Tours / Events

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Brewery tour:

If you like to drink it and want to know more about how your beer is made, let us take you on a tour of the world of beer. You will learn about ingredients, take a look inside our tanks, and find out more about the processes behind beer production.

Small-group tours will be conducted most Saturdays and Sundays at 3 pm. The tour will take approximately one hour and closed-toe shoes are required.

We can only take a limited amount of visitors on each tour. So to make sure you have a spot, please check the tour calendar on this page and sign up. Cost for the tour is $10 per person and includes a generous sampling of our beers. Sign-up is closed online 1 hour prior to the tour; for for any last minute interest, please call the brewery at 217-718-5345 to see if any spaces are still available.

Special Tours:

If want to sign up for a tour further out than the ones listed below or if you have a group of 6 or more people and want to schedule a special private tour at a different time, please contact caroline@riggsbeer.com or call 217-718-5345 .

Special Events:

Our taproom and Beer Garden host a multitude of special events such as Oktoberfest, weddings, board game nights, live music, drone races and more. For details on special events, please see the calendar below.

Sign up for a tour here!

 

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  • Live Music: Stacy M. Doty and Wendy Dexter
    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    11/09/2017

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    Stacy Doty has been a musician all of his life. His parents were both musicians and he has sang since he was a child and was featured in choirs and statewide choirs during his junior, high school, and college years. He plays the guitar, mandolin and native american flute.

    His former bands have been the long running “Whiskey Jack”, the sawyer brothers band fro 10 years, the equally long running “Pearl Handle Band”, as well as others throughout his 45 years of live performance. He was signed to AMI Productions in Nashville, TN in the mid 1980s and had radio airplay in the USA and Europe.

    Joining Stacy at his show is Wendy Dexter. She provides excellent harmony as well as audience interaction. Together they provide a very entertaining show.

    They focus on classic rock but also perform contemporary country, classic country as well as 50’s and 60’s hit songs.

    No cover charge. More.

     

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  • Fall Centerpiece Workshop: Succulent Pumpkins at Riggs!
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    11/12/2017

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    Fall is that magical time of year full of warm colors, cozy notions, and bountiful harvests. With the chill of Autumnal air upon us, Delight Flower Farm is inspired to preserve the beauty and vitality of the outdoors through crafting and creating with nature.

    At this workshop, participants can create indoor succulent gardens on a locally grown pumpkin using a variety of decorative natural objects (pine cones, moss, winter greenery, etc.) These gardens can survive indoors through the winter, and they provide you with a gorgeous and unique fall centerpiece. Learn how create your own masterpiece, have fun with friends and community, and celebrate fall!

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

    When: November 12th, 12pm-1pm

    All crafting supplies are included in class cost.

    Pre-registration is required. Tickets are non-refundable nor transferable.

    REGISTER HERE

  • Deutscher Stammtisch
    4:00 PM-5:00 PM
    11/12/2017

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    No additional details for this event.

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  • Schwarzbier Release
    3:00 PM-10:00 PM
    11/16/2017

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    Once again we’ve teamed up with Gregory Street Catering. They’ve gotten a preview of the beer and will integrate our beers in many of their tasty treats:
    • Schwarzbier braised Beef with German Potato Salad
    • Mushroom Strudel
    • American Lager Fried Chicken with Hefeweizen Bread
    • Brat & Sauerkraut Pizza Slice
    • Other Pizza by the slice
    • Desserts
    Our tap room is open 3-10 pm.
    Special catering provided 5-8 pm.
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  • Fall Centerpiece Workshop: Succulent Pumpkins at Riggs!
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    11/19/2017

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    Fall is that magical time of year full of warm colors, cozy notions, and bountiful harvests. With the chill of Autumnal air upon us, Delight Flower Farm is inspired to preserve the beauty and vitality of the outdoors through crafting and creating with nature.

    At this workshop, participants can create indoor succulent gardens on a locally grown pumpkin using a variety of decorative natural objects (pine cones, moss, winter greenery, etc.) These gardens can survive indoors through the winter, and they provide you with a gorgeous and unique fall centerpiece. Learn how create your own masterpiece, have fun with friends and community, and celebrate fall!

