Upcoming Events

Food Pop-UP: ACE A Culinary Experience
Jul
12
5:00 PM17:00

Food Pop-UP: ACE A Culinary Experience

We are excited to welcome a new food pop up to PRTR! ACE A Culinary Experience brings a variety of bold flavors to the area, and we are excited to see what they are cooking up on 7/12. So grab some friends, grab a beer, and grab some dinner 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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Just Enough Cologne: A Collaboration Appreciation Celebration
Jul
20
3:00 PM15:00

Just Enough Cologne: A Collaboration Appreciation Celebration

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Our Story

A few years ago, we were excited for the opportunity to collaborate with our friends at Crystal Lake Brewing Company on a style that we all truly appreciate…Kölsch (style ale). Since then, Too Much Cologne has become our house beer. That faithful friend that’s always there when you need it. On Saturday, July 20th, we’re celebrating this friend, the friends that drink it and the friends who brew it.

To celebrate, we’re debuting our new Kölsch glasses from Rastal and having a proper (pretty close) Kölsch service in the beer garden. We’ll also have Golden Eagle Hot Dogs on-hand to make delicious bratwursts and other sausages starting at 5.


How This Works

In its home town, the Kölsch is served in smaller glassware called a Stange. Once you’ve been served your Kölsch, a mark is ticked on to your coaster and the beer is on your tab. If your friendly beertender sees your glass empty, you’re given another one and your coaster gets ticked. If you’re not interested in another beer or need a break, all you have to do is put your coaster on top of your glass. Easy enough. That’s how we’re handling things in the beer garden on Saturday. A little piece of German tradition right here in the ‘Burbs.

A quick note…we’ll keep an eye on how many marks are on your coaster. It’s for all of our safety.*


Kölsch Talk

Straight out of Köln (Cologne), Germany, the Kölsch is the liquid banner representing the pride and distinction of the community of Cologne. A well-connected collaboration of breweries respectfully protects this style of beer and holds its tradition sacred. Hence, our collaboration (as accurate as we feel it is) bears the designation of a Kölsch-Style Ale. A respectful tribute to this beautiful German creation and its amazing origins.

The style is top-fermented and then finished cold. The result is a subtly fruity and refreshing beer with a superbly clean, crisp finish. It’s perfect for strolling the beer garden, playing a yard game or relaxing in the shade.


Clear Your Calendar

You won’t want to miss this celebration of community and great friends. We’ll be open at noon. Our outdoor service starts at 3 and dinner starts around 5.


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FOOD TRUCK: Golden Eagle Hot Dogs
Jul
20
5:00 PM17:00

FOOD TRUCK: Golden Eagle Hot Dogs

There's nothing quite like a hot dog and a beer in the beer garden. Hot dogs are the classic street food, and nobody makes a hot dog like Golden Eagle!

Featuring Ream’s meat market hot dogs, Polish Sausage and Brats, you can’t go wrong.
Stop by on Saturday July 20th th from 5-8pm for a dog and craft beer! Cheers.
**Hot dog cart is Cash Only**

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Food Pop-Up: Chuck's Wood Fired Pizza
Jul
26
5:00 PM17:00

Food Pop-Up: Chuck's Wood Fired Pizza

Chuck’s Wood Fired Pizza will be out back firing up fresh pizzas during our annual Yacht Rock party (more details on that to come). Don’t miss out!

While their menu often changes, these are a few of our favorites! Click here.

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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FOOD TRUCK: Your Sister's Tomato
Jul
27
5:00 PM17:00

FOOD TRUCK: Your Sister's Tomato

We are excited to welcome a new food truck this summer….Your Sister’s Tomato wood fired pizza!

The Neapolitan style pizzas are made with fresh homemade dough and hand crushed San Marzano tomato sauce. Then it is put in their Valoriani wood fired oven imported from Italy. The kiln dried ash firewood from Lumberjacks keeps the oven temp at around 800 degrees. Count to 90 and your pizza’s done!

**Note: Dates and times are subject to change. We are 21+, no children please.
**There will be a private event in the beer garden, and will be closed off to the public. The tap room and porch will remain open to all!

