Upcoming Events

Third CANniversary Beer Dinner
Aug
25
6:00pm 6:00pm

Third CANniversary Beer Dinner

To celebrate our third year, we have partnered with two of our dearest friends for a rustic beer dinner.

Drew and the good folks at Half Acre Beer Co. will provide us with five amazing beers to compliment the delicious dinner provided by Garrett and our friends at Nobel House in Geneva.  The pairings and schedule are as follows (subject to change, but probably not):

We'll have an opening reception/meet and greet featuring cans of Pony Pilsner.

At 7, we will begin our first course.  We've paired Daisy Cutter Pale Ale cans with a Late Summer Salad of sungold tomatoes, crispy pear, blueberry, curly kale, red leaf, aged blue cheese and a roasted red onion vinaigrette.

We'll move on to Double Daisy Cutter which is paired with Citrus-Smoked Porchetta with Papaya and Jicama Salad.

During our main course of Jamaican Jerk Fried Chicken and Waffles with Pineapple Pico and Local Honey will be served with pours of Deep Space Double IPA.

Dessert will be a surprise for our birthday.  We'll have Bourbon Barrel-Aged Big Hugs Imperial Coffee Stout ready to go for this pairing.

This four course, five beer, family-style rustic dinner is a great way to kickoff our anniversary weekend.  We'll be dining under the evening sky in a tent in our beer garden.  The lawn will be closed-off to non-ticket holders that night, as will the specialty beers.

Tickets are on sale to the public starting MONDAY, AUGUST 14TH at 2 p.m.  We have a very limited amount of them, so don't hesitate. 

Tickets are $67 plus tax, which includes five beers, delicious food and a fun CANniversary celebration.  We are accepting reservations starting Monday, August 14th at the tap room.  You may secure your seats for $20/ea. and pay for the remainder after dinner.  Reservations are non-refundable, so please know that you have the date free.  No one likes empty chairs.  We will not accept reservations via phone or online dibsies.

We're excited to share our anniversary with our friends at Half Acre and Nobel House, our staff and, most importantly, you folks.  We've appreciated our last three years with you and hope for even more.

Cheers!

 

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Three Year Anniversary Party
Aug
26
12:00pm12:00pm

Three Year Anniversary Party

It seems like only yesterday that we opened our doors here in Elgin, Illinois, but somehow it's been three years!

We would like to thank everyone who comes in for your support.  We truly could not do what we do without you.

To celebrate, we're hosting a day-long party at the tap room on Saturday, August 26.  We'll be tapping some stellar beers throughout the day (list coming soon), and joined by our friends at The Roaming Hog food truck starting right when we open at noon.

Stop in and say hi, and bring some friends to introduce them to our establishment.  The more the merrier! 

**REMINDER** We are a 21-and-over venue. Leave the kiddos at home, with the grandparents, or a sitter.

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Beer Choir - August Edition
Aug
27
12:00pm12:00pm

Beer Choir - August Edition

On Sunday, August 27, we're hosting the NW Suburbs Chapter of Beer Choir, a group who meets once a month and sings songs about, what else....BEER!

Join them for a special Sunday afternoon at the tap room.  Visit the Beer Choir website to download the hymnal and get those singing voices ready. 

Meanwhile, Mario's Cart will be around from noon to 3:30pm to feed you.

Parking may be limited, so be sure to carpool or share an Uber. 21-and-over only.

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Game Night - September Edition
Sep
6
6:00pm 6:00pm

Game Night - September Edition

The Dice & Pints Society are heading over to the tap room again for their September meetup, and everyone's invited to join them!

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 if you're unfamiliar with them.

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

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Food Truck: Legit Dogs & Ice
Aug
19
5:00pm 5:00pm

Food Truck: Legit Dogs & Ice

Legit Dogs & Ice are back, supplying our hunger with awesome gourmet hot dogs from Ream's Meat Market in Elburn and authentic Hawaiian-style shave ice!  They'll be serving food during our event with Oskar Blues Brewery.  Come out, grab a dog, cool off with some ice, and make Friday evening great again!

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A Little Rum Won't Kill Ya
Aug
19
5:00pm 5:00pm

A Little Rum Won't Kill Ya

Can Not Included

Can Not Included

Alright, FINE!  We'll tap Rum Barrel-Aged Death By Coconut!

