John’s Grocery

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Beers At John’s Grocery

Crooked Stave Petite Sour (Peach)4.5%10/19/2017
Michael Gary Cummons Untappd Juice10%10/17/2017
Tallgrass Strawberry Shortcake6%10/3/2017
Crooked Stave Petite Sour (Rosé)4.5%10/2/2017
Boulevard / AZ Wilderness / Creature Comforts Collaboration No. 7 Oak-Aged Lager6%9/30/2017
Cidre Ruwet Apple4.5%9/30/2017
Boulder Beer Nothing Too Fancy5.1%9/30/2017
Cider Brothers William Tell Bone Dry Hard Apple Cider6%9/29/2017
Clown Shoes Vic Secret Space Cake9%9/29/2017
Uinta West Coast Style IPA6.3%9/29/2017
Tallgrass Blueberry Jam4.3%9/24/2017
Summit Unchained 25: Vienna-Style Lager5.1%9/10/2017
Samuel Adams Harvest Hefe5.4%9/5/2017
Funkwerks Pineapple Provincial4.2%9/5/2017
Confluence Foeder John's6.3%9/4/2017
Left Hand Study Abroad4.5%9/4/2017
Omnipollo Shploing!!7%9/4/2017
Menabrea 150° Anniversario Ambrata5%9/3/2017
Gänstaller Bräu Affumicator9.6%9/1/2017
Blackberry Farm Native Series - Roasted Cherry Stout6.3%9/1/2017
Odell Rupture6%8/31/2017
Founders DKML14.2%8/15/2017
Odell Sunny Rain6%8/15/2017
Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout13%8/14/2017
Ommegang / Liefmans Brunetta5%8/13/2017
Two Brothers Pahoehoe Golden Ale5%8/13/2017
Urban Family Of Both Worlds6.4%8/11/2017
Redd's Peach Ale5%8/10/2017
Boulevard Berliner Weisse4.5%8/10/2017
Alaskan Hopothermia Double IPA8.5%8/9/2017
Boulevard Tough Kitty Milk Stout5.5%8/9/2017
Toppling Goliath King Sue8.5%8/8/2017
Einbecker Brauherren Alkoholfrei 0.3%8/8/2017
To Øl Gose North4%8/8/2017
Prairie Apricot Funk6.3%8/1/2017
Exile The Mango Bohemian5.5%7/27/2017
Gänstaller Bräu Franz Xaver Smoked Märzen (FXG)5.6%7/25/2017
Stillwater Shoegaze6%7/24/2017
Keg Creek Apricot Wheat 5%7/24/2017
Against the Grain Pile of Face6%7/22/2017
Toppling Goliath Sosus8%7/21/2017
Toppling Goliath Fire, Skulls, & Money0%7/21/2017
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 Aurantiaco3.25%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 Fulton & Wood My Shout Sparkling Ale5%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

  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
3fourths  (1569) Boulder, Colorado | February 24, 2004| Updated December 18, 2013
Located in the small-town downtown of a college town (that’s 3 towns...), John’s 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 I’ve 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 can’t figure out is why Iowa City? There’s nothing else out here... but if you’re travelling through on I-80, don’t miss this place. As for the staff, to be honest I have to say that I didn’t 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.
  • 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 John’s is really quite good and everyone should check them out. If I ever make it Iowa City I’ll have to stop in.
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Ferris  (1458) 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.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
brokensail  (1366) 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.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
mcberko  (1065) 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.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
DiarmaidBHK  (929) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | July 27, 2013
I don’t know if this is the biggest selection of beer in the states but it’s certainly one of the most thoughtful and carefully curated. This place has been open in their current location since the 1940’s. Thankfully there’s 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. 800’s probably a conservative estimate. I’d 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 I’m used to. I think you’ll find few bottle shops more complete than this one.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Drake  (831) 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.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 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.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
BVery  (688) Plymouth, Minnesota | April 20, 2013
Stopped in on 4.19.2013. One of the very best beer stores I’ve been to. Crazy selection - tons of singles. Solid pricing and outstanding service. Not to mention a totally cool throw-back vibe. I’ll be back every time I’m in the area.
  • 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
I’ve 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 I’ve been to Iowa before, but not since my beer obsession.

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