John’s Grocery

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Beers At John’s Grocery

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
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
Bell's 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

  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
iowaherkeye  (29) Ocean Beach, San Diego, California | February 14, 2007
I do believe this was one of the reasons I got into craft brew. Huge selection of Belgians and imports, a pretty decent selection of US micros, and good selection of swill. Where John’s shines is the imports, but not as much as I’d like with the US micros. However, they did start getting in Bell’s a couple months ago with promises of the higher gravities (HopSlam, Expedition) soon to come. Sometimes since the Belgians aren’t always huge shelf movers you may get some outdated and crappy beers that otherwise would be good. Across the parking lot they have a buttload of glassware and paraphenalia, though you have to grab somebody to take you over there. There usually is someone back in the "beer room", which does consist of the imports and Belgians at room temp, and a big walk in cooler full of some more Belgians, imports, micros and the swill. Staff has nine out of ten times had what you’re wanting or has heard something about what you’re looking for. Great place.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 2/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 9/20
mtdshn  (4) Moline, Illinois | February 3, 2007
I don’t think this place is "all that" - yes, they do have a great selection of Belgians and the German and British sections are good, but I was quite dismayed at the service I got, if you can even call it service. No "thank you" or "good bye" from the cashiers, who look like they are on their 4th night without sleep. At one point during the transaction the cashier gave me a dirty look and motioned to his manager or whatever. I’ll remember to not spend so much next time, I guess.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 19/20
entropy1049  (2) Oxford, Iowa | January 26, 2007
What a great thing, to have John’s in my back yard. I can run at lunch time, eat, get beer and make it back to work with time to spare. An old saloon with the best beer selection in Iowa. Super helpful staff-beer people for sure. Spend a lot o’ money, get free glassware-Gotta love it!
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 19/20
rlinccpa  (15) Moline, Illinois | January 23, 2007
Wonderful place to visit, I stop as often as I can. The staff is knowlegdable and fun to talk to & the selection is wonderful
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
footbalm  (76) Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota | December 31, 2006
Love this place. Grab a sandwich and fill your cart with beer. They at one time always had Westy 12. Still have a lot of Belgians and great vintages of Lees Harvest Ale. So it is a little crowded and the selection of domestic micros is limited it is still a neat little place and at times the beer guys are very cool.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
SledgeJr  (106) Omaha, Nebraska | December 3, 2006
This is one of the Mother Ships. Dirty John’s is legendary. I don’t know why this is not labelled as "ESSENTIAL." Plan to spend lots of money here. The staff knows their stuff, but are never a**holes about it.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
1FastSTi  (104) Glendale, Wisconsin | October 15, 2006
Been here many times but apparently didn’t rate it. This place is off the hook. The Belgian selection is phenominal, covering an entire wall. I spoke with the grandson of the original owner. Nice guy, we shot the shit about beer for awhile. He gave me his card in case I need something special ordered. I spent a lot of money. Got some free glassware for it (Oerbier long-stemmed snifter, John’s Grocery snifter, and a really cool looking wheat glass of some unknown brand) . :) I’ll definitely make plans to stock up again from here. The guy mentioned that someone from Alaska flew his plane down and bought $1200 worth of beer. Wow!
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
swlabr117  (1) Clifton, New Jersey | October 10, 2006
A great place for any sort of beverage or liquor. An incredible selection of foreign and domestic beers and microbrews. The people are friendly and the deli counter is pretty good also.
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
can8ianben  (128) State College, Pennsylvania | September 24, 2006
A hidden gem. What looks like a typical small corner grocery store from the outside holds "the Beer Room" in the back of the store. Tons of selection, they claim to have over 350 bottles -- amazingly wide variety from all over the world as well as micros from the midwest. Seems like the staff is friendly, clients on a saturday night seemed to mostly be Iowa U students looking for a classy buzz.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
jpm30  (57) East Central, Georgia | July 31, 2006
One of my favorite beer stores in the midwest, a little less than 3 hours from my home, when a friend of mine and I are bored or in need of some good Belgians or glassware, we head here. The offer deals for large purchases and you can special order. Great Belgian and German selection and the micro section is always improving despite Iowa’s laws. Since they remodeled and reorganize the store, the small deli and bakery has improved. Love the walk-in cooler. Service is great, they have never failed to sample beers with us and they will box and carry big purchases for you. If you’re going to Iowa City or traveling along I-80, this is a must stop. Many rare and hard to beers are located here. They also have an email newsletter.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
marchcow  (36) Coralville, Iowa | July 31, 2006| Updated December 9, 2006
A great place to buy beer or wine. Very knowledgeable staff. I used to live in this neighborhood and have enjoyed watching them invest a lot of time and money developing their beer and wine sections over the past 15 years. A must see place when visiting Iowa City and walking distance from the downtown and campus. Their website is pretty darn good as well. They have a computer in the beer room that you can use to look up stuff online with if need be. Sign up online to get their new arrivals and weekly specials.

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