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.
|Belgian Witbier||14 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.
|Polly's Pilsner||ABV: 5.5%|
|German Pilsner||40 IBUs|
In 1836, Berman and Polly Crandall brought their family by covered wagon to what would someday become Crystal Lake, Illinois. There is no record of Polly brewing beer, but then again, with 10 kids, it’s hard to imagine that she and Berman wouldn’t knock back a pint or 2 on occasion. So if she did brew, we think she might have made something like CLB’s newest lager.
Crisp and refreshing, soft German malt and herbal German hops blend together in perfect balance to give you a truly authentic Pilsner experience. Flavors of light, toasty malt and clover honey are balanced by a clean, quenching bitterness. Cheers, Polly, here’s to you!