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.



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 Rochefort5025100
2Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery3008100
3Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2767100
4AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2799100
5Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company2311100
6Rodenbach AlexanderBrouwerij Rodenbach (Palm)44399.9
7Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing309399.9
8Three Floyds Dreadnaught Imperial IPAThree Floyds Brewing Company213999.9
9Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel Dieu du Ciel212799.9
10Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company333599.9
11Bells HopslamBells Brewery284499.9
12Struise PannepotDe Struise Brouwers210799.9
13Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel Moortgat)105499.9
14Surly DarknessSurly Brewing Company102899.9
15Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)93699.9
16Struise Pannepot ReservaDe Struise Brouwers110999.9
17Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch WeaselMikkeller169899.9
18AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company40199.9
19Perennial Barrel Aged AbraxasPerennial Artisan Ales20299.9
20AleSmith Speedway Stout - HawaiianAleSmith Brewing Company26799.9
21Struise Black AlbertDe Struise Brouwers158099.9
22Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Espresso Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company135799.9
23Hoppin’ Frog Barrel Aged BORIS The Crusher Hoppin’ Frog Brewery97599.9
24Three Floyds Zombie DustThree Floyds Brewing Company132599.9
25Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #10 (Bat out of Hell)Port Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey29799.9


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 StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2767100
2Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)93699.9
3Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Rare 2015Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)10699.9
4Goose Island Bourbon County BarleywineGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)64599.9
5Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Regal Rye BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)12799.7
6Goose Island CthulhuGoose Island Beer Company (Brewpubs) AB-Inbev3199.7
7Goose Island Night StalkerGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)77799.7
8Pipeworks Citra Imperial IPAPipeworks Brewing Company11599.6
9Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Templeton Rye BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)3399.5
10Pipeworks Ninja vs. Unicorn Double IPAPipeworks Brewing Company44299.5
11Goose Island Imperial IPAGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)65099.5
12Goose Island NutulhuGoose Island Beer Company (Brewpubs) AB-Inbev2099.5
13Half Acre Galactic Double Daisy CutterHalf Acre Beer Company10999.5
14Pipeworks Crimson SnapperPipeworks Brewing Company4699.4
15Destihl Dosvidanya Russian Imperial StoutDestihl Brewery4299.4
16Pipeworks Unicorn Galaxy Imperial IPAPipeworks Brewing Company7799.4
17Haymarket Clare’s Thirsty AleHaymarket Pub & Brewery2599.3
18Revolution Barrel Aged Institutionalized Barley WineRevolution Brewing Company13399.3
19Haymarket Indignant Imperial Stout - Bourbon BarrelHaymarket Pub & Brewery5999.3
20Half Acre Beer Hates AstronautsHalf Acre Beer Company3799.2
21Half Acre Double Daisy CutterHalf Acre Beer Company19299.2
22Goose Island BrettanomiteGoose Island Beer Company (Brewpubs) AB-Inbev3799.1
23Revolution Deth’s TarRevolution Brewing Company12999.1
24Flossmoor Station Pretty Big IPAFlossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery6999
25Pipeworks / 4 Hands Black TunaPipeworks Brewing Company1898.9


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.

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Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
Lisle Ale Fest
Lisle 9/24/2016
Logan Square Beer Fest
Chicago 10/1/2016
Woodstock Ale Fest
Wooodstock 10/1/2016
Witch Craft Beer Fest
Geneva 10/29/2016
Brew Year’s Eve (City & Suburban locations)  
Chicago and Elgin 12/31/2016
Bells Brewery Tap Takeover
Rockford 11/11/2103

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Elijah P’s Burgers & Brews
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The Beer Temple
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