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.

1AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company857100
2Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4827100
3Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2793100
4Founders CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company876100
5Bell's Expedition StoutBell's Brewery3089100
6AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2950100
7Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company2700100
8Bell's HopslamBell's Brewery2619100
9Mikkeller Beer Geek Vanilla Shake (Bourbon Edition)Mikkeller250100
10Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)961100
11Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch WeaselMikkeller1806100
12AleSmith Speedway Stout - HawaiianAleSmith Brewing Company323100
13Prairie / Evil Twin Bible Belt - Barrel AgedPrairie Artisan Ales298100
14Prairie Bomb!Prairie Artisan Ales1163100
15Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery1651100
16Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Plead the 5th Imperial StoutDark Horse Brewing Company503100
17AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company517100
18Three Floyds Zombie DustThree Floyds Brewing Company1317100
19Avery Uncle Jacob's StoutAvery Brewing Company562100
20Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel Dieu du Ciel2207100
21AleSmith Old Numbskull - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company676100
22Goose Island Bourbon County BarleywineGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)704100
23Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company3397100
24Oskar Blues Ten FIDY - Barrel AgedOskar Blues Brewery334100
25Deschutes The Abyss - ScotchDeschutes Brewery59100


1Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2793100
2Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)961100
3Flossmoor Station Wooden HellFlossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery199100
4Goose Island Bourbon County BarleywineGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)704100
5Goose Island CthulhuGoose Island Beer Company (Brewpubs) AB-Inbev39100
6Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Regal Rye BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)184100
7Pips Blue Suede Shews Pips Meadery19100
8Goose Island Night StalkerGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)770100
9Goose Island NutulhuGoose Island Beer Company (Brewpubs) AB-Inbev24100
10Pipeworks Citra Imperial IPAPipeworks Brewing Company124100
11Goose Island Imperial IPAGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)641100
12Destihl Dosvidanya Russian Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel)Destihl Brewery5899
13Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Templeton Rye BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)3699
14Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Reserve 2017Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)1399
15Half Acre Galactic Double Daisy CutterHalf Acre Beer Company12399
16Pipeworks Ninja Vs Unicorn Double IPAPipeworks Brewing Company54399
17Pipeworks Crimson SnapperPipeworks Brewing Company6499
18Revolution Deth's TarRevolution Brewing Company15699
19Mikerphone Imperial Smells Like Bean SpiritMikerphone Brewing2399
20Revolution Barrel Aged Institutionalized Barley WineRevolution Brewing Company15299
21Half Acre Beer Hates AstronautsHalf Acre Beer Company5899
22Haymarket Indignant Imperial Stout - Bourbon BarrelHaymarket Pub & Brewery6099
23Pipeworks Unicorn Galaxy Imperial IPAPipeworks Brewing Company8199
24Spiteful Barrel-Aged Malevolence: Chocolate CalienteSpiteful Brewing1299
25Haymarket Clare's Thirsty AleHaymarket Pub & Brewery2699

Local Users


Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
Chicago Ale Fest Winter Edition
Chicago 1/20/2018
Beer Yoga at Houndstooth Saloon
Chicago 2/3/2018
Vintage Beer Fest
Chicago 2/18/2018
Naperville Ale Fest Winter Edition
Naperville 2/24/2018
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