On Saturday, we're (weather permitting) going to have the tent set up, kegs chilled, and several killer Oskar Blues beers racked and ready to go.

The lineup includes:

  • Mama's Little Yella Pils
  • Special Anniversary (there's, not ours) cans of Dale's Pale Ale
  • Pinner Throwback IPA
  • Old Chub Nitro Scotch Ale
  • Rum Barrel-Aged Death By Coconut

Our members get the place to themselves from noon to 2.  We open to the public after that and we'll start pouring RBA Death By Coconut at 5!

Legit Dogs will be rolling in around 5 to keep you fed and smiling.  

We're assuming that RBADBC won't stick around for very long, so plan accordingly.  Come out and show OB some love...meet our new OB dude, Sean.  We'll vouch for him.

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BEER + YOGA
Aug
13
9:30am 9:30am

BEER + YOGA

Beer + Yoga is back. Namaste Rosé returns to Plank Road Tap Room to bring outdoor yoga and beer together once again.

If you missed out last time, or if you participated and loved every sweaty moment, be sure to grab tickets right away.

Tickets are available through Eventbrite.

Brunch will once again be provided by the Roaming Hog food truck starting at 11am.

Please be sure to get dropped off or carpool as much as possible as parking will be limited.

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Flat Breads & Fat Tires
Aug
11
5:00pm 5:00pm

Flat Breads & Fat Tires

On Friday, we're welcoming friends old and new for a great night of tasty beer and savory pizza.

New Belgium's back to celebrate the release of Fat Tire Belgian WHITE, a fresh and clean addition to the already iconic Fat Tire family.  We'll be pouring Fat Tire Belgian Ale and Belgian White side-by-side for you.  We'll also have Citradelic Tangerine IPA available.

Our new friend, Chuck's Wood Fired Pizza will be rolling in to fill you up with delicious, hot and flat creations...and probably merriment...we're not sure, but probably.

Come on in and grab some killer beers and wood fired pizza.  Adam from New Belgium will be around, which is usually pretty great.

See you soon!

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Game Night - August Edition
Aug
2
6:00pm 6:00pm

Game Night - August Edition

Stare your opponents down across the game table during the August edition of our montly game night!

Join the The Dice and Pints Society as they host an evening of board games and beer. Grab a pint from the tap list and sit down to one of their quick to learn but hard to put down games. Or, bring a favorite from your own stockpile.

Bring dinner or a snack along and get ready to dive in.

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Barrelworks & Dinky Donuts
Jul
22
5:00pm 5:00pm

Barrelworks & Dinky Donuts

This Saturday, let your taste buds go nuts.

At 5pm, we'll be tapping sour beers from Firestone Walker's Barrelworks series, including:

- Bretta Rosé (Wild Ale w/ Raspberries)
- Krieky Bones Batch 2 - AKA 2015 (Foeder-Aged Flanders Red w/ Sour Cherries) 

Not into sour beers? Don't worry, plenty of other options will be available in the tap room, including specials on cans of Pivo and Easy Jack IPA.

Meanwhile, Dinky Donuts will be frying up their sweet, delicious donut holes to balance things out. 

Bring dinner along or order in, then stay for dessert.

Don't forget: we're a 21-and-over venue. 
Carpool, get dropped off, or Uber it....just get home safe.

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Sun's Out, (Hot Dog) Buns Out
Jul
19
5:00pm 5:00pm

Sun's Out, (Hot Dog) Buns Out

Wednesday, July 19, is National Hot Dog Day, and we've decided it's our obligation to help you celebrate with more than a store-bought weiner.

Our new friends at Legit Dogs & Ice are coming out to cook up some specialty, gourmet hot dogs for you, as well as dish up their homemade sides and Hawaiian-style shave ice! 

Legit gets their hot dogs from local heroes Ream's Meat Market in Elburn, so you know quality and flavor are top notch. 

We'll have some great summer beers (and more) on tap, so head out after work and celebrate what should become an international holiday someday.

