Illinois

● 273 IL breweries
● 21% distro out of IL
● 69% bottle/can
● 710 medals won

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The breweries below are considered top hauls based on their haul index, which is calculated using the # and type of medals they have won, and/or the # of top rated beers they have for the state of Illinois. The list is restricted to ONLY include independent breweries.

Choose a style below to view highly rated/awarded beers from Illinois breweries. The lists below exclude beers from non-independent and chain breweries.

Light ales
Lizard King
Pale/Blonde Ale

Cross of Gold
Pale/Blonde Ale

The Weight
Pale/Blonde Ale

DDH Dusty
Pale/Blonde Ale

Wave Burst
Pale/Blonde Ale

Daisy Cutter Pale Ale
Pale/Blonde Ale

Heck Yessum
Pale/Blonde Ale

Brickstone APA
Pale/Blonde Ale

Tome
Pale/Blonde Ale

Dysfunctionale
Pale/Blonde Ale

Elevator Shaft
Pale/Blonde Ale

Farmers Blonde Ale
Pale/Blonde Ale

APA
Pale/Blonde Ale

Victory Pale Ale
Pale/Blonde Ale

Gold Hill
Kolsch

Dank Meme
Pale/Blonde Ale

The Charlatan
Pale/Blonde Ale

I Like Ike
Cream Ale

5 Rabbit
Pale/Blonde Ale

Gamma Ray
Pale/Blonde Ale

IPAs
Beer Hates Astronauts
IPA

Le Jus
IPA

Gatecrasher
IPA

Alternative Tracks
IPA

Cosmic Juice Box
IPA

Green Moss
IPA

Orange Chantilly
IPA

Bughouse Square
IPA

Greener Moss
IPA

Blazed Orange Milkshake
IPA

Poetic Hustler
IPA

Strawberry Marbles
IPA

Cosmic Fountain
IPA

Mikerphone Check 1 2
IPA

Loophole Technicality
IPA

DDH Cloud Street
IPA

Space
IPA

Double Beezer
IPA

Full Frame
IPA

Duchess the Elephant
IPA

Imperial IPAs
Crimson Snapper
Imperial IPA

Citra
Imperial IPA

Emerald Grouper
Imperial IPA

Galactic Double Daisy Cutter
Imperial IPA

Ninja Vs. Unicorn
Imperial IPA

Double Daisy Cutter
Imperial IPA

Unwind Your Mind
Imperial IPA

Double Grid
Imperial IPA

Double Blazed Orange Milkshake
Imperial IPA

Squeezit
Imperial IPA

Sure Bet
Imperial IPA

Galaxy Unicorn
Imperial IPA

A Deeper Dish
Imperial IPA

DDH Loose Candies
Imperial IPA

Low Ceilings
Imperial IPA

Normalize the Signal
Imperial IPA

Mosaic
Imperial IPA

Lunches Brunches Interviews
Imperial IPA

Unsessionable
Imperial IPA

Neon Green Relish
Imperial IPA

Amber, red, irish, and black ales
Black Tuna
Black Ale

Scarlet > Fire
Amber/Red Ale

Jukebox Hero
Black Ale

After Work Beer
Amber/Red Ale

Bad Polaroid
Amber/Red Ale

McCarthy Red
Amber/Red Ale

Brown ales, altbiers, scottish, and ESB
Pullman Brown Ale
Brown Ale/Altbier

Gravedigger Billy
Scottish Ale/Wee Heavy

Broken English
ESB/Mild Ale

BA Last Kiss
Scottish Ale/Wee Heavy

Puffing Billy
Brown Ale/Altbier

Its Your Fault
Brown Ale/Altbier

Uptown Brown
Brown Ale/Altbier

Moonbeam Brown
Brown Ale/Altbier

Dirty Hippy
ESB/Mild Ale