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Save the Date: Elgin City Limits - Five Year Anniversary Party
Aug
3
to Aug 4

Save the Date: Elgin City Limits - Five Year Anniversary Party

Relax...you have reached the Elgin City Limits.
Five 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 3rd, help us celebrate the only way we know how...surrounded by great beer and even better friends.

We are going to switch things up a bit this year, so plan for an epic time. More details to come soon, so save the date!

Tickets will go on sale early July….stay tuned!

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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Food Pop-Up: BeaUnique Latin Kitchen
Aug
10
5:00 PM17:00

Food Pop-Up: BeaUnique Latin Kitchen

Local & fresh Latin cuisine
for everyone!
Authenticity and love is at the heart of everything Bea creates at BeaUnique Latin Kitchen! Their fresh ingredients will take your palate on a journey through their homemade menu existing of mouth-watering Latin favorites you and your family are sure to love. Bea and Al are true foodies at heart, and proud to be active members of the Elgin community! Their passion for bringing unique gourmet flavors from their kitchen to your table, comes from the heart.

Note: We are a 21+ venue. No children please. Parking may be limited, so carpool or take an Uber. Food Trucks and Food Pop-Ups serve until they call it quits.

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Brunch Pop-UP: ACE A Culinary Experience
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

Brunch Pop-UP: ACE A Culinary Experience

We are excited to welcome ACE back to the tap room for brunch! ACE A Culinary Experience brings a variety of bold flavors to the area!
They will be serving brunch during our morning coffee hours, into lunch time tap room hours!

Come check out this newest concept in the Elgin area!

NOTE: All dates, times and tappings subject to change. Children welcome during coffee bar hours until 11am.

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Food Pop-Up: BeaUnique Latin Kitchen
Jul
5
5:00 PM17:00

Food Pop-Up: BeaUnique Latin Kitchen

Local & fresh Latin cuisine
for everyone!
Authenticity and love is at the heart of everything Bea creates at BeaUnique Latin Kitchen! Their fresh ingredients will take your palate on a journey through their homemade menu existing of mouth-watering Latin favorites you and your family are sure to love. Bea and Al are true foodies at heart, and proud to be active members of the Elgin community! Their passion for bringing unique gourmet flavors from their kitchen to your table, comes from the heart.

Note: We are a 21+ venue. No children please. Parking may be limited, so carpool or take an Uber. Food Trucks and Food Pop-Ups serve until they call it quits.

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FOOD TRUCK: Cheesie's Truck
Jun
29
3:00 PM15:00

FOOD TRUCK: Cheesie's Truck

Cheesie’s Truck will be behind the tap room grilling up everyone’s favorite cheesy sandwiches for late lunch after our annual PRTRiathlon. We will be open to the public at 3PM this day.

Check out their MENU

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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Lü-Wow: Year Three - A Good ol' Fashioned Kegger
Jun
28
4:00 PM16:00

Lü-Wow: Year Three - A Good ol' Fashioned Kegger

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Time to dig out those Hawaiian shirts and coconut bikinis. It's time for Lü-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, Lü Radler, on tap. We'll also have various yard games for open play.

BEERS:

  • $4 Lü Kolsh Cans

  • Lü Radler (Kolsch Blended w/ Grapefruit Soda)

  • Project Apollo IPA (Collaboration w/ Adler Planetarium)

  • Big Lakes Waves IPA

Meanwhile, Chuck’s Wood-fired Pizza will be firing up some of his amazing pizzas to pair with your beer!

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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Goat Yoga + Beer
Jun
23
10:30 AM10:30

Goat Yoga + Beer

Goat Yoga is about disconnecting with day to day stress, sickness or depression and focusing on positive and happy vibes.

Join us in our beer garden for a fun morning of yoga, goats and beer!

Your $46 ticket includes:

- 60 minute yoga class (30 min goat yoga, and 30 min goat happy happy hour)

- 1 beer, wine, cider, or alcoholic seltzer water

We look forward to a fun and relaxing event!

*Note: tickets are non-refundable.

In case of rain, the event will be moved to 11N435 Muirhead Rd, Elgin, IL 60124 and your beverage can be redeemed at Plank Road Tap Room until 1:00PM on June 23rd only.
Plank Road Tap Room is a 21+ only venue.

