Upcoming Events

Drink & Draw Thursday Night Bites
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

Drink & Draw Thursday Night Bites

Food. Beer. Art. Thursday, Sept 20, has it all.

Join us for our first coaster art Drink and Draw night. All artists of all levels and styles are invited. We'll supply the blank coasters. Bring your favorite utensils, we'll have a few sharpies and standard pens available as well.

How it works: we'll have each artist throw different subjects into a hat. We'll draw a new topic every thirty minutes or so. Once complete, we'll take photos of everyone's drawings and post them online.

Perk N Pickle will be here serving up their awesome cuisine, so show up hungry and fuel that creativity.

NOTE: we're a 21-and-over venue.

IMAGE By: Jeffrey Ward, Topnotch Tattoo, Elgin IL

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Punk Rock for Pear Kids Cask Tapping
Sep
21
5:00 PM17:00

Punk Rock for Pear Kids Cask Tapping

We’ve partnered with those SOBs down in Naperville to bring you a special, one-night-only beer: Punk Rock for Rich Kids cask-conditioned on pears from our Plank Road Tap Room orchard.

This single hop Belgo-American Pale Ale already brings fruity Belgian esters and caramelly goodness to the table. Our pears will add and enhance those profiles while adding some sweet, juicy highlights to the mix.

In addition, we’ll be tapping White Van Witbier and Hunted by Vikings Session IPA.

Meanwhile, Chuck’s Wood-Fired Pizza will be out back serving up the ‘za.

NOTE: 21-and-over only. All tappings, times and dates subject to change.

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Wurst Sunday Ever!
Sep
23
12:00 PM12:00

Wurst Sunday Ever!

On Sunday, Sept 23, join us for the Wurst Sunday Ever! We’ve lined up an afternoon of food, fun, and entertainment.

Our German friends at Krombacher will be joining us for stein holding and pilsner consumption. Meanwhile, Dan Emerson of Gillerson’s Grubbery will be cooking up brats and German sides to fill those bellies. And the Beer Choir will be leading us all in glorious beer-themed songs.

$20 at the bar gets you all you need to start the fun:

  • A plate of sausage and two sides

  • A Krombacher pils

  • A shot of Underberg to help it all go down

Then stick around for the all the fun.

NOTE: 21-and-over only. Times and dates subject to change.

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Pints for Pints Blood Drive
Sep
25
2:00 PM14:00

Pints for Pints Blood Drive

Plank Road Tap Room, Heartland Blood Centers,
and Perk N' Pickle Food Truck Present:
The Pints for Pints Blood Drive!

Saving lives takes courage. We're proud to present a fun and easy way to take the first step. 

Join us on Tuesday, Sept 25 from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM here at Plank Road Tap Room. For each pint of blood donated, receive a coupon for one beer (restrictions apply), redeemable that day or at a future date if you are unable to imbibe after your donation. 

Perk N' Pickle will be here serving up tasty bites to help you feel better post-donation!

GENERAL INFORMATION
WHO CAN DONATE:
- Donor must be in good health and feeling well.
- At least 17 years of age.16 year olds are eligible provided they have written approval from a parent/guardian. (Note: must be 21 or over to enter tap room or beer garden)
- Must weigh 110 pounds or more.
- It is recommended to eat something within the four hours prior to the donation.
- Fever, persistent cough, sore throat or chest congestion disqualifies a donor.

INTERVAL BETWEEN BLOOD DONATIONS
- Must be eight (8) weeks between regular whole blood donations. Waiting period must be sixteen (16) weeks after double red cell apheresis: seven (7) days after platelet apheresis.

MEDICATIONS
- Donors taking medications may be deferred from donating due to their underlying medical condition. Check with the Heartland staff for acceptability.

TRAVEL OUTSIDE THE U.S.
- Travel to certain parts of the world may be cause for deferral. Check with the Heartland staff to determine eligibility.

NOTE: We are a 21-and-over venue. Donators under 21 may donate blood but cannot enter the tap room or beer garden.

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Worst Kept Secret Society Open Enrollment!
Oct
6
12:00 PM12:00

Worst Kept Secret Society Open Enrollment!

You’ve asked. We’re finally getting around to answering.

We have a limited number of spots open for our Worst Kept Secret Society! On Saturday, October 6th, from noon to 3pm, we’ll be hosting an open enrollment party. While spots last, you’ll be able to come in and sign up for our members’ club.

