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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.

 


TOP BEER 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.

BrewerCountScore
1Bell’s Expedition StoutBell’s Brewery3132100
2Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company2412100
3Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort5132100
4Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2827100
5AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2861100
6Surly DarknessSurly Brewing Company1049100
7Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery1634100
8Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch WeaselMikkeller1764100
9AleSmith Speedway Stout - Brewer’s Blend: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company40100
10AleSmith Speedway Stout - HawaiianAleSmith Brewing Company299100
11Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing3165100
12Three Floyds Dreadnaught Imperial IPAThree Floyds Brewing Company2149100
13Bell’s HopslamBell’s Brewery2847100
14Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)946100
15AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company469100
16Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Rare 2015Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)142100
17St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij4365100
18Struise Pannepot ReservaDe Struise Brouwers1156100
19North Coast Old Rasputin (Bourbon Barrel)North Coast Brewing Company1124100
20Lost Abbey The Angels Share - Bourbon BarrelPort Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey954100
21Avery Uncle Jacob’s StoutAvery Brewing Company522100
22Goose Island Bourbon County BarleywineGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)666100
23Rodenbach AlexanderBrouwerij Rodenbach (Palm)597100
24Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel Dieu du Ciel2165100
25Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Espresso Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company1370100


TOP BEER FROM ILLINOIS, USA

BrewerCountScore
1Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2827100
2Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Rare 2015Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)142100
3Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)946100
4Goose Island Bourbon County BarleywineGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)666100
5Goose Island CthulhuGoose Island Beer Company (Brewpubs) AB-Inbev37100
6Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Regal Rye BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)163100
7Goose Island Night StalkerGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)779100
8Pipeworks Citra Imperial IPAPipeworks Brewing Company123100
9Pipeworks Crimson SnapperPipeworks Brewing Company55100
10Goose Island NutulhuGoose Island Beer Company (Brewpubs) AB-Inbev21100
11Pipeworks Ninja Vs Unicorn Double IPAPipeworks Brewing Company472100
12Goose Island Imperial IPAGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)650100
13Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Templeton Rye BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)3499
14Half Acre Galactic Double Daisy CutterHalf Acre Beer Company11099
15Pipeworks Unicorn Galaxy Imperial IPAPipeworks Brewing Company7799
16Destihl Dosvidanya Russian Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel)Destihl Brewery4999
17Revolution Barrel Aged Institutionalized Barley WineRevolution Brewing Company13799
18Haymarket Indignant Imperial Stout - Bourbon BarrelHaymarket Pub & Brewery6099
19Pipeworks Emerald Grouper Pipeworks Brewing Company6399
20Half Acre Beer Hates AstronautsHalf Acre Beer Company3899
21Haymarket Clare’s Thirsty AleHaymarket Pub & Brewery2699
22Revolution Deth’s TarRevolution Brewing Company13099
23Half Acre Double Daisy CutterHalf Acre Beer Company20299
24Revolution Gravedigger BillyRevolution Brewing Company7499
25Flossmoor Station Pretty Big IPAFlossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery6999


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REGIONAL EVENTS

Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
Tuman’s Tap & Grill Third Annual Stout Out Friday, January 27
Chicago 1/27/2017
Chicago Ale Fest Winter Edition
Chicago 1/28/2017
Mucho Chingon
Chicago 2/3/2017
Meet 2 Towns Ciderhouse Head Cider Maker at Mac’s Cider Summit Chicago Pre-Party
Chicago 2/8/2017
Cider Summit Chicago
Chicago 2/11/2017
Delilah’s Vintage Beer Fest 2017 !!!!
Chicago 2/18/2017
Naperville Ale Fest: Winter Edition
Naperville 2/25/2017
Class of 2014 Imperial Stout Tapping
Chicago 2/25/2017
Westmont Stroh’s Chapter (BCCA) Brewery Collectibles Show
Elk Grove Village 4/2/2017
Chicagoland Breweriana Society (ABA) Brewery Collectibles Show
Elk Grove Village 4/23/2017
Westmont Stroh’s Chapter (BCCA) Brewery Collectibles Show
Elk Grove Village 10/1/2017
Chicagoland Breweriana Society (ABA) Brewery Collectibles Show
Elk Grove Village 11/12/2017
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
Vineyard Liquors
Plano () 630-552-8878
Elijah P’s Burgers & Brews
Alton () (618) 433-8445
The Beer Temple
Chicago () 773 754-0907
Artale Wine Co.
Rockford (815) 815 877-9463