Tours / Events




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 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 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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December 02 - December 08
  • 02

    Science on Tap

    4:00 PM-5:00 PM
    Riggs Beer Company

    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.
    The public is welcome to attend to lean more about what some of the graduate students and the University of Illinois are working on.

    Surbhi Jain
    PhD student in Biochemistry

    CRISPR/Cas9: The Swiss Army Knife for Genome Engineers

    The result of an age-old battle between bacteria and viruses is being hailed as one of the greatest discoveries of the decade. CRISPR/Cas-, a name you might have heard a lot recently, is enabling rapid advancement of fundamental science, medicine, and biotechnology. How does it work and what makes it so useful? We will dive into all of these questions and many more!

  • 03
    No events
  • 04

    News & Brews

    6:00 PM-7:30 PM
    Riggs Beer Company

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    On December, 4th from 6-7:30pm, join WILL and Illinois Newsroom at Riggs Beer Company to discuss books in prisons: why so complicated?

    Illinois Newsroom, Illinois Public Media and Riggs Beer Company are committed to creating conversations that move our community towards a better future.

    More about “News & Brews”:

    Illinois Newsroom and WILL present the new event series “News & Brews” where our journalists bring radio stories to life. Much of our reporting focuses on complicated community issues that deserve the time and space for in-depth discussion. A panel of experts and community members related to each topic will outline the current state of the problem, the communities affected by it, and how it’s being addressed so far. Then we’ll open up for questions and further discussion from everyone!

    All are welcome to attend. There will be many opportunities to ask questions, spark conversations, or just sit back and listen. Riggs offers many non-alcoholic options as well as their line of locally crafted beers.

    On this months topic:

    In the debate over whether to legalize weed in Illinois, there’s a lot to consider. At our next News & Brews event on December 4th at Riggs Beer Company in Urbana, we’re going to walk you through it: the politics, the money, the implications for health and criminal justice. Bring your thoughts, questions and opinions — and join the conversation!

    We’ll provide a fact sheet to get everyone up to speed on recreational cannabis facts and research and a panel of reporters will share their deep knowledge of Illinois cannabis issues and answer your questions!

    To help us shape the conversation, we would love to hear what you need to know about legalizing recreational weed in Illinois. Please send your questions to

    Here are some questions audience members have wondered so far:

    -How can we make an informed decision when government restrictions present roadblocks to research?
    -Is it true that legalization would result in financial benefits, like increased revenue and reduced prison costs?
    -Where would taxes from weed sales go?
    -Is Illinois likely to legalize recreational weed in the near future?
    -If it becomes legal, will there be room for small businesses to cultivate recreational cannabis?

    For the latest on this event, click here.


  • 05
    No events
  • 06

    Live Music: Corduroy

    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    Riggs Beer Company

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    Corduroy is a musician who makes his home right here in central Illinois, where he was raised. Corduroy is a folk artist who combines acoustic guitar, crisp vocals, on-stage effects, and the occasional thunder of a bass drum to create a unique and unforgettable experience. Drawing his inspiration from folk rock, Americana, indie folk, and even familiar pop/rock artists, Corduroy has the ability to create a high energy musical experience without losing the eclectic and soulful feelings you would expect from any great folk performer.

    No cover charge.


  • 07
    No events
  • 08
    No events