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DESTIHL Restaurant & Brew Works

Not Rated.
DESTIHL Restaurant & Brew WorksDESTIHL Restaurant & Brew Works
BEER AVG
3.75/5
Based on:
111 Beers
3,556 Hads
Place Score: 86
Reviews: 26
Visits: 60
Avg: 3.77
pDev: n/a
Taps: 17
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

318 S Towanda Ave
Normal, Illinois, 61761-2212
United States
phone: (309) 862-2337 | map
www.destihl.com

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Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-02-2007

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Reviews: 26 | Visits: 60
Reviews by AylwinForbes:
Photo of AylwinForbes
2.84/5  rDev -24.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Being a locavore when it comes to beer, I felt it incumbent upon me to visit this place when visiting with student interns this past summer. I just stopped by for a quick one so cannot offer a full review, so take it for what it is worth. The place is very contemporary in style and maybe would not be out of place in say Portland or other points west. As it is, it sits in a large car park behind Hobby Lobby.

Unfortunately, I rolled the dice on a tripel, at least that is what the board said. Regrettably, it was perhaps the worst beer I have ever paid serious money for. What can I say? It was just dreadful: more like an alcoholic Mountain Dew than anything. On that basis I would not recommend trying any of the others.

Beyond the establishments that understand what constitutes good beer, there is a population of places flogging the "craft beer" image ineptly. It does the business no good to have swill portrayed as good beer. This seems to be the case here unfortunately.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Docrock
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of fredmugs
3.08/5  rDev -18.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Photo of RimP
4.73/5  rDev +25.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of bshemansky
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

Photo of stephensinner
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of JLateralus21
4.83/5  rDev +28.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Great food/service. Excellent sour selection, lacking on the hoppy selection. Good place to just go and chill and drink craft beer.

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Photo of AJacob81
4.19/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Beerhemoth
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of HopHippy28
5/5  rDev +32.6%

Photo of Inglewood
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of trolinc
4.76/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of smartassboiler
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of JIMTRK16
4.24/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of WestHam973
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

The beer is great and getting better all the time, The food is simply amazing. Try The Fish Tacos that are made with Swordfish, and it sounds crazy but is delicious Chili Relleno stuffed with mashed potatos

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Photo of Jamie4beer
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Best brewery option in B/N area.

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Photo of hoosier222002
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of ksbuell
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Trooper92292
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of EWKostuk
4.24/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of cardinals22
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of Charlie13
5/5  rDev +32.6%

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of ArkansasTraveller
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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DESTIHL Restaurant & Brew Works in Normal, IL
86 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.