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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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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.

Seasonal

Too Much CologneABV: 5.2%
German K├Âlsch20 IBUs

Modeled after Koln, 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 along with a hint of hop spice follow with a touch of wheat malt adding to the complexity. The finish is clean and refreshing leaving you thirsty for more. Prost!