Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works (Normal) | Normal, Illinois
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Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works (Normal)
Good based on 26 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

318 S. Towanda Avenue
Normal, Illinois United States 61761 [ print map ]
(309) 862 2337 | facebook | twitter | food menu | beer menu

Hours: Sun 11-9, Mon-Thurs 11-10, Sat 11-11

Mayor: Travlr (6) | Taps: 16-17 | Bottles: 0

Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works (Normal)

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Beer Available At Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works (Normal) (arranged by most recent)
Destihl Wild Sour Series: Here Gose Nothiní 94, Destihl Saint Dekkera Barrel Reserve Sour: Le Diplomate 95, Destihl Wild Sour Series: Lynnbrook Raspberry Berliner Weisse 97, Destihl Batch 500 - Raspberry & Mexican Chocolate Imperial Stout , Destihl Lawnmower Ale 45, Destihl Normal Blonde Ale 39, Destihl Saint Dekkera Barrel Reserve Sour: Kers Blanc , Destihl Saint Dekkera Barrel Reserve Sour: Pomme 93, Destihl Wild Sour Series: Counter ClockWeisse 94, Destihl Wild Sour Series: Flanders Red 80, Destihl Raspberry Berliner Weisse , Destihl Black Angel Stout 91
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26 reviews for Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works (Normal)
 Ambiance  72%
 Service  73%
 Selection  71%
 Food  70%
 Value  67%
 Overall  73%
 Rating  80%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
brokensail  (1171) San Leandro, California | July 1, 2014
Well, this is going to be hard to rate this place. Stopped in with deyholla and TheAlum on our way to St. Louis to try some beers and pick up stuff for RateBeer Summer Gathering and they truly rolled out the red carpet for us.

Incredibly friendly people from the service staff to the brewing stuff to the management. They really made us feel at home.

Food was great and was much more than typical pub food. Lots of the dishes are sort of typical pub food (sausages, burgers, etc.) but done in a more upscale fashion. Pretty reasonable prices, too, particularly when you see how much food you get.

Beers are also better than your typical brewpub lineup of pale ale, brown ale, blonde ale, wheat beer, etc. Though, they do have all of those styles as well. Lots of experimental stuff, some higher gravity beers. On the whole, well done.

Highly recommend a stop, even if youíre not going to get the VIP treatment.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Reddevil  (1) Danville, Illinois | August 27, 2009
A must-stop for one in the area. I canít really add much to what has already been said. Food is very good, service is very good, the prices are a bit steep, however (but worth it in my humble opinion).
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
bpreo  (50) Eugene, Oregon | June 26, 2011
Iíve visited the Normal location a couple times. The food is terrific, the beers are even better. The selection is always rotating, and the brews are unique. First visited in 2009.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier  (291) Clevelandish, Ohio | August 14, 2014
A nice stop on the trip north towards Wisconsin, this brewpub is one of two Destihl locations that can be visited on the drive down I-74. Located near the main commercial strip in Normal it has a typical American brewpub atmosphere - slightly upscale, a few televisions, and indie music playing in the background.

The beer selection here offers about ten Destihl drafts. Some are year round releases. About three are from experimental releases including the St Dekkera program or the Wild Sour projects. Something is available for people who like all styles, from the simple clean sessionable California Common to a heavy barrel aged barleywine.

It is worth ordering food while here. Prices are reasonable for central Illinois. Upscale brewpub food includes pizzas, sandwiches, burgers, and more. Portions are generous enough to soak up the beer without leaving you feeling stuffed.

A worthwhile destination deserves at least a short break from driving. If you find yourself in the area do not miss one of the finest beer related destinations in Bloomington-Normal.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
dinkle50  (77) Chicago, Illinois | December 2, 2013
This is an excellent brew pub. Great food, great beer and a really comfortable space. Get the wings, they are delicious.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
jrallen34  (500) Chicago, Illinois | October 21, 2011
in the middle of nowhere Illinois, the last place you would expect to find a gem... new really nice looking building... 13 of their own beers on tap, most of them were great... service was very friendly and knowledgeable of their beers... food was good as well... a must stop if in the area
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
ajm  (192) Los Angeles, California | September 23, 2011
Come here whenever in Blo-No because their beer is well crafted and they always have a variety of styles. Sour Belgian, black IPA, fresh IPA and harvest ales... this is a good spot and the best IL beer establishment outside the Chicagoland.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
jandd1983  (218) Wentzville, Missouri | April 29, 2014
We stopped for lunch on a Friday afternoon heading to DLD 2014. There was a good crowd, but we were seated pretty quickly. We ordered two samplers and were able to sample about a dozen beers. Food was good as well as the service. Our waiter gave us all dessert beers, very nice. We decided to grab a growler of their Wild Sour Adambier, it was a hit at DLD. Well worth the trip.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
heemer77  (219) Urbandale, Iowa | April 19, 2008
Ok, the setting is nothign special as itís next to a big Target and poorly marked, I drove past it twice with out seeing it. The interior has a simple industrial feel that is also like a maze. The staff I talked to knew their beer. The beers were solid overall with a nice variety. The food I had was plated in a fancy manner and was very tasty. I also enjoyed the eclectic music, These guys are barrel aging lots of stuff, look for them to be contenders at future festivals. I will definitely stop in again if in that part of IL.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
oldcatcher  (16) Mattoon, Illinois | May 18, 2011
Dropped in on a Saturday afternoon during a rainout of a softball tourney. Decent beer selection, Redbird Ale was very good. Wife had an apricot ale that she said was decent.

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