Your $50 enrollment fee will gain you access to:

  • brand new numbered member's glass! That's right...it's time to retire the old design. We'll announce the new design soon, but believe us...it's pretty stellar.

  • members-only shirt , which is currently in development

  • members-only potluck BBQ (date TBA)

  • Invitation to our annual brewery triathlon event next summer

  • 10% off all merch (starting Oct 6)!

  • Early access to tickets for tap room events and news about special tappings

  • Quarterly Member Monday events

  • AND A MYSTERY BENEFIT that will be announced when you enroll.

You’re welcome to come early to help guarantee a spot. We’ll hand out tickets as people show up to confirm your spot.

Note that NO outside beverages are allowed outside before we open, so no bottlesharing, Bloody Mary’s, or other types of non-PRTR-sanctioned drinks allowed.

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Beer & Bacon Pairing
Sep
15
6:00 PM18:00

Beer & Bacon Pairing

Beer. Bacon. Pairing.
PRTR. Paddy Long’s/Kaiser Tiger. 3 Floyds.

Tickets are on sale now for our Saturday, Sept 15 Beer and Bacon Pairing Event. Come and get them, they will move fast.

Each $39 Ticket Includes:
- One reception beer from 3 Floyds at 6pm
- Four types of bacon paired with four 3 Floyds beers, including:
  - Irish Bacon paired with Savage Flow Lager
  - Jowl Bacon paired with Zombie Dust Pale Ale
  - Pepper Bacon paired with Alpha King APA
  - Brown Sugar paired with Oil of Gladness Black Barleywine
- A good time to be had by all, as anyone who's attended one of our pairing events can tell you.

Reception starts at 6pm with the pairings starting at 7pm sharp.

NOTE: 21–and-over. No kiddos or pups. Dates, times, menu, and tap list are all subject to change.

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Half Acre/Trve Brewing Collab Tapping
Sep
13
5:00 PM17:00

Half Acre/Trve Brewing Collab Tapping

Peanut butter and jelly. Mac and cheese. Chubby and Checkers. Some things just go together. 

Half Acre Beer Company and TRVE Brewing have come together to create a wyld ale of epic proportions. Path of Nomad was fermented with both breweries' combined house cultures atop blackberry puree in neutral oak, aromas of fresh lavender and sage streaked by vine ripened watermelon and lime. 

Additionally, we'll have Deep Space Double IPA and Tuna Extra Pale Ale on draft inside while Perk N Pickle will be out back with their amazingly tasty menu.

NOTE: We're a 21-and-over venue.

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Tap Taco-ver w/ Maplewood Brewing & Fat Tomato
Sep
7
5:00 PM17:00

Tap Taco-ver w/ Maplewood Brewing & Fat Tomato

Four beers from Maplewood Brewery & Distillery. Four tacos from Fat Tomato Inc. food truck. This is no common tap takeover. It's a TAP TACO-ver.

No tickets necessary for this event...just show up, grab the tacos of your choice and grab one of our suggested beer pairings inside the tap room.

On tap will be:
- Charlatan
- Double Charlatan
- Fat Pug Oatmeal Milk Stout on Nitro
- Big Pulpy DDH IPA with Citra, Mosaic and El Dorado

The tacos will be available for you to self-pair and a detailed menu will be out soon. Stay tuned.

NOTE: We're a 21-and-over venue, so you'll need to leave the kiddos behind. Parking may be limited and is for tap room guests only. All dates, times, and tappings subject to change.

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Game Night with The Dice & Pints Society
Sep
5
6:00 PM18:00

Game Night with The Dice & Pints Society

It’s the first Wednesday of the month, and that means it’s our monthly Game Night! Join our hosts The Dice and Pints Society for a fun evening of board games and beer (Or wine. Or cider. But mostly beer.)

There are always plenty of games to choose from, and the group loves to teach newcomers how to play. Feel free to bring some of your favorites from home, some friends and start your own table.

Grab dinner from our friends Perk N Pickle who will be out back cooking up some delicious dishes!

NOTE: We are a 21-and-over venue.

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Wednesday Night Bites w/ Perk N' Pickle
Sep
5
5:00 PM17:00

Wednesday Night Bites w/ Perk N' Pickle

We're switching things up and bringing you the bites on Wednesday, Sept 5. Why? Well, scheduling conflicts...and to feed our monthly board game night participants, The Dice and Pints Society!

