If you're a craft brew connoisseur, you've come to the right place. McHenry County has a thriving craft brewing culture, and you can experience the best of it!
Here is a full list of local breweries and what's on tap now!
Made with locally sourced ingredients and old-world brewing techniques, this rugged, trendy brewery hopes to change the way you think about beer. though they don't serve food in their taproom, they offer seating and encourage patrons to bring their own food, or simply have it deliverd by one of the many local restaruants right to the brewery! Check their online calendar regulary for a list of events many include regular food trucks that make a stop just for brewery patrons!
You can see the brewing equipment from the taproom. If that inspires you to want to see more, you can: The brewery offers tours at 1 a.m. the first Saturday of every month for $10. Reservations are suggested and everyone must be 21 or older with a valid I.D.
Hickster - American Cream Ale
Fest Bier - German Style Lager
Gian Killer - India Pale Ale (IPA
Chief Kiwi Kiwi - New Zealand Pale Ale
Exiled Angel - Belgian Style Golden Ale
Saint Monty - Belgian Style Dubble
Sweetie Pie - Strawberry Rhubarb Gose
Barrel #31 - Brett Golden Ale Aged in Pinot Noir Barrels
Agent Black - Dry Nitro Stout
Thurs & Fri. 3 P.M. - 10 P.M.
Sat. 12 P.M. - 10 P.M.
Sun. 12 P.M. - 7 P.M.
Crystal Lake Brewing makes beer that is easy to drink and hard to put down, and descirbe their brew as "approchable, yet distinctive craft beer" - we'll drink to that! With as many as 23 different offerings on tap, you will find something you'll love. It's a BYOF (Bring Your Own Food) place, and you're encouraged to bring your own or have a pizzia delivered right to your table!
Beach Blonde - Golden Lager
Wake Maker - Session IPA
Busted Prop - Hoppy American Wheat Ale
Slalom King - Rye India Pale Ale
Overboard - Oatmeal Stout
Fox Rocker - American Red Ale
Backflip - Belgian Wit
Main Beach - Golden Ale
Pollys Pils - German Pilsner
Cold Smoke - Bamberg-Style Rauch Ale
Mon - Thurs 4:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.
Fri. 3:00 P.M. - Midnight
Sat. Noon - Midnight
Sun. Noon - 9:00 P.M.
The motto says it all: "Good Beer - Made Here"! Visit the county's only brewpub in the historic McHenry Brewing building built in 1868. Join the Brewery Elightened Erudite Revivalists for a selection of authentic ales and lagers - unpasteurized and served at the peak of freshness directly from the tank in the taproom or biergarten.
Wear your R.E.D. (Remember Everyone Deployed) shirt every Friday and join them for live music from local artist the first Friday of every month!
Wed. & Fri. 4:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Thurs. 4:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Sat. 12:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
*Located right off Metra's Union Pacific/Northwest Line.