Upcoming Events

Victory at Sea Day
Dec
21
5:00 PM17:00

Victory at Sea Day

The skies grow dark and the seas are cold and choppy. It must be that darkest of days, Victory at Sea Day!

Join us as we tap Ballast Point Brewing Company's Victory at Sea, a vanilla and coffee infused imperial porter. But that's not all. VAS is bringing some friends along.

- High West Barrel-Aged Victory at Sea
- Peanut Butter Victory at Sea
- Coconut Victory at Sea

- plus...a mystery pin (small cask) of infused Victory at Sea (we're as excited as you are to find out what they put in there!)

Best Truckin' BBQ will be here to supply us with a hearty meal. They're from the same people that brought us Toasty Cheese, so you know they'll do BBQ right.

NOTE: we're a 21-and-over venue. Leave the wee ones behind for the night.

NOTE TWO: Parking may be limited. Catch a ride, grab an Uber, or get dropped off if possible.

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Get Your Friek On: Odell Brewing & Toasty Cheese
Dec
15
6:00 PM18:00

Get Your Friek On: Odell Brewing & Toasty Cheese

Don't friek out, but Odell Brewing Co has sent us some pretty sweet kegs to tap this Friday, and as if that's not reason enough to come party with us, we'll have Toasty Cheese Mobile Eatery out back slinging sandwiches at you as well.

Taplist includes:
- Friek 2017 (ale with cherries and raspberries aged in oak barrels)
- India Pale Ale
- Cutthroat Porter on Nitro

Toasty Cheese plans to start serving at 6pm and run until they're done. Come out early after work and grab a beer, table, and gourmet grilled cheese.

NOTE: we are strictly a 21-and-over venue. You'll need to leave the kids with grandma or a sitter.

NOTE TWO: Parking and seating may be limited. First come, first served.

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Food Truck: Mario's Cart
Dec
8
5:00 PM17:00

Food Truck: Mario's Cart

Mario's Cart will be out to the cabin to provide provisions during our Altar Brewing tappings. Whether you hit up some tacos or roll with one of our favorites, the Cubano, you'll be happy to have something hearty to hold up to the beers we're tapping.

Dinner service starts around 5pm and ends whenever the cart rolls out.

NOTE: we are a 21-and-over establishment. Sorry, you'll need to leave the wee ones at home.

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A Barrel-Altered Evening with Alter Brewing & Mario's Cart
Dec
8
5:00 PM17:00

A Barrel-Altered Evening with Alter Brewing & Mario's Cart

Our friends from Downers Grove, Alter Brewing Company, are sending us some cool kegs, and you cool kids are all invited to give them a try. Meet Mike from Alter, who wants nothing more than to talk about their brewery and the beer in your glass.

On tap and in your glass:

- Center Line Golden Ale

- Alterior Motive American IPA

- Bourbon Barrel-Aged Smash Tun Imperial Stout

- Barrel-Aged Alto Porto Porter

Mario's Cart will be out back with their awesome tacos, sandwiches, and more. Food will be served 5pm to whenever they roll out.

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

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Game Night - December Edition
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

Game Night - December Edition

Baby, it's cold outside! Luckily, we've got beer and board games to keep you warm and cozy.

Join the Dice & Pints Society as they host our monthly Game Night! They'll bring in a bunch of quick-to-learn and fun-to-play games. Everyone is invited (well...everyone over 21). Bring your own favorite games, if you please.

Feel free to grab some food on the way, or order food from one of our neighbors.

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What is this? Imperialist Russia?
Dec
1
6:00 PM18:00

What is this? Imperialist Russia?

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We're throwing a party for that Imperialist Russian mystic who just wouldn't die...well, actually the beer that North Coast named after him.

Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout is a big, bitter, bold and dynamic beer with high ratings and the respect of the entire industry.  More importantly, it was our co-founder Alan's very first craft beer!

To celebrate, we've partnered with Brad at North Coast Brewing Company.  Along with a few other amazing selections, we'll have:

  • Old Rasputin Nitro on our Heritage Handle
  • Old Stock Ale Cellar Reserve Aged in Wheat Whiskey Barrels (2014)
  • Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin XIX (2016)
  • Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin XX (2017)

The barrel-aged versions tap at 6 p.m. and run while they still make swishing noises.

Bop Bar will be out back with their awesome menu of Korean BBQ and more, starting around 5pm and rolling until they're done.