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

    When: November 19th, 12pm-1pm

    All crafting supplies are included in class cost.

    Pre-registration is required. Tickets are non-refundable nor transferable.

    REGISTER HERE

  • Deutscher Stammtisch
    4:00 PM-5:00 PM
    11/19/2017

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    No additional details for this event.

  • Science on Tap
    4:00 PM-5:00 PM
    11/19/2017

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    A new discussion series for the community led by graduate students in the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology. Hosted by the MCB Graduate Student Association and held at Riggs Beer Company.

    Homebrewed vitamins: what B1 and B. thetaiotaomicron are doing in your gut ZACH COSTLIOW, GRADUATE STUDENT IN MICROBIOLOGY

    A rousing adventure of obscure pop culture references and microbiology to tell the story of how some gut microbes brew up their own vitamins – plus what that means for us and the other microbes in the neighborhood (the gut)!

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  • Yay, we are open today!
    3:00 PM-10:00 PM
    11/22/2017

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    Our taproom will be open the day before Thanksgiving (Nov 22) from 3 to 10 pm.

    Rosati’s Pizza, Urbana will provide special catering including a Thanksgiving inspired pizza slice (4 – 9 pm).

    Rewind 92.5 will come out to the brewery to celebrate 1000 days on the air with a 1000 prize giveaway (5 – 7 pm).

    And the Rives Brothers will entertain us with the finest live music (5 – 7 pm).

     

     

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  • Yoga & Beer
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    11/26/2017

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    Beer and Yoga

    Sunday, November 26th at noon

    Join us at Riggs Beer Company for Beer and Yoga! This one hour, all levels yoga class is a great excuse to drink beer in yoga pants on a Sunday afternoon.

    Certified yoga instructor Jodi Adams will guide you through a fun, light-hearted class designed for movement and laughter.

    No matter what your level of experience, Beer and Yoga is a fun way to return to the practice or try something new. Men and women are encouraged to join us.

    The cost for the yoga class is $10/person to be paid in cash to the instructor prior to class begin. Beverages can be purchased at the bar.

    The class will take place in the production brewery in case of rain.

    Pre-registration is recommended! Only 30 spots are available.

    RSVP at www.riggsbeer.com to sign up online.

    Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to get settled in.

    Wear comfortable clothing that you can move in.

    Please bring your own mat, although we will have extras to borrow

  • Wreath Making Workshop WITH KIDS!
    12:30 PM-2:00 PM
    11/26/2017

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    Delight Flower Farm welcomes you to experience the joys of the winter spirit through wreath making in the cozy environment of Riggs Beer Company. We have received requests for a parent-child or adult-kid workshop. This workshop offer participants the opportunity to work together and craft a unique, seasonal decoration. You will learn basic wreath building and design techniques, and will use locally-sourced supplies to make a beautiful, handmade treasure. Wreath decor includes fresh evergreen, berries, pine cones, tree nuts, ribbons, dried flowers, and more.

     

    Date and time: November 26th, 12:30-2pm

    ***Children must be supervised at all time. We will work with hot glue guns and sharp tools, so please assess whether this type of activity is appropriate for the child you want to craft with. Each adult-child pair will make one wreath together.

    Cost: $50

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

    Classes are non-refundable and non-transferable.

    Wreaths are built on an 12” frame (size is more like 20” diameter when finished).

    REGISTER HERE

  • Deutscher Stammtisch
    4:00 PM-5:00 PM
    11/26/2017

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    No additional details for this event.

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  • Live Music: Gavin Stolte
    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    11/30/2017

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    Gavin Stolte, a local music veteran of nearly 40 years in the Champaign-Urbana area, performs classic R&B, rock and pop tunes in a solo setting.
    Gavin plays acoustic guitar and sings along with some funky keyboard drum and bass beats. You may be tempted to dance! His songwriting skills are revealed in a dozen of his own compositions which he performs at every show.
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