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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.

 


BEST BEERS AVAILABLE IN ILLINOIS, USA

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.

NAMEBREWERRATINGSSCORE
13 Fonteinen Framboos (Framboise)Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen330100
2Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery2835100
3Founders Backstage Series # 2: CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company713100
4Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2644100
5Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company2068100
6Lost Abbey The Angels Share - Bourbon BarrelPort Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey89199.9
7Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Plead the 5th Imperial StoutDark Horse Brewing Company44299.9
8Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery152599.9
9Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)89099.9
10Perennial Barrel Aged AbraxasPerennial Artisan Ales19099.9
11Struise PannepotDe Struise Brouwers199999.9
12Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.100499.9
13Surly DarknessSurly Brewing Company98599.9
14Three Floyds Dreadnaught Imperial IPAThree Floyds Brewing Company210199.9
15Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch WeaselMikkeller159399.9
16Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company226599.9
17Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Vanilla Rye BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)20399.9
18Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company317799.9
19Bells HopslamBells Brewery276199.9
20Oceanside Ale Works Up A KriekOceanside Ale Works3399.9
21Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Proprietor’s 2014Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)13299.9
22Oskar Blues Ten FIDYOskar Blues Brewery226199.9
23Avery Uncle Jacob’s StoutAvery Brewing Company42499.9
24North Coast Old Rasputin Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout North Coast Brewing Company105899.9
25Firestone Walker 18 (XVIII Eighteenth Anniversary Ale) Firestone Walker Brewing Co.16799.9


BEST BEERS BREWED IN ILLINOIS, USA

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.

NAMEBREWERRATINGSSCORE
1Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2644100
2Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Proprietor’s 2014Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)13299.9
3Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Vanilla Rye BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)20399.9
4Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)89099.9
5Goose Island Bourbon County BarleywineGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)58699.9
6Goose Island Night StalkerGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)77299.7
7Goose Island CthulhuGoose Island Beer Company (Brewpubs)2499.6
8Pipeworks Citra Imperial IPAPipeworks Brewing Company10799.6
9Goose Island Imperial IPAGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)64799.6
10Pipeworks Ninja vs. Unicorn Double IPAPipeworks Brewing Company35199.5
11Destihl Dosvidanya Russian Imperial StoutDestihl Brewery2999.4
12Half Acre Galactic Double Daisy CutterHalf Acre Beer Company10199.4
13Pipeworks Unicorn Galaxy Imperial IPAPipeworks Brewing Company7799.4
14Half Acre Double Daisy CutterHalf Acre Beer Company15799.3
15Revolution Barrel Aged Institutionalized Barley WineRevolution Brewing Company12299.3
16Revolution Unsessionable Imperial IPARevolution Brewing Company5399.2
17Half Acre Beer Hates AstronautsHalf Acre Beer Company3299.2
18Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Templeton Rye BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2399.2
19Haymarket Indignant Imperial Stout - Bourbon BarrelHaymarket Pub & Brewery5499.1
20Goose Island JulietGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)48999
21Goose Island LolitaGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)54999
22Flossmoor Station Pretty Big IPAFlossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery6999
23Revolution Deth’s TarRevolution Brewing Company9898.9
24Pipeworks / 4 Hands Square GrouperPipeworks Brewing Company2798.9
25Pipeworks Close Encounter Pipeworks Brewing Company12498.9


TOP REGIONAL RATEBEERIANS

A list of the RateBeerians from this area with the most beer ratings. These are great people to contact to better get to know beer in this area.

 
crossovert
 9560
 
TheAlum
Aurora
 6373
 
Strykzone
Wood River
 5623


REGIONAL EVENTS

Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
Science of Sours: Brewmaster Panel
Chicago 9/10/2015
Highwood Craft Beer Festival
Highwood 9/12/2015
Lisle Ale Fest
Lisle 9/26/2015
Hops for Hope (To End Domestic Violence): A Brew Fest Event
Joliet 10/3/2015
Woodstock Ale Fest
Woodstock 10/3/2015
AHA Rally at Lagunitas Brewing Co. - Chicago
Chicago 10/4/2015
Cock-A-Doodle Brew
Aurora 10/10/2015
Stone Brewing 6-Course Tasting
Glen Ellyn 10/13/2015
Big Muddy Monster Brew Fest
Murphysboro 10/17/2015
Brew Moon Beer & Band Fest
McCook 10/17/2015
5th Annual Brew Moon Beer and Band Festival
McCook 10/17/2015
Festival of Wood & Barrel Aged Beers 2015 (FoBAB)
Chicago 11/20/2015
Brew Year’s Eve
Chicago & Elgin 12/31/2015
Bells Brewery Tap Takeover
Rockford 11/11/2103

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WHERE TO GET BEER IN ILLINOIS, USA

Looking for great beer near you? Check out these stores recommended by other beer enthusiasts like you.
Picks Liquors
Carbondale () 618 549-4332
Artale Wine Co.
Rockford (815) 815 877-9463
Vineyard Liquors
Plano () 630-552-8878
The Beer Temple
Chicago () 773 754-0907
June Restaurant
Peoria () 309 682-5863