Upcoming Events

Solemn Oath Viking Beer Dinner
Oct
20
6:00pm 6:00pm

Solemn Oath Viking Beer Dinner

Join us for our Fall 2017 Viking Beer Dinner featuring five beers from Solemn Oath Brewery paired with one-of-a-kind courses by the fine folks at Nobel House from Geneva.

We'll be under a big tent (heated, if needed) behind the tap room for a night of great beer, food, and company. A welcome reception will begin at 6pm, with the first course served at 7pm.

The menu for the evening includes:

  • Lu Kolsch as a reception beer.

FIRST COURSE

  • Kidnapped by Vikings IPA paired with...
    • A Smorgasbord of Pickled Vegetables, Cured Meats, Smoked Fish, Spreads & Artisnal Bread

SECOND COURSE

  • Ravaged by Vikings Double IPA paired with...
    • Lamb & Pork Meatball Stew

THIRD COURSE

  • Death by Viking Imperial IPA paired with...
    • Venison Loin, Roasted Parsnips & Cauliflower, Foie Gras & Black Truffle Butter, Braised Rainbow Chard & Lingonberry Reduction

DESSERT

  • Big Pern Bourbon Barrel-Aged Brown Rye Ale
    • TBD, but it will be awesome.

 

Tickets include all five beers, four food courses, and a night of friends and fun. Don't miss out, they will go fast. RSVP now for $20 and pay the remaining $47 the night of the dinner.

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Food Truck: Izakaya Yume Sushi
Oct
27
5:00pm 5:00pm

Food Truck: Izakaya Yume Sushi

They're back. The sushi burrito truck you all loved the first time they came to the cabin. 

Izakaya Yume returns on Friday, Oct 27, and you won't want to miss out again.

Service starts at 5pm and ends whenever they decide to call it quits. Meanwhile, we'll keep the tap list awesome for you inside. See you then.

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Stone Brewing Halloween Party w/ Chuck's Wood-Fired Pizza
Oct
28
5:00pm 5:00pm

Stone Brewing Halloween Party w/ Chuck's Wood-Fired Pizza

Every Halloween, we like to party with our friends from Stone Brewing. This year, we're giving you plenty of time to get your costumes figured out and the date on your calendars.

We'll be tapping some fantastic Stone beers and chowing down on Chuck's Wood-Fired Pizza. Meanwhile, we'll have all kinds of prizes for our costume contest and giveaways throughout the evening. 

REMINDER: We're a 21-and-over, adults-only establishment. No matter how cute your wee ones are, you'll need to leave them at home.

Dates and time subject to change.

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Game Night - November Edition
Nov
1
6:00pm 6:00pm

Game Night - November Edition

Head out to the tap room on the first Wednesday each month for our public board game night, hosted by our friends at The Dice and Pints Society.

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 in case you're unfamiliar.

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

Know someone or a group that loves board games? Share this event with them and let's fill the tables up this month!

NOTE: we are a 21-and-over, adults-only establishment.

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#PlankRoadTrip to Half Acre
Oct
14
11:00am11:00am

#PlankRoadTrip to Half Acre

Next Stop: Half Acre Beer Company (2X)

All aboard the fun bus as we take another #PlankRoadTrip to the city of Chicago to visit our friends at Half Acre Beer Company on Saturday, October 14th!

We'll be visiting both of the tap rooms: the brand new Balmoral Taproom and Beer Garden, and the original Lincoln taproom.

Ticket price includes:

  • Bus ride to and from the city, including both brewery locations
  • Beer on the bus and at Half Acre
  • Food (Taco Bar) at the Balmoral Brewery
  • $5 toward gratuity (feel free to throw more at the bartenders if you feel so inclined)

We will leave PROMPTLY at 11am from the empty parking lot west of Maciano's (3145 U.S.-20, Elgin IL). NOTE: Please do NOT park in the Maciano/Sammy's lot, in front of the new Beef Shack, or the Triumph Bank parking lot. Park on the west side of the lot in front of the empty businesses.

We will arrive back to our vehicles around 6pm. We'll make a pit stop on the way home as well.

REMINDER: Please drink and act responsibly. Either get dropped off, carpool with a DD, or get an Uber when we get back. We're guests at the brewery, so be courtesy and respectful of their property.

