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)2750100
2Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company2214100
3Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery2919100
4Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4978100
5AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2761100
6AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company38699.9
7Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)93099.9
8Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch WeaselMikkeller168099.9
9Perennial Barrel Aged AbraxasPerennial Artisan Ales20199.9
10Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing308099.9
11Three Floyds Dreadnaught Imperial IPAThree Floyds Brewing Company211699.9
12Bells HopslamBells Brewery284199.9
13Surly DarknessSurly Brewing Company101999.9
14AleSmith Speedway Stout - HawaiianAleSmith Brewing Company19599.9
15Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel Dieu du Ciel210799.9
16Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company331199.9
17Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel Moortgat)104099.9
18Struise PannepotDe Struise Brouwers207399.9
19Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Espresso Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company134299.9
20Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Rare 2015Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)8599.9
21Hoppin’ Frog Barrel Aged BORIS The Crusher Hoppin’ Frog Brewery96699.9
22Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #10 (Bat out of Hell)Port Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey27299.9
23Mikkeller George! Barrel Aged (Cognac Edition)Mikkeller32999.9
24Avery Uncle Jacob’s StoutAvery Brewing Company46799.9
25Prairie Bomb!Prairie Artisan Ales95299.9


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)2750100
2Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)93099.9
3Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Rare 2015Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)8599.9
4Goose Island Bourbon County BarleywineGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)63799.9
5Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Regal Rye BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)11199.7
6Goose Island CthulhuGoose Island Beer Company (Brewpubs)2999.7
7Goose Island Night StalkerGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)77699.7
8Pipeworks Citra Imperial IPAPipeworks Brewing Company11199.6
9Pipeworks Ninja vs. Unicorn Double IPAPipeworks Brewing Company40599.5
10Goose Island Imperial IPAGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)64999.5
11Goose Island NutulhuGoose Island Beer Company (Brewpubs)1999.5
12Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Templeton Rye BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)3099.4
13Destihl Dosvidanya Russian Imperial StoutDestihl Brewery4299.4
14Half Acre Galactic Double Daisy CutterHalf Acre Beer Company10499.4
15Pipeworks Unicorn Galaxy Imperial IPAPipeworks Brewing Company7799.4
16Haymarket Clare’s Thirsty AleHaymarket Pub & Brewery2599.3
17Revolution Barrel Aged Institutionalized Barley WineRevolution Brewing Company13099.3
18Haymarket Indignant Imperial Stout - Bourbon BarrelHaymarket Pub & Brewery5999.3
19Half Acre Beer Hates AstronautsHalf Acre Beer Company3299.2
20Half Acre Double Daisy CutterHalf Acre Beer Company16399.2
21Goose Island BrettanomiteGoose Island Beer Company (Brewpubs)3799.1
22Revolution Deth’s TarRevolution Brewing Company12599.1
23Pipeworks Crimson SnapperPipeworks Brewing Company2899
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
 10681
 
TheAlum
Aurora
 6812
 
Strykzone
Wood River
 6176


REGIONAL EVENTS

Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
Sour Beer Festival
Chicago 5/21/2016
Ballpark Ale Fest Rockford
Loves Park 6/4/2016
Chicago Ale Fest
6/18/2016
Tri-City Craft Brew Festival
St Charles 6/25/2016
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