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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.

Boathouse Reserve Release Event

The FOBAB-Award Winning 2019 Boathouse Reserve release party is coming on Saturday, November 23.
Click here for details, and to reserve your spot at the public launch party.

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.

Fall Seasonal

Last CastABV: 7.6%
Blood Orange IPA50 IBUs

Brewed like a straight forward IPA with the addition of blood oranges, this baby has it all! Bright citrusy hops blend seamlessly with the blood orange to create an explosion of fruit and hops on the palate. A firm malt backbone carries this flavor load while a quenching bitterness dries the finish out and leaves you asking for another!

Dry Land Series

Club 400ABV: 4.8%
Ballpark Lager22 IBUs

Take me out to the ballgame! This crisp, easy drinking lager is perfect for a summer day amongst the bricks & ivy. Crafted with our friends at Club 400 in mind, this beer is clean and refreshing, with minimal bitterness, so that you can celebrate a “W” in style.