The public is invited to join in on all the fun. Grab some food, some friends, a seat at one of the game tables, and have some fun.

NOTE: we're a 21-and-over venue. Menu, dates, and times subject to change.

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Labor Day Cellar Soirée
Sep
3
12:00 PM12:00

Labor Day Cellar Soirée

The tap room will be open to the public on Monday 9/3 for Labor Day, 12pm - 10pm so that you can close out the holiday weekend with a bang.

Jeremy will be rockin' and rollin' behind the bar all day. What's more, throughout the day, he'll be cracking some bottles from Alan's super not-so-secret cellar.

Bring in some snacks, grab some Ream's Bier Sticks, or order food delivered from our awesome neighbors down the street and let's send Labor Day out in style.

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Brickstone Permanent Vacation Citra IPA Release Party
Aug
24
5:00 PM17:00

Brickstone Permanent Vacation Citra IPA Release Party

Our buds at BrickStone Brewery have a new Citra IPA for you to try, and we're hosting a little soirée to get a pint into your hands!

Permanent Vacation is a Citra IPA with tasty, fruity notes of pineapple and grapefruit. At 6% ABV, it's a perfect beer for sipping on our porch, patio, or in the beer garden. 

Katie from Brickstone will be out to hang and talk about the brewery, so make sure you say hi.

We'll also have tasty eats from La Comodita Food Truck! They'll be serving up tasty balls of Sicilian goodness from 5pm to whenever.

NOTE: We're a 21-and-over venue, so you'll need to leave the kiddos behind. All dates, times, and tap lists subject to change.

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Thursday Night Bites: Perk n' Pickle
Aug
23
5:00 PM17:00

Thursday Night Bites: Perk n' Pickle

It's late summer and weekends are seeming shorter and shorter. So, let's get a head start on the fun with a new season of Thursday Night Bites!

First up, this week we have Perk N Pickle heading over to cook up some of their killer grub. We'll post the menu as soon as we know what they're planning for us.

We'll likely tap a little something fun, as well, so keep an eye out for more announcements.

NOTE: We're a 21-and-over venue, so you'll need to leave the kiddos behind. No outside beverages or coolers allowed. Parking may be limited and is for tap room guests only. All dates and times subject to change.

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Elgin City Limits - Four Year Anniversary Party
Aug
18
11:00 AM11:00

Elgin City Limits - Four Year Anniversary Party

Relax...you have reached the Elgin City Limits.

Four years ago, we opened Plank Road Tap Room in a little cabin right on the edge of town...somewhere between nowhere and everywhere. On Saturday, August 18, help us celebrate the only way we know how...surrounded by great beer and even better friends.

Choose when you want to party with us: afternoon or evening. And choose how you want to party with us: a la carte, with beers included, or sporting a limited edition shirt. We'll have some tasty partners (including Chuck's Wood Fired Pizza all day) and fun events throughout each session. Each ticket purchased prior to the event will receive a limited edition Elgin City Limits beer glass.

SPECIAL TAPPINGS:

  • Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout (CBS)
  • Hop Butcher Blazed Orange Milkshake IPA
  • Solemn Oath White Van w/ Peaches
  • Ballast Point High West Barrel Aged Victory at Sea
  • 2nd Shift Katy
  • Lo-Rez Oaked Secondary Element Saison
  • Revolution Under Protest IPA w/ Mango & Blood Orange
  • Lagunitas Sour Pineapple
  • Cigar City Jai Alai IPA Aged in White Oak
  • Noon Whistle Squishy Gummy

CASK TAPPING: BuckleDown Belt & Suspenders w/ Mulberries handpicked from Plank Road Tap Room's mulberry trees!

Confirmed Partners & Events Include:

  • Chuck's Wood Fired Pizza
  • Mama Lee's Popcorn
  • Klein's Corn on the Cob
  • Beer Choir
  • Herbs Bakery Donut Hole Eating Contest
  • Stein Holding Contest

Parking & Uber Drop Off Zones:

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NOTE: Adults over 21 only. No doggos at this event please. Tappings subject to change and available while they last. Event is rain or shine. No ticket refunds.  General admission tickets are available at the door and DO NOT include a commemorative glass. Service fee will apply. 

