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

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Beers At Johnís Grocery

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
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

  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
hero27  (5) Iowa | July 13, 2006
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 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.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 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.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
bigcat03  (10) Columbus, Nebraska | May 2, 2006| Updated December 20, 2006
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.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd  (58) Fort Walton Beach, Florida | March 15, 2006
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.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
GeneralGao  (222) Iowa City, Iowa | January 11, 2006
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.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
adennehy  (1) | September 27, 2005
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.
  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 2/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
ankenymike  (2) | September 6, 2005| Updated September 8, 2005
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
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
atpayne  (28) Zionsville, Indiana | August 2, 2005
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.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
rshortley  (1) Iowa City, Iowa | August 1, 2005
Iíve been buying most of my Iowa City beer at Dirty Johnís since I was in college at the U of Iowa. Itís a family operation now in its third generation--at least that Iíve seen at the counter. Although the beer room can get a bit crowded on a busy afternoon or evening, itís the place to go for the best beer selection Iíve seen in Iowa. The service is tremendous, and the advice is pretty good, too. And, you can pick up steaks for the grill on your way out.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
MunkyStephens  (5) | July 6, 2005
Dirty Johnís has by far the best selection of beer in the area and the college-town / mom-and-pop grocer feel only improves the ambiance. The staff is very helpful and includes not only a selection of beer experts, but also a few dedicated souls to helping customers in search of a good bottle of wine.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
igneous1  (28) Davenport, Iowa | June 28, 2005
really nice store, really great selection of belgians as everyone else has already mentioned. eric the beer guy was very friendly, very helpful...even invited me back for beer events. beer room is a bit cramped, but the store is kinda nifty.

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