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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.

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.

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.

Small Batch Release

JeffpardyABV: 7.0%
New England IPA25 IBUs

Bursting with tropical fruits, this hazy IPA is generously hopped with Simcoe, El Dorado and Lotus. Ramming in flavors and aromas of grape Laffy Taffy, ripe mango, orange juice, and vanilla. Additionally layered in with pineapple, berries, apricot and earthy spearmint. Bright and delicious!