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.
|Frozen Over||ABV: 6.5%|
|English Brown Ale||25 IBUs|
Every winter they lace ‘em up. Clearing the kids off the frozen patch of lake that doubles as an ice rink, these dads celebrate the season with a rousing — and sometimes rough-housing — game of hockey. A Crystal Lake tradition, complete with bumps and bruises.
|Blizzard Blonde||ABV: 5.3%|
|Coffee-Infused Lager||18 IBUs|
In Crystal Lake, wintertime simply means our Blonde finds new ways to keep her golden glow. Trading her sunglasses for a sweater, she cozies up with a good book, a warm fire, and a smooth cup of coffee.