Upcoming Events

Doughnut Touch My Beer
Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

Doughnut Touch My Beer

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.

Final pairing list to come.

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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Save the Date: Spiteful Beer & Cheese Pairing
Feb
20
5:00 PM17:00

Save the Date: Spiteful Beer & Cheese Pairing

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 Dark Mild

  3. Spiteful IPA

  4. G.F. Y. S. with coffee

We'll start the evening with a reception from 5pm-7pm so that you can relax after work and settle in.  Pairing service will begin at 7pm.  Representatives from Spiteful will be on site to discuss their brewery and beers while a Certified Cicerone explains each pairing and why they were selected.

This will be a ticketed event. We will notify everyone via social media outlets and email when they are available for purchase.

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Scopes in the City with Adler Planetarium
Jun
7
5:30 PM17:30

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.

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

More spacey details to come in early 2019. 🍻

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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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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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