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: Schwarzbier

    Seasonal Beer Release: Schwarzbier

    3:00 PM-10:00 PM
    11/14/2019

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    On November 14th, Riggs Beer Company will release November’s seasonal: Schwarzbier

    With special catering 5-8 pm:
    Blue Dragonfly Catering has planned a German-style menu to compliment the Schwarzbier:
    Sauerbraten*
    Schnitzel*
    Jaegerschnitzel*
    Zigeuner Schnitzel*
    *above served with Spaetzle and Red Cabbage
    Brat Plate
    Obatzda & Pretzel
    Desserts
    Hefeweizen Bread mini loaf
    **prices range from $4 to $10

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  • Science on tap

    Science on tap

    4:00 PM-5:00 PM
    11/17/2019

    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.

    Nahla Kreidly

    PhD student in Food Science and Human Nutrition

    will be speaking on

    Our Meatless Future: The Argument for Plant-Based Protein

    This presentation will focus on understanding the role of protein in food and how more food companies are investing in plant-based protein. We will then discuss the basis for this shift and the major food trends, using “The Impossible Burger” as a case study. Hope you’ll join us!

    This event is open to the public.

    mcb.gsa@gmail.com

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  • German Christmas Market 2019

    German Christmas Market 2019

    All day
    11/29/2019-12/22/2019

    Every weekend between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    • Thursday and Friday 4-8 pm
    • Saturday and Sunday 2-7 pm
    • Closed Monday-Wednesday

    Vendors will sell gifts, wreaths, food, and drink. Bundle up and enjoy some hot spiced wine, while getting your Christmas shopping done!

    Details to follow.

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  • German Christmas Market 2019

    German Christmas Market 2019

    All day
    11/30/2019-12/22/2019

    Every weekend between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    • Thursday and Friday 4-8 pm
    • Saturday and Sunday 2-7 pm
    • Closed Monday-Wednesday

    Vendors will sell gifts, wreaths, food, and drink. Bundle up and enjoy some hot spiced wine, while getting your Christmas shopping done!

    Details to follow.