**NOTE: this is a 21-and-over event. Please, no kiddos.**

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Beer + Yoga
Jul
16
9:30am 9:30am

Beer + Yoga

Beer + Yoga is back. Namaste Rosé returns to Plank Road Tap Room to bring outdoor yoga and beer together once again.

If you missed out last time, or if you participated and loved every sweaty moment, be sure to grab tickets right away.

Tickets are available through Eventbrite.

Brunch will once again be provided by the Roaming Hog food truck starting at 11am.

Please be sure to get dropped off or carpool as much as possible as parking will be limited.

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(Great) Divided We Stand - Barrel-Aged Yeti Tapping + Duke's BBQ
Jul
15
5:00pm 5:00pm

(Great) Divided We Stand - Barrel-Aged Yeti Tapping + Duke's BBQ

We all know that beer and BBQ go hand-in-hand.  Even better...big, bold beer.  You need something flavorful to stand up to the big, bold taste.

That said, we've decided to pair Great Divide Brewing's Barrel-Aged Yeti with the incredible BBQ skills of Duke's Blues 'n BBQ for another incredible Saturday evening at the tap room.

If you missed Duke's last time they were out, you're not alone. Their food was so good, it sold out in a couple of hours...as all great BBQ should do.

Swing by and grab a plate of ribs, pulled pork, mac 'n cheese, corn on the cob and more. Then sit by the firepit and sip on some Barrel-Aged Yeti while the sun goes down.

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Food Truck: Ugly Truckin' Sandwiches
Jul
8
5:00pm 5:00pm

Food Truck: Ugly Truckin' Sandwiches

Travis is back with the ugliest damn truck in Chicagoland.  But don't judge his food on how his truck looks because these are some tasty sandwiches.

Built with fresh fried bread dough and super fresh ingredients, Travis's sandwiches are sure to fill you up. We'll supply the beer and firepit (weather pending).

**NOTE: This is a 21-and-over event.**

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Food Truck: Legits Dogs and Ice
Jul
1
5:00pm 5:00pm

Food Truck: Legits Dogs and Ice

What's more perfect for Independence Day weekend than hot dogs and ice cold treats? 

Elgin's newest food truck, Legit Dogs & Ice, is coming out to help us all celebrate freedom with their gourmet dogs and authentic shave ice. These guys use only the freshest ingredients, including dogs straight from Ream's Meat Market in Elburn, and their sides are made fresh with their own homemade recipes.

Read more about them on their website.

Grab a hot dog and a beer. We'll have the firepit roaring (weather pending).

**NOTE: We're a 21-and-over establishment. Please leave the kiddos behind.**

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The Unpublished Tapping + Chicago Pizza Boss
Jun
30
5:00pm 5:00pm

The Unpublished Tapping + Chicago Pizza Boss

We brewed a beer with Pollyanna Brewing Company!!!

Well, Stephen and Katie did.  We watched while sipping delicious Pollyanna beers.

While our collaborative effort is sitting in a lovely wine barrel until it's ready, the base beer, created by Chris at Pollyanna, is ready to go.  The Unpublished is a rustic blonde ale with lemon verbena, and it's one helluva porch drinker.

Meanwhile, Chicago Pizza Boss will be out back making you one of their awesome pizzas. Grab one, grab a beer, and take a seat for a great night at the tap room.

 

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Empanadas For Everyone!
Jun
24
3:30am 3:30am

Empanadas For Everyone!

On Saturday, June 24th, we have a private event until 3:30pm.  At that point, we open up to the public and let the beer flow once again.

To reward you for your patience, we're having Alice's Corner stick around to serve their tasty empanadas (and other goodies) all afternoon.  We're not sure how long they'll last, it depends on how many of you love incredibly great food with a Bolivian flare.

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Duke's Blues n BBQ
Jun
23
5:00pm 5:00pm

Duke's Blues n BBQ

Join us Friday, June 23, as we welcome Duke's Blue n BBQ to the cabin for the first time!

Duke's menu looks amazing. We can't wait for you to try his smoked meats and amazing sides.

We'll have the firepit outside going (weather permitting). If you haven't spent a Friday night at the tap room lately, come out and see what your early summer has been missing.

DROOL.....

DROOL.....

