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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.



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.
1Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery2710100
2Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2445100
3Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company1817100
4Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4409100
5Bells Black Note StoutBells Brewery753100
6AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2408100
7Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Proprietor’s 2013Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)179100
8De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis (Wild Turkey)Brouwerij de Molen38699.9
9Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout Great Divide Brewing Company217299.9
10Three Floyds Zombie DustThree Floyds Brewing Company106599.9
11Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch WeaselMikkeller142799.9
12North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy BarrelNorth Coast Brewing Company32799.9
13Three Floyds Dreadnaught Imperial IPAThree Floyds Brewing Company202299.9
14Surly DarknessSurly Brewing Company93199.9
15Struise Pannepot ReservaDe Struise Brouwers89099.9
16St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij376799.9
17Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery139999.9
18Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)77999.9
19Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company290599.9
20Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.91499.9
21Bells HopslamBells Brewery261799.9
22Founders Imperial StoutFounders Brewing Company167599.9
23North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutNorth Coast Brewing Company372699.9
24Port Brewing Older ViscosityPort Brewing/Lost Abbey99899.9
25Struise Cuvée DelphineDe Struise Brouwers55199.9


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)2445100
2Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Proprietor’s 2013Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)179100
3Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)77999.9
4Goose Island Bourbon County BarleywineGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)46899.9
5Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Backyard Rye BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)22399.8
6Goose Island Night StalkerGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)74799.7
7Pipeworks Citra Imperial IPAPipeworks Brewing Company8799.7
8Rock Bottom Chicago Redline Imperial Bourbon StoutRock Bottom Chicago10499.6
9Pipeworks Ninja vs. Unicorn Double IPAPipeworks Brewing Company27699.6
10Goose Island Imperial IPAGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)64699.6
11Half Acre Galactic Double Daisy CutterHalf Acre Beer Company9199.5
12Flossmoor Station Bourbon Barrel-Aged Hi-Fi Rye WineFlossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery14599.3
13Pipeworks Unicorn Galaxy Imperial IPAPipeworks Brewing Company7099.3
14Half Acre Double Daisy CutterHalf Acre Beer Company14399.2
15Revolution Barrel Aged Institutionalized Barley WineRevolution Brewing Company9499.2
16Goose Island JulietGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)45699.2
17Haymarket Indignant Imperial Stout - Bourbon BarrelHaymarket Pub & Brewery5099.1
18Goose Island LolitaGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)51199.1
19Flossmoor Station Pretty Big IPAFlossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery6999
20Revolution Bean GeneRevolution Brewing Company8699
21Pipeworks Close Encounter Pipeworks Brewing Company12398.9
22Goose Island Big John Imperial StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)41098.9
23Goose Island Halia Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)17398.9
24Pipeworks Coffee Break Abduction Imperial StoutPipeworks Brewing Company19898.8
25Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Napa CountyGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)1898.8

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 crossovert 7388
TheAlum TheAlumAurora 5701
 CornfieldOak Forest 5482


Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
Chicago Ale Fest   Chicago  9/19/2014 
Logan Square Beer Fest   Chicago  9/20/2014 
Terrible Twos: Jerry’s Andersonville’s Second Anniversary   Chicago  9/20/2014 
Oktoberfest & Pumpkin Beer Festival.   Chicago  9/23/2014 
Ass Makeover   Chicago  9/26/2014 
Ale Harvest Fest   Westmont  10/11/2014 
Founders Beer Dinner   Naperville  10/21/2014 
12th Annual Festival of Wood & Barrel Aged Beers (FoBAB)   Chicago   11/14/2014 
Bells Brewery Tap Takeover   Rockford  11/11/2103 

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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 
June Restaurant   Peoria  () 309 682-5863 
Binny’s Beverage Depot - Algonquin   Algonquin  (847) 847 458-2470 

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