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Noon Whistle Brewing & Toasty Taco
Oct
13
5:00pm 5:00pm

Noon Whistle Brewing & Toasty Taco

Join us as we welcome Noon Whistle Brewing and Toasty Taco to the tap room for an evening of great beers and food. 

We'll be tapping several of their brews and hanging out into the evening. Weather pending, we'll get the firepit rolling and sit out back for a bit. 

Beers include:
- Cosmo Pale Ale
- Face Smack Gose
- Bernie Milk Stout
- Cabernet Barrel-Aged Sour

Food from the ever-awesome Toasty Taco food truck will be available as well from 5pm to whenever. Their debut here was awesome. If you missed out, don't make that mistake again! They'll be serving up tacos, burritos, and more from their HUGE menu from 5pm to whenever.

We'll have beers on tap and ready to wash down all the tastiness. See you then.

Beers, dates, and times subject to change.

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Worst Kept Secret Society Open Enrollment
Oct
7
12:00pm12:00pm

Worst Kept Secret Society Open Enrollment

One of the most common questions we hear is "how do I become a Worst Kept Secret Society (WKSS) member?" Well, look no further.

We have a few openings in our society, so when we open at noon on Saturday, October 7, we're opening enrollment on a first-come-first-served basis at the tap room. You must be present to enroll and there is a limit of one enrollment per person, so if your buddy or spouse wants in, they need to be present as well.

To celebrate, we're also tapping So Happens It's Tuesday, a sublime bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout from The Bruery. 

The $50 annual fee includes:

  • Individually numbered, platinum-rimmed glass that only you get to drink from
  • A WKSS Year-Three baseball-style 3/4 sleeve shirt
  • Advanced notice and access to our ticketed events, such as beer dinners, road trips, etc.
  • Advanced pre-sales of our new merch before they're released to the public
  • Special members-only receptions for our rare beer tappings
  • Access to our members-only email newsletter with advanced news about events, new merch, etc.

Perhaps the biggest advantage of becoming a WKSS member is the camaraderie and friendships our members share. Most days, you can walk in and see a familiar face or ten in the bar. Come be a part of something special.

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Game Night - October Edition
Oct
4
6:00pm 6:00pm

Game Night - October Edition

Game night, back again. Time to sit down and play FTW!

Ahem, sorry about that. 

Game Night returns for our October date!  Our friends at the Dice & Pints Society will be hosting and bringing in a ton of games to choose from. The public is welcome to join in the fun, and feel free to bring your own games as well!

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

Know someone or a group that loves board games? Share this event with them and let's fill the tables up this month!

FAQ

Q: What is the Dice and Pints society?

A: A group of family and friends that love board games and craft beer. Join our hosts Kerri and Josh at our once monthly game sessions at Plank Road Tap Room, the first Wednesday of the month. They love welcoming new gamers and helping them join in and learn new games.

Q: Should I bring anything?

A: Feel free to bring games if you'd like, but no worries if you don't have any. We bring a collection of games that can accommodate 2 or more players, and the majority of our games run from 10-20 minutes so everyone can try out multiple games. If you'd like to try out a new game but are unsure of how to play just flag down Kerri or Josh, they'd be happy to teach you or answer any questions.

Q: Does Plank Road Tap Room serve food/any alcohol besides beer?

A: PRTR doesn't serve food, but there are various restaurants in the area that deliver, such as Sammy's Mexican Grill and Bar (http://www.sammysmexicangrillandbar.com/) and Maciano's italian restaurant (https://macianos-elgin.foodtecsolutions.com/menu). Feel free to also bring in any snacks, food or non-alcoholic beverages. PRTR doesn't serve any other alcohol besides beer, and they do not allow for people to bring in their own alcohol, but they have a fantastic beer list and knowledgeable and friendly staff that can help you find a beer in line with your tastes and preferences.

Q: What kind of games do you guys play?

A: Each month we bring an assortment of games geared towards 2 or more players that can generally be played between 10-30 minutes, with a few games ranging between 45-1 hour for groups that would like to play a more involved game. These games cover various categories and themes so there's always something new and different to try.