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Jun
18
11:00am11:00am

Father's Day Coffee Beer Brunch w/ Solemn Oath Brewery

On Father's Day, join us for a private brunch featuring amazing coffee beers from Solemn Oath Brewery and delicious food from Nobel House.

For our third annual Father's Day brunch, we've partnered with Solemn Oath, tasted through more coffee than humans probably should and put together a great beer menu.  The beer list includes:

  • Lü - a crisp, clean and refreshing kölsch.
  • Old Faithorn- an American Pale Ale w/ bright citrus, melon and tropical fruit hop notes
  • Old Faithorn w/ Intelligentsia coffee
  • Goat The Eunuch Dunkel w/ Kilogram tea
  • Boubon Barrel-Aged Telegraph Scotch Ale w/ Intelligentsia coffee

On top of a tasty brunch prepared by Nobel House, your ticket includes your first Solemn Oath beer.  We will be closed to the public from 11 am - 2 pm, so you'll have plenty of time to sit with the family and high-five Pops.

Adult Tickets: $35

Under 21 Tickets: $25

Kids 3 & Under: Free

All tickets are available in the Tap Room as of now.  They're limited, so get here soon.  We'll announce when we have sold them out.

 

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And You Thought the Monkee Was Stickee?
Jun
17
5:00pm 5:00pm

And You Thought the Monkee Was Stickee?

We love beer.  We love Firestone Walker Brewing Company.  We love Bop Bar Korean BBQ.  We love S'Mores. 

Are you with us on all of the above?  Then join us Saturday, June 17th at 5pm for some fanastic Firestone Walker barrel-aged beers and s'mores built for you by our staff.

Grab some Korean BBQ from Bop Bar Food Truck at 5pm, then get ready for dessert.  Pick your own custom s'more ingredients and let us do the 'mallow roasting for you.

Oh, and the barrel-aged beers?  We'll be pouring two of those right outside for you, including:

  • Stickee Monkee (Bourbon Barrel-Aged "Central Coast" Quad)
  • Pacific Gravity (Barrel-Aged Weizenbock)

Plus, some other Firestone Walker beers on tap inside the tap room.

S'mores will be available while supplies last.  We may run a little light on them this first go around because, frankly, we have no idea how many of you are going to show up.

*REMINDER* We're a 21-and-over establishment, so this is an adults-only affair.

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Gnarly Gwednesday with Gnarly Knots Pretzel Mobile
Jun
14
5:00pm 5:00pm

Gnarly Gwednesday with Gnarly Knots Pretzel Mobile

Gnarly Knots is back! 

Join us on GWednesday, June 14th, for some of the best damn pretzels in the region. What better way to spend a summer mid-week than with a gigantic pretzel in one hand and a beer in the other.

Come out in force, bring your friends and neighbors, and let Gnarly Knots know that you want to see them out here all summer long.

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Beer Hates Astronauts, But We Love Beer
Jun
10
5:00pm 5:00pm

Beer Hates Astronauts, But We Love Beer

In a world where beer and astronauts co-exist....one brewery dares to brew a way to bring them together. But will they unite as one, or tear each other apart? 

This Saturday, we tap Half Acre Beer Company's annual release, Beer Hates Astronauts!

We'll have some other Half Acre beers on tap as well, and our go-to-guy from the brewery, Drew, will be out to talk about their beers and what's going on with their expansion.

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Lü-Wow: Take Two-ow
Jun
9
5:00pm 5:00pm

Lü-Wow: Take Two-ow

After a brief rain delay, we're back on track to bring a wicked party to your Friday night on June 9th.

Our friends at Solemn Oath Brewery are celebrating their fifth year this summer. What better way to usher in the warm weather (finally) and cheers our friends than to hang out back with a summer luau!

We're excited to bring Steve Hopps from Hopp Stop BBQ out to Plank Road Tap Room. You may know him from a recent Tribune article about his amazing smoked meats. If not, read up: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/news/ct-ecn-elgin-dutch-st-0129-20170127-story.html

Hopps will be serving up some Hawaiian-style smoke pork, stuffed with apple, pineapple, and onion. He'll have his slaw for a side as well. 

