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Along with a healthy dose of local pride, we're passionate about brewing
a better beer. Honest, accessible, thirst-provoking beer, created with attention
to quality and taste reminiscent of a simpler time when craftsmanship was king.
Beer that is easy to drink and hard to put down.

Expanded Outdoor Beer GardenCurrently Closed

We are thrilled to have our outdoor beer garden once again open for service. Of course, you can also swing by the tap room for beer to go. Click here for details!

Friday - Noon to 11:00 pm
Saturday - Noon to 11:00 pm
Sunday - Noon to 8:00 pm

Your Local Beer

CLB beers are available at hundreds of better bars, restaurants and retailers across northern Illinois. Family-owned, with roots in the community, we take pride in the fact that we brew and package our products right here in downtown Crystal Lake. But donʼt try us just because weʼre brewed right in your backyard. Instead, try a CLB because weʼre committed to brewing world-class beer. Beer that is easy to drink, and hard to put down.

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In The Tap Room

Pints & Flights

The CLB Tap Room is the perfect place to find your favorite beer. We always have 8 to 12 different offerings on tap, available in pints or taster flights (4 beers, each in a 4 oz pour). Bring your own food to pair with our delicious, locally made beers!

Take It Home

Staying home or headed to a party? Growlers are 64 oz glass jugs filled with fresh craft beer right from the tap, and are perfect for the back porch or gatherings with family and friends. Available in the tap room during regular tap room hours.

Spring Seasonal

Spring FeverABV: 5.4%
Raspberry-Hibiscus Ale17 IBUs

A sure sign of spring is our seasonal release Spring Fever, a Raspberry Hibiscus Ale that is both tart and tasty, refreshing and delicious. Malt, hops, raspberries and hibiscus flowers conspire to create an easy drinking, fruity beer that celebrates the new season. Consider Spring sprung.

Dry Land Series

Reel HazyABV: 5.7%
Hazy Pale Ale20 IBUs

The smooth, lightly toasted bready malts create a solid, creamy foundation for the tropical fruit salad extravaganza to come. Brewed with nothing but the best; Citra, Sultana and Simcoe hops provide a massive amount of mango, bright orange and pineapple, along with subtle hints of pine and vanilla flavors. The lack of actual bitterness makes this pale ale a true session. And, the hop burps are amazing!