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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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  • Seasonal Beer Release: Weizenbock

    Seasonal Beer Release: Weizenbock

    3:00 PM-10:00 PM
    02/06/2020

    On February 6th, we’ll be releasing February’s Seasonal Beer: Weizenbock

    With Special Catering by Blue Dragonfly Catering from 5-8 pm.

    • Schnitzel
    • Jaegerschnitzel
    • Zigeuner Schnitzel
      • *above served with Spaetzle and Red Cabbage
    • Brat Plate
    • Pretzel with Obatzda
    • Desserts
    • Hefeweizen Bread
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  • Euchre

    Euchre

    12:30 PM-4:00 PM
    02/09/2020

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    Mark your calendars it is that time of the year again!
     
    Euchre at Riggs!
     
    We will be playing twice a month this year. I hope everyone enjoys the extra day.
     
    Sign up will be at 12:45 pm, with the games starting at 1:00 pm
    This is a round-robin style tourney, you do not have to bring a partner, you can come by yourself.  You will be switching partners every game.
     
    Our schedule for this year
     
    Jan. 12
    Jan. 26
    Feb. 9
    Feb 23
    Mar 8
    Mar 22
    Apr 5
    Apr 26
    As a reminder, these games are just for fun, no entry fee and no prizes. All levels of experience are welcome.
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  • Live Music: Jake and Jackson

    Live Music: Jake and Jackson

    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    02/13/2020

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    Jake & Jackson (Tatar) are a father-son duo that formed in 2015 when Jake retired as the lead singer of the Boat Drunks. Jackson, in 7th grade at the time, was a great drummer, piano player, and singer, and he and Jake would perform at community festivals and other family events together. Since then, Jackson (now a junior in high school) has quickly learned the guitar and the duo now brings a piano and acoustic guitars. Jake has written dozens of his own songs and the duo often play these originals, with Jackson taking the lead on the songs his father recorded. This isn’t a typical musical duo; the two mix piano and guitars, switch instruments and lead vocals, and add other interesting musical touches that make their music sound nothing like anyone else is doing. And that’s reinforced in their musical catalog–they perform songs from every decade from the 1960s to the 2010s, and it’s typically material you won’t hear other bands/duos/musical acts cover (Howard Jones, Shenandoah, John Prine, and REO Speedwagon to name a few).

    No cover charge.

  • Live Music: Jake and Jackson

    Live Music: Jake and Jackson

    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    02/13/2020

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    Jake & Jackson (Tatar) are a father-son duo that formed in 2015 when Jake retired as the lead singer of the Boat Drunks. Jackson, in 7th grade at the time, was a great drummer, piano player, and singer, and he and Jake would perform at community festivals and other family events together. Since then, Jackson (now a junior in high school) has quickly learned the guitar and the duo now brings a piano and acoustic guitars. Jake has written dozens of his own songs and the duo often play these originals, with Jackson taking the lead on the songs his father recorded. This isn’t a typical musical duo; the two mix piano and guitars, switch instruments and lead vocals, and add other interesting musical touches that make their music sound nothing like anyone else is doing. And that’s reinforced in their musical catalog–they perform songs from every decade from the 1960s to the 2010s, and it’s typically material you won’t hear other bands/duos/musical acts cover (Howard Jones, Shenandoah, John Prine, and REO Speedwagon to name a few).

    No cover charge.

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  • Science on Tap

    Science on Tap

    5:00 PM-6:00 PM
    02/16/2020

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    Science on Tap!

    A 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.

    Jordan Sickle

    Graduate student in Physics, President of Science Policy Group at UIUC

    will be speaking on

    UIUC Science Policy Group: Overview and Welcome

    The University of Illinois is considered a school with the highest level of research activity. Established in 2017, the Science Policy Group of UIUC, keeps working on continued conversation on science policy issues, to unify the voices of science and technology, and providing opportunities for emerging scientists and engineers here to learn more about policy.

    This event is open to the public.

    mcb.gsa@gmail.com

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  • Euchre

    Euchre

    12:30 PM-4:00 PM
    02/23/2020

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    Mark your calendars it is that time of the year again!
     
    Euchre at Riggs!
     
    We will be playing twice a month this year. I hope everyone enjoys the extra day.
     
    Sign up will be at 12:45 pm, with the games starting at 1:00 pm
    This is a round-robin style tourney, you do not have to bring a partner, you can come by yourself.  You will be switching partners every game.
     
    Our schedule for this year
     
    Jan. 12
    Jan. 26
    Feb. 9
    Feb 23
    Mar 8
    Mar 22
    Apr 5
    Apr 26
    As a reminder, these games are just for fun, no entry fee and no prizes. All levels of experience are welcome.
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