Like all good BBQ, when it's gone....it's gone. Here's how you get some:

Food tickets can be purchased at the bar in the tap room on Friday June 9 with two options:

-  $18.00: A plate of smoked pork, slaw, and a can of Solemn Oath's Lü Kolsch-Style Ale
-  $15.00: A plate of food, minus the can of Lü

We'll be breaking in our new firepit, jammin' some Hawaiian and tropical tunes, as well as a special $4.00 price on Lü cans all night.

Dig out your old Hawaiian shirts...the best worst one as judged by our Solemn Oath friends will get a little something special.

*PARKING*
Be sure to carpool, Uber, or take a cab. We want there to be plenty of parking for as many people as possible.

*NOTE*
This is a 21 and over event. Find a sitter for the night and enjoy!

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Wake n' BACON - Roaming Hog Food Truck
Jun
4
11:00am11:00am

Wake n' BACON - Roaming Hog Food Truck

The Roaming Hog is back, and they're bringing the own spin on brunch with Wake n' Bacon!

No tickets needed...just show up after 11am, grab a beer and some brunch before it's gone.

Menu:
- Chilaquiles tater tots / salsa verde, cotija cheese, cilantro
- Spent grain pancakes / bacon jam butter
- Thick cut bacon
- Ramp sausage patty / breakfast sandwich
- Andouille sausage patty / breakfast sandwich
- Chicken and waffle fries

See you Sunday!

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Yoga + Beer at Plank Road Tap Room
Jun
4
9:30am 9:30am

Yoga + Beer at Plank Road Tap Room

Warm Weather + A Balancing Yoga Class + A Cold Beer on Tap = A Perfect Sunday Morning

Tickets available now, click image above.

Tickets available now, click image above.

Join Namasté Rosé™ as they launch a new summer series in our beer garden at Plank Road Tap Room!

Bonus: Roaming Hog Food Truck will arrive at 11am for Wake n Bacon.

Join Jac and Corie as they guide you in an energizing and balancing flow. An all levels 60 minute class combining breath and movement to wake up the body and relax the mind. Have you ever felt 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. As yoga instructors and beer/wine connoisseurs we find harmony in putting the two together.

After class enjoy a cold one from PRTR's rotating selection, your ticket includes any beer under $8 on the menu. Hang out inside with Alan or outside on the picnic tables in the beer garden for the community social. 

A few tickets left: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/namaste-rosetm-yoga-beer-at-plank-road-tap-room-tickets-34705051744

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Memorial Day #Merica! Can Party
May
29
12:00pm12:00pm

Memorial Day #Merica! Can Party

#Merica!

#Merica!

Happy Memorial Day! Take a moment on Monday, May 29th, to remember those who perished while serving in our nation's Armed Forces.

Spend the day with us as we celebrate and remember, cans in hand. We'll be open to the public starting at 12:00 p.m.  That's two hours earlier than normal!

If the weather holds out, we'll be out in our beer garden hosting a good ol' fashioned can party, because there's no better way to drink outside than from a can. Because...SCIENCE!

We'll have specials all day on cans of Surly Brewing #Merica!, plus a $1.00 off all other cans as well. Grab a PRTR coozie for a cool $2.00 (plus tax), and you'll have it made in the shade.

As for food, bring a blanket and picnic basket, or order in from one of our neighboring restaurants. 

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Food Truck: Mario's Cart
May
27
4:00pm 4:00pm

Food Truck: Mario's Cart

We're hosting a private party until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 27th, but that doesn't mean you can't get in on some great food afterwards.

Mario's Cart will be out back when we open up at 4 to serve up their most excellent menu. Stop in and grab a bite, a beer, and a table out back (if the weather cooperates for once).

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On Tour Brewing: Pop-Up Tappings
May
24
5:00pm 5:00pm

On Tour Brewing: Pop-Up Tappings

TONIGHT: You've seen them on our tap list. Now meet them in person and try three more of their tasty beers.

On Tour Brewing Company is joining us for a one-night stint at the tap room, just in time for Chicago Craft Beer Week. Mark and Duffy from On Tour will be guest bartending, slinging their suds and talking about what makes their brewery tick.

On tap tonight:

- Circling Skies Guava Sour
- Drifting & Dreaming ESB
- Typical Daydream Saison

Stop in and find out why On Tour has quickly become one of our favorite new breweries to hit the Chicago beerscape.

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