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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.

Coming Up...

Wednesday, September 25th @ 7:00 pm - Join us for an hour long yoga class while drinking a delicious CLB brew. Bring a friend for this all level class where we will laugh and drink our way through a gentle flow with incorporated partner poses. Stay in the taproom for a pint after! $20 per person includes yoga & beer. Bring your own yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing.

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 created with the attention to quality and taste reminiscent of a simpler time when craftsmanship mattered.

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 Witbier14 IBUs

This is your moment — toes perched on the edge of the diving board and the hot sun on your back. Confidently, you jump, bending and tucking into the perfect somersault, the splash announcing "summer" to the rest of Crystal Lake.

Another perfect turn is CLB's "Backflip", a delicious Belgian-style Witbier that tastes like summer in a glass. Hints of camomile, orange peel and coriander provide a refreshing balance to the wheat's slight twang, while the high carbonation adds a crisp feel. You'll fall heels-over-head for this one.

Dry Land Series

Reel JuicyABV: 7,2%
Midwest India Pale Ale Ale25 IBUs

Reel Juicy is an explosion of hoppy goodness! Huge tropical fruit notes erupt from the pint. The beer has a definite haze due in large part to the outrageous amount of hops we put into it. The flavors range from pineapple, mango and guava to candied orange and kiwi. The body is smooth with only a slight bitterness allowing the almost creamy mouth feel to caress your palate. If you love hops and the alcohol of an IPA, but aren’t a fan of intensely bitter beers, then this beer is for you!