The RateBeer 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.



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.

1Bell's Expedition StoutBell's Brewery3154100
2Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2928100
3AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company3091100
4Founders Barrel Aged CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company (Mahou San Miguel)1429100
5Funky Buddha Morning WoodFunky Buddha Brewery (Constellation Brands)211100
6Bell's HopslamBell's Brewery2694100
7Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Vanilla Bourbon BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)579100
8Prairie Bomb!Prairie Artisan Ales1286100
9Three Floyds Zombie DustThree Floyds Brewing Company1376100
10Cigar City Caffè Americano Double StoutCigar City Brewing (CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective)252100
11Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Proprietor's 2018Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)26100
12North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutNorth Coast Brewing Company4110100
13Founders Imperial StoutFounders Brewing Company (Mahou San Miguel)2183100
14Prairie / Evil Twin Bible BeltPrairie Artisan Ales703100
15Põhjala Cellar Series - Pime Öö PXPõhjala223100
16Prairie Birthday Bomb!Prairie Artisan Ales448100
17Prairie Birthday Bomb! - Barrel AgedPrairie Artisan Ales54100
18Trappistes Rochefort 8Abbaye Notre-Dame de Saint-Rémy - Brasserie Rochefort3867100
19Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Brewing1682100
20Ballast Point Victory At Sea - High West BarrelBallast Point Brewing Company (Kings & Convicts)254100
21Bell's Two Hearted AleBell's Brewery3497100
22Epic Big Bad Baptist Epic Brewing Company (UT/CO)814100
23Lagunitas Willettized Coffee StoutLagunitas Brewing Company (Heineken)167100
24Firestone Walker 22 (XXII Twenty-Two Anniversary Ale)Firestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)95100
25Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - 2-Year Reserve 2019Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)13100


1Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2928100
2Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)988100
3Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Vanilla Bourbon BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)579100
4Pips Blue Suede Shews Pips Meadery29100
5Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Proprietor's 2018Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)26100
6Flossmoor Station Wooden HellFlossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery219100
7Goose Island CthulhuGoose Island Beer Company - Brewpubs (AB-Inbev)40100
8Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Regal Rye BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)196100
9Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - 2-Year Reserve 2019Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)13100
10Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Café de OllaGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)41100
11Goose Island Night StalkerGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)775100
12Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Bramble Rye Barrel Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)319100
13Revolution VSOJRevolution Brewing Company22100
14Goose Island NutulhuGoose Island Beer Company - Brewpubs (AB-Inbev)24100
15Pipeworks Citra Imperial IPAPipeworks Brewing Company124100
16Destihl Dosvidanya Russian Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel)Destihl Brewery78100
17Goose Island Imperial IPAGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)641100
18Revolution Deth's TarRevolution Brewing Company18999
19Mikerphone Imperial Smells Like Bean SpiritMikerphone Brewing4599
20Pips Pancake: BananaPips Meadery999
21Pipeworks Crimson SnapperPipeworks Brewing Company6699
22Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Reserve Rye 2019Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)1699
23Goose Island Brasserie NoirGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)4099
24Revolution Barrel Aged Institutionalized Barley WineRevolution Brewing Company18199
25Pipeworks Ninja Vs Unicorn Double IPAPipeworks Brewing Company66799

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