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 Rochefort5268100
2Bell’s Expedition StoutBell’s Brewery3184100
3Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2873100
4AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2959100
5AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company859100
6Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company2689100
7Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing3227100
8Three Floyds Dreadnaught Imperial IPAThree Floyds Brewing Company2158100
9Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company3515100
10Bell’s HopslamBell’s Brewery2907100
11Surly DarknessSurly Brewing Company1068100
12Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery1675100
13Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)960100
14Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch WeaselMikkeller1814100
15AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company510100
16AleSmith Speedway Stout - Brewer’s Blend: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company45100
17Mikkeller Beer Geek Vanilla Shake (Bourbon Edition)Mikkeller228100
18Prairie Apple Brandy Barrel NoirPrairie Artisan Ales336100
19AleSmith Speedway Stout - HawaiianAleSmith Brewing Company307100
20Prairie / Evil Twin Bible Belt - Barrel AgedPrairie Artisan Ales209100
21St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij4474100
22Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel Dieu du Ciel2209100
23AleSmith Old Numbskull - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company671100
24North Coast Old Rasputin (Bourbon Barrel)North Coast Brewing Company1137100
25Lost Abbey The Angels Share - Bourbon BarrelPort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey998100


1Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2873100
2Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)960100
3Goose Island Bourbon County BarleywineGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)692100
4Flossmoor Station Wooden HellFlossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery191100
5Goose Island CthulhuGoose Island Beer Company (Brewpubs) AB-Inbev39100
6Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Regal Rye BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)177100
7Goose Island Night StalkerGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)778100
8Goose Island NutulhuGoose Island Beer Company (Brewpubs) AB-Inbev23100
9Pipeworks Citra Imperial IPAPipeworks Brewing Company126100
10Goose Island Imperial IPAGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)649100
11Pipeworks Crimson SnapperPipeworks Brewing Company5899
12Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Templeton Rye BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)3499
13Pipeworks Ninja Vs Unicorn Double IPAPipeworks Brewing Company51799
14Half Acre Galactic Double Daisy CutterHalf Acre Beer Company12499
15Destihl Dosvidanya Russian Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel)Destihl Brewery5299
16Half Acre BenthicHalf Acre Beer Company3699
17Pipeworks Unicorn Galaxy Imperial IPAPipeworks Brewing Company8199
18Revolution Barrel Aged Institutionalized Barley WineRevolution Brewing Company14699
19Haymarket Indignant Imperial Stout - Bourbon BarrelHaymarket Pub & Brewery6099
20Spiteful Barrel-Aged Malevolence: Chocolate CalienteSpiteful Brewing1199
21Haymarket Clare’s Thirsty AleHaymarket Pub & Brewery2699
22Mikerphone Imperial Smells Like Bean SpiritMikerphone Brewing1599
23Revolution Deth’s TarRevolution Brewing Company14199
24Pipeworks / 4 Hands Black TunaPipeworks Brewing Company2399
25Half Acre Beer Hates AstronautsHalf Acre Beer Company5499

Local Users


Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
Total Eclipse of the Stout Pipeworks Brewing Tap Takeover
Chicago 7/23/2017
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
Witch Craft Beer Fest
Geneva 10/28/2017
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

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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