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Pierogi Jo's
Aug
11
5:00 PM17:00

Pierogi Jo's

You asked for it, and Pierogi Jo's has answered the call!

Join us Saturday, Aug 11, at 5pm for another Pierogi Night here at Plank Road Tap Room. Grab some tasty flavor pillows, a beer, and hang out on the porch, patio, or in the beer garden.

NOTE: We're a 21-and-over venue, so you'll need to leave the kiddos behind. All dates, times and tappings subject to change.

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German Beer Exchange Program Kickoff Party
Aug
10
5:00 PM17:00

German Beer Exchange Program Kickoff Party

Some of you may have sipped on a sneak peak over the past few weeks, but this Friday, August 10, we make it official as we kick off our Plank Road Tap Room German Beer Exchange Program!

Featuring one of the finest pilsners in the world, this event highlights the superbly crisp and refreshing Krombacher Pils. Our friend from Krombacher, Pat, will be out to talk about this historic brewery and the clean beers they produce. We'll have our first-ever steinholding contest (with a PRTR twist), and some lucky drinkers will be able to keep these killer steins (while supplies last).

Otto, our German Exchange Penguin, will oversee the whole operation, so make sure you snap a pic of this local celebrity, tag us and #plankroadtaproom, and post to your social media channel of choice for a chance to win two tickets to our 4th anniversary party, Elgin City Limits, on Aug 18!

NOTE: We're a 21-and-over venue, so you'll need to leave the kiddos behind. All dates, times and tappings subject to change.

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Game Night
Aug
8
6:00 PM18:00

Game Night

It’s the first Wednesday of the month, and that means it’s our monthly Game Night! Join our hosts The Dice and Pints Society for a fun evening of board games and beer (Or wine. Or cider. But mostly beer.)

There are always plenty of games to choose from, and the group loves to teach newcomers how to play. Or, bring some of your favorites from home, some friends and start your own table.

Grab dinner on your way or order in from our neighbors, or even munch on one of our cheese flights and some Ream’s Bier Sticks (while supply lasts).

NOTE: We are a 21-and-over venue.

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Food Truck: Puff Truck Pizza
Aug
4
5:00 PM17:00

Food Truck: Puff Truck Pizza

If puff sandwiches and pizza nuggets sound like a thing you would enjoy while sipping on a beer-y beverage, you'll want to come out on Saturday, August 4th. Puff Truck - Pizza Puff Food Truck will be out back starting around 5pm and can't nobody hold them down. They'll wrap up when it slows down or they sell out of food, whichever comes first, so don't roll in too late if you're planning on eating their tastiness.

We aim to tap some pretty gnarly, super secret beers that day as well, so you may want to keep an eye out for more announcements about this date. 

Only a few summer Saturday evenings left, so we should all make the most of them while we can!

NOTE: We're a 21-and-over venue, so you'll need to leave the kiddos behind. No outside beverages or coolers allowed. Parking may be limited and is for tap room guests only. All dates and times subject to change.

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Yacht Rock Party for National IPA Day
Aug
2
5:00 PM17:00

Yacht Rock Party for National IPA Day

Dig out your boat shoes and ascots. Thursday, August 2, is #NationalIPAday, and to celebrate we're joining forces with our friends at Ballast Point Brewing Company to throw one of our favorite events of the year: Yacht Rock Party!

Join us around 5pm for an evening of killer IPAs, rad food from Mario's Cart (tacos and so much more), and smooth grooves from the late 70s and early 80s emanating from the tap room sound system.

Tappings Include: 
- Sculpin IPA
- Grapefruit Sculpin
- Aloha Sculpin
- Pineapple Sculpin
- Mystery Sculpin Cask!
- PLUS: the return of Big Eye on the Heritage Handle!

Liz from Ballast Point will be here with games and giveaways. Jeremy and Alan will be on deck behind on the bar all night serving up the goods, so you know good times and disaster are bound to happen.

NOTE: 21-and-over only. Leave the kiddos at home. Parking may be limited and is for tap room guests only. Dates, times, and tappings are subject to change.
 

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Noon Whistle & Chuck's Wood-Fired Pizza
Jul
27
5:00 PM17:00

Noon Whistle & Chuck's Wood-Fired Pizza

Pizza and beer. Beer and pizza. We don't know about you, but nothing goes better together on a Friday night.