English Sporting Beer
ESB/Mild Ale

Working Woman
Brown Ale/Altbier

Porters
Killer Kowalski
Porter

Pressed - Vanilla
Imperial Porter

As You Wish...
Imperial Porter

Pressed - Maple
Imperial Porter

El Inigo Montoya - BA
Imperial Porter

ENormaGene
Imperial Porter

Pressed - Hazelnut
Imperial Porter

Pressed - Chocolate
Imperial Porter

Dark Dreams
Porter

Pressed - Coconut
Imperial Porter

All The Golden Tickets
Porter

Pressed - Reserve
Imperial Porter

Coffee Eugene
Porter

Pressed - Toffee
Imperial Porter

Kittywampus
Imperial Porter

Extra Stout Porter
Porter

Rugged Coalminer
Porter

Velvet Hammer Vanilla Porter
Porter

BA The General Molasses Porter
Imperial Porter

Paxon The Ponyless
Porter

Stouts
The Defender
Stout

Secret Stache Stout
Stout

Coconut Jones Dog
Stout

Imperial Hyper Dog
Stout

Rise
Stout

Draiocht
Stout

Defender
Stout

Hi Beam Stout
Stout

Cherry Bourbon Stout
Stout

Bernie
Stout

Ulys Dark
Stout

Brown Heaven
Stout

Boubon BA Jack Stout
Stout

Imperial Eclipse Stout
Stout

Fat Pug
Stout

The Killarney Connection
Stout

Steam Engine
Stout

Killarney Connection
Stout

Imperial Stouts
Dosvidanya
Imperial Stout

Clares Thirsty Ale
Imperial Stout

Indignant Imperial Stout - BB
Imperial Stout

Deths Tar
Imperial Stout

Benthic
Imperial Stout

Dosvidanya - Rye Barrel
Imperial Stout

Cafe Deth
Imperial Stout

Coffee Break Abduction
Imperial Stout

Barrel Aged Imperial Pajamas
Imperial Stout

The Jones Dog (BBA)
Imperial Stout

Thundertaker
Imperial Stout

Vanilla Benthic
Imperial Stout

BA Henna - Double Rainbow
Imperial Stout

BA Henna - Karma
Imperial Stout

BA Henna - Smore
Imperial Stout

BA Henna - Toasted Marshmallow
Imperial Stout

Vanillanoize - BA
Imperial Stout

Henna Batch 4 - Cafe De Olla
Imperial Stout

Port BA Abduction
Imperial Stout

BA Henna - Swirl
Imperial Stout

Barleywines and Strong Ales
Wooden Hell
Barleywine/ Strong Ale

V.S.O.J.
Barleywine/ Strong Ale

Straight Jacket
Barleywine/ Strong Ale

V.S.O.R.
Barleywine/ Strong Ale

Strawberry Jacket
Barleywine/ Strong Ale

Orenda Volume 03 (Apple Brandy)
Barleywine/ Strong Ale

Working Mom
Barleywine/ Strong Ale

Honey Jacket
Barleywine/ Strong Ale

BA The Murderous
Barleywine/ Strong Ale

The Revival - BA
Barleywine/ Strong Ale

BA Mooseknuckle
Barleywine/ Strong Ale

Ol Woody
Barleywine/ Strong Ale

Imperial Schwartz
Barleywine/ Strong Ale

Fistmas
Barleywine/ Strong Ale

Orin
Barleywine/ Strong Ale

Exiled Angel
Barleywine/ Strong Ale

Bourbon Big Game Barleywine
Barleywine/ Strong Ale

Filibuster
Barleywine/ Strong Ale

Old Conundrum Barley Wine
Barleywine/ Strong Ale

The Murderous
Barleywine/ Strong Ale

Wild/sour ales, gose, and berliener weiss
St. Dekkera Reserve - Flanders
Wild/Sour Ale