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

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Industry Night: Monopoly Mondays
Nov
27
4:00 PM16:00

Industry Night: Monopoly Mondays

Starting Monday, November 6, we're hosting Industry Night every week for our service industry friends and fam. We'll still be open to the public, so swing by for a beer and some fine company. You never know who you'll run into from your favorite local breweries and bars.

Stephen will be hosting these soirees each week, and he'll be featuring a game for everyone to play for a chance at some cool prizes. Monopoly Deal is a quick and easy to learn card game that's becoming a favorite around here. Come out and try your hand at beating your friends and some industry folks.

REMINDER: We're a 21-and-over establishment, so even industry buds need to leave the kiddos at home.

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Lagunitas' Tryptophantastic Barrel-Aged Phiesta
Nov
24
1:00 PM13:00

Lagunitas' Tryptophantastic Barrel-Aged Phiesta

Time to recover from all of that turkey, online shopping, and liquor-store-line-standing.

Join us when we open to the public at 1 p.m. on Friday, November 24, and tap some stellar, hard-to-find Lagunitas Brewing Co beers while the Toasty Cheese Mobile Eatery crew cooks up some killer grilled cheese sandwiches for us. No one wants to cook on Black Friday, right?

Beers include:
-  Eroica: a Lagunitas-ified version of a traditional Flemish Farmhouse ale, aged in red wine oak barrels and funked up with Brettanomyces yeast
-  2016 Willett Whiskey Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
-  Rum Barrel-Aged Brown Shugga

We'll pour these beers until they're gone, which may not take too long. When they're gone, they're gone.

NOTE: This is a 21-and-over event. Please find someone to keep an eye on the kiddos.

NOTE TWO:  Parking and space inside may be limited depending on the weather.  Grab an Uber or get dropped off.  And, of course, drink responsibly.  Times subject to change.

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Fwednesgiving Party w/ Ugly Truckin' Sandwiches
Nov
22
4:00 PM16:00

Fwednesgiving Party w/ Ugly Truckin' Sandwiches

Thanksgiving is a time for family. But too much time with relatives can make us all want a drink now and then. This year, we've got you covered. 

Wednesday, Nov. 22, we're inviting you to our first ever Fwednesgiving celebration. We'll be featuring traditional Tom and Jerry drinks (while supplies last) that we're concocting with the help of our friends at Herbs Bakery

Ugly Truckin Sandwiches will be heading out to cook up some special sammies that will keep you full until your turkey is done. They'll be on hand from 5pm until whenever.

NOTE: This is a 21-and-over event, so please find someone to watch the wee ones.

OTHER NOTE: Parking may be limited due to weather, so you way want to Uber over.

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Industry Night: Monopoly Mondays
Nov
20
4:00 PM16:00

Industry Night: Monopoly Mondays

Starting Monday, November 6, we're hosting Industry Night every week for our service industry friends and fam. We'll still be open to the public, so swing by for a beer and some fine company. You never know who you'll run into from your favorite local breweries and bars.

Stephen will be hosting these soirees each week, and he'll be featuring a game for everyone to play for a chance at some cool prizes. Monopoly Deal is a quick and easy to learn card game that's becoming a favorite around here. Come out and try your hand at beating your friends and some industry folks.

REMINDER: We're a 21-and-over establishment, so even industry buds need to leave the kiddos at home.

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Food Truck: Toasty Taco
Nov
17
5:00 PM17:00

Food Truck: Toasty Taco

From the makers of Toasty Cheese...it's Toasty Taco!

Come out and nosh some tacos (and other awesome cuisine) on Friday, November 17.  These guys are killing it every single time they come out.

Service will begin around 5 p.m. and end whenever they decide to call it quits...or sell out of food.

NOTE: We're a 21-and-over venue, so you'll need to find a sitter for the little ones.

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Industry Night: Monopoly Mondays
Nov
13
4:00 PM16:00

Industry Night: Monopoly Mondays

Starting Monday, November 6, we're hosting Industry Night every week for our service industry friends and fam. We'll still be open to the public, so swing by for a beer and some fine company. You never know who you'll run into from your favorite local breweries and bars.

Stephen will be hosting these soirees each week, and he'll be featuring a game for everyone to play for a chance at some cool prizes. Monopoly Deal is a quick and easy to learn card game that's becoming a favorite around here. Come out and try your hand at beating your friends and some industry folks.

