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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  • Live Music: Live Thru Wednesday

    Live Music: Live Thru Wednesday

    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    09/05/2019

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    Live Thru Wednesday is a 3-piece Reggae/Rock/Ska band from the Westville, IL area who formed in the fall of 2015. Since the spring of 2016, they’ve played an upwards of 75+ local shows around the Danville, Champaign-Urbana and Covington, IN areas, with an eclectic style ranging anywhere from Sublime, to 311, to Pepper.

    The line-up currently consists of Caleb Seripinas (guitar/vocals), John Seripinas (Bass/vocals), and Cody Guyer (percussion).

    In addition to multiple shows played in the area, the group has also had 2 different E.P. tracks to make local radio airplay, which includes local CU radio stations 107.1 WPGU University of Illinois, 88.7 WPCD Parkland CC, and 90.1 WEFT Community Radio. After laying down a 4 track E.P. last summer, the band is currently in the studio (courtesy of Rebelsfare Collective Studios) recording a full-length, 12-track L.P, which should be released by the spring of 2019.

    Listen to them here.

     

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  • Drone Racing at Riggs

    Drone Racing at Riggs

    All day
    09/08/2019

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

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  • Live Music: Mid-October

    Live Music: Mid-October

    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    09/12/2019

    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.

     

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  • Antique Tractor Plowing Demonstration

    Antique Tractor Plowing Demonstration

    12:00 PM-3:00 PM
    09/14/2019

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    On Saturday, 9/14, the I & I Antique Tractor & Gas Club will come out to Riggs Beer Company.
    They will bring several antique tractors to plow the wheat and barley fields right behind the brewery.
    So come out, grab a beer, and watch the plowing demonstration from our beer garden.
    This event is weather-permitting only.

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  • Seasonal Beer Release: Oktoberfest

    Seasonal Beer Release: Oktoberfest

    3:00 PM-10:00 PM
    09/19/2019-09/22/2019

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    On 9/19/19, the same weekend the Oktoberfest starts in Munich, Germany, we’ll be releasing our Oktoberfest beer.
    Celebrate with us here at the brewery all weekend long.
    We’ll have German food, other food, polka music, special 2019 Oktoberfest mugs, and lots of Oktoberfest beer all weekend long.
    So strap on your Lederhosen and get ready for a weekend of drinking, singing, and having a great time.

    We’ll have live music throughout the weekend.

    On Friday, you’ll find local polka band NOJM playing up a storm of “Ein Posits” and more starting at 5 pm on Friday and at 4:30 on Saturday.

    NEW OLEANS JAZZ MACHINE on Friday, 9/20, 5-7pm and Saturday, 9/21, 4:30-6:30:

    • Carl Johnson, clarinet
    • Barkey Bryant, piano/vocals
    • Josh Huchin, bass
    • Dave Madden, drums
    Food trucks will be available Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with a mix of their regular specialties and their take on authentic German cuisine and Oktoberfest food specialties. Stop by each of the trucks to see if you can pick out the German-esque treats! Some of the food you’ll find throughout the weekend on the food trucks includes curry-wurst, brats, sauerkraut, German desserts and pies, and ice cream in the colors of Bavaria!
     

    Thursday Sept. 19
    Blue Dragonfly Catering 5-8pm
    TK’s CheeseSteaks 3-8pm
    Dave’s Dogs 5-11pm
    Sidney Dairy Barn 3-6pm
    Oh, Honey Pie Truck 6-9pm

    Friday Sept. 20
    Fernando’s 3-8pm
    Dave’s Dogs 4-10pm
    Sidney Dairy Barn 3-6pm
    Oh, Honey Pie Truck 6-9pm

    Saturday Sept. 21
    Fernando’s noon-8pm
    Oh, Honey Pie Truck 4-7pm

    Sunday Sept. 22
    Blue Dragonfly Catering noon-2pm
    Piato To Go 1:30-7pm
    Oh, Honey Pie Truckd 2-4pm

    While all food trucks bring the German spirit this weekend, German food will be available from Blue Dragonfly Catering on Thursday from 5-8pm and Sunday from noon-2pm.
    Thursday’s menu: Nuremberg Sausage Plate served with mashed potatoes and sauerkraut $10, Schnitzel served with Spaetzle and Red Cabbage $8, Jaegerschnitzel served with Spaetzle and Red Cabbage $9, Currywurst served with roll $8, Brat Plate served with pretzel $8, Bavarian Pretzel with Obatzda $6
    Sunday’s brunch menu: Weisswurst served with sweet German mustard and pretzel $9, German Farmer Casserole served with Hefeweizen bread $6, Onion & Bacon Pie served with Hefeweizen bread $6, Brat Plate served with pretzel $8, Kaiserschmarrn $6
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  • Seasonal Beer Release: Oktoberfest

    Seasonal Beer Release: Oktoberfest

    3:00 PM-10:00 PM
    09/20/2019-09/22/2019

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    On 9/19/19, the same weekend the Oktoberfest starts in Munich, Germany, we’ll be releasing our Oktoberfest beer.
    Celebrate with us here at the brewery all weekend long.
    We’ll have German food, other food, polka music, special 2019 Oktoberfest mugs, and lots of Oktoberfest beer all weekend long.
    So strap on your Lederhosen and get ready for a weekend of drinking, singing, and having a great time.

