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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.

Tap Room Safety Note

The CLB tap room is open again, and we are doing our part to ensure that tap rooms, bars and restaurants across the state stay open. That means remaining committed to limiting the spread of the Covid-19 virus by following common-sense safety protocols.

Here at CLB, we are maintaining a safe distance between tables, wearing masks at all times, washing our hands regularly, and implementing sanitary procedures that are even more strict than usual.

When you visit the tap room, you'll be asked to check in to be seated, wear a mask when not seated at your table, limit group sizes to 10 people or less, and respect physical distance between groups.

Everyone here at Crystal Lake Brewing is thrilled to welcome the community back to our tap room, and we're dedicated to doing so responsibly to keep people healthy while enjoying a pint in a safe environment.

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 don't try us just because we're brewed right in your backyard. Instead, try a CLB because we're 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.

Summer Seasonal

BackflipABV: 5.2%
Belgian Wit Ale14 IBUs

Backflip is a traditional Belgian Witbier, created to celebrate the arrival of summer. As tradition dictates, this Witbier leaves a white veil of color around the glass edge due to the unmalted wheat, and springs forth with a heavenly aroma. Hints of coriander and orange permeate, while a subtle kiss of coconut and chamomile add to the complexity, finishing smooth and tropical.


MaibockABV: 6.3%
Blonde Bock Lager25 IBUs

Welcome spring with this delicious lager. Hints of honey and spice greet the senses. Warm malty flavors glide over your palate with a bit of Germanic sweetness, while a balancing bitterness brings this traditional lager into perfect harmony. Prost!