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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.

 


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
1Founders Backstage Series # 2: CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company709100
2Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company2048100
33 Fonteinen Framboos (Framboise)Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen321100
4Bells Black Note StoutBells Brewery827100
5Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery2830100
6Struise PannepotDe Struise Brouwers198999.9
7Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery151999.9
8St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij404699.9
9Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch WeaselMikkeller157999.9
10Oceanside Ale Works Up A KriekOceanside Ale Works2999.9
11Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Vanilla Rye BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)19599.9
12Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Proprietor’s 2014Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)12299.9
13Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.100299.9
14Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)88499.9
15Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Plead the 5th Imperial StoutDark Horse Brewing Company43699.9
16Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)263499.9
17Lost Abbey The Angels Share - Bourbon BarrelPort Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey88999.9
18Bells HopslamBells Brewery276099.9
19Surly DarknessSurly Brewing Company98399.9
20Three Floyds Dreadnaught Imperial IPAThree Floyds Brewing Company208999.9
21Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company316599.9
22Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company226299.9
23Struise Pannepot ReservaDe Struise Brouwers99999.9
24Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Espresso Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company130999.9
25Hoppin’ Frog Barrel Aged BORIS The Crusher Hoppin’ Frog Brewery92999.9


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 - Proprietor’s 2014Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)12299.9
2Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Vanilla Rye BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)19599.9
3Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)88499.9
4Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)263499.9
5Goose Island Bourbon County BarleywineGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)58399.9
6Goose Island Night StalkerGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)76799.7
7Goose Island CthulhuGoose Island Beer Company (Brewpubs)2499.6
8Pipeworks Citra Imperial IPAPipeworks Brewing Company10499.6
9Rock Bottom Chicago Redline Imperial Bourbon StoutRock Bottom Chicago10499.6
10Pipeworks Ninja vs. Unicorn Double IPAPipeworks Brewing Company34099.6
11Goose Island Imperial IPAGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)64799.6
12Half Acre Galactic Double Daisy CutterHalf Acre Beer Company10099.4
13Pipeworks Unicorn Galaxy Imperial IPAPipeworks Brewing Company7799.4
14Half Acre Double Daisy CutterHalf Acre Beer Company15799.3
15Revolution Barrel Aged Institutionalized Barley WineRevolution Brewing Company11999.3
16Revolution Unsessionable Imperial IPARevolution Brewing Company5399.2
17Half Acre Beer Hates AstronautsHalf Acre Beer Company3199.2
18Destihl Dosvidanya Russian Imperial StoutDestihl Brewery2799.2
19Haymarket Indignant Imperial Stout - Bourbon BarrelHaymarket Pub & Brewery5499.1
20Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Templeton Rye BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2199
21Goose Island JulietGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)48799
22Revolution Deth’s TarRevolution Brewing Company9699
23Flossmoor Station Pretty Big IPAFlossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery6999
24Revolution Citra Hero IPARevolution Brewing Company5998.9
25Goose Island LolitaGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)54698.9


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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 9182
 TheAlumAurora 6193
 CornfieldOak Forest 5570


REGIONAL EVENTS

Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
Six-Year Anniversary Party/Three Floyds Tap Takeover   Chicago  8/22/2015 
Highwood Craft Beer Festival   Highwood  9/12/2015 
AHA Rally at Lagunitas Brewing Co. - Chicago   Chicago  10/4/2015 
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 
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.
  Place  City  Phone 
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 

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