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Father's Day Brunch (ticketed event)
Jun
16
11:00 AM11:00

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: (one child per paying 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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Jun
15
4:00 PM16:00

Shake, Radler & Roll

Play Boggle, Get Swag

Play Boggle, Get Swag

On Saturday, come in and hang with Spiteful Brewing and enjoy our beer of the month, Spiteful Radler. This beautiful blend of Lager and house-made tangerine soda is perfect for Summer. What could be better? How about getting a chance to play Boggle for swag just because you enjoyed this beautiful creation? That’s what’s going down on Saturday and it’s going to be a great time.

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Scopes in the City with Adler Planetarium
Jun
7
to Jun 8

Scopes in the City with Adler Planetarium

Save the date! Friday June 7th, 2019 the Adler Planetarium will be out at the Tap Room for ‘Scopes in the City. During this time, the moon will be up at sunset, and we may catch Jupiter for the portion of the evening. Viewing begins at 9pm. Grab some dinner and a beer and relax until the stars come out!

This is a free event. No tickets needed and well supervised children are welcome.

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FOOD TRUCK: Pierogi Jo's - Family Friendly Event
Jun
7
5:00 PM17:00

FOOD TRUCK: Pierogi Jo's - Family Friendly Event

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

Join us Friday, June 7th at 5pm for another Pierogi Night here at Plank Road Tap Room. The Adler Planetarium will be at the tap room for a free viewing of the night sky! Grab some tasty flavor pillows, a beer, and hang out on the porch, patio, or in the beer garden.

NOTE: This event is family friendly and well supervised children are welcome!

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Beer + Grilled Cheese Pairing with Maplewood Brewing
Jun
5
6:00 PM18:00

Beer + Grilled Cheese Pairing with Maplewood Brewing

On Wednesday, June 5th, one of our most popular ticketed events is back...it's time to pair beer and grilled cheese once again!

This time around, we're partnering with our friends from Maplewood Brewing to pair four beers with four mouthwatering grilled cheese sandwiches from Cheesie's Food Truck.

The pairings include:

1) Sandwich: Tenderizer w/ Beer: Charlatan APA
2) Sandwich: The OG w/ Beer: Son of Juice
3) Sandwich: Frenchie w/ Beer: Fat Pug
4) Sandwich: PB&J w/ Beer: Cuppa Oreo

WEDNESDAY June 5th: We'll start the evening with a reception from 6m-7pm so that you can relax after work and settle in. Pairing will begin around 7pm in the beer garden! The Maplewood crew will be on site to discuss their brewery and beers while a Certified Cicerone explains each pairing and why they were selected.

Tickets are $37 and include a flight of Maplewood beers paired with four grilled cheese sandwiches.

  • This event is rain or shine. In the event of rain, please plan to Uber or be dropped off. Parking will be extremely limited as lawn parking will not be available. All ticket sales are non refundable.

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Yoga + Beer (or Wine)
Jun
2
10:30 AM10:30

Yoga + Beer (or Wine)

Warm Weather + A Balancing Yoga Class + Beer (or wine) = A Perfect Sunday Morning!

Join us as we continue our Summer yoga series in our beautiful beer garden. This is an all levels 60-minute yoga class combining both breath and movement to wake up the body and relax the mind. Do you ever feel off balance, either mentally or physically? Yoga teaches us to embrace both forms of balance as a means to leading a healthy and fulfilling life.

Hang out inside or outside in the beer garden for the community social.

Things to note:

There are no refunds, but your ticket can be applied to a future event if for some reason you cannot make the date you purchased for.

*Rain Plan: We will reschedule for a Sunday in the same month

**Please arrive 15 minutes early to check-in and set up your mat**

**This class will be heated (as we are outside) please bring a full water bottle**

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 Fuquet Let’s Croquet [A Firestone Walker Mixer]
Jun
1
2:00 PM14:00

Fuquet Let’s Croquet [A Firestone Walker Mixer]

Photo Courtesy of Vanity Fair. Subscribe to them for Pippa Middleton’s croquet guide, y’all.

