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".


< 2019 >
April 14 - April 20
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    Science on Tap

    4:00 PM-5:00 PM
    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.

    Jeremiah Heredia

    PhD student in Biochemistry

    Engineering a Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) protein to assist HIV treatment design

    The HIV-1 gp160 protein fluctuates among a range of conformations – closed, partially open, and open – exposing different antibody target sites. The “closed” gp160 conformation is a primary target in current vaccine design efforts because it hides poor target sites while exposing conserved target sites. Deep mutational scanning was used to provide insight into gp160 acquiring open and closed conformations; we hope these findings may assist HIV-1 treatment design.

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    Live Music: The Stan O'Connor Acoustic Circus

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

    The Stan O’Connor Acoustic Circus

    Playing an eclectic mix of original acoustic songs and covers from the likes of:

    • Drive by Truckers
    • Van Morrison
    • Son Volt
    • Big Head Todd and the Monsters
    • New Order
    • Prince
    • Uncle Lucius
    • Jason Isbell
    • Gillian Welch
    • Justin Townes Earle
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