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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  • Euchre Tournament

    Euchre Tournament

    1:00 PM-5:00 PM
    02/03/2019

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    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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  • Live Music: Stacy M. Doty and Wendy Dexter

    Live Music: Stacy M. Doty and Wendy Dexter

    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    02/07/2019

    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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  • Live Music: Ryan Burns

    Live Music: Ryan Burns

    3:00 PM-6:00 PM
    02/10/2019

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    A UNIQUE TAKE ON FOLK

    Raised throughout the midwest and living in Chicago, Ryan Burns plays music colored with the simple values of his surroundings. After spending his childhood singing and playing songs, it wasn’t until he was an adult that he realized his calling to make music. He draws inspiration from American folk music like Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger. But his songs are also influenced by music as varied as David Bowie, Mande drumming, and The Dubliners. All of these threads combine to form a sound that is at once accessible and hard to define.

    Audiences have found Ryan’s songs and voice spellbinding from Chicago to El Salvador and at venues everywhere in between. He’s has played at venues in Chicago like Metro, House of Blues and Cubby Bear and even written music for a full 52 piece orchestra. Along with playing solo, Ryan plays with his band Distant Brothers, teaches music, and composes and writes music as a freelancer. He is currently working on his debut solo EP and playing shows throughout the region, perfecting his craft.

    To learn more about Ryan or listen to some of his music, click here.

    No cover charge.

     

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  • Seasonal Beer Release: Doppelbock

    Seasonal Beer Release: Doppelbock

    3:00 PM-10:00 PM
    02/14/2019

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    On February 14th, Riggs Beer Company will release February’s seasonal: Doppelbock

    With special catering 5-8 pm by Blue Dragonfly Catering:

    • American Lager Fried Chicken
    • Schnitzel
    • Jaegerschnitzel

      The above served with Spaetzle and Red Cabbage

    • Brat Plate
    • Pretzel with Obatzda
    • Brats
    • Pizza by the slice
    • German Mac and Cheese
    • Desserts
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  • Live Music: John McMahon

    Live Music: John McMahon

    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    02/21/2019

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    John McMahon has been playing music locally since around 1991, either as a solo acoustic performer or in a number of bands. Recent projects include Hi Ho Buffalo, Rockaway Beach and The Doubt. Currently John is doing a mix of solo shows and playing in The Painkillers Blues Band.

    No cover charge.

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  • Live Music: The Salt Fork Ramblers

    Live Music: The Salt Fork Ramblers

    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    02/28/2019

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    This band started by doing bluegrass/ gospel then moved into classic country with a drummer and now we play a small mix of oldies rock and roll with our emphasis on mostly classic country, such as songs from Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Brooks and Dunn.  Along with a whole lot more! We have been together for more than 3 years now.

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