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 brewmaster guided tour will take approximately one hour followed by a sampling of all Riggs Beers. Plan for up to two hours. 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. Online sign-up closes 1 hour prior to tour start. 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 here 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.

Reservations / private events:

Please email events@riggsbeer.com to reserve tables for your group or to get more information about planning a private event.

Sign up for a tour right here.

Pick your date and click "Register Now".

 

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  • Live Music: Saving Kaj
    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    10/04/2018

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    Saving Kaj is Kuhu Shukla on vocals, Aaron Gresch on guitar and Jon Eagles on bass, all from the Champaign-Urbana area.  We play covers from artists such as David Bowie, Neil Young, and Norah Jones.

     

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  • Seasonal Beer Release: Dunkelweizen
    3:00 PM-10:00 PM
    10/11/2018

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    With special catering 5-8 pm:

    • Schnitzel served with Spätzle and Red Cabbage
    • Jägerschnitzel served with Spätzle and Red Cabbage
    • Pretzels with Obatzda (German Cheese Spread)
    • Brats
    • Brat Plate served with Pretzel and Sauerkraut
    • Strudel
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  • Live Music: The Salt Fork Ramblers
    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    10/18/2018

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    This band started by doing bluegrass/ gospel then moved into classic country with a drummer and now we play a small mix of oldies rock and roll with our emphasis on mostly classic country, such as songs from Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Brooks and Dunn.  Along with a whole lot more! We have been together for more than 3 years now.

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  • Science on Tap
    4:00 PM-5:00 PM
    10/21/2018

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    Science on Tap!
     
    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.
    Jessica Kelliher
    PhD student in Microbiology
     
    Blockading Bacteria: How Our Immune System Makes Pathogens Hangry
     
    Infection is a dynamic war between pathogen and host, both of which employ a barrage of offensive and defensive tactics. One of the strategies our immune system uses, is to prevent microbial invaders from getting nutrients. Come learn about how our immune system lays siege to bacterial abscesses and how the microbes fight for their next meal!
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  • Live Music: Gavin Stolte
    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    10/25/2018

    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.

    Learn more about Gavin here.

     

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