Join us for an evening with our friends from Noon Whistle Brewing & Chuck's Wood Fired Pizza as we celebrate summer at its finest. Beers on tap will include:

- Guava Gose Smack (Sour Wheat Ale)
- Hop Prism Flamingo Pink (IPA with Amarillo, Vic Secret, & Idaho 7 hops)
- AND Tiramisu SCHWING! (Imperial Stout brewed with ladyfingers, coffee, vanilla & chocolate)

Chuck will keep the pizzas coming until they're gone (or until he's done). We'll see you then.

NOTE: We're a 21-and-over venue, so you'll need to leave the kiddos behind. No outside beverages or coolers allowed. Parking may be limited and is for tap room guests only. All dates, times, and tap list subject to change.

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Beer Choir! - July Edition
Jul
22
1:00 PM13:00

Beer Choir! - July Edition

Join us for the July edition of Beer Choir! 

What's Beer Choir, you ask? Simple! Beer Choir hosts social singing events in pubs and breweries across the country. 

The NW Chicago Suburbs Chapter will be kicking things off around 1pm. Join in or sit back and enjoy some fun drinking songs while you drink outside.

Visit www.beerchoir.com to download the hymnal.

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New Holland Brewing and Cheesie's Food Truck
Jul
21
5:00 PM17:00

New Holland Brewing and Cheesie's Food Truck

Let's hold this date down on your calendar with a couple of knowledge bombs:

1) We're tapping New Holland Brewing Co. Dragon's Milk Cherry Chocolate Bourbon Barrel Stout. Let that sink in.
2) Cheesie's Truck will be here grilling up sandwiches left and right.

We'll have some other tappings as the date gets closer, but we'd block off this day for sure if we were you.

NOTE: We're a 21-and-over venue, so you'll need to leave the kiddos behind. No outside beverages or coolers allowed. Parking may be limited and is for tap room guests only. All dates and times subject to change.

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Hop Butcher Double IPA Showcase
Jul
14
5:00 PM17:00

Hop Butcher Double IPA Showcase

You say you like your IPAs of the double, hazy variety? Well, our friends at Hop Butcher for the World have you covered.

Come check out FOUR of their freshy-fresh beers this Saturday, July 14, at 5pm as we tap:

- Telehopic (Denali, Mosaic, &Columbus-Hopped DIPA)
- Skrap Metal (Ekuanot, Citra, & El Dorado-Hopped DIPA)
- Tavern Cut (Citra & Vic Secret-Hopped DIPA)
- AND Blazed Orange Milkshake (Lactose Citra & Strata-Hopped DIPA)

This is a great opportunity to see what these guys have become known for and to check out what these hop profiles are like first hand. Justin, one of the brewers at Hop Butcher, will be around to answer questions and hang out as well.

We won't be serving flights, but half pours are always available.

NOTE: We're a 21-and-over venue, so you'll need to leave the kiddos behind. No outside beverages or coolers allowed. Parking may be limited and is for tap room guests only. All dates, times and tap list subject to change.

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Food Truck: Chuck's Wood-Fired Pizza
Jul
14
5:00 PM17:00

Food Truck: Chuck's Wood-Fired Pizza

With all these double IPAs being tapped for our Hop Butcher Double IPA Showcase this Saturday, we figured some food to fill your bellies would be a good idea. Luckily, Chuck's Wood Fired Pizza was able to put together a squad and answer the call.

Grab some 'za starting at 5pm while they last!

NOTE: We're a 21-and-over venue, so you'll need to leave the kiddos behind. No outside beverages or coolers allowed. Parking may be limited and is for tap room guests only. All dates, times and tap lists subject to change

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A Tap Takeover of, wait for it, EPIC Proportions
Jul
13
5:00 PM17:00

A Tap Takeover of, wait for it, EPIC Proportions

Alan let loose and ordered a lot of beer from Epic Brewing, but no one is going to complain about this list when we tap it on Friday, July 13.

- Lupulin Burst NE-Style IPA
- Brainless on Peaches Oak-Aged Belgian-Style Ale
- Tart n Juicy Sour IPA
- Oak & Orchard Strawberry Rhubarb
- Oak & Orchard Dark Sour Plum
- Big Bad Baptist Imp. Stout with Cocoa Nib & Coffee

Andy from Epic will be out talking about the brewery over beers, so swing by and say hi.

