Upcoming Events

Special Tapping: Krombacher Brautradition Kellerbier
Mar
29
5:00 PM17:00

Special Tapping: Krombacher Brautradition Kellerbier

What’s a Kellerbier you ask?

Kellerbier is a type of German beer which is typically neither clarified nor pasteurised. Kellerbier can be either top- or bottom-fermented. The term Kellerbier literally translates as "cellar beer", referring to its cool lagering temperatures. Its recipe probably dates to the Middle Ages.

In comparison with most of today's filtered and pasteurised lagers, Kellerbier contains more of its original brewing yeast, as well as vitamins, held in suspension. As a result, it is distinctly cloudy, and is described by German producers as naturtrüb (naturally cloudy).

Swing by, give it a try……it won’t be here long!

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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Beer by Candlelight - Earth Hour 2019
Mar
30
8:30 PM20:30

Beer by Candlelight - Earth Hour 2019

Plank Road Tap Room will once again be a proud participant of Earth Hour 2019. We will be turning off select lights in the tap room from 8:30pm to 9:30pm on Saturday March 30th to enjoy beer by candlelight!

This event is supported by various partnerships, landmarks, buildings, and cities around the globe in an effort to raise awareness about climate change and global warming.

Come join us!

For more info Visit: https://www.earthhour.org/

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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Monthly Game Night
Apr
3
6:00 PM18:00

Monthly Game Night

Join our hosts Tabletop & Brews 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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Beer Cocktail Weekend
Apr
6
to Apr 7

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'll be announcing the cocktail blends soon, so be sure to check back.

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

FOOD TRUCK: The Cheesie's Food Truck will be out back grilling up everyone’s favorite cheese sandwhiches on Saturday to fill your bellies!

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

Mother's Day Brunch with Nobel House

Save the date. We will announce when tickets will be available!

This Mother's Day, we're thanking all of our favorite moms by hosting a Mother's Day Brunch! Featuring an amazing menu (TBA) by our friends at Nobel House of Geneva, the moms in your life are sure to feel the love on their special day. We'll post the menu items online once they've been finalized.

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 three and under can brunch with us for free per paying adult.

#MomLife #TheBrunchIsReal

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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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Monthly Game Night
Mar
13
6:00 PM18:00

Monthly Game Night

Join our hosts Tabletop & Brews 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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Tap Room CLOSED: Spiteful Beer & Cheese Pairing - SOLD OUT
Mar
6
6:00 PM18:00

Tap Room CLOSED: Spiteful Beer & Cheese Pairing - SOLD OUT

One of our most popular ticketed events is back...it's time to pair beer and cheese once again!

This time around, we're partnering with our friends from Spiteful Brewing Company to pair four beers with four exquisite cheeses.  

The four beers we'll be pairing include:

  1. Twang Gose

  2. English Mild

  3. Spiteful IPA

  4. G.F. Y. Stout w/ Coffee

We'll start the evening with a reception from 6m-7pm so that you can relax after work and settle in.  Pairing service will begin at 7pm.  The Spiteful crew will be on site to discuss their brewery and beers while a Certified Cicerone explains each pairing and why they were selected.

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A Taste Of The Mild Life: A Collaboration Celebration
Mar
1
5:00 PM17:00

A Taste Of The Mild Life: A Collaboration Celebration

We've done it again, Kids! We managed to trick our friends at Crystal Lake Brewing to collaborate with us again. On Friday, March 1st, we're releasing our new collaboration right here at #plankroadtaproom!

To celebrate we'll have both the bourbon and rye editions of Crystal Lake's Boathouse Reserve barrel-aged series along with a cask of Too Much Cologne with a blend of gin botanicals!

BEER LIST:

*[Name TBD] English Dark Mild

*Boathouse Reserve [Bourbon Barrel-Aged]

*Boathouse Reserve [Rye Barrel-Aged]

*Too Much Cologne [As Always]

*A Cask of Botanical Too Much Cologne

We also have Chuck's Wood Fired Pizza coming out to serve some of their crowd favorites along with a custom pizza to pair with our collaboration beer!

Grab a friend, an Uber, or both and head in to Plank Road Tap Room to share in our latest collab with CLB.

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Doughnut Touch My Beer
Feb
11
7:00 PM19:00

Doughnut Touch My Beer

****NEW DATE****
Due to the extreme cold, we had to reschedule this event to Monday February 11th. PLEASE NOTE: If you are a current ticket holder and unable to attend the new date, please notify us for a refund by Sunday Feb. 3rd. Tickets become non-refundable after 2.3.19. Thank you for your understanding.

