Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works
Active Beers: 90
Beer Ratings: 918
Beer Avg: 3.77
Taps: 17 / Bottles:
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 25 | Display Reviews Only:
2.83/5 rDev -26.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4.25 | $$$
Personally, this place is an example of great potential never reached.
I remember being excited as the building was going up, and all the equipment was put in place. Not long after they opened, I headed in to have a corny keg filled for a party. I had tried a few beers, and had dinner there a few days before, and the flight I had was pretty good, and the food was fantastic.
My experience having the keg filled was beyond amazing. I was invited back into the brewery to talk with one of the brewers and the head chef. We drank beer and chatted about homebrewing while my keg was filled (and for a while after).
Fast forward to now, and what you see is inconsistent beer, an a focus on food and wine, and atmosphere instead of the beer. Many of the awards they have one are for beers that were actually brewed at the height of their time, and are just now aging out correctly.
Changes in attitude, much of it comes across as cost saving over quality, toward the beer brewed, and staffing changes seem to be dragging this local micro brew down. They have moved on to open a distribution brewhouse, but I can not imagine how its going with the extreeme inconsistency and lack of quality in the beer now comming from their taps.
I hope things can settle down and get back on track, as right now, neither micro in Blo/No are worth visiting.
12-12-2013 15:08:15 | More by MrShake
Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works in Normal, IL
87 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.