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: Stacy M. Doty and Wendy Dexter
    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    11/01/2018

    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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  • Seasonal Beer Release: Schwarzbier
    3:00 PM-10:00 PM
    11/08/2018

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    On November 8th, Riggs Beer Company will release November’s seasonal: Schwarzbier
     
    With special catering 5-8 pm:
    Sauerbraten with Spätzle and Red Cabbage
    Schnitzel served with Spätzle and Red Cabbage
    Jägerschnitzel served with Spätzle and Red Cabbage
    Brat Plate with Pretzel and Obatzda (German Cheese Spread)
    Desserts
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  • Science on Tap
    4:00 PM-5:00 PM
    11/11/2018

    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 Saw
    MD/PhD student in Molecular and Integrative PhysiologyThe Art of Pain: Geobiology Dissolves Away the Agony of Kidney StonesWhat happens when you put a human kidney stone under the microscope? They are actually much more beautiful than you might think! These painful deposits in your urinary system are actually dynamic biogeochemical reactors of repeated growth and dissolution that behave similarly to coral skeletons and marine limestone. We’ll tell you how these remarkably detailed images create a previously unimagined roadmap for new therapeutic treatment options.

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  • Live Music: Mid-October
    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    11/15/2018

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    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 of 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.

     

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  • Fall Centerpiece Workshop: Succulent Pumpkins at Riggs!
    4:00 PM-5:00 PM
    11/18/2018

    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, walnuts & acorns, 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: Sunday, November 18th, 4pm-5pm

    All crafting supplies are included in class cost. Drinks not included.

    Pre-registration is required. Tickets are non-refundable nor transferable. Register at www.delightflowerfarm.com/shop

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