NOTE: We're a 21-and-over venue, so you'll need to leave the kiddos behind. No outside beverages or coolers allowed. Parking may be limited and is for tap room guests only. All dates and times subject to change.

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Game Night with the Dice & Pints Society
Jul
11
6:00 PM18:00

Game Night with the Dice & Pints Society

Join The Dice and Pints Society for our monthly Game Night at Plank Road Tap Room! They'll have plenty of games to choose from, or you can bring some of your own favorites. Our Dice & Pints friends will be happy to sit down and teach you how to play some of their pub-friendly board games.

Feel free to bring snacks or order a pizza and/or burrito from down the street.
 

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Spiteful's God Damn Plank Road Patio Party
Jun
29
5:00 PM17:00

Spiteful's God Damn Plank Road Patio Party

June's coming to a close, and we're saying farewell with a patio party featuring our friends at Spiteful Brewing and Cheesie's Truck.

On tap:

- IPA
- Double IPA
- Gold Coast Problems Witbier
- Cask of God Damn Latte Pigeon Porter

Meanwhile, Cheesie's will be cooking up their mindblowing grilled cheese sandwiches and sides. 

Get in early; when the cask and sammies are gone, they're gone.

NOTE: We're a 21-and-over venue, so you'll need to leave the kiddos behind. No outside beverages or coolers allowed. Parking may be limited and is for tap room guests only. All dates and times subject to change.

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Heritage Beer Night
Jun
22
5:00 PM17:00

Heritage Beer Night

Sometimes we need to put our beer tracking apps down, let our palates rest, and drink some good ol' fashioned beers that sustained an industry before "craft" was even conceived.

Join us Friday, June 22, at our Elgin area taproom for Heritage Beer Night. We'll be slinging cans of some classic beers, from PBR to Old Style to Schlitz and more. Grab your friends and family who don't like "fancy beer" and show them that we can all have a good time together over a cold one.

Meanwhile, Chuck's Wood-Fired Pizza will be out back cranking out their amazing 'za. Come and get it while it lasts.

NOTE: We're a 21-and-over venue, so you'll need to leave the kiddos behind. No outside beverages or coolers allowed. Parking may be limited and is for tap room guests only. All dates and times subject to change.

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Father's Day Brunch (ticketed event)
Jun
17
to Jun 18

Father's Day Brunch (ticketed event)

Grab your old man or hubby by the arm and drag him out of the house for our Father's Day Brunch with Nobel House of Geneva. Tickets are very limited, so grab them while you can.

 

Unfamiliar with our brunches? Well, here's the deal:

Each ticket includes access to a fantastic brunch buffet by the crew at Nobel House, your first drink (beer, wine, cider or a house-made cold brew coffee), and a special place in Dad's heart. This is your chance to become his favorite child.

This is a child-friendly event, so feel free to bring the kiddos along.

$38 - 21-and-over
$28 - Under 21 (no alcoholic beverages, obviously)
FREE - 5 and Under: (no ticket needed with accompanying adult)

NOTES: No outside beverages or coolers allowed. Parking may be limited and is for tap room guests only. All dates and times subject to change.

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Sunday Brunch with Twisted Classics
Jun
10
11:30 AM11:30

Sunday Brunch with Twisted Classics

Brunch is back, and this time we're bringing some new faces (and food) to our Elgin area taproom!

Twisted Classics by Chef Erica Tomei will be out back with a brunch tasty menu, including:

  • Strawberries 'n Creamn Stuffed French Toast
  • Twisted Breakfast Sandwich w/ hash browns
  • Chicken Banh Mi Tacos (3 per order)
  • Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich w/ fries
  • The Famous Cronut, deep fried and vanilla glazed

NOTE: We're a 21-and-over venue, so you'll need to leave the kiddos behind. No outside beverages or coolers allowed. Parking may be limited and is for tap room guests only. All dates and times subject to change.

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Let's Get Summerly with Pollyanna and Pierogi Jo's
Jun
8
5:00 PM17:00

Let's Get Summerly with Pollyanna and Pierogi Jo's

Looks like we skipped spring and ran face-first into summer, which means it's time to party down with Pollyanna Brewing Company & Pierogi Jo's!

Join us Friday, June 8th as we celebrate summer's arrival with one of the most crushable local summer beers, Summerly Raspberry Wheat Ale. We'll also have some other Pollyanna beers on tap. 

