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.

1Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort5213100
2Bell’s Expedition StoutBell’s Brewery3168100
3Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2856100
4AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2907100
5AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company851100
6Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company2555100
7Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing3202100
8Three Floyds Dreadnaught Imperial IPAThree Floyds Brewing Company2155100
9Bell’s HopslamBell’s Brewery2900100
10Surly DarknessSurly Brewing Company1056100
11Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery1665100
12Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)956100
13Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch WeaselMikkeller1796100
14AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company496100
15AleSmith Speedway Stout - Brewer’s Blend: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company45100
16Mikkeller Beer Geek Vanilla Shake (Bourbon Edition)Mikkeller209100
17AleSmith Speedway Stout - HawaiianAleSmith Brewing Company306100
18Prairie / Evil Twin Barrel Aged Bible BeltPrairie Artisan Ales117100
19Rodenbach AlexanderBrouwerij Rodenbach (Palm)685100
20St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij4426100
21Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel Dieu du Ciel2186100
22Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company3482100
23AleSmith Old Numbskull - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company669100
24Struise Pannepot ReservaDe Struise Brouwers1172100
25North Coast Old Rasputin (Bourbon Barrel)North Coast Brewing Company1131100


1Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2856100
2Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)956100
3Goose Island Bourbon County BarleywineGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)687100
4Goose Island CthulhuGoose Island Beer Company (Brewpubs) AB-Inbev37100
5Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Regal Rye BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)174100
6Goose Island Night StalkerGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)779100
7Pipeworks Citra Imperial IPAPipeworks Brewing Company125100
8Goose Island NutulhuGoose Island Beer Company (Brewpubs) AB-Inbev21100
9Goose Island Imperial IPAGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)650100
10Pipeworks Crimson SnapperPipeworks Brewing Company5799
11Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Templeton Rye BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)3499
12Pipeworks Ninja Vs Unicorn Double IPAPipeworks Brewing Company49899
13Half Acre Galactic Double Daisy CutterHalf Acre Beer Company11299
14Destihl Dosvidanya Russian Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel)Destihl Brewery5099
15Revolution Barrel Aged Institutionalized Barley WineRevolution Brewing Company14299
16Pipeworks Unicorn Galaxy Imperial IPAPipeworks Brewing Company8199
17Haymarket Indignant Imperial Stout - Bourbon BarrelHaymarket Pub & Brewery6099
18Pipeworks / 4 Hands Black TunaPipeworks Brewing Company2299
19Half Acre Beer Hates AstronautsHalf Acre Beer Company3899
20Haymarket Clare’s Thirsty AleHaymarket Pub & Brewery2699
21Revolution Deth’s TarRevolution Brewing Company13599
22Pipeworks Emerald Grouper Pipeworks Brewing Company6899
23Revolution Gravedigger BillyRevolution Brewing Company7499
24Half Acre Double Daisy CutterHalf Acre Beer Company21899
25Flossmoor Station Pretty Big IPAFlossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery6999

Local Users


Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
Air Capital Bacon and Beer
Park City 4/29/2017
Starved Rock Country Brew Festival
Ottawa 5/27/2017
Ballpark Ale Fest – Rockford
Rockford 6/3/2017
Lombard Ale Fest
Lombard 6/10/2017
Lincoln Park Zoo’s Craft Brews
Chicago 6/16/2017
Chicago Ale Fest Summer Edition
Chicago 6/23/2017
Naperville Ale Fest Summer Edition
Naperville 7/15/2017
Lisle Ale Fest
Lisle 9/30/2017
Westmont Stroh’s Chapter (BCCA) Brewery Collectibles Show
Elk Grove Village 10/1/2017
Woodstock Ale Fest
Woodstock 10/7/2017
Woodstock Ale Fest
Woodstock 10/7/2017
Woodstock Ale Fest
Woodstock 10/7/2017
Woodstock Ale Fest
Woodstock 10/7/2017
Chicago 11/4/2017
Chicagoland Breweriana Society (ABA) Brewery Collectibles Show
Elk Grove Village 11/12/2017
Brew Year’s Eve Chicago
Chicago 12/31/2017
Bells Brewery Tap Takeover
Rockford 11/11/2103

Add An Event If a local isn't listed above, you can add it now


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