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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
1AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2376100
2Bells Black Note StoutBells Brewery734100
3New Glarus R & D Sour FruitNew Glarus Brewing Company82100
4Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery2702100
5Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4365100
6Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company1794100
7Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Proprietor’s 2013Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)167100
8Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company288699.9
9Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.90799.9
10Bells HopslamBells Brewery261099.9
11North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy BarrelNorth Coast Brewing Company31699.9
12St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij373099.9
13Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)76399.9
14Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)242699.9
15Surly DarknessSurly Brewing Company92599.9
16Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch WeaselMikkeller140799.9
17Three Floyds Zombie DustThree Floyds Brewing Company103399.9
18Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout Great Divide Brewing Company216799.9
19Struise Pannepot ReservaDe Struise Brouwers86999.9
20Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery139099.9
21Lost Abbey The Angels Share (Bourbon Barrel)Port Brewing/Lost Abbey83399.9
22Three Floyds Dreadnaught Imperial IPAThree Floyds Brewing Company199299.9
23Lost Abbey DeliverancePort Brewing/Lost Abbey61699.9
24Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial StoutGreat Divide Brewing Company123599.9
25Evil Twin Even More JesusEvil Twin Brewing45399.9


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 2013Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)167100
2Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)242699.9
3Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)76399.9
4Goose Island Bourbon County BarleywineGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)44299.9
5Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Backyard Rye BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)20799.8
6Goose Island Night StalkerGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)74599.7
7Rock Bottom Chicago Redline Imperial Bourbon StoutRock Bottom Chicago10499.6
8Pipeworks Citra Imperial IPAPipeworks Brewing Company8399.6
9Pipeworks Ninja vs. Unicorn Double IPAPipeworks Brewing Company26699.6
10Goose Island Imperial IPAGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)64599.6
11Half Acre Galactic Double Daisy CutterHalf Acre Beer Company9199.5
12Pipeworks Unicorn Galaxy Imperial IPAPipeworks Brewing Company6399.3
13Flossmoor Station Bourbon Barrel-Aged Hi-Fi Rye WineFlossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery14499.3
14Half Acre Double Daisy CutterHalf Acre Beer Company14399.2
15Revolution Barrel Aged Institutionalized Barley WineRevolution Brewing Company9199.2
16Haymarket Indignant Imperial Stout - Bourbon BarrelHaymarket Pub & Brewery5099.1
17Goose Island JulietGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)44899.1
18Goose Island LolitaGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)49699.1
19Flossmoor Station Pretty Big IPAFlossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery6999
20Revolution Bean GeneRevolution Brewing Company8599
21Pipeworks Close Encounter Pipeworks Brewing Company12398.9
22Goose Island Big John Imperial StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)40698.9
23Goose Island Halia Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)16598.9
24Pipeworks Coffee Break Abduction Imperial StoutPipeworks Brewing Company19598.8
25Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Napa CountyGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)1898.8


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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 7018
TheAlum TheAlumLisle 5575
 CornfieldOak Forest 5460


REGIONAL EVENTS

Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
Taste Of Arlington Heights: Clementi’s Craft Beer Tent / Pin Tapping    Arlington Heights   8/8/2014 
The Great Taste Of the Local Option   Chicago  8/8/2014 
Beer Camp Across America Tap Takeover!!!   Wheaton  8/9/2014 
Oak Park Micro Brew Review   Chicago  8/16/2014 
Stone Brewing Tap Takeover   Glen Ellyn  8/20/2014 
SOB Festival   Springfield  9/6/2014 
Logan Square Beer Fest   Chicago  9/20/2014 
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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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 
Pig Minds Brewing Co.   Machesney Park  () 779 423-2147 
June Restaurant   Peoria  () 309 682-5863 

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