On the food front, Pierogi Jo's will be making their Plank Road debut with some fanastic pockets of flavor. Grab a few and a brew, and get out to the patio and beer garden asap. Service starts around 5pm and ends when you run them out of food.

NOTE: We're a 21-and-over venue, so you'll need to leave the kiddos behind. No outside beverages or coolers allowed. Parking may be limited and is for tap room guests only. All dates and times subject to change.

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Game Night with the Dice & Pints Society
Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

Game Night with the Dice & Pints Society

Join The Dice and Pints Society for our monthly Game Night at Plank Road Tap Room! They'll have plenty of games to choose from, or you can bring some of your own favorites. Our Dice & Pints friends will be happy to sit down and teach you how to play some of their pub-friendly board games.

Feel free to bring snacks or order a pizza and/or burrito from down the street.
 

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Lü-Wow: Year Two-Wow
Jun
2
4:00 PM16:00

Lü-Wow: Year Two-Wow

Time to dig out those Hawaiian shirts and coconut bikinis. It's time for Lü-Wow: Year Two-Wow! Join us in the backyard (weather pending...stupid weather) for an evening of food and fun.

Our friends at Solemn Oath Brewery will help us sling $4 cans of Lü Kolsch-style ale, as well as one of our summer favorites, LüTonic, on tap. We'll also be handing out raffle tickets from 4-6pm to anyone with a Hawaiian shirt on. At 6pm, we'll draw a winner of two tickets to Solemn Oath's upcoming party, Oath Day on June 9th (or a brewery tour if you can't make it).

Meanwhile, Perk N Pickle will be serving up plates of pork that already have our mouths watering. Check out this menu:

- Pulled Pork
- Bacon-Wrapped Pork Loin
- Hawaiian Veggie Kabobs
- Hawaiian Rice
- Hawaiian Rolls
- Coleslaw
- Self Serve Pineapple Upsidedown Cake

We're talking plates of up to one pound of pork! Or less if that's your thing. No tickets necessary, just show up hungry and pay per plate!

Party starts around 4pm and goes until it's over. 

NOTE: We're a 21-and-over venue, so you'll need to leave the kiddos behind. No off-premise beverages allowed. Parking may be limited and is for tap room guests only

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.394 Wiffle Ball Derby and Fat Tomato Food Truck
May
25
5:00 PM17:00

.394 Wiffle Ball Derby and Fat Tomato Food Truck

Come out and swing for the fences in our second annual Wiffle Ball Derby! Win some prizes while taking a shot at a homer in our backyard, all while sipping on delicious .394 Pale Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company.

Plus....New Food Truck Alert!

We're welcoming a new truck for our location: The Fat Tomato! These folks have some fine looking items on their menu, including tacos and more, and we can't wait to try them!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FatTomatoInc

NOTE: Times are subject to change and are up to the food truck. We're a 21-and-over venue, no children under 21. Parking may be limited due to weather.

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Craft Beer Week Lecture: David Oberg's History of Beer
May
22
7:00 PM19:00

Craft Beer Week Lecture: David Oberg's History of Beer

Join us as we welcome David Oberg to the tap room for an evening of education and tasty beverages. This lecture will be both entertaining and thought-provoking, as Mr. Oberg explores the early history of beer and ties to the rise of civilizations all over the world.

Tickets are only $10, include your first beer of the evening, and are extremely limited.

Doors open with a reception at 6pm, with the lecture beginning prompty at 7pm.


A History of Beer: Beer and civilization are deeply entwined. In fact, beer predates written language and played a critical role in early communities. Learn the fascinating history of this noble beverage, from the Ancient world to modern day with Elmhurst History Museum Executive Director Dave Oberg. Our journey starts with early Egyptian and Mesopotamian brews and follows the spread of this refreshing beverage worldwide to the dawn of the craft beer movement in modern times. You'll find beer proved crucial to the growth of culture, the spread of commerce and the health of humankind. 

Biography: Dave Oberg is the Executive Director of the Elmhurst History Museum and possesses a B.A. in History and Political Science from Rockford University and an M.A. in History, with a focus in Historical Administration from Northern Illinois University. He has worked for 29 years in the museum industry and is the author of two books about local history and numerous articles. He is also a homebrewer, craft beer enthusiast and member of the Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest planning committee.

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