St. Dekkera Reserve - Framboise
Wild/Sour Ale

Counter Clockweisse
Wild/Sour Ale

Le Grand Monde 2018 - 1
Wild/Sour Ale

Miscellanea Vol. 2
Wild/Sour Ale

Flanders Red
Wild/Sour Ale

357 Brett
Wild/Sour Ale

Wild 18
Wild/Sour Ale

Rainbow Rising
Wild/Sour Ale

Wildings
Wild/Sour Ale

Agnitio
Wild/Sour Ale

Sour Beer 2
Wild/Sour Ale

Rosie Pom
Wild/Sour Ale

Crudites
Wild/Sour Ale

Procatsination
Wild/Sour Ale

Here Bose Nothin
Wild/Sour Ale

Who The Funk is Brett Pulver?
Wild/Sour Ale

Whiskers
Wild/Sour Ale

Barrel 23
Wild/Sour Ale

Here GOSE Nothin
Gose/Berliener Weiss

Saisons and Biere de garde
Domaine DuPage
Saison/Biere de Garde

Heritage Saison
Saison/Biere de Garde

Heritage Saison
Saison/Biere de Garde

Belgian-Styles
Ginos Pale Ale
Belgian Style

Biere de Voleur
Belgian Style

Swingin Single
Belgian Style

Very Very Far
Belgian Style

Monkey Fuel
Belgian Style

Ashmans Abbaye Dubbel
Belgian Style

Fur Trader
Belgian Style

Devils Advocate
Belgian Style

Last Chance
Belgian Style

The Sharpened Thorn
Belgian Style

Belgo-APA
Belgian Style

Angry Birds
Belgian Style

Pour le Mineur
Belgian Style

Belgian-Dubbel
Belgian Style

Rapunzel
Belgian Style

Curse
Belgian Style

Tripel
Belgian Style

A Little Crazy
Belgian Style

Dubbel
Belgian Style

Lagers
Dunkel
Lager

Corbets Couloir
Lager

Magnetron Schwarzbier
Lager

Dog Days Lager
Lager

Rock Out with Maibock Out
Lager

Fruhauf Oktoberfest
Lager

LaSalle St Lager
Lager

Intercontinental Pale Lager
Lager

Spectator
Lager

Flywheel Lager
Lager

Low Boy
Lager

Dortmunder Mifflin
Lager

Demonstrator
Lager

Heavenly Helles
Lager

Black Wolf Schwarzbier
Lager

Lite Reading
Lager

Scapegoat Doppelbock
Lager

Vienna
Lager

Doppelbock
Lager

Where in the Helles Gunner?
Lager

Wheat Beers and Hefeweizen
Top Heavy Hefeweizen
Wheat Beer/Hefe

Ebels Weiss
Wheat Beer/Hefe

Purple Line
Wheat Beer/Hefe

Dark n Curvy
Wheat Beer/Hefe

Gudenteit Hefe-Weizen
Wheat Beer/Hefe

Hilltop Weizenbock - Palo Santo
Wheat Beer/Hefe

Hauch von Himmel
Wheat Beer/Hefe

Flash Bang
Wheat Beer/Hefe

Hefeweizen
Wheat Beer/Hefe

American Wheat Ale
Wheat Beer/Hefe

Alafia Wheat
Wheat Beer/Hefe

Weisseheimer Hefeweizen
Wheat Beer/Hefe

Fevre River Ale
Wheat Beer/Hefe

Leisel Weapon
Wheat Beer/Hefe

American Wheat Ale
Wheat Beer/Hefe

Other styles (vegetable, fruit, spiced)
Worryin Ale
Herb/Spiced Beer

Angry Mikes Stoudt Creek
Other Style

Farmhouse Vultures
Fruit/Vegetable Beer

5 Lizard
Fruit/Vegetable Beer

Boss Ryeway
Herb/Spiced Beer

Mixed Berry Ryeway
Herb/Spiced Beer

Ryeway To Heaven
Herb/Spiced Beer

Freedom of Speech
Herb/Spiced Beer

Beautifully Broken
Fruit/Vegetable Beer

Holy Moly
Other Style

Honey Act Your Sage
Herb/Spiced Beer

Lumpys Maple & Bacon
Fruit/Vegetable Beer

Wildflower Pale Ale
Herb/Spiced Beer

Sassafras Brut
Other Style

Yuzu Erd Og Begravet
Fruit/Vegetable Beer

Crypt Keeper
Fruit/Vegetable Beer

El Pirata
Other Style

De Zuidentrein Frambozenbier
Fruit/Vegetable Beer

Kings Blood
Fruit/Vegetable Beer

Barrel 7 Cider & Spice Ale
Herb/Spiced Beer