Upcoming Events

The Unpublished Tapping + Chicago Pizza Boss
Jun
30
5:00 pm17:00

The Unpublished Tapping + Chicago Pizza Boss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  The Unpublished is a rustic blonde ale with lemon verbena, and it's one helluva porch drinker.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.

 

Food Truck: Legits Dogs and Ice
Jul
1
5:00 pm17:00

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.**

Not Your Average Game Night - July Edition
Jul
5
6:00 pm18:00

Not Your Average Game Night - July Edition

It's back! Not Your Average Game Night - July Edition is here.

Grab your friends, a beer, and a seat at the table. Our group of board gamers will be happy to show you how to play one of their many games, or bring your own!

The fun starts at 6pm. Bring some snacks and settle in for a great night.

Food Truck: Ugly Truckin' Sandwiches
Jul
8
5:00 pm17:00

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.**

(Great) Divided We Stand - Barrel-Aged Yeti Tapping + Duke's BBQ
Jul
15
5:00 pm17:00

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

Big beer and BBQ go hand-in-hand.  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.

Beer + Yoga
Jul
16
9:30 am09:30

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.

Wake n Bacon Brunch - Roaming Hog Food Truck
Jul
16
11:00 am11:00

Wake n Bacon Brunch - Roaming Hog Food Truck

Wake up and smell the bacon.

Wake up and smell the bacon.

It's our second Wake 'n Bacon Brunch featuring the Roaming Hog food truck. These guys always bring it with their pork-based dishes, and their brunch menu is no joke.

We'll have some beer cocktails available, too, so if you're hurting from the night before, we've got you covered with eats and drinks.


Empanadas For Everyone!
Jun
24
3:30 am03:30

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.

Duke's Blues n BBQ
Jun
23
5:00 pm17:00

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.....

Jun
18
11:00 am11:00

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.

 

And You Thought the Monkee Was Stickee?
Jun
17
5:00 pm17:00

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.

Gnarly Gwednesday with Gnarly Knots Pretzel