John’s Marketplace

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Beers At John’s Marketplace

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Boulevard Smokestack Series: The Sixth Glass Quadrupel10.5%6/10/2017
Boulevard Smokestack Series: Tell-Tale Tart6.2%6/9/2017
Dogfish Head Fort18%6/7/2017
21st Amendment Blah Blah Blah IPA7.75%6/6/2017
Ordnance Bläckfisk Imperial Stout9.5%6/2/2017
Deschutes The Dissident11.4%5/30/2017
Logsdon ZuurPruim7.2%5/29/2017
Stone 03.03.03 Vertical Epic Ale9%5/21/2017
Speakeasy Betrayal8.2%5/7/2017
Victory 21st Birthday IPA6.1%4/23/2017
Gigantic / Three Floyds Axes of Evil6%4/23/2017
Alesong Rhino Suit12.2%4/9/2017
Occidental Hefeweizen4.5%3/16/2017
Smog City The Nothing10%1/29/2017
Full Sail IPApaya6.2%1/16/2017
Sound Kanacitra5.5%1/11/2017
Crooked Stave L’Brett d’Or7%1/9/2017
Dogfish Head Pennsylvania Tuxedo (8.5%)8.5%1/6/2017
Almanac Saison Dolores6.8%12/17/2016
Almanac Mandarina4.3%12/17/2016
The Ale Apothecary Sahalie9.3%11/6/2016
Boulder Beer Pulp Fusion Blood Orange IPA6.5%10/25/2016
The Ale Apothecary Sahati11%10/25/2016
Melvin IPA7.5%10/19/2016
Mikkeller Crooked Moon Tattoo Stockholm8%10/19/2016
pFriem Gose4.5%10/16/2016
Crooked Fence Pedal Powered Pale4.8%10/2/2016
Wild Ride Whoopty Whoop Wheat5.5%10/2/2016
Heathen Heathenweizen5.5%10/2/2016
Worthy / Hopworks Day Drinker Session India Rye Ale4.32%10/2/2016
Southern Oregon Killer Rabbit ISA5.2%10/2/2016
Coronado / Maritime Pacific Ketch of the Day5.3%10/2/2016
Golden Valley Carlton Kölsch5.2%10/2/2016
Seven Brides Kili’s Kolsch4.8%10/2/2016
Wild Ride HopperHead IPA6.7%10/2/2016
Boring Big Yawn IPA7.6%10/2/2016
Worthy Farm Out Saison7.3%10/2/2016
Mazama Saison D’etre6.5%10/2/2016
Worthy Black Light Porter5.4%10/2/2016
Mazama Pyroclastic Porter5.2%10/2/2016
Heathen RIP Porter5.2%10/2/2016
Klamath Basin Defiance Double IPA8.6%10/2/2016
Mazama Wizard Island Wit4.8%10/2/2016
Coalition Oud Bruin6%10/2/2016
Widmer Brothers 30th Anniversary Collaboration #3: Fizz5.5%10/2/2016
Burnside Project Ale8.3%10/2/2016
Mazama White Wedding5.2%10/2/2016
Base Camp Saison de Chetco6.8%10/2/2016
Mad River Flor de Jamaica5.6%10/2/2016
Widmer Brothers Krystal Pear5.8%10/2/2016
Lompoc / Fort George / Gigantic / Solera Don’s Double Down Bitter5.3%10/2/2016
Boulder Beer 35th Anniversary Imperial Black IPA9.5%10/2/2016
Worthy Local 36 Red Lager5.2%10/2/2016
Klamath Basin Rebellion Red Ale 5.9%10/2/2016
Boulevard Hibiscus Gose4.2%10/2/2016
Heater Allen IsarWeizen5%10/2/2016
Lost Coast 25th Silver Anniversary Belgian Ale8.8%10/2/2016
Speakeasy Blind Tiger9.8%10/2/2016
Flat Tail Seriously Low Budget Imperial Saison9%10/2/2016
Cascade Lakes 20th Anniversary IPA6.4%10/2/2016
Silver Moon Elf Brew5.5%10/2/2016
Flat Tail 4th Anniversary Ale8%10/2/2016
Coronado 18th Anniversary Imperial IPA10%10/2/2016
Orlison Pilsner 376.6%10/2/2016
Gilgamesh Mega Monster9.8%10/2/2016
Breakside Post Time Kölsch5.1%10/2/2016
Lompoc Dark Side Porter - Bourbon Barrel7.5%10/1/2016
Widmer Brothers 30th Anniversary Collaboration #4: Craftylicious5.7%10/1/2016
Mazama Hop Eruption6.8%10/1/2016
Crooked Fence Sun Junkie4.5%9/30/2016
Atlas Dragonfruit Cider6%9/22/2016
Chris Banker / Insurgente / Stone Xocoveza Mocha Stout - Charred10%9/21/2016
Stone Depth-Charged Double Bastard11.2%9/19/2016
Juli Goldenberg / Monkey Paw / Stone 24 Carrot Golden Ale8.5%9/18/2016
Stone Mocha IPA9%9/17/2016
Stone 20th Anniversary Encore Series: 12th Anniv. Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout9.2%9/15/2016
Stone 20th Anniversary Encore Series: 5th Anniversary IPA8.5%9/14/2016
Stone 20th Anniversary Encore Series: 10th Anniversary IPA10%9/13/2016
Stone 20th Anniversary Encore Series: 08.08.08 Vertical Epic Ale8.9%9/12/2016
Lagunitas Sucks8%9/7/2016
Lagunitas Pils6%9/6/2016
Lagunitas Lucky 138.56%9/5/2016
Boulder Beer Killer Penguin Barleywine10%9/4/2016
Lagunitas India Pale Ale (IPA)6.2%9/3/2016
Widmer Brothers W’09 Belgian Style Ale6.5%8/30/2016
Deschutes 20th Anniversary Wit5.5%8/29/2016
Midnight Sun Moscow11%8/27/2016
BridgePort Blue Heron Ale4.9%8/24/2016
Evil Twin Imperial Simcoe Slacker7.5%7/31/2016
Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion Revolution No. 0025.9%7/21/2016
Victory Blackboard Series #1 Agave IPA7%7/14/2016
Maui Brewing Doppel Shot Double Bock8.2%7/10/2016
Woodland Empire Big Sticky Red IPA6.5%7/4/2016
Samuel Adams Longshot Neighborino Flanders Red Ale6.3%7/1/2016


