Weʼre Crystal Lake Brewing. Weʼre dedicated to creating approachable, yet distinctive, craft beer. And weʼre proud to be one of Northern Illinoisʼ premier local breweries. We focus on using fresh ingredients, like grain and hops from premium local sources whenever possible. This not only helps to make a great beer, but also allows for the brewery to support a local, sustainable economy. Crystal Lake Brewing: Local. Proud. And dedicated to the craftsmanship required to create truly accessible, thirst-provoking beer — beer that is easy to drink, and hard to put down.