Light the Lamp Brewery

Light the Lamp BreweryLight the Lamp Brewery

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

10 N Lake St
Ste 107
Grayslake, Illinois, 60030-3636
United States

(847) 752-8489 | map

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Added by TMoney2591 on 11-27-2012

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by TMoney2591:
Photo of TMoney2591
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Stopped in here a few weeks after their grand opening to give a new local brewery a shot. It's a smallish place located in what seems like a quiet part of Grayslake (I'll admit my experience with the town is severely limited, though) on the ground floor of an apartment building. Inside, the bar area is lined with hockey paraphernalia, from local schools' teams to classic NHL throwbacks. A handful of flat screens sit in corners, waiting to blare some rink action (or, in the case of my visit, the exploits of the gridiron). Honestly, it all kinda feels like a brighter, more professionally-done version of a major hockey fan's basement den, complete with walnut bar. I bellied-up to said bar and ran the place's gamut of offerings. The beer selection is generally what you'd expect from a new brewery, nothing wild and crazy, but things are still generally well done. The staff all seem like genuinely nice and amiable folk and were more than willing to talk about the beer and the game that the Bears were trying hard to lose. Being somewhat early on in both the day and the brewery's existence, the place was fairly quiet and empty, but I've seen pictures of how crowded they can get (and with the NHL back in session, I imagine it happens a bit more often). Icing on the cake: the staff shared some salsa and tortilla chips they had bought. It's the little things, people. Overall, this is a nice place to visit, grab a pint, and enjoy a game or something. While the beers are still on the safe side, I'm interested to see where they go with their recipes in the future. I'm definitely going back whenever I can to see how they're coming along.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Cujo65
4.79/5  rDev +24.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

friendly staff and owners...great selection for a small brewer and....they are moving to a new location, so even better and greater things around the corner.

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Photo of ebruce112
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 2.5

Love this little brewery in my hometown. But I hope they can expand and get a little more adventurous and improve the taproom.

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Photo of Tanktizzo
3.34/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Photo of ralerwen
3.57/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Gbasiliere
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Local families partnered up to form this brewery. Good people. The current brewmaster is obsessed with quality. As a result, the beer is currently as good as it has ever been.

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Light the Lamp Brewery in Grayslake, IL
3.75 out of 5 based on 59 ratings.
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