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  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 2/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 1/20
3fourths  (1564) Boulder, Colorado | July 8, 2013| Updated November 1, 2013
I have now given up on John’s after so many visits through the years. The selection is vast but nearly all bottles are stored WARM on shelves and out in the LIGHT. I see a lot of old releases collecting dust, and the sight of green Saison Dupont bottles sitting out in such a bright environment makes me shiver. I walked out without spending any money because I can’t risk throwing it away on bottles in such bad shape. And in a town like Portland, there are so, so many other options where the beer is kept cold, out of light, and stock is rotated at a good pace. Scroll past.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Ferris  (1419) Burnaby, British Columbia | April 1, 2015
Doesn’t look like much on the outside, which continues on into the inside. Lots of beer, lots of variety and not really organized. One of those places you need lots of time in. Big and unique European selection and some stuff that would be considered hard to find. Helpful in a gruff manner and pricing is pretty decent. A good stop if you want obscure Euro stuff.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois  (1034) Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, England | December 14, 2014
Visited on 26/05/13 in the evening. Ramshackle bottle shop perhaps 5 miles from downtown. Has a dive bar kind of feel to it, pretty spartan shelving and decor, beers kind of organised by European country vs US but also a disorganised feel to it. Good European selection, which didn’t interest me but worth noting. Some beers in fridges but largely on shelving. Nice stop but if you’re time is limited I would hit the likes of Belmont and Beermongers first up.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
mcberko  (1021) Vancouver, British Columbia | April 10, 2012| Updated March 17, 2015
Absolutely mind-blowing selection in this place, superior to even Belmont Station - probably because not too many people know of this place and some rare specialty items last much longer here. Just make damn sure (!) the IPAs are fresh as some of the stock can be sitting there a while. Super friendly and helpful staff with an obvious passion for craft beer. Can’t recommend this place enough.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Rastacouere  (702) Montreal, Quebec | October 10, 2012
This market store that looks like nothing except a place with an interest for vintage boards from the outside is actually both extraordinary and frustrating. Indeed, it probably stocks the greatest selection I have seen in any of the Pacific West Coast states. Rarities from abroad, plenty of local stuff, a lot of breweries from elsewhere in the US, there must be well above one thousand brands here. I would not be surprised if they stock twice as many labels as Belmont Station on the opposite side of Portland. Nevertheless, it’s a frustrating spot for quantity seems to be ruling over quality. Indeed, a lot of the bottles we have bought and consumed within days after purchase were seriously oxidized and must have been hanging around the shelves for several months. In a land whose reputation stems before anything from hoppy beers, that does not work at all. In Portland, I generally want to discover a brewery I don’t know about through their IPA and John’s is doing them a disservice by offering old and stealeing IPAs.. although to the stores defense, rare are the products on which any bottling, fabrication or best by date is clearly mentionned. This brought forward a lot of frustration, but not enough to discount the store entirely. Only, when you go looking for rare Logdson, Lost Abbey, Deschutes, Alesmith, Alpine, Guineu, Baladin, lambics or whatever you fancy, please focus on bottles that can survive many months on the shelves.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb  (599) Woodland, California | June 4, 2007
What a place. Buy singles. Hundreds of beers. How can it get better?
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
PorterPounder  (549) Tallahassee, Florida | August 12, 2012
Visited here in August ’12. For a Floridian, the selection was phenomenal and affordable. You name it and they most likely have it. Everything was available in singles and categorized very nicely by country and style. Very reasonable prices. Walked out of there with 27 new beers and spent less than $75 A beer geek’s paradise.
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  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee  (536) Toronto, ON, Ontario | January 26, 2006
Man, this place is a beer mecca. Loads of bottles, cases, glasses, and just general beery goodness. I’m not sure how the beer stores since it’s all out under the fluorescents. There are three walls of coolers, but some of the selection in there is the same as whats on the shelves. The staff didn’t know a ton when I was there, but that’s okay. I killed over an hour just staring and trying to figure out how I was going to get everything I wanted back across the border. Still, a huge selection of Oregon, Washington, and some Californian brews.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
BrewDad  (464) Olympia, Washington | February 24, 2006| Updated September 3, 2008
Love going here they have such a great selection. There is one draw back a lot of the foreign brews are out on the racks not in coolers. So they can get light struck and skunky. They always have what you need and the selection is awesome. Good easy going place can take kids in with you so that is good. They are very friendly and will try to get anything you’re looking for. This is a place to buy some great brews. I walked my 7 times around the place counter clockwise as I was cleansing my soul at now what I call Beer Mecca. Cheers to you Johns Market Place. You are super close to Lucky Lab also so this is a plus.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77  (430) Reno, Nevada | August 20, 2015
best bottle and can selection in OR. Gotta be careful of age on some stuff, otherwise a bargain.

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