A half a century after McHenry Brewery stopped brewing beer, Chain O'Lakes Brewing Company has brought craft beer to the city, McHenry County and to the lakes region.
On 24 August 2013, Chain O'Lakes Brewing Company unveiled its new Brewery on the site of the original McHenry Brewery, marking the return of the brewer's art to the city of
after a 71 year absence. With a history of an operating brewery dating back to the 1868, McHenry Brewing Company brewed beer until it closed its doors on 7 June 1942, leaving a great void in the local beer scene. As a result, local residents' beer choices were limited to mass-produced lagers and ales from national breweries. McHenry
Fortunately, the installation of an eight barrel brew house in the historic, turn-of-the-century building returned fresh, handcrafted ales to the area. A far cry from the mainstream lager-brewery products, the Chain O'Lakes Brewing Company beers are produced from only the finest malted barley extracts, generous amounts of fresh hops, and specially selected ale yeasts. The end result is a selection of unfiltered, unpasteurized ales in a variety of classic beer styles. Chain O'Lakes Brewing Company craft beers can be enjoyed at the peak of freshness directly from the serving tanks.
Visit Chain O'Lakes Brewing Company located in the heart of McHenry's historic downtown shopping district.
Curt & LindaChain O’ Lakes Brewing Company
Brewery Corner Revival Party
Make sure you visit the Brewery and our new Beer Garden on 7 June 2014 for our Brewery Corner Revival Party. We will tap one of McHenry Brewery Company's favorite Beer during our Revival Festival. We will feature The Mississippi Stranglers band, a food truck and Revival clothing. Stop by the brewhouse or follow us on Facebook for the latest information.