Team / Contact

Back Row: Megan, Gretchen, Courtney, Wyatt, Torrey, Emily

Middle Row: Caroline, Paula

Front Row: Will, Matt, Mike, Jess, Nicole, David, Darin

Not pictured: Kyle, Dee, Jen, Dirk, Katie, Buddy, Drake, Holly

Would you like to join our team?

We are always accepting applications for part time bartender positions. No prior experience required. Please mail all applications to:

Riggs Beer Company, 1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, IL 61802

Darin Riggs

Darin Riggs has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois and is a graduate of UC Davis’ Master Brewer Program. He worked in an Anheuser-Busch brewery in Northern California. His focus is on process automation, maintenance, packaging, and quality assurance.

Contact Darin at: darin@riggsbeer.com


Matt Riggs

Matt Riggs has a Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Systems Management from the University of Illinois. He worked at the 362-year-old Brauhaus Faust in Miltenberg, Germany before completing his German brewmaster certification at Doemens Akademie in Munich, Germany. He is in charge of beer production, sales, distribution and general brewery management.

Contact Matt at: matt@riggsbeer.com


Gail Riggs

Gail Riggs has a Bachelor’s Degree in Cognitive Science from the University of Rochester and a Master’s Degree in Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School. She met her husband Darin while they were both serving in the Navy in Naples, Italy. Her role at the brewery involves compliance with regulations and food truck scheduling.

Contact Gail at: gail@riggsbeer.com


Caroline Riggs

Caroline grew up in Hardheim, Germany. Her brother came to Champaign County as an exchange student and eventually introduced her to her husband Matt. Caroline went to the University of Mannheim, Germany for business administration and has a degree as an Industriekauffrau. She focuses on managing the tap room, organizing on-site events, and keeping the books in order.

Contact Caroline at: caroline@riggsbeer.com

Kyle Schwenk

Kyle grew up in Mahomet, Illinois. His love of beer led him to the Siebel Institute of Technology's Advanced Brewing Theory Program in Chicago. After that, he went west, where he worked at a number of breweries in Utah and Oregon. Most recently, he was at Riverbend Brewing Company in Bend, Oregon, where they still have a Pilsner named after him! Kyle works full time as a brewer in production.

Jessica Schluter

Jess is Riggs Beer Company's newest full time employee. She started with us as a part time bartender, but was having way too much fun serving beers to only do it a couple of hours each week. Since coming on full time, Jess has assumed many of the tap room management duties.

Riggs Beer Company

1901 S High Cross Rd

Urbana, IL 61802


(217) 718-5345