Brewery tour:

We're very sorry, but at this time we don't deem it safe to resume brewery tours and have canceled all upcoming tour dates. We'll publish on our social media and website as soon as we are able to resume tours.
We will honor all tour vouchers, even past their expiration date. So don't worry about expiration.
Or, if you don't want to wait, you can come to the taproom & beergarden during our taproom hours and redeem your voucher for a sampling of all beers.

Special Events & Reservations:

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 Riggs scheduled special events, please see the calendar below. To place a reservation or to get more information about private events, please email events@riggsbeer.com.


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  • Seasonal Beer Release: Citra-weizen

    Seasonal Beer Release: Citra-weizen

    3:00 PM-10:00 PM

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    On July 11th, Riggs Beer Company will release July’s seasonal: Citra-weizen

    This beer is based on our Hefeweizen, but we dry hopped it with a hop called Citra. True to their name, Citra Hops give the beer a citrus aroma and flavor that pair perfectly with our wheat beer’s traditional banana character. Citra-Weizen is the ideal beer to help you beat this Illinois mid-summer heat.
    ABV: 5.3%
    IBU: 12
    Grain: Riggs-Grown Wheat Malt, 2 Row, Carafoam, Acidulated
    Boil Hops: Magnum
    Whirlpool Hops: Citra
    Dry Hops: Citra, Cascade

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

    • American Lager Smoked Chicken Wings w/ German Potato Salad
    • American Lager Fried Chicken w/ German Potato Salad
    • Schnitzel
    • Jaegerschnitzel
      *both served with Spätzle and red cabbage
    • Brat plate
    • Cheddar Brats
    • Pretzel w/ Obatzda
    • Kaiserschmarrn

    Prices range from $4-$9

  • Urbana TRYathlon

    Urbana TRYathlon

    All day

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    On July 13th, your spirit will be tested–how much Urbana greatness can you handle?

    Join Imbibe Urbana for a perfect day of biking, bouldering, disc golfing and beer in Urbana.

    Your Urbana Tryathlon route starts at Urbana Boulders for registration, waiver signing, bike attainment, and camaraderie with Neutral Cycle. Once you’re signed up and have your scorecards, Tryathletes will enjoy all that Urbana Boulders has to offer for all levels indoor climbing.

    After climbing, Tryathletes will follow their pack leaders and ride through to Lohmann Park. At Lohmann, play a couple of holes of Disc Golf with the Champaign County Disc Golf Club. Once we’ve got the competitive juices flowing, we ride to Riggs Beer Company.

    At Riggs, be ready to keg toss and celebrate Urbana with your friends, family and complimentary Tryathlon pint glass. Awards ceremony at 8:30pm and celebrations continue until 10pm.

    Bike enthusiasts and specialists will lead and follow each wave to assist Tryathletes and ensure safe riding. Please bring a helmet, bike lights, a water bottle and a bike lock.

    Riders can roll out from Riggs at anytime or wait for the 9pm and 10pm led rides back to downtown Urbana.

    This is not a race. Everyone is a winner. But there will be some prizes for the highest scorers! Categories include: Men’s, Women’s, and Children.

    The first 174 individuals to sign up will get a FREE event pint glass! Participants MUST register before the event.

    Urbana Tryathon–Go ahead, TRY it.

    **Rain Date: 7/14

  • Night Drone Racing at Riggs

    Night Drone Racing at Riggs

    8:00 PM-10:00 PM

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

  • Drone Racing at Riggs

    Drone Racing at Riggs

    All day

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

  • Live Music: Champagne Sunday

    Live Music: Champagne Sunday

    6:00 PM-8:00 PM

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    Endearingly labeled as “Pearl Jam meets Bette Midler”, Champagne Sunday began in Ventura, CA, in 2005 migrating up to the Pacific Northwest in recent years. Husband and wife members Jessi and Jared Fredeen have been tearing up stages and crowds nationwide with their unique upbeat, roller coaster style shows, firing off gypsy-punk rock songs alongside everything from intimate tear-jerkers to anthemic foot-stompers. This act has a ton of energy, heart, and talent that makes for an engaging, powerful show.

    No cover charge.

  • Science on Tap

    Science on Tap

    6:00 PM-7:00 PM

    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.

    Savanna Sharum

    PhD student in Biochemistry

    will be speaking on

    Using Blue Light to Better Understand Cancer Therapies

    One-third of all human cancers come from the dysregulation of a single signaling pathway called the MAPK pathway. Our lab uses an emerging technology called optogenetics to control these signals using blue light. We use the technique to better understand the way that these signals work in order to lay the foundation for better therapeutics development.


  • Live Music: Mid-October

    Live Music: Mid-October

    6:00 PM-8:00 PM

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    Mid-October, a pop-folk duo, based out of Urbana, IL, is the partnership between Jonathon Parrish and Therese Brown. The two met while putting together a band in Jonathon’s garage. For him it was love at first sight. For Therese, not so much. Through persistence and determination, from the beginning of that summer to the middle of October, Jonathon finally had changed her mind. She had fallen for him. After that, they paired their musical talents together and with beautiful, well-blended harmonies and fantastically written original love songs, are playing venues all of Illinois. They hope to remind their audiences that true passion and love can come from the heart and be put into music.

    No cover charge.


  • Yoga and Beer

    Yoga and Beer

    12:30 PM-2:00 PM

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    Beer and Yoga
    Sunday, July 28th, 2019, 12:30 pm
    Join us at Riggs Beer Company for Beer and Yoga! This one hour, all levels yoga class is a great excuse to drink beer in yoga pants on a Sunday afternoon.
    Certified yoga instructor Jodi Adams will guide you through a fun, light-hearted class designed for movement and laughter.
    No matter what your level of experience, Beer and Yoga is a fun way to return to the practice or try something new. Men and women are encouraged to join us.
    The cost for the yoga class is $10/person to be paid in cash to the instructor prior to class begin. Beverages can be purchased at the bar. No outside beverages can be brought in.
    The class will take place in the beer garden and will depend on good weather. In case of rain, the class will NOT take place.
    RSVP right here.
    Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to get settled in.
    Wear comfortable clothing that you can move in.
    Please bring your own mat, although we will have extras to borrow.