    We’ll have live music throughout the weekend.

    On Friday, you’ll find local polka band NOJM playing up a storm of “Ein Posits” and more starting at 5 pm on Friday and at 4:30 on Saturday.

    NEW OLEANS JAZZ MACHINE on Friday, 9/20, 5-7pm and Saturday, 9/21, 4:30-6:30:

    • Carl Johnson, clarinet
    • Barkey Bryant, piano/vocals
    • Josh Huchin, bass
    • Dave Madden, drums
    Food trucks will be available Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with a mix of their regular specialties and their take on authentic German cuisine and Oktoberfest food specialties. Stop by each of the trucks to see if you can pick out the German-esque treats! Some of the food you’ll find throughout the weekend on the food trucks includes curry-wurst, brats, sauerkraut, German desserts and pies, and ice cream in the colors of Bavaria!
     

    Thursday Sept. 19
    Blue Dragonfly Catering 5-8pm
    TK’s CheeseSteaks 3-8pm
    Dave’s Dogs 5-11pm
    Sidney Dairy Barn 3-6pm
    Oh, Honey Pie Truck 6-9pm

    Friday Sept. 20
    Fernando’s 3-8pm
    Dave’s Dogs 4-10pm
    Sidney Dairy Barn 3-6pm
    Oh, Honey Pie Truck 6-9pm

    Saturday Sept. 21
    Fernando’s noon-8pm
    Oh, Honey Pie Truck 4-7pm

    Sunday Sept. 22
    Blue Dragonfly Catering noon-2pm
    Piato To Go 1:30-7pm
    Oh, Honey Pie Truckd 2-4pm

    While all food trucks bring the German spirit this weekend, German food will be available from Blue Dragonfly Catering on Thursday from 5-8pm and Sunday from noon-2pm.
    Thursday’s menu: Nuremberg Sausage Plate served with mashed potatoes and sauerkraut $10, Schnitzel served with Spaetzle and Red Cabbage $8, Jaegerschnitzel served with Spaetzle and Red Cabbage $9, Currywurst served with roll $8, Brat Plate served with pretzel $8, Bavarian Pretzel with Obatzda $6
    Sunday’s brunch menu: Weisswurst served with sweet German mustard and pretzel $9, German Farmer Casserole served with Hefeweizen bread $6, Onion & Bacon Pie served with Hefeweizen bread $6, Brat Plate served with pretzel $8, Kaiserschmarrn $6
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  • Seasonal Beer Release: Oktoberfest

    Seasonal Beer Release: Oktoberfest

    3:00 PM-10:00 PM
    09/21/2019-09/22/2019

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    On 9/19/19, the same weekend the Oktoberfest starts in Munich, Germany, we’ll be releasing our Oktoberfest beer.
    Celebrate with us here at the brewery all weekend long.
    We’ll have German food, other food, polka music, special 2019 Oktoberfest mugs, and lots of Oktoberfest beer all weekend long.
    So strap on your Lederhosen and get ready for a weekend of drinking, singing, and having a great time.

    We’ll have live music throughout the weekend.

    On Friday, you’ll find local polka band NOJM playing up a storm of “Ein Posits” and more starting at 5 pm on Friday and at 4:30 on Saturday.

    NEW OLEANS JAZZ MACHINE on Friday, 9/20, 5-7pm and Saturday, 9/21, 4:30-6:30:

    • Carl Johnson, clarinet
    • Barkey Bryant, piano/vocals
    • Josh Huchin, bass
    • Dave Madden, drums
    Food trucks will be available Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with a mix of their regular specialties and their take on authentic German cuisine and Oktoberfest food specialties. Stop by each of the trucks to see if you can pick out the German-esque treats! Some of the food you’ll find throughout the weekend on the food trucks includes curry-wurst, brats, sauerkraut, German desserts and pies, and ice cream in the colors of Bavaria!
     

