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

NameABVEntered
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
Moon Dog Mr Mistoffelees6.2%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 IPA9%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%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
Uinta Free Form Belgian Style Blonde Ale4%8/29/2016
New Belgium / De Koninck Lips Of Faith Flowering Citrus Ale7.4%8/28/2016
Crooked Stave Petite Sour (Blueberry)5%8/28/2016
Uinta Fest Helles5.5%8/28/2016
Tallgrass Flyiní Hawaiian Double IPA8.4%8/28/2016
Confluence Royal Roots English-Style Porter5.7%8/27/2016
Uinta Pit Stop Kettle Soured Apricot IPA6.25%8/27/2016
Cambridge Spring Training IPA6.6%8/27/2016
Confluence Ash Tree English-Style ESB5.6%8/27/2016
Jasper South Cider6%8/25/2016
Humboldt Low ín Easy Lager4.2%8/19/2016
Urban Family Apricot Love6.3%8/19/2016
Avery El Gose4.5%8/18/2016
Urban Family Crimson Fawn6.5%8/18/2016


84
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Ferris  (1221) 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.
66
  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Dr_MedievAle  (9) Alabama | July 22, 2014| Updated July 26, 2014
dingy and moldy interior. service itself ranges from excellent (the beer manager, a son or grandson of the founder of the place, is outstanding and will talk to customers for hours about craft beer, and even is willing to crack open bottles for sampling) to terrible. they employ this curmudgeon who will harass you.
100
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
rondphoto  (198) Lakeside Park, Kentucky | June 19, 2014
Exceptiomal beer place. Doug and everyone went out of their way to see that I was happy. Definitely a lot of selections, many of which arenít available in NKy. All were purchased as singles. What a place. Worth searching out.
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
ajnepple  (131) Denver, Colorado | March 29, 2014
The best beer store I have ever been to, incredible selection. I came here on a Wednesday morning and probably spent half an hour looking around. A ton of singles and imports. Prices are fair. Sometimes I wish I still lived down the street. A must stop.
42
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 3/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 4/10
  • VALUE 3/10
  • OVERALL 8/20
HappyHandsClub  (4) Iowa City, Iowa | January 31, 2014| Updated November 28, 2014
1848 dry goods store is appropriate location for international & micro-brewed beer selection fueled by Big 10 university town prices. Just learned they treat special batch beers as if supplying heroin addicts. Total turn off. Havenít stocked Okocim in eons.
92
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
mruss99  (1) Iowa | December 14, 2013
88
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43  (169) Robbinsdale, Minnesota | September 24, 2013
Never been to the physical location but Iíve had some great online orders. The promptness, selection and packaging are grate.
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.
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.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Homer321  (30) Melboring, Florida | June 14, 2013
Let me say that I have never been to Johns, or Iowa, but have ordered online. Great service, quick shipping. I will be a repeat customer!
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
BVery  (631) 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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