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Almost OktoberFirst
Sep
30
12:00pm12:00pm

Almost OktoberFirst

Join us for our celebration of classic German beers and their American cousins!

We'll be pouring some of the finest German beers available:

Ayinger Bavarian Pils and Oktoberfest, Hofrau Original Helles and Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier

We'll also be pouring some of our favorite American takes on these timeless styles:

Firestone Walker Pivo Pilsner, Great Lakes Oktoberfest, Crystal Lake Beach Blonde Pale (Helles) Lager and Pollyanna Humpenscrump Hefeweizen.

We will debut 'Too Much Cologne', our COLLABORATION kölsch with our pals Crystal Lake Brewing!

Food?  Yeah, we've got food.

Our friends at Gillerson's Grubbery are taking care of that for us.  They're serving up:

Bratwurst & Weisswurst served with kraut and beer mustard. 

Bockwurst Burgers (4oz chuck/tenderloin burger with bockwurst, grilled onions, kraut and aged white cheddar.

Reminder: We are a 21 & older establishment, inside and outside, no matter how cute your wee ones are.

Seriously?  How are you not waiting in the parking lot already?  We can't wait to hang out and enjoy some serious beer, delicious food and good company. Prost!

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Yacht Rock: Side B
Sep
16
5:00pm 5:00pm

Yacht Rock: Side B

Dust off those boat shoes, lenin pants, ascots and white polo shirts. Yacht Rock is back, and Side B is even better than the first.

Join us as we host our friends at Ballast Point for a night of soft and smooth rock, trivia, and fantastic empanadas from Alice's Corner!

You might want to touch up on your Ballast Point and yacht rock trivia. Each correct answer rewards you with a cotton ball to build your own Michael McDonald beard! Best beard by the end of the night wins....something. 

Beers we're tapping include:

  • Dead Ringer Oktoberfest
  • Big Eye IPA
  • Sour Wench Blackberry Ale

Swing in and get ready for smooth sailing all evening.

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BEER + YOGA - September Edition
Sep
10
10:00am10:00am

BEER + YOGA - September Edition

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

Join us as we continue our Summer and Fall series in the outdoor beer garden at Plank Road Tap Room! 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.

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

TICKETShttps://prtryoga.eventbrite.com/

Things to note:
Each event will have a Post-Yoga Raffle, be sure to put your name in the bucket when you check in!

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

**This is an event with a large amount of attendees, please carpool to ensure we have enough parking for everyone**

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

**This class will be heated (as we are outside) so we will have water and cups available. but please be mindful and drink some water before you come and the night before to help your body stay hydrated**

Flow. Clink. Sip. Meet you on the mat!

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Heritage Beer Night: Reloaded
Sep
8
5:00pm 5:00pm

Heritage Beer Night: Reloaded

Once in a while, we all need to put our beer biases aside and sip on a cold one without all of the over-analyzing and assessment. Around here, we call that Heritage Beer Night.

This year, we're moving the party to the end of summer. No more standing around in the cold with your Schlitz can in hand. And if these classic beers aren't your thing, we'll have a great tap list as usual. The final beer list is coming soon.

Weather pending, we'll have the backyard open, the firepit raging, and cans of those old beers your uncle probably loved back in the day.

Legit Dogs & Ice will be back as well providing gourmet hot dogs from Ream's Meat Market and their authentic Hawaiian shave ice.  What a perfect way to end the summer.

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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: Izakaya Yume Sushi
Sep
2
5:00pm 5:00pm

Food Truck: Izakaya Yume Sushi

Join us as we welcome a new food truck to Plank Road Tap Room: Izakaya Yume!

Known for their Japanese cuisine, Izakaya Yume specializes in something called Sushi Burritos. While we have no idea what to expect, we're definitely ready to find out what exactly that means.

We'll have a stellar tap list as usual, so swing by for a late summer evening out back.

REMINDER: we are a 21-and-over venue.

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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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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 including:

  • Firestone Walker Barrelworks - Sour Opal
  • Alter - Bourbon Barrel-Aged Dan's Brown Ale
  • Half Acre - Orin
  • Half Acre - Double Daisy Cutter
  • Dogfish Head - Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout
  • Firestone Walker - Helldorado

...and many more, by our calculations.

We'll also be 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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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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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

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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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