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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    Live Music: BonLou

    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    Riggs Beer Company
    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    BonLou is an acoustic duet who bring their signature harmonies to their own originals and put a new twist on old favorites with covers. .

    No cover charge. More.

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    Euchre Tournament

    1:00 PM-5:00 PM
    Riggs Beer Company
    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    Join our round-robin style euchre tournament!

    It will take place on the first Sunday of every month, January through April.

    Come alone or in a team. Cards and score sheets will be provided.

    Sign-up begins at 12:30 p.m.
    Tournament starts at 1 p.m.

    No fees, no prizes, just fun!

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    Seasonal Beer Release: Weizenbock

    3:00 PM-10:00 PM
    Riggs Beer Company
    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA
    On January 10th, Riggs Beer Company will release January’s seasonal: Weizenbock

    With special catering 5-8 pm:

    • Schnitzel
    • Jägerschnitzel
    • German Mac and cheese
    • Brat plate
    • Pretzel with Obatzda
    • Brats
    • Pizza by the slice
    • Dessert
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    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.

    Alex Phillips
    PhD student in Microbiology

    Boiling biology down to its essentials: What extreme microbes tell us about the history of life on Earth

    At first glance, a microbe living in a pool of hot acid could not seem more different from us. However, modern techniques have found that at our very core, we share a surprising amount of our cell biology with a certain class of heat-loving microorganisms. What does this tell us about how life evolved and how our own cells work? Come for a discussion into one of the hottest fields around.

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    Live Music: Mid-October

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