SOLD OUT

We've partnered with Solemn Oath Brewery and Herb's Bakery for an evening of morning pastries and stellar beer.

Our friends at Solemn Oath (Naperville) have been making some of our favorite beers for over five years now.

Herb's is been an Elgin staple since their first year, 1954.  Located on Larkin Avenue, Herb's has been serving the Elgin area for decades with amazing baked goods.

The pairings:

  1. S.O.W & Raspberry Bismark

  2. B.O.C - Coconut & Danish w/ Almonds

  3. Crunch Dude & Mouse Ear

  4. M.I.B & Cinnamon Cake

We'll have a reception for ticket holders at 6pm.  The pairing will start around 7.

Tickets are $20 and include four pastries and a flight of SOB beer...also included, rad company and possibly some knowledge.

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Ring Around Elgin - Wedding Venue & Celebration Showcase
Feb
10
11:00 AM11:00

Ring Around Elgin - Wedding Venue & Celebration Showcase

Plank Road Tap Room has decided to get in on the wedding game!

Stop by on Feb 10th to explore our rustic outdoor venue for your next event.

Look before you Book! Find the perfect location for your reception, rehearsal dinner, shower or special celebration in 2019.

Over a dozen unique venues in and around the Elgin area will be open for viewing. Meet their staff and other vendors such as florists, photographers and catering during your visit!

This is a self-guided tour so you can choose to visit a few or see them all!
If you would like to register for your complimentary tickets please visit www.exploreelginarea.com/ring-around-elgin/.

If you have question about our venue or want to check available dates, please email Katie Hofmann at katie@plankroadtaproom.com

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Feb
9
12:00 PM12:00

Alan's Spirit Journey Formation Anniversary Celebration feat. Firestone Walker

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On Saturday, February 9th, join us as we reflect on the life and times of Alan Moreno. While he may not be the most approachable person in the building, he has played a vital role in getting the highest quality beer possible to Elgin.

Alan and the crew will be on hand to discuss memories and spin stories. Perhaps Alan will even share some of the wisdom he’s gathered during his 38 spins around our sun.

On the slim chance that this isn’t enough reason to drop in, we have selected some amazing beer from Alan’s all-time favorite brewery, Firestone Walker.

We will have…

  • [Barrelworks] Peachy Bones - French Oak-Aged Wild Saison

  • XXII [Twenty-Two] - Spirit Barrel-Aged Blended Ale

  • Mole Merkin - Brandy Barrel-Aged Oatmeal Stout w/ Cinnamon, Cocoa Nibs and Chilis

We are rounding-out the lineup with a few other beers that we’ll just surprise you with when you get here.

We open at noon and Alan is determined to make it [mostly] through the long haul. If you can, grab and Uber or Lyft. Parking is rough in the winter. Cheers!

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Game Night - February Edition
Feb
6
6:00 PM18:00

Game Night - February Edition

Join our hosts Tabletop & Brews 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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Bourbon County New Years Eve Party!
Dec
31
3:00 PM15:00

Bourbon County New Years Eve Party!

Oh, hello, last day of 2018!

On New Years Eve, we're tapping some Goose Island beers to close out 2018. The beers include:

- Bramble Rye
- Midnight Orange
- Coffee Barleywine
- Reserve
- Vanilla
- Wheatwine
- 2018 Bourbon County Stout

Food Truck: Chuck’s Wood Fried Pizza

NOTE: Parking is extremely limited. You will need to plan to be dropped off by Uber or a friend, so make those plans now 🍻. Also dress warm!

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Food Truck: Chuck's Wood Fired Pizza
Dec
31
3:00 AM03:00

Food Truck: Chuck's Wood Fired Pizza

The talented folks from Chuck's Wood Fired Pizza will be out back slinging pizzas during our Bourbon County New Years Eve party! We are getting an early start on celebrations so you'll still have time to make it to your last stop for the count down to 2019!

Note: We are 21+ only. Parking is limited during larger events. Please plan to carpool or take an Uber. All dates and times are subject to change at any time. Dress warm!

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SOB x Canarchy = Party Over Heeeeere
Dec
21
2:00 PM14:00

SOB x Canarchy = Party Over Heeeeere

Our friends at Solemn Oath and Cigar City (Canarchy) got together recently and collaborated on a beer. We couldn’t stand to stay out of their light, so we invited them both to party with us.

Celebrated Excellence Brut IPA is bone-dry and has this amazing gooseberry-type thing going on. If that doesn’t get your Uber-summoning finger on your phone, we have a few other beers on tap that might.

