The RateBeer 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.

 


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
1Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery2878100
2Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4925100
3Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company2147100
4AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2719100
5Founders Backstage Series # 2: CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company728100
63 Fonteinen Framboos (Framboise)Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen377100
7Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery156299.9
8Struise Pannepot ReservaDe Struise Brouwers104199.9
9Surly DarknessSurly Brewing Company100699.9
10AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company36299.9
11Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company326799.9
12Bells HopslamBells Brewery278099.9
13Struise PannepotDe Struise Brouwers205799.9
14Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)92199.9
15Three Floyds Dreadnaught Imperial IPAThree Floyds Brewing Company211099.9
16Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel Moortgat)103199.9
17Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch WeaselMikkeller165799.9
18Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)272099.9
19Perennial Barrel Aged AbraxasPerennial Artisan Ales20099.9
20Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Rare 2015Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)6799.9
21Mikkeller George! Barrel Aged (Cognac Edition)Mikkeller32399.9
22St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij417699.9
23Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti BreakEvil Twin Brewing71899.9
24Goose Island Bourbon County BarleywineGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)62699.9
25Hoppin’ Frog Barrel Aged BORIS The Crusher Hoppin’ Frog Brewery95099.9


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 Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)92199.9
2Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)272099.9
3Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Rare 2015Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)6799.9
4Goose Island Bourbon County BarleywineGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)62699.9
5Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Regal Rye BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)8799.7
6Goose Island CthulhuGoose Island Beer Company (Brewpubs)2799.7
7Goose Island Night StalkerGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)77499.7
8Pipeworks Citra Imperial IPAPipeworks Brewing Company11099.6
9Pipeworks Ninja vs. Unicorn Double IPAPipeworks Brewing Company38099.6
10Goose Island Imperial IPAGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)64999.5
11Half Acre Galactic Double Daisy CutterHalf Acre Beer Company10499.4
12Goose Island NuthulhuGoose Island Beer Company (Brewpubs)1899.4
13Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Templeton Rye BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2699.4
14Pipeworks Unicorn Galaxy Imperial IPAPipeworks Brewing Company7799.4
15Destihl Dosvidanya Russian Imperial StoutDestihl Brewery3999.4
16Haymarket Clare’s Thirsty AleHaymarket Pub & Brewery2599.3
17Revolution Barrel Aged Institutionalized Barley WineRevolution Brewing Company12899.3
18Haymarket Indignant Imperial Stout - Bourbon BarrelHaymarket Pub & Brewery5899.3
19Half Acre Double Daisy CutterHalf Acre Beer Company15899.3
20Half Acre Beer Hates AstronautsHalf Acre Beer Company3299.2
21Goose Island BrettanomiteGoose Island Beer Company (Brewpubs)3799.1
22Revolution Deth’s TarRevolution Brewing Company11999
23Pipeworks The Lizard KingPipeworks Brewing Company6399
24Goose Island JulietGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)49199
25Flossmoor Station Pretty Big IPAFlossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery6999


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
 10313
 
TheAlum
Aurora
 6650
 
Strykzone
Wood River
 6025


REGIONAL EVENTS

Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
Off Color Beer Dinner
Naperville 2/10/2016
From Goose, With Love Tap Takeover
Wheaton 2/11/2016
Bell’s Tap Takeover Featuring Hopslam, Le Pianiste and Milchkaffee at Mac’s Wood Grilled
Chicago 2/11/2016
Rohrwerker and Schlusser Berserker Release (Pipeworks Collaborations at Local Option)
Chicago 2/12/2016
Naperville Winter Ale Fest
Naperville 2/27/2016
Cider Summit Chicago
Chicago 2/27/2016
Scratch 3rd Anniversary Celebration
Ava 3/5/2016
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
Elijah P’s Burgers & Brews
Alton () (618) 433-8445
The Beer Temple
Chicago () 773 754-0907