Upcoming Events

A Taste of the Dark Side
Nov
15
5:00 PM17:00

A Taste of the Dark Side

Join us on Thursday, Nov 15, for our preview party of this year's Revolution Brewing Deep Woods releases.

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We'll be tapping:

- 2018 Deth's Tar
- 2017 Cafe Deth
- 2018 Cafe Deth
- 2018 Deth by Currants

Our dear friend Lucas Murray from Rev will be out to hang, hand out sweet swag, and talk about the Deep Woods releases.

We're working on a food option, so stay tuned.

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

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Mr. IPA-Nut Release Party
Nov
9
5:00 PM17:00

Mr. IPA-Nut Release Party

People have always told us we're a little nuts for opening a tap room in the #MiddleOfEverywhere. Now, we're ready to prove them right.

Join us on Friday, November 9th, as we tap the new collaboration between our friends at Noon Whistle Brewing and Mr. Peanut himself.....Mr. IPA-Nut. 

"Brewed with Wakatu and Citra hops, Mr. IPA-Nut delivers a citrus aroma and a hint of honey-roasted peanuts, all followed by a slightly salty finish that makes every sip worth savoring." - via NoonWhistleBrewing.com

Photo ops? Oh, we got em. The Nutmobile will be parked at the cabin and ready to explore and explode minds and Instagram feeds.

We'll have the keg of Mr. IPA-Nut tapped at 5pm and pouring until it's gone, plus a few cans to-go while they last. 

Bopbartruck will be out to fill your stomachs with tasty Korean BBQ dishes from around 5pm until they call it quits.

NOTE: 21-and-over, absolutely no one under 21 allowed, despite the Nutmobile appearance. Dates, times, and tappings subject to change.

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Game Night - November Edition
Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

Game Night - November Edition

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 some Ream’s Bier Sticks (while supplies last).

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

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Cabin of Doom - Annual PRTR Halloween Party
Oct
26
5:00 PM17:00

Cabin of Doom - Annual PRTR Halloween Party

On Friday, October 26th, things are getting dark and doomy around the tap room. Join us for our annual Halloween party with our co-hosts Soundgrowler Brewing Co. and Chuck's Wood-Fired Pizza.

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Costume contests, games, prizes, and spookiness galore will be in abundance. We'll be tapping some awesome Soundgrowler beers, including a one-off cask, and Chuck will be out back baking up some wood-fired pizzas. The tunes will be dark and heavy, much like our hearts. Let's get weird.

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

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Art and Ales - Coaster Drawing Night
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Art and Ales - Coaster Drawing Night

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Our monthly coaster art night is back, now known as Arts and Ales!

Grab your favorite drawing utensils, some friends, a beer and a seat as we throw random, weird topics at you to draw on the backs of our PRTR coasters. Or, just draw whatever you'd like! All skill levels and styles are welcome.

Our first month's gathering had a great turnout and everyone had a ton of fun. Share this event with all your artsy (or not so artsy) friends, because the more the merrier.

NOTE: 21-and-over.
ARTIST: Jeff Ward

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City Lights Brewing & Bop Bar Korean BBQ
Oct
12
5:00 PM17:00

City Lights Brewing & Bop Bar Korean BBQ

Help us welcome Milwaukee’s City Lights Brewing Company as we tap three of their beers and welcome their representative Quinn to the tap room.

On tap:

  • Mosaic Pale Ale

  • IPA

  • Coconut Porter

Food-wise, we’ll have the return of Bop Bar and their delicious Korean BBQ dishes. The fun starts around 5pm. See you then!

NOTE: 21-and-over. Dates, times, and tappings subject to change.

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Beer in the New World Lecture
Oct
11
6:30 PM18:30

Beer in the New World Lecture

History of Beer: Beer in the New World

Plank Road Tap Room is proud to welcome back our friend Dave Oberg, Executive Director of the Elmhurst History Museum, for a special lecture: Beer in the New World!

In this two-segment lecture (each part about 20 minutes in length), Dave will guide you through beer's long history here in the New World. Starting with indigenous Native Americans, through the dark era of Prohibition, and the rise of modern craft beer, this lecture will both educate and entertain.

Tickets are $10 and include one beer with purchase.

Biography: Dave Oberg is the Executive Director of the Elmhurst History Museum and possess 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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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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Hop Butcher Triple Tapping and Pierogi Jo's
Oct
4
2:00 PM14:00

Hop Butcher Triple Tapping and Pierogi Jo's

On Thursday, Oct 4, we're tapping three beers from Hop Butcher for the World and chowing down on taco-themed pierogis from Pierogi Jo's for #NationalTacoDay. When we open at 2pm, we'll have the following beers flowing:

- Crainiac, a hazy DIPA with Hallertau Blanc & Enigma hops
- Your Wish is Granted, a DIPA with Citra & Nelson Sauvin hops
- Old School Hawaii Vibes, a hazy milkshake IPA with Coconut & Pineapple

Pierogi Jo's will be serving from around 5pm to whenever. If you haven't tried them yet, you're in for a special treat. 

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

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Game Night - October Edition
Oct
3
5:00 PM17:00

Game Night - October Edition

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 munch on some Ream’s Bier Sticks (while supplies last).

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

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Cleveland Rocks - Pierogis and Great Lake Brewing Company
Sep
28
5:00 PM17:00

Cleveland Rocks - Pierogis and Great Lake Brewing Company

Celebrate the city of Cleveland with us as we welcome Great Lakes Brewing Company and Pierogi Jo's on Friday, Sept 28. 

Cleveland is known for many things. Baseball. An AMAZING football team. A burning river at one point. Fanastic beer. And, who knew, the official food of Cleveland, pierogis.

On tap from Great Lakes:
- 30th Anniversary Imperial Oyster Stout
- Dortmunder Gold Lager
- Nosferatu Red Ale
- Smoked Porter

Pierogi Jo's will be out back serving up their taste flavor pockets starting around 5pm and ending whenever they're done.

NOTE: 21-and-over only. Tappings, dates, and times 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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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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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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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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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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