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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

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.

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.

Limited Release

Too Much Cologne?ABV: 5.2%
German Kölsch20 IBUs

Modeled after Köln, Germany's refreshing ale, we think we knocked this beer out of the park! It is brilliantly clear with a pleasant light fruitiness greeting your nose. Flavors of fresh pear and white grape mingle with a hint of hop spice, with a touch of wheat malt adding to the complexity. The finish is clean and refreshing, leaving you thirsty for more.

Fall Seasonal

Last CastABV: 8.0%
Blood Orange IPA60 IBUs

The Old Man On The Lake, they called him. Been around as long as anyone could remember. Knew where all the fish were; hell, he knew most of 'em by name. And famous for his signature, late summer call: "Last cast, and then one more."

We honor the spirit of autumn with our fall seasonal, "Last Cast." This Blood Orange IPA blends bright, citrusy hops with the bold flavors of the blood orange, creating an explosion of fruit and pleasing bitterness on the palate for an unforgettable character — just like the Old Man.