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Events/Tours

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: 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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