  • Cigar City Marshal Zhukov’s Russian Imperial Stout

  • Solemn Oath Goldmund Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout w/ Madagascar Vanilla Beans, Cinnamon Sticks, Cacao, Lactose Sugar and Chilies

  • Oskar Blues Death By Coconut Porter w/ Coconut

  • Solemn Oath x Holy Mountain Hand In Hand Into Oblivion Blended Yeast Saison

  • Oskar Blues Can-O-Bliss IPA

  • Solemn Oath Solemn Gardens IPA

  • Oskar Blues JahVanilla Ten Fidy Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout w/ Coffee and Vanilla

  • Cigar City x Solemn Oath Celebrated ExcellenceBrut IPA

So, now that we’ve got your attention…

The party starts around 4. We may have a food truck….not sure. There’s very limited parking, so please get rides, Uber or carpool. Also, no flights during the party, muchachos. They clog-up the machine.

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Food Truck: Aztec Dave's Mexican Cusine
Dec
15
3:00 PM15:00

Food Truck: Aztec Dave's Mexican Cusine

Aztec Dave's is an elite authentic Mexican food truck from Chicago. They are heading out to the tap room this Saturday to serve up some Mexican comfort cuisine to pair with any one of the 7 Ballast Point beers on tap!

**Note: We are 21+ only. Get a sitter for the kiddos.
Parking is limited, and as always we suggest you carpool or get dropped off. All dates and times are subject to change at any time

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Victory at Sea Day
Dec
15
to Dec 16

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 series. But that's not all. VAS is bringing some friends along. Some of which will be served for the first time ever in Illinois!

Beer List:
- Sculpin (Heritage Handle)
- Spruce Tip
- Peanut Butter Victory At Sea
- High West Victory at Sea
- Rum & Rye Sea Monster
- Brandy Barrel Aged Navigator
- Red Wine Sour Wench
Food Truck: Aztec Dave’s Mexican Cuisine

Members Only Tasting: 11:00am - 2:00pm
All Beer Lovers (Public tastings): 3:00pm - 12:00am

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

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

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Copy of Game Night - December Edition
Dec
5
6:00 PM18:00

Copy of Game Night - December 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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Lagunitas' Tryptophantastic Barrel Aged Phiesta
Nov
23
1:00 PM13:00

Lagunitas' Tryptophantastic Barrel Aged Phiesta

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

Join us when we open to the public at 1 p.m on Friday November 23, and tap some stellar, hard-to-find Lagunitas Brewing Co. beers while the Perk n’ Pickle crew cook up some killer food for us. No one wants to cook on Black Friday, right?

Beers Include:
Willettized Coffee Sout
Eroica with Blackberry& Raspberry
DogTown Pale Ale
Laguinitas IPA on the Heritage Line

Member reception is from 11:00 - 1:00. We will open to the general public at 1:00pm!

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

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2nd Annual Fwednesgiving: Featuring Tom & Jerry's
Nov
21
4:00 PM16:00

2nd Annual Fwednesgiving: Featuring Tom & Jerry's

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. 

On Wednesday, Nov. 21, we're inviting you to our 2nd annual 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. 

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 please try and plan to carpool or Uber.

Photo: Kate N. G. Sommers

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Member Monday: Tab Counting Party
Nov
19
5:00 PM17:00

Member Monday: Tab Counting Party

MEMBERS ONLY - Closed to General Public

What’s better than hanging out with us at the tap room? Hanging out with us at the tap room while we’re closed to the public and helping us raise money for a good cause!

Join us for our first Member Monday event from 5pm to 10pm on November 19! Here’s what’s going down:

- Specials on .5 liters of Krombacher Pils
- Specials on FULL liters of Krombacher Pils
- A “special” toast to our members
- Help us count the can tabs in our monstrous tulip glass so we can donate them to Ronald McDonald House Charity.

We’ll be selling raffle tickets to guess how many tabs are in our gigantic glass. $5 per ticket gets you one guess, no limit on tickets. $3 of each ticket goes to RMHC an $2 of each ticket to the pot. Whoever guesses the closest (without going over!) wins the pot!

21-and-over, no plus ones for this event please.

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Krombacher Tower Christening
Nov
17
12:00 PM12:00

Krombacher Tower Christening

Join us as we christen our new Krombacher tap tower. Some of the Krombacher gang will be here to help us celebrate. We will be holding a 1 LITER stein holding competition. Prizes will be given to 1st and 2nd place winners.

Stein holding: 6:00 PM

Note: We will be serving 1/2 liter pours during the event. 1 Liter pours are for members and competitors only.

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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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