Photo Courtesy of Vanity Fair. Subscribe to them for Pippa Middleton’s croquet guide, y’all.

We’re gonna get fancy this Saturday with a friendly croquet tournament in the garden and Firestone Walker beer in our glasses.

We are currently accepting team applications for this free-to-play croquet tournament on June 1st - 3 pm. Stop in to the tap room to enter your team of two. The winners will get cool stuff and bragging rights. Registration ends an hour before the tournament. We will have a rules overview for the participants at 2:30 and play will begin at 3. We doubt there are many croquet ringers in the Chicagoland area, so don’t be afraid to sign up and have some fun!

MOST IMPORTANTLY:

We’re rockin’ some pretty righteous Firestone Walker beer including;

  • Firestone Lager

  • Bretta Tangerine French-Oak Aged Berliner w/ Tangerines

  • Parabola Heaven Hill Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Oatmeal Stout

  • Maple Parabola (Parabola w/ Maple Syrup Aged In Maple Bourbon Barrels)

  • We’re pretty sure another one that we will surprise you with on Saturday

Come on in Saturday afternoon. Wear your bright whites and be the sophistocrat that you are in your heart. Worst-case scenario, if it rains, you’ll be able to make a Parabola toast to Mother Nature’s victory.


NOTE: Event times are subject to change. We are a 21-and-over venue, no children please.

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Pints For Team Celia
May
25
4:00 PM16:00

Pints For Team Celia

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Plank Road Tap Room is hosting a fundraiser for Team Celia's support of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition!

Through the years, the PRTR crew has gotten to know a great couple, Allison and Tim. Recently, we were made aware that Tim's mom, Celia, had beaten ovarian cancer once and is currently fighting it again. Celia's toughness through this fight has inspired Tim and Allison to raise money to help other women who may be taking on this monster with less means and support.

Throughout the evening, Team Celia will be raffling items from local businesses who have made contributions. We will also have a beer on tap dedicated to Team Celia. All proceeds from the sale of that beer will go to support the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. 

Please, take some time out from your Saturday and enjoy a pint for Team Celia or get in on one of the raffles. We plan on having a fun evening and doing everything we can to support NOCC and the fight against ovarian cancer.

If you would like to know more about Team Celia through Tim's own words or donate directly to NOCC, click on the link below.

https://runwalk.ovarian.org/illinois/Team/View/94970/Team-Celia

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CANCELLED: Pierogi Jo's
May
19
12:00 PM12:00

CANCELLED: Pierogi Jo's

CANCELLED DUE TO THE STORM. You asked for it, and Pierogi Jo's has answered the call!

Join us Sunday, May 19th at 12pm for a Pierogi Lunch 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.

Weather Pending

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FOOD TRUCK: Five Squared Pizza + Bakery
May
18
5:00 PM17:00

FOOD TRUCK: Five Squared Pizza + Bakery

New food truck alert!
We are excited to welcome a new truck to our weekend food rotations. Five Squared Pizza will be out at the Tap Room May 18th from 5p - 8p.
The menu for this event will be:
Detroit-Style 5” Squares: pepperoni and cheese
Dessert Squares: rice crispy treat, chocolate chip cookie, brownie

Date night done right!

NOTE: Service times are subject to change. We are a 21-and-over venue, no children please.

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Mother's Day Brunch with Nobel House
May
12
11:00 AM11:00

Mother's Day Brunch with Nobel House

Tickets are now available….don’t wait! Space is limited.

This Mother's Day, we're thanking all of our favorite moms by hosting a Mother's Day Brunch! Featuring an amazing buffet menu of Chicken Apple Sausage, Fruit Salad, Avocado Toast, Prosciutto Melon Bites, Vegetable Quiche, Cheese Board, Spring Salad, Pastries, and Donut holes by our friends at Nobel House of Geneva! The moms in your life are sure to feel the love on their special day. Seating will be available in the log cabin, or outside in the beer garden!

We'll also be featuring Alan's beermosas! These drinks will be available while supplies last.

The brunch will run from 11am to 2pm on Sunday May 12, and we will be closed to the general public for the duration of the event.

