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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.
1AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2477100
2Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company1851100
3Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2532100
4Bells Black Note StoutBells Brewery769100
5Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4527100
6Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery2757100
7Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.94499.9
8Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery143499.9
9Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)82699.9
10Struise Pannepot ReservaDe Struise Brouwers91999.9
11Three Floyds Dreadnaught Imperial IPAThree Floyds Brewing Company204599.9
12Three Floyds Zombie DustThree Floyds Brewing Company112299.9
13Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch WeaselMikkeller148799.9
14Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Plead the 5th Imperial StoutDark Horse Brewing Company38299.9
15Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company300099.9
16North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy BarrelNorth Coast Brewing Company34999.9
17De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis (Wild Turkey)Brouwerij de Molen40299.9
18St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij387799.9
19Bells HopslamBells Brewery262499.9
20North Coast Old Rasputin Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout North Coast Brewing Company101799.9
21Surly DarknessSurly Brewing Company94999.9
22Dogfish Head World Wide Stout 2001/2003-Present (18%)Dogfish Head Brewery215099.9
23AleSmith IPAAleSmith Brewing Company194099.9
24Mikkeller Beer Geek BreakfastMikkeller209899.9
25Struise Cuvée DelphineDe Struise Brouwers60599.9


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)2532100
2Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)82699.9
3Goose Island Bourbon County BarleywineGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)51999.9
4Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Vanilla Rye BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)6699.9
5Goose Island Night StalkerGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)75399.7
6Rock Bottom Chicago Redline Imperial Bourbon StoutRock Bottom Chicago10499.6
7Pipeworks Citra Imperial IPAPipeworks Brewing Company9499.6
8Pipeworks Ninja vs. Unicorn Double IPAPipeworks Brewing Company30799.6
9Goose Island Imperial IPAGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)64699.6
10Half Acre Galactic Double Daisy CutterHalf Acre Beer Company9199.5
11Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Proprietor’s 2014Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2399.5
12Flossmoor Station Bourbon Barrel-Aged Hi-Fi Rye WineFlossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery14799.3
13Pipeworks Unicorn Galaxy Imperial IPAPipeworks Brewing Company7399.3
14Half Acre Double Daisy CutterHalf Acre Beer Company14399.2
15Revolution Barrel Aged Institutionalized Barley WineRevolution Brewing Company10399.2
16Goose Island JulietGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)47399.2
17Haymarket Indignant Imperial Stout - Bourbon BarrelHaymarket Pub & Brewery5399.1
18Goose Island LolitaGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)52799.1
19Flossmoor Station Pretty Big IPAFlossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery6999
20Revolution Bean GeneRevolution Brewing Company9299
21Goose Island Big John Imperial StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)41999
22Pipeworks Close Encounter Pipeworks Brewing Company12398.9
23Goose Island Halia Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)18198.9
24Goose Island Madame RoseGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)39498.9
25Pipeworks Coffee Break Abduction Imperial StoutPipeworks Brewing Company20898.8

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TheAlum TheAlumAurora 5909
 CornfieldOak Forest 5552


Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
New Year’s Eve at The Boundary   Chicago  12/31/2014 
The OneDer Beers   Plainfield  1/10/2015 
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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