Destihl Restaurant and Brew Works - Normal | Normal, Illinois
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Destihl Restaurant and Brew Works - Normal
Exceptional based on 25 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

318 S. Towanda Avenue
Normal, Illinois United States 61761 [ print map ]
309 862 2337

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Hours: Sun 11-9, Mon-Thurs 11-10, Sat 11-11($2 pintsSun)


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Destihl Restaurant and Brew Works - Normal

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Beer Available At Destihl Restaurant and Brew Works - Normal (arranged by most recent)
Destihl Triton Barleywine 89, Destihl Ambassador Am-Belgo Double Pale Ale 83, Destihl Miners Ruin California Common , Destihl Redbird Ale 54, Destihl Intermission Session IPA , Destihl Weissenheimer Hefeweizen 45, Destihl Normal Blonde Ale 35, Destihl Lawnmower Ale , Destihl Saintt Dekkera Barrel Reserve Belgian Sour: Sour Paw Paw 90, Destihl Vertex IPA 86, Destihl Black Angel Stout 87, Destihl Wild Sour Series: Adambier 87, Destihl Tripel 44, Destihl Antigluten Double Pale Ale , Destihl Strawberry Blonde 55, Destihl Deadhead Double Red Ale 85, Destihl Matt and the Giant Juicy Mango IPA , Destihl Saint Dekkera Barrel Reserve Belgian Sour: Barleywine 89
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25 reviews for Destihl Restaurant and Brew Works - Normal
 Ambiance  71%
 Service  72%
 Selection  71%
 Food  70%
 Value  67%
 Overall  73%
 Rating  80%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
brokensail  (800) Orange County, 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.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
jandd1983  (177) Florissant, 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.
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  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.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
Jdveit  (17) Gilbertville, Iowa | July 31, 2013
Visited 06/19/2013. Ambiance is good. Very clean sterile. Very branded, I mean they are trying their best to look like a brewery. Beers were good, Food was good but way overpriced, and our waiter was awesome if not trying a little too hard for a tip. Overall Iíd eat there again, but I wouldnít seek it out.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 1/15   FOOD 1/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 1/20
peter  (17) Normal, Illinois | February 1, 2013
1/2013: had not been in for 6 months. Made the mistake of coming in for brunch. Tasted 5 different beers that were all infected or dms bombs. Food has continued to worsen. Veggie burger is inedible, likewise the cranberry french toast. Sad because it was nice to have a brewpub in town, but I will not be heading back. 8/2010: FYI there are at least three different menus and you can order off any of them. Shrimp ceviche was very good. 6/2010 Update: NEW MENU! Lots of new options that provide some variety to the menu. The Mahi-Mahi bahn mi is a excellent sandwich, and the Cuban pork, though nowhere near authentic is enjoyable. Avoid the open-faced chicken sandwich. Huevos rancheros is a hit, the frittas a miss. The menu has some real winners (flat bread with garlic, carrot cake) and some real losers (pot roast sandwich). They have recently added some small plates on the menu, which help to round out the offerings. Their mustard is some of the best I have ever had. The beers have been solid offerings, and the bar staff is knowledgeable. Definitely swing by if you are in town. I would prefer dinner here to Medici anytime. There is some semi private, and private seating available.
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  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 9/20
ads135  (150) Lawrence, Kansas | November 4, 2012
Was not a giant fan of this place, actually. We drove in off the highway for dinner on our way from Chicago to KS and were immediately disappointed by the appearance. Incredibly corporate looking, anti-septic, and lacking anything approaching "character." The beer and food were okay (with notable exception of the incredible sour ale) and the service was miserable. Would probably go back for a sour beer and then quickly leave...
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
jrallen34  (412) 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
84
  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.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
tronraner  (109) Walland, Tennessee | September 20, 2011
Clean, sharp atmosphere. I visited in mid-afternoon and didnít have much competition for the bartenderís attention. We had a nice conversation about the beers, she seemed to be knowledgeable about their brewing process and such. They had 14 beers on tap in a wide range of styles, quite impressive I thought. The beers range from average to outstanding. Some of the brewing operation, including the barrels for the barrel-aged sours, is visible immediately behind the bar area, which I like. I ate the beer-battered bacon, which was silly and delicious, and a spinach salad, also quite tasty. I will definitely visit again next time I pass through through that area.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone  (94) Wood River, Illinois | September 15, 2011
Stopped on a Thursday at opening time. It was deserted but was completely full in an hour with profrssionals. This is a very nice place with tasty and creative food. The beer was also fine. My favorite was their sour strawberry raspberry.

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