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
1Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2762100
2Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery2991100
3AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2796100
4Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort5008100
5Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company2291100
6Struise PannepotDe Struise Brouwers209999.9
7Three Floyds Dreadnaught Imperial IPAThree Floyds Brewing Company213699.9
8Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)93399.9
9Perennial Barrel Aged AbraxasPerennial Artisan Ales20299.9
10Surly DarknessSurly Brewing Company102299.9
11Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel Moortgat)105699.9
12Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company332799.9
13AleSmith Speedway Stout - HawaiianAleSmith Brewing Company25899.9
14Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch WeaselMikkeller168599.9
15AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company39999.9
16Struise Pannepot ReservaDe Struise Brouwers109799.9
17Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing308899.9
18Bells HopslamBells Brewery284399.9
19Prairie Bomb!Prairie Artisan Ales97999.9
20Hoppin’ Frog Barrel Aged BORIS The Crusher Hoppin’ Frog Brewery97599.9
21Goose Island Bourbon County BarleywineGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)64399.9
22Evil Twin Pappy’s Even More JesusEvil Twin Brewing3399.9
23Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Rare 2015Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)10299.9
24Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #10 (Bat out of Hell)Port Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey28999.9
25Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Espresso Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company135299.9


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)2762100
2Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)93399.9
3Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Rare 2015Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)10299.9
4Goose Island Bourbon County BarleywineGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)64399.9
5Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Regal Rye BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)12399.7
6Goose Island CthulhuGoose Island Beer Company (Brewpubs)3199.7
7Goose Island Night StalkerGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)77699.7
8Pipeworks Citra Imperial IPAPipeworks Brewing Company11199.6
9Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Templeton Rye BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)3399.5
10Pipeworks Ninja vs. Unicorn Double IPAPipeworks Brewing Company43499.5
11Goose Island Imperial IPAGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)64999.5
12Goose Island NutulhuGoose Island Beer Company (Brewpubs)2099.5
13Half Acre Galactic Double Daisy CutterHalf Acre Beer Company10899.5
14Destihl Dosvidanya Russian Imperial StoutDestihl Brewery4299.4
15Pipeworks Crimson SnapperPipeworks Brewing Company3699.4
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 Company3699.2
21Half Acre Double Daisy CutterHalf Acre Beer Company19199.2
22Goose Island BrettanomiteGoose Island Beer Company (Brewpubs)3799.1
23Revolution Deth’s TarRevolution Brewing Company12599.1
24Flossmoor Station Pretty Big IPAFlossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery6999
25Pipeworks / 4 Hands Black TunaPipeworks Brewing Company1898.9


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
 10891
 
TheAlum
Aurora
 6825
 
Strykzone
Wood River
 6268


REGIONAL EVENTS

Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
3 Floyds Tap Takeover
Chicago 6/30/2016
Naperville Ale Fest
Naperville 7/16/2016
Naperville Ale Fest
Naperville 7/16/2016
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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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