%2/3/2017
Small Town Not Your Moms Strawberry Rhubarb Pie0%2/3/2017
Samuel Smiths Organic Perry5%2/3/2017
Toppling Goliath MoZee5.5%2/2/2017
Bellís Black Note Stout10.5%1/18/2017
Petrus 50/507.9%1/18/2017
Way Amburana Barley Wine14%1/17/2017
Exile The Blackberry Bohemian5.9%1/16/2017
Peace Tree Imperial Stout10%1/14/2017
New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA9%1/12/2017
New Belgium Voodoo Ranger 8 Hop Pale Ale5.5%1/12/2017
Sierra Nevada German Style IPA6.1%1/11/2017
Blackberry Farm Barrel Series - Brett Fruit Blend6.3%1/2/2017
Exile Tres Leches Milk Stout5.5%12/25/2016
Urban Family Delicious Ambiguity5%12/22/2016
Dieu du Ciel Chemin de Croix7.5%12/22/2016
Odell Jolly Russian13.3%12/21/2016
New Belgium Voodoo Ranger IPA7%12/21/2016
Zeffer Red Apple5%12/21/2016
Stillwater Nu-Tropic6%12/21/2016
Dieu du Ciel Disco Soleil6.5%12/21/2016
Crooked Stave Serenata Notturna Blueberry12%12/20/2016
West O Punkíd Pie0%12/19/2016
Moonlight Meadery How Do You Like Them Apples13.3%12/9/2016
La Trappe Witte Trappist5.5%12/8/2016
Mikkeller Stick In The Ear6.5%12/8/2016
Clown Shoes Presumptive Nominee6.85%12/7/2016
Bavik Kwaremont6.6%12/7/2016
NoCoast Agricultured Rye Porter6%12/7/2016
Rogue Promise Gone Aw-Rye7.5%12/7/2016
Ridgeway Imperial Barley Wine10%12/6/2016
Mikkeller Santas Little Helper 201610.9%12/5/2016
Wilsonís Orchard Peach Fizz4.5%12/5/2016
Crooked Stave LíBrett díOr7%12/1/2016
Toppling Goliath Tsunami Pale Ale5%12/1/2016
Mikkeller Drinkíin The Snow0.3%11/29/2016
OíFallon Vanilla Pumpkin Beer5.6%11/29/2016
Breckenridge Chocolate Orange Stout6%11/26/2016
Freigeist KŲpenickiade Vineyard Peach3.5%11/25/2016
Het Nest SchuppenAas6.5%11/24/2016
Mikkeller SpontanOrange7.7%11/24/2016
Mikkeller SpontanPineapple7.7%11/24/2016
Johnís Grocery Generations 1948 Sour Wit0%11/21/2016
Off Color Aqua Predator0%11/20/2016
Kickshaw ORB0%11/20/2016
Grassroots Arctic Soirťe6%11/20/2016
Mikkeller Spontancarrot7.7%11/19/2016
Sahtipaja RŲtt men inte SŲtt4.4%11/19/2016
Dugges / Stillwater Tropic Punch Ale4.5%11/19/2016
Mikkeller Crooked Moon Tattoo Stockholm8%11/19/2016
Stillwater Superhop6%11/18/2016
Toccalmatto Salty Angel4.5%11/18/2016
Empyrean Long Route Peanut Butter Porter6%11/15/2016
Ommegang / Urban Chestnut Collaboration 20167.5%11/14/2016
HertenHeer6.5%11/14/2016
Ballast Point Mocha Marlin6%11/12/2016
Boulevard Cranberry Orange Radler4.05%11/11/2016
Firetrucker Brigade Ale5.6%11/11/2016
Mikkeller Red/White Christmas8%11/11/2016
ReUnion English Pub Ale4.8%11/10/2016
ReUnion Lager5%11/10/2016
ReUnion IPA6.5%11/10/2016
Stone 20th Anniversary Encore Series: 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA8.9%11/9/2016
Millstream Great Pumpkin Imperial Stout7.6%10/31/2016
Prairie Birthday Bomb!13%10/25/2016
Madhouse Hopburst IPA7.2%10/23/2016
Blackberry Farm Native Series - Blackberry Rye6.3%10/11/2016
Odell Isolation Ale6.5%10/11/2016
Wasatch Snap Down India Pale Lager 4%10/10/2016
Clown Shoes Archdruid9%10/9/2016
Toppling Goliath Sol Hunter Pale Ale6.5%10/8/2016
Confluence Fresh Hop Citra Pale Ale6.2%10/7/2016
Ommegang Great Beyond8.8%10/5/2016
De Dochter van de Korenaar LíEnsemble Pure-Oak Series13%10/3/2016
Empyrean Carpe Brewem Barrel Aged Berliner Red3.5%9/26/2016
Evil Twin Wet Dream6%9/24/2016
Stillwater / Cigar City 21st Century Means8.5%9/23/2016
Toccalmatto / NÝgne ō Tohki-shu10.5%9/19/2016
Wilsonís Orchard Cherry Crush4.5%9/12/2016
Evil Twin Imperial Petit Four Break4.2%9/9/2016
Deschutes Hopzeit Autumn IPA7%9/8/2016
Evil Twin Food & Beer 4.5%9/7/2016
Breckenridge Brewery Lane Series - Imperial White IPA9%9/6/2016
Odell Brombeere Blackberry Gose4.8%9/6/2016
Kalona Free Range4.7%9/5/2016
Stillwater / Arizona Wilderness Stillwater Is Nothing Big Bunny Is Everything8%9/1/2016
Boulevard Smokestack Series: Funkier Pumpkin8.5%8/31/2016
Flying Dog Heat Series: Carolina Reaper Peach IPA6.8%8/31/2016
Urban Family Kriek6.3%8/29/2016


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.
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.
84
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Ferris  (1261) 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.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
mcberko  (896) 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  (818) 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.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh  (730) 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) Oceanside, 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.
96
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
BVery  (635) 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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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99  (600) 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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