Adult tickets are $37 and include brunch and one drink (beer, wine, or beermosa). Tickets for persons under the age of 21 are $25. Kids five and under can brunch with us for free per paying adult.

#MomLife #TheBrunchIsReal

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May
11
12:00 PM12:00

Bodem Release Celebration w/ Half Acre Beer Co.

Image: Half Acre Beer Co. (@halfacrebeer)

Image: Half Acre Beer Co. (@halfacrebeer)

On Saturday, May 11th, Half Acre is back at Plank Road Tap Room to celebrate the release of Bodem IPA. Loaded w/ Idaho 7, Mosaic Cryo & Cashmere hops, Bodem is primed to be your new go-to IPA!

If you know PRTR and Half Acre, you know that we’ve got more in store for you on Saturday. On top of this delicious IPA, we’ll have Galactic Double Daisy Cutter, Volo and Vim Woodford Rye Barrel-Aged Baltic Porter ON TAP. We’ll also have a $4 Daisy Cutter can special to help level-out your humours.

Join us on Saturday for a great beer lineup from one of our favorite Chicago breweries!

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Fundraiser - James is donating his tips to MS!
May
4
12:00 PM12:00

Fundraiser - James is donating his tips to MS!

MS is an unpredictable and often disabling disease. While we’ve come a long way in understanding and treating MS, there’s still so much more to do. That's why our bartender, James is participating and raising funds, and hopes he can count on you to help fuel progress. 100% of his tips that night will be donated to drive groundbreaking research and services to ensure people affected by MS have the resources they need to live their best lives.

If you’d rather donate directly to the cause, click here: http://main.nationalmssociety.org/goto/Bruketa

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FOOD TRUCK: Pierogi Jo's
May
3
5:00 PM17:00

FOOD TRUCK: Pierogi Jo's

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

Join us Friday, May 3rd 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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Here's Waldo: A Lagunitas Tapping Event
Apr
20
4:20 PM16:20

Here's Waldo: A Lagunitas Tapping Event

We’re just going to leave this here and fill in the details later, man.

All you need to know right now can be summed up in three tidy bullets:

- We’ll be tapping Lagunitas Waldo’s Special Ale around 5pm, as well as some other TBD ‘Nitas beers.

- Perk N’Pickle Food Truck will be grilling up dinner in the backyard.
- You won’t want to miss this party if the last two years are any indication. 

NOTE: 21-and-over only, no kiddos. Parking may be limited and is for tap room party goers only.

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FOOD TRUCK: Cheesie's Truck
Apr
7
12:00 PM12:00

FOOD TRUCK: Cheesie's Truck

To kick off our beer cocktail weekend, Cheesie’s Truck will be behind the tap room grilling up everyone’s favorite cheesy sandwiches for lunch!

Check out their MENU

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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FOOD TRUCK: Puff Truck Pizza
Apr
6
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, April 6th. Puff Truck - Pizza Puff Food Truck will be out back starting around 5pm . 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 will be crafting up craft beer cocktails in the tap room to pair with your puffs.

Cheers!

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Beer Cocktail Weekend
Apr
5
to Apr 6

Beer Cocktail Weekend

Back by popular demand...it's the Plank Road Tap Room Beer Cocktail Weekend!

Each day, starting right at noon, we'll be featuring one new beer cocktail. They'll be limited in supply each day, so you'll want to get in early before they're gone!

We're hoping for warmer weather by the end of the month, but this event will be held rain, snow, or shine!

COCKTAILS & FOOD TRUCKS
FRIDAY: "Sellable Bullshit" - Death Grip Coffee Brown with Bourbon, Licor 43 served with an orange slice.

SATURDAY: Twang Gose with Grand Marnier, Luxardo and Gin with an orange slice.
Food Truck: Puff Truck Pizza

SUNDAY: Beer Bloody Marys or Blunderbergs w/ Bier Stick option.
Food Truck: Cheesie's Truck (Grilled cheese sandwiches)

NOTE: We are a 21-and-over venue, so you'll need to leave the kiddos behind. No outside beverages allowed. Parking may be limited depending on weather. Tom Cruise will not be bartending.

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