REMINDER: We're a 21-and-over establishment, so even industry buds need to leave the kiddos at home.

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Industry Night: Monopoly Mondays
Nov
6
4:00 PM16:00

Industry Night: Monopoly Mondays

Starting Monday, November 6, we're hosting Industry Night every week for our service industry friends and fam. We'll still be open to the public, so swing by for a beer and some fine company. You never know who you'll run into from your favorite local breweries and bars.

Stephen will be hosting these soirees each week, and he'll be featuring a game for everyone to play for a chance at some cool prizes. Monopoly Deal is a quick and easy to learn card game that's becoming a favorite around here. Come out and try your hand at beating your friends and some industry folks.

REMINDER: We're a 21-and-over establishment, so even industry buds need to leave the kiddos at home.

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Public Fall 2017 Hat Release Party
Nov
4
12:00 PM12:00

Public Fall 2017 Hat Release Party

You asked for new merch, and we've been slowly rolling it out. We started with new stickers, magnets, pins, and glassware...and now it's time to release our brand new Fall 2017 hats into the wild!

Join us this Saturday, November 4, as we release our first new headwear in two years. These deluxe snapback hats feature on of our new logo designs, a custom print pattern on the front and bill, a secret message stitched into the interior, and more details you'll love.

Perfect for an early Christmas present, or just to wear while you're out and about this Fall, these limited release hats won't be around forever. Come and grab one (or a few) while you can for $26.50 each.

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

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Game Night - November Edition
Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

Game Night - November Edition

Head out to the tap room on the first Wednesday each month for our public board game night, hosted by our friends at The Dice and Pints Society.

Learn a new board game, jump into a classic, or even bring one from your own stash! These games are meant to be quick to learn, and the society members will help teach you the rules in case you're unfamiliar.

Bring some snacks, grab a beer, and take a seat at one of the game tables for a night of fun.

Know someone or a group that loves board games? Share this event with them and let's fill the tables up this month!

NOTE: we are a 21-and-over, adults-only establishment.

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Little Donut Shop of Horrors w/ Stone Brewing Co.
Oct
28
5:00 PM17:00

Little Donut Shop of Horrors w/ Stone Brewing Co.

Every Halloween, we like to party with our friends from Stone Brewing. This year, we're giving you plenty of time to get your costumes figured out and the date on your calendars.

We'll be tapping some fantastic Stone beers and chowing down on Chuck's Wood-Fired Pizza. Meanwhile, we'll have all kinds of prizes for our costume contest and giveaways throughout the evening. The beer list includes:

  • Punk In Drublic Hoppy Lager (Collaboration w/ NOFX)
  • 2015 Anejo Tequila Barrel-Aged Xocoveza
  • Vengeful Spirit IPA
  • Dr. Frankenstone's Monster IPA
  • IPA
  • Red Wine Barrel-Aged Brett Saison

We have also partnered with our friends at Herb's Bakery in Elgin to create three suggested donut pairings.  We'll have three fresh types of Herb's donuts ready to pair with three delicious Stone beers.  We suggest pairing:

  • Punk In Drublic w/ a traditional Glazed Cake donut
  • Vengeful Spirit IPA w/ a Raspberry Bismarck
  •  2015 Anejo Tequila Barrel-Aged Xocoveza w/ an Apricot Bismarck

We'll run the donut pairing all day (until the donuts are gone).  Chuck's Wood-Fired Pizza will start up around 5.  Nick from Stone will be in around the same time.  Our crack panel of judges will announce the costume contest winners around 8:15.


REMINDER: We're a 21-and-over, adults-only establishment. No matter how cute your wee ones are, you'll need to leave them at home.

Dates and time subject to change.

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Food Truck: Izakaya Yume Sushi
Oct
27
5:00 PM17:00

Food Truck: Izakaya Yume Sushi

They're back. The sushi burrito truck you all loved the first time they came to the cabin. 

Izakaya Yume returns on Friday, Oct 27, and you won't want to miss out again.

Service starts at 5pm and ends whenever they decide to call it quits. Meanwhile, we'll keep the tap list awesome for you inside. See you then.