    Thursday Sept. 19
    Blue Dragonfly Catering 5-8pm
    TK’s CheeseSteaks 3-8pm
    Dave’s Dogs 5-11pm
    Sidney Dairy Barn 3-6pm
    Oh, Honey Pie Truck 6-9pm

    Friday Sept. 20
    Fernando’s 3-8pm
    Dave’s Dogs 4-10pm
    Sidney Dairy Barn 3-6pm
    Oh, Honey Pie Truck 6-9pm

    Saturday Sept. 21
    Fernando’s noon-8pm
    Oh, Honey Pie Truck 4-7pm

    Sunday Sept. 22
    Blue Dragonfly Catering noon-2pm
    Piato To Go 1:30-7pm
    Oh, Honey Pie Truckd 2-4pm

    While all food trucks bring the German spirit this weekend, German food will be available from Blue Dragonfly Catering on Thursday from 5-8pm and Sunday from noon-2pm.
    Thursday’s menu: Nuremberg Sausage Plate served with mashed potatoes and sauerkraut $10, Schnitzel served with Spaetzle and Red Cabbage $8, Jaegerschnitzel served with Spaetzle and Red Cabbage $9, Currywurst served with roll $8, Brat Plate served with pretzel $8, Bavarian Pretzel with Obatzda $6
    Sunday’s brunch menu: Weisswurst served with sweet German mustard and pretzel $9, German Farmer Casserole served with Hefeweizen bread $6, Onion & Bacon Pie served with Hefeweizen bread $6, Brat Plate served with pretzel $8, Kaiserschmarrn $6
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  • Seasonal Beer Release: Oktoberfest

    Seasonal Beer Release: Oktoberfest

    3:00 PM-10:00 PM
    09/22/2019-09/22/2019

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    On 9/19/19, the same weekend the Oktoberfest starts in Munich, Germany, we’ll be releasing our Oktoberfest beer.
    Celebrate with us here at the brewery all weekend long.
    We’ll have German food, other food, polka music, special 2019 Oktoberfest mugs, and lots of Oktoberfest beer all weekend long.
    So strap on your Lederhosen and get ready for a weekend of drinking, singing, and having a great time.

    We’ll have live music throughout the weekend.

    On Friday, you’ll find local polka band NOJM playing up a storm of “Ein Posits” and more starting at 5 pm on Friday and at 4:30 on Saturday.

    NEW OLEANS JAZZ MACHINE on Friday, 9/20, 5-7pm and Saturday, 9/21, 4:30-6:30:

    • Carl Johnson, clarinet
    • Barkey Bryant, piano/vocals
    • Josh Huchin, bass
    • Dave Madden, drums
    Food trucks will be available Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with a mix of their regular specialties and their take on authentic German cuisine and Oktoberfest food specialties. Stop by each of the trucks to see if you can pick out the German-esque treats! Some of the food you’ll find throughout the weekend on the food trucks includes curry-wurst, brats, sauerkraut, German desserts and pies, and ice cream in the colors of Bavaria!
     

    Thursday Sept. 19
    Blue Dragonfly Catering 5-8pm
    TK’s CheeseSteaks 3-8pm
    Dave’s Dogs 5-11pm
    Sidney Dairy Barn 3-6pm
    Oh, Honey Pie Truck 6-9pm

    Friday Sept. 20
    Fernando’s 3-8pm
    Dave’s Dogs 4-10pm
    Sidney Dairy Barn 3-6pm
    Oh, Honey Pie Truck 6-9pm

    Saturday Sept. 21
    Fernando’s noon-8pm
    Oh, Honey Pie Truck 4-7pm

    Sunday Sept. 22
    Blue Dragonfly Catering noon-2pm
    Piato To Go 1:30-7pm
    Oh, Honey Pie Truckd 2-4pm

    While all food trucks bring the German spirit this weekend, German food will be available from Blue Dragonfly Catering on Thursday from 5-8pm and Sunday from noon-2pm.
    Thursday’s menu: Nuremberg Sausage Plate served with mashed potatoes and sauerkraut $10, Schnitzel served with Spaetzle and Red Cabbage $8, Jaegerschnitzel served with Spaetzle and Red Cabbage $9, Currywurst served with roll $8, Brat Plate served with pretzel $8, Bavarian Pretzel with Obatzda $6
    Sunday’s brunch menu: Weisswurst served with sweet German mustard and pretzel $9, German Farmer Casserole served with Hefeweizen bread $6, Onion & Bacon Pie served with Hefeweizen bread $6, Brat Plate served with pretzel $8, Kaiserschmarrn $6
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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
    09/26/2019

    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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  • Vintage Baseball

    Vintage Baseball

    All day
    09/28/2019

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    Learn more about vintage baseball here. Rain date is 10/12/19.

    Learn more about the teams here:

    This is a recruiting set for The Champaign Centennials – looking for 12-15 dedicated players. Travel will be required but all games are on Saturday with a few on Sunday.

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