Lil Beaver Brewery

Lil Beaver BreweryLil Beaver Brewery
Lil Beaver BreweryLil Beaver Brewery
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

16 Currency Dr
Unit B
Bloomington, Illinois, 61704
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lilbeaverbrewery.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.99
Beers:
70
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
222
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.4
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
9
pDev:
4.55%
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Reviews by Jinx989:
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Jinx989 from Illinois

4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Oct 07, 2018
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GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

4.51/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

A very welcoming, clean place at the new brewery. Nice back patio with a bar. Had wonderful beers on tap. High quality beers in which I kept tasting their Neepah in my mouth all the way home! 10 beers on draft and very nice young servers. Let us sample all.

Jun 27, 2020
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BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

4.24/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Tucked out of the way in an industrial Park it is worth finding. Nice tap room staff, the brewer was most kind. They have beers to go and a large selection on tap. We liked the stouts and porters the best.

Oct 30, 2019
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emerge077 from Illinois

4.12/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Above average beers here, leaning hard into the pastry & haze end of the spectrum, but at least they're doing it well.

Taproom is a dedicated portion of the brewery, framed in by racks of barrels and bags of malt. Swag signs and shirts line the walls. Utilitarian feel, it's clean inside with a couple of unshaded picnic tables out front. A to-go cooler packed with cans on the front wall opposite the seating area and bar in the back. Metal chairs on concrete, not the most comfortable, but they aren't really going for cozy here.

Great service at the bar, they were patient as I assembled a first-timer flight. Highlights were Citra Space Crystals and a fruit bomb strawberry Hefeweizen. The "sour IPA" was a dull version of a hopped Berliner Weiss, and the lager was decent though not memorable. Got a couple 4-packs and a howler to go. Can't say i'm really a fan of cartoon beavers all over the packaging, but they're really running with it.

Overall Lil Beaver is a great addition to the local scene here, and I look forward to trying more of their stuff.

Sep 03, 2019
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porters4life from Illinois

4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Jun 23, 2019
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ernieb from Illinois

4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

It's a new brewery, and the taproom is just part of the open warehouse. Nothing wrong with that, just don't expect anything more than that. Limited seating. But they're churning out a lot of fantastic beer, and the employees are knowledgeable and very friendly. 8 rotating taps. One of my favorite places to go for a great beer.

Jan 29, 2019
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Nov 16, 2018
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jschott75 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

May 17, 2018
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spookify from Wisconsin

4.78/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Amazing place! Wish I didn't have to go home. Wainbows is a Top 100 beer IMO!

Apr 15, 2018
Lil Beaver Brewery in Bloomington, IL
Brewery rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 222 ratings