I have never had a Two Brothers beer that wasn't great. I homebrew, and my goal is to create a "close enough" clone of Cane & Ebel. That and Founders Red's Rye would be close to Nirvana.
To get back downstate, if you're in Champaign-Urbana, you might want to try the Blind Pig Brewery on Neil St. downtown. No food, but usually three or four of the native suds on tap, and a dozen other really good crafts. If you miss and end up at the original Blind Pig pub on Walnut, just walk a block due West, and you'll be at the Brewery, or the "Piglet" as it's known hereabouts.