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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.

 


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
1Bells Black Note StoutBells Brewery826100
2Founders Backstage Series # 2: CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company702100
3Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company2034100
4Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery2825100
5Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.100199.9
6Oceanside Ale Works Up A KriekOceanside Ale Works2699.9
7St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij403199.9
8Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)262999.9
9Surly DarknessSurly Brewing Company97899.9
10Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Vanilla Rye BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)18899.9
11Three Floyds Dreadnaught Imperial IPAThree Floyds Brewing Company208699.9
12Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch WeaselMikkeller156899.9
13Bells HopslamBells Brewery275899.9
14Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company315399.9
15Lost Abbey The Angels Share - Bourbon BarrelPort Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey88999.9
16Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Plead the 5th Imperial StoutDark Horse Brewing Company43499.9
17Struise Pannepot ReservaDe Struise Brouwers99099.9
18Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)88099.9
19Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Proprietor’s 2014Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)11799.9
20Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company226199.9
21Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery151599.9
22Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti BreakEvil Twin Brewing66999.9
23Struise Cuvée DelphineDe Struise Brouwers71999.9
24North Coast Old Rasputin Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout North Coast Brewing Company105399.9
25Oskar Blues Ten FIDYOskar Blues Brewery224999.9


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 Stout - Proprietor’s 2014Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)11799.9
2Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Vanilla Rye BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)18899.9
3Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)88099.9
4Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)262999.9
5Goose Island Bourbon County BarleywineGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)57999.9
6Goose Island Night StalkerGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)76699.7
7Goose Island CthulhuGoose Island Beer Company (Brewpubs)2499.6
8Pipeworks Citra Imperial IPAPipeworks Brewing Company10199.6
9Rock Bottom Chicago Redline Imperial Bourbon StoutRock Bottom Chicago10499.6
10Pipeworks Ninja vs. Unicorn Double IPAPipeworks Brewing Company33599.6
11Goose Island Imperial IPAGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)64799.6
12Half Acre Galactic Double Daisy CutterHalf Acre Beer Company10099.4
13Pipeworks Unicorn Galaxy Imperial IPAPipeworks Brewing Company7799.4
14Revolution Barrel Aged Institutionalized Barley WineRevolution Brewing Company11499.3
15Half Acre Double Daisy CutterHalf Acre Beer Company15799.3
16Revolution Unsessionable Imperial IPARevolution Brewing Company5399.2
17Half Acre Beer Hates AstronautsHalf Acre Beer Company2999.2
18Destihl Dosvidanya Russian Imperial StoutDestihl Brewery2799.2
19Haymarket Indignant Imperial Stout - Bourbon BarrelHaymarket Pub & Brewery5499.1
20Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Templeton Rye BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2199
21Goose Island JulietGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)48599
22Revolution Deth’s TarRevolution Brewing Company9599
23Goose Island LolitaGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)54599
24Flossmoor Station Pretty Big IPAFlossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery6999
25Half Acre Vallejo IPAHalf Acre Beer Company6198.9


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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 9092
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 CornfieldOak Forest 5570


REGIONAL EVENTS

Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
Two Brothers "Dog Days on the Patio"   Wheaton  7/12/2015 
3rd Annual Illinois Tap Takeover   Wheaton  7/16/2015 
The Grove Craft Beer & Wine Festival   Glenview, IL 60025  7/17/2015 
The Grove Craft Beer & Wine Festival   Glenview, IL 60025  7/17/2015 
Tribes Fest III   Tinley Park  7/25/2015 
Highwood Craft Beer Festival   Highwood  9/12/2015 
AHA Rally at Lagunitas Brewing Co. - Chicago   Chicago  10/4/2015 
Big Muddy Monster Brew Fest   Murphysboro  10/17/2015 
Brew Moon Beer & Band Fest   McCook  10/17/2015 
10 5th Annual Brew Moon Beer and Band Festival   McCook  10/17/2015 
11 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.
  Place  City  Phone 
Picks Liquors   Carbondale  () 618 549-4332 
Artale Wine Co.   Rockford  (815) 815 877-9463 
Vineyard Liquors   Plano  () 630-552-8878 
The Beer Temple   Chicago  () 773 754-0907 
June Restaurant   Peoria  () 309 682-5863 

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