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Solemn Oath Viking Beer Dinner
Oct
20
6:00 PM18:00

Solemn Oath Viking Beer Dinner

Join us for our Fall 2017 Viking Beer Dinner featuring five beers from Solemn Oath Brewery paired with one-of-a-kind courses by the fine folks at Nobel House from Geneva.

We'll be under a big tent (heated, if needed) behind the tap room for a night of great beer, food, and company. A welcome reception will begin at 6pm, with the first course served at 7pm.

The menu for the evening includes:

  • Lu Kolsch as a reception beer.

FIRST COURSE

  • Kidnapped by Vikings IPA paired with...
    • A Smorgasbord of Pickled Vegetables, Cured Meats, Smoked Fish, Spreads & Artisnal Bread

SECOND COURSE

  • Ravaged by Vikings Double IPA paired with...
    • Lamb & Pork Meatball Stew

THIRD COURSE

  • Death by Viking Imperial IPA paired with...
    • Venison Loin, Roasted Parsnips & Cauliflower, Foie Gras & Black Truffle Butter, Braised Rainbow Chard & Lingonberry Reduction

DESSERT

  • Big Pern Bourbon Barrel-Aged Brown Rye Ale
    • TBD, but it will be awesome.

 

Tickets include all five beers, four food courses, and a night of friends and fun. Don't miss out, they will go fast. RSVP now for $20 and pay the remaining $47 the night of the dinner.

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#PlankRoadTrip to Half Acre
Oct
14
11:00 AM11:00

#PlankRoadTrip to Half Acre

Next Stop: Half Acre Beer Company (2X)

All aboard the fun bus as we take another #PlankRoadTrip to the city of Chicago to visit our friends at Half Acre Beer Company on Saturday, October 14th!

We'll be visiting both of the tap rooms: the brand new Balmoral Taproom and Beer Garden, and the original Lincoln taproom.

Ticket price includes:

  • Bus ride to and from the city, including both brewery locations
  • Beer on the bus and at Half Acre
  • Food (Taco Bar) at the Balmoral Brewery
  • $5 toward gratuity (feel free to throw more at the bartenders if you feel so inclined)

We will leave PROMPTLY at 11am from the empty parking lot west of Maciano's (3145 U.S.-20, Elgin IL). NOTE: Please do NOT park in the Maciano/Sammy's lot, in front of the new Beef Shack, or the Triumph Bank parking lot. Park on the west side of the lot in front of the empty businesses.

We will arrive back to our vehicles around 6pm. We'll make a pit stop on the way home as well.

REMINDER: Please drink and act responsibly. Either get dropped off, carpool with a DD, or get an Uber when we get back. We're guests at the brewery, so be courtesy and respectful of their property.

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Noon Whistle Brewing & Toasty Taco
Oct
13
5:00 PM17:00

Noon Whistle Brewing & Toasty Taco

Join us as we welcome Noon Whistle Brewing and Toasty Taco to the tap room for an evening of great beers and food. 

We'll be tapping several of their brews and hanging out into the evening. Weather pending, we'll get the firepit rolling and sit out back for a bit. 

Beers include:
- Cosmo Pale Ale
- Face Smack Gose
- Bernie Milk Stout
- Cabernet Barrel-Aged Sour

Food from the ever-awesome Toasty Taco food truck will be available as well from 5pm to whenever. Their debut here was awesome. If you missed out, don't make that mistake again! They'll be serving up tacos, burritos, and more from their HUGE menu from 5pm to whenever.

We'll have beers on tap and ready to wash down all the tastiness. See you then.

Beers, dates, and times subject to change.

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Worst Kept Secret Society Open Enrollment
Oct
7
12:00 PM12:00

Worst Kept Secret Society Open Enrollment

One of the most common questions we hear is "how do I become a Worst Kept Secret Society (WKSS) member?" Well, look no further.

We have a few openings in our society, so when we open at noon on Saturday, October 7, we're opening enrollment on a first-come-first-served basis at the tap room. You must be present to enroll and there is a limit of one enrollment per person, so if your buddy or spouse wants in, they need to be present as well.

To celebrate, we're also tapping So Happens It's Tuesday, a sublime bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout from The Bruery. 

The $50 annual fee includes:

  • Individually numbered, platinum-rimmed glass that only you get to drink from
  • A WKSS Year-Three baseball-style 3/4 sleeve shirt
  • Advanced notice and access to our ticketed events, such as beer dinners, road trips, etc.
  • Advanced pre-sales of our new merch before they're released to the public
  • Special members-only receptions for our rare beer tappings
  • Access to our members-only email newsletter with advanced news about events, new merch, etc.

