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RateBeer's Guide to the Best Beer in Illinois, USA

The following are the regional highlights -- best beers available here, best beers brewed here, events and local RateBeerian info -- for Illinois, USA. This site is interactive, so we encourage you to take part in the rating, addition and correction of the site.



These are the best beers you can find in this region's stores and restaurants based on the availability information provided by RateBeerians in this area. A beer has to have 5 or more ratings to be listed here.
1Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4359100
2Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery2700100
3AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2373100
4Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company1792100
5Bells Black Note StoutBells Brewery733100
6New Glarus R & D Sour FruitNew Glarus Brewing Company82100
7Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Proprietor’s 2013Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)167100
8St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij372899.9
9Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)242499.9
10Three Floyds Dreadnaught Imperial IPAThree Floyds Brewing Company198699.9
11Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company288399.9
12Bells HopslamBells Brewery260999.9
13Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout Great Divide Brewing Company216799.9
14Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.90599.9
15Surly DarknessSurly Brewing Company92599.9
16Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery138999.9
17Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)76299.9
18Struise Pannepot ReservaDe Struise Brouwers86899.9
19Lost Abbey The Angels Share (Bourbon Barrel)Port Brewing/Lost Abbey83399.9
20North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy BarrelNorth Coast Brewing Company31699.9
21Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch WeaselMikkeller140599.9
22Three Floyds Zombie DustThree Floyds Brewing Company103299.9
23North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutNorth Coast Brewing Company369099.9
24Dogfish Head World Wide Stout 2001/2003-Present (18%)Dogfish Head Brewery211999.9
25Founders Imperial StoutFounders Brewing Company164499.9


These are the best beers, as rated by RateBeerians everywhere, that are brewed by the brewers of this area. A beer has to have 5 or more ratings to be listed here.
1Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Proprietor’s 2013Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)167100
2Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)242499.9
3Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)76299.9
4Goose Island Bourbon County BarleywineGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)44199.9
5Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Backyard Rye BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)20599.8
6Goose Island Night StalkerGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)74599.7
7Rock Bottom Chicago Redline Imperial Bourbon StoutRock Bottom Chicago10499.6
8Pipeworks Citra Imperial IPAPipeworks Brewing Company8399.6
9Pipeworks Ninja vs. Unicorn Double IPAPipeworks Brewing Company26699.6
10Goose Island Imperial IPAGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)64599.6
11Half Acre Galactic Double Daisy CutterHalf Acre Beer Company9199.5
12Flossmoor Station Bourbon Barrel-Aged Hi-Fi Rye WineFlossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery14499.3
13Pipeworks Unicorn Galaxy Imperial IPAPipeworks Brewing Company6299.3
14Half Acre Double Daisy CutterHalf Acre Beer Company14399.2
15Revolution Barrel Aged Institutionalized Barley WineRevolution Brewing Company9199.2
16Goose Island JulietGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)44799.2
17Haymarket Indignant Imperial Stout - Bourbon BarrelHaymarket Pub & Brewery5099.1
18Goose Island LolitaGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)49699.1
19Flossmoor Station Pretty Big IPAFlossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery6999
20Revolution Bean GeneRevolution Brewing Company8599
21Pipeworks Close Encounter Pipeworks Brewing Company12398.9
22Goose Island Big John Imperial StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)40698.9
23Goose Island Halia Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)16598.9
24Pipeworks Coffee Break Abduction Imperial StoutPipeworks Brewing Company19598.8
25Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Napa CountyGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)1898.8

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 crossovert 6970
TheAlum TheAlumLisle 5575
 CornfieldOak Forest 5452


Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
Taste Of Arlington Heights: Clementi’s Craft Beer Tent / Pin Tapping    Arlington Heights   8/8/2014 
Oak Park Micro Brew Review   Chicago  8/16/2014 
SOB Festival   Springfield  9/6/2014 
Logan Square Beer Fest   Chicago  9/20/2014 
12th Annual Festival of Wood & Barrel Aged Beers (FoBAB)   Chicago   11/14/2014 
Bells Brewery Tap Takeover   Rockford  11/11/2103 

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Looking for great beer near you? Check out these stores recommended by other beer enthusiasts like you.
  Place  City  Phone 
Picks Liquors   Carbondale  () 618 549-4332 
Artale Wine Co.   Rockford  (815) 815 877-9463 
Vineyard Liquors   Plano  () 630-552-8878 
Pig Minds Brewing Co.   Machesney Park  () 779 423-2147 
June Restaurant   Peoria  () 309 682-5863 

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