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Events/Tours

Brewery tour:

We're very sorry, but at this time we don't deem it safe to resume brewery tours and have canceled all upcoming tour dates. We'll publish on our social media and website as soon as we are able to resume tours.
We will honor all tour vouchers, even past their expiration date. So don't worry about expiration.
Or, if you don't want to wait, you can come to the taproom & beergarden during our taproom hours and redeem your voucher for a sampling of all beers.

Special Events & Reservations:

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 Riggs scheduled special events, please see the calendar below. To place a reservation or to get more information about private events, please email events@riggsbeer.com.

 

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  • Live Music: KALESA

    Live Music: KALESA

    4:00 PM-6:00 PM
    10/11/2020

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    KALESA is an all-Filipino cover band that started performing together in 2018. They enjoy playing various genres of music, including rock, pop, R&B/soul, and country. KALESA performed for Friday Night Live 2019 in Champaign and was voted “Best Up-and-Coming Band” in the readers’ poll for Buzz Magazine’s edition of Best of CU 2019. KALESA was also a contestant in Champaign West Rotary’s fundraising event CU’s Got Talent 2020 at the Virginia Theatre. They are so excited to finally get back to performing live and hope that you enjoy the show!

     

    KALESA band members:

    Caesar Talili-lead guitar, vocals

    Alyana Robinson- rhythm and lead guitar, vocals

    Eric Maligaya- bass, vocals

    Allyson Magno- vocals

    Richelle Lu- vocals

    Noel Ledesma- drums

    No cover charge. Musicians play for tips. Social distancing will be enforced. In the event of inclement weather, live music will be cancelled.

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  • Seasonal Beer Release: Wet Hop

    Seasonal Beer Release: Wet Hop

    3:00 PM-10:00 PM
    10/15/2020

    On October 15th, we’ll be releasing October’s Seasonal Beer: Wet Hop Lager
    Wet hop beers are brewed with hops, at the peak of freshness, that have been harvested on the same day of their use in the brewery.
    We brewed this beer for the first time this year. It is done fermenting and is now cold conditioning. Here are the stats: 5.3% ABV, 30 IBU.
    This lager beer was brewed with 100% Riggs Grown barley and wheat and used 100% Central Illinois hops from Hallowed Hops farm in Lewistown, IL.
    Thursday evening we’ll have special catering (buy by the plate) from Blue Dragonfly Catering with dishes such as:
    – Sauerbraten with Brezenknödel and Red Cabbage
    – Schnitzel & Jaegerschnitzel
    Food will be available for purchase from 4:30 – 7:30 pm.
  • CANCELLED: Live Music: Mid-October

    CANCELLED: Live Music: Mid-October

    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    10/15/2020

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    This event has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

    Mid-October in mid-October! Come out for the release of our Wet Hop Lager, German catering, and great music.

    Mid-October, a pop-folk duo, based out of Urbana, IL, is the partnership between Jonathon Parrish and Therese Brown. The two met while putting together a band in Jonathon’s garage. For him it was love at first sight. For Therese, not so much. Through persistence and determination, from the beginning of that summer to the middle of October, Jonathon finally had changed her mind. She had fallen for him. After that, they paired their musical talents together and with beautiful, well-blended harmonies and fantastically written original love songs, are playing venues all over Illinois. They hope to remind their audiences that true passion and love can come from the heart and be put into music.

    No cover charge. Musicians play for tips. In the event of inclement weather, live music will be cancelled.

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  • Live Music: U of I School of Music

    Live Music: U of I School of Music

    7:00 PM-8:00 PM
    10/22/2020

    Since the weather for Thursday looks beautiful, we are moving this event that was originally scheduled on November 1st. Come out on Thursday October 22nd at 7 pm to see the U of I School of Music play in the beer garden instead!
    Did you know that Mozart was a huge fan of beer? Legend has it that he loved Stiegl and Horner Bier, and he even wrote a poem titled “Of All the Cities” in homage to the Duke of Bavaria’s beer making! What a better way to celebrate Mozart and his love of beer than with a performance of his “Gran Partita,” featuring thirteen performers from the University of Illinois School of Music, conducted by Dr. Stephen Peterson. Enjoy a refreshing beer and music in the Beer Garden on Thursday, October 22nd, at 7:00pm, weather permitting.
    Here is Mozart’s poem, as translated in Jeffrey Gaab’s book Munich: Hofbräuhaus & History: Beer, Culture, Politics: (pulled from https://radio.wosu.org/post/mozart-minute-beer-and-poetry…)
    “Of All the Cities” – W.A. Mozart
    Of all the cities in which I stayed
    made much music and my instruments played
    I once took up residence in Munich.
    I gave a fine concert there at court,
    the opera Idomeneo in 1780 I wrote
    and often sought refreshment in the Duke’s brew house.
    The beer there really pleased me
    and the guests never ceased to amuse me
    anyone who’s been there would agree with me!
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