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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.

In The Tap Room

On tap right now... Dunkel Weizen Dark Wheat Ale, Reel Hazy New England Pale Ale, Hops of Gold American Pilsner, Frozen Over English Brown Ale, and of course, Beach Blonde, Slalom King, and all of your favorite regular CLB beers.

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.

Winter Seasonal

Frozen OverABV: 6.5%
English Brown Ale25 IBUs

CLB takes a smooth approach to winter with "Frozen Over", a traditional English Brown Ale. Rich aromas of dark chocolate and caramel complement a subtle hint of herbal hop spice, adding to the complexity. A sip reveals flavors of milk chocolate and chewy caramel, along with a bit of fresh baked bread rounding the sweetness out.

Dry Land Series

New England Pale Ale22 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 massive amounts of mango, bright orange, pineapple, along with subtle hints of pine and vanilla flavors.