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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May 12 - May 18
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    Spring Wreath Making Workshop

    1:00 PM-2:00 PM
    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA
    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    With the brightness of Spring on our doorstep, create a colorful home decoration that exudes the vibrancy and joy of the season. Farmer Holly will lead the class in crafting custom, gorgeous, wreaths on grapevine frames in the cozy Riggs brewery in Urbana. Adornments include Delight Flower Farm dried flowers, boxwood, woody stems, ribbon, and fresh succulent cuttings. This is a beautiful and creative craft that will endure the seasons. Succulents can be re-potted as house plants.
    Date and time: May 12th, 1pm-2pm
    Location: Riggs Beer Company, 1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, IL
    Cost: $30
    **Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Preregistration required in order to best accommodate space and supplies. Class spaces limited.

    Sign up here.

    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.

    Janhavi Kolhe

    PhD student in Cellular and Developmental Biology

    will be speaking on

    Beer, Bread and Biology?

    Using bakers yeast as a model organism to study a variety of cellular processes.

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    Live Music: Gavin Stolte

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

    Gavin Stolte, a local music veteran of nearly 40 years in the Champaign-Urbana area, performs classic R&B, rock and pop tunes in a solo setting.
    Gavin plays acoustic guitar and sings along with some funky keyboard drum and bass beats. You may be tempted to dance! His songwriting skills are revealed in a dozen of his own compositions which he performs at every show.

    Listen to them here.


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