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Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works

Not Rated.
Destihl Restaurant & Brew WorksDestihl Restaurant & Brew Works

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 90
Beer Ratings: 906
Beer Avg: 3.77

Taps: 17 / Bottles:
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
87
very good

36 Ratings
Ratings: 36
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.77%
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

318 S Towanda Ave
Normal, Illinois, 61761-2212
United States
phone: (309) 862-2337

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @destihlnormal

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(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-02-2007)
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Reviews by zeff80:
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zeff80

Missouri

3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

So this is located on the perimeter of a shopping mall in Normal, IL and not a very attractive shopping mall, either. It looks like a typical chain brewpub which it is not. But the decor borders on industrial, hip and upscale. Not impressive but not offensive, either. The place was pretty empty for 1pm on a hot Saturday in July. I sampled 5 beers while there and they were all tasty. Sometimes the "session" ale at a brewpub is a little weak but I found their Belgian Pale Ale very good. They had a nice barleywine, sour and an IPA on cask. The service was okay. The waitress wasn't sure of everything they had available. The food was good especially the appetizers. The cheese curds and fried asparagus were excellent. The prices are good, too. The offer sample sizes, 10oz sizes and pints on the beer. I was pleasantly surprised by this place. It makes a nice halfway point between Columbia, MO and Chicago.

07-13-2011 16:48:35 | More by zeff80
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Stoppard0


2.25/5  rDev -41.6%

07-20-2014 11:54:16 | More by Stoppard0
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Tanger112

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Bpierso1

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Kevin_Young

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

06-10-2014 14:27:30 | More by Kevin_Young
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jimmygord

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-04-2014 14:27:36 | More by jimmygord
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Mistro

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

04-06-2014 23:23:11 | More by Mistro
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jsh420

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-28-2014 00:44:34 | More by jsh420
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carlmoberg

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-02-2014 20:31:59 | More by carlmoberg
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MrShake

Illinois

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
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Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works in Normal, IL
87 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.