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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  • Seasonal Beer Release: Dunkelweizen

    Seasonal Beer Release: Dunkelweizen

    3:00 PM-10:00 PM
    10/10/2019

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    On October 10th, Riggs Beer Company will release October’s seasonal: Dunkelweizen

    Riggs Dunkelweizen has a distinct advantage over other dark beers. Just in time for brew day, we had our local maltster custom roast some Riggs-grown wheat. The use of freshly roasted wheat gives this beer a truly unique fresh roast character.

    This year’s Dunkelweizen has an incredibly smooth “roasty” aroma and flavor up front. Its medium body carries nutty and cocoa flavors nicely. As is typical in wheat beers, Riggs Dunkelweizen has a noticeably “clovey” finish and virtually no hop flavor.

    • 5.3% ABV
    • 13 IBU
    • Grain: Munich, Dark Wheat, Riggs-Grown Pale Wheat, CaraHell, Riggs-Grown Roasted Wheat, Acidulated
    • Hops: Magnum

    With special catering 5-8 pm:

    • Currywurst
    • Nürnberger Sausage Plate – served with sauerkraut and mashed potatoes
    • Schnitzel/Jägerschnitzel – served with Spätzle and red cabbage
    • Brat plate – served with one brat, pretzel and sauerkraut
    • Pretzel with Obatzda
    • Desserts
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  • Science on tap

    Science on tap

    4:00 PM-5:00 PM
    10/13/2019

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

    Anna Waller

    PhD student in Food Science and Human Nutrition

    will be speaking on

    Nutrition Smartphone Technologies and Micronutrient Deficiencies: the case of Mexico

    This presentation will focus on understanding undernutrition and how novel nutrition smartphone technologies can be applied to address micronutrient deficiencies in countrywide nutrition programs, using Mexico as a case study. We will then discuss a novel iron smartphone sensor developed at the University of Illinois in collaboration with the Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro. Hope you’ll join us!

    This event is open to the public.

    mcb.gsa@gmail.com

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  • Hops and Hymns

    Hops and Hymns

    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    10/27/2019

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    Its a Reformation Celebration for Hops and Hymns! Join us on Reformation Sunday for an evening of singing all of our favorite hymns. While this is hosted by the area ELCA Lutheran Churches, this is a public event and all are welcome regardless of age, faith, or singing ability. Riggs has an outdoor play area so children are welcome to come and play. Or, if your family is made up of fur babies, dogs are welcome to come as well. We will be in the party porch, so there will be plenty of seating as we open into the outdoor space.

    While we love Rigg’s beer, it is not a requirement for the event. There are a variety of beverages for purchase, including non-alcoholic options. Food trucks will also be available that evening.

    If you have any questions, please contact Caitlyn Reinders at gracelife@gracelutherancu.org

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