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DESTIHL Restaurant & Brew Works

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BEER AVG
3.75/5
DESTIHL Restaurant & Brew WorksDESTIHL Restaurant & Brew Works
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

318 S Towanda Ave
Normal, Illinois, 61761-2212
United States

(309) 862-2337 | map
www.destihl.com

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-02-2007

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PLACE STATS
Place Score:
86
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
61
Avg:
3.77
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Reviews by pmcadamis:
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4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

We met my wife's family here to celebrate father's day since her brother and my father in law are both into good beer, although they are far less geeky about craft beer than I am.

This is a very nice stand-alone building in a mall area that seems squeaky clean and brand new. The interior decoration is upscale but not stuffy... reminds me of a trendy new restaurant or something, and I get the feeling that a lot of folks are here for the food, not the beer.

I had the cedar plank salmon and enjoyed every damn bite. The two beers that I tried differed in style and quality, with my favorite being the cask conditioned ESB... very tasty. Went well with the salmon too.

Our waiter was pleasantly talkative and attentive, and the whole place just seems very family friendly for a brewery. By the way, why the hell is the place called Destihl (sp?) when they brew beer? I didn't see any distilled beverages being made, and the spelling is very odd... maybe the owner's last name or something?

I'll be back for sure to try the rest of the brews (not all at once though!) as this is the closest microbrewery to Springfield, and would make a great destination for a little motorcycle ride.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of pkeating59
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

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

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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5/5  rDev +32.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.76/5  rDev +26.3%

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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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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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