Perhaps the biggest advantage of becoming a WKSS member is the camaraderie and friendships our members share. Most days, you can walk in and see a familiar face or ten in the bar. Come be a part of something special.

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Game Night - October Edition
Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

Game Night - October Edition

Game night, back again. Time to sit down and play FTW!

Ahem, sorry about that. 

Game Night returns for our October date!  Our friends at the Dice & Pints Society will be hosting and bringing in a ton of games to choose from. The public is welcome to join in the fun, and feel free to bring your own games as well!

Bring some snacks, grab a beer, and take a seat at one of the game tables for a night of fun.

Know someone or a group that loves board games? Share this event with them and let's fill the tables up this month!

FAQ

Q: What is the Dice and Pints society?

A: A group of family and friends that love board games and craft beer. Join our hosts Kerri and Josh at our once monthly game sessions at Plank Road Tap Room, the first Wednesday of the month. They love welcoming new gamers and helping them join in and learn new games.

Q: Should I bring anything?

A: Feel free to bring games if you'd like, but no worries if you don't have any. We bring a collection of games that can accommodate 2 or more players, and the majority of our games run from 10-20 minutes so everyone can try out multiple games. If you'd like to try out a new game but are unsure of how to play just flag down Kerri or Josh, they'd be happy to teach you or answer any questions.

Q: Does Plank Road Tap Room serve food/any alcohol besides beer?

A: PRTR doesn't serve food, but there are various restaurants in the area that deliver, such as Sammy's Mexican Grill and Bar (http://www.sammysmexicangrillandbar.com/) and Maciano's italian restaurant (https://macianos-elgin.foodtecsolutions.com/menu). Feel free to also bring in any snacks, food or non-alcoholic beverages. PRTR doesn't serve any other alcohol besides beer, and they do not allow for people to bring in their own alcohol, but they have a fantastic beer list and knowledgeable and friendly staff that can help you find a beer in line with your tastes and preferences.

Q: What kind of games do you guys play?

A: Each month we bring an assortment of games geared towards 2 or more players that can generally be played between 10-30 minutes, with a few games ranging between 45-1 hour for groups that would like to play a more involved game. These games cover various categories and themes so there's always something new and different to try.

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Almost OktoberFirst
Sep
30
12:00 PM12:00

Almost OktoberFirst

Join us for our celebration of classic German beers and their American cousins!

We'll be pouring some of the finest German beers available:

Ayinger Bavarian Pils and Oktoberfest, Hofrau Original Helles and Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier

We'll also be pouring some of our favorite American takes on these timeless styles:

Firestone Walker Pivo Pilsner, Great Lakes Oktoberfest, Crystal Lake Beach Blonde Pale (Helles) Lager and Pollyanna Humpenscrump Hefeweizen.

We will debut 'Too Much Cologne', our COLLABORATION kölsch with our pals Crystal Lake Brewing!

Food?  Yeah, we've got food.

Our friends at Gillerson's Grubbery are taking care of that for us.  They're serving up:

Bratwurst & Weisswurst served with kraut and beer mustard. 

Bockwurst Burgers (4oz chuck/tenderloin burger with bockwurst, grilled onions, kraut and aged white cheddar.

Reminder: We are a 21 & older establishment, inside and outside, no matter how cute your wee ones are.

Seriously?  How are you not waiting in the parking lot already?  We can't wait to hang out and enjoy some serious beer, delicious food and good company. Prost!

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Yacht Rock: Side B
Sep
16
5:00 PM17:00

Yacht Rock: Side B

Dust off those boat shoes, lenin pants, ascots and white polo shirts. Yacht Rock is back, and Side B is even better than the first.

Join us as we host our friends at Ballast Point for a night of soft and smooth rock, trivia, and fantastic empanadas from Alice's Corner!

You might want to touch up on your Ballast Point and yacht rock trivia. Each correct answer rewards you with a cotton ball to build your own Michael McDonald beard! Best beard by the end of the night wins....something. 

Beers we're tapping include:

  • Dead Ringer Oktoberfest
  • Big Eye IPA
  • Sour Wench Blackberry Ale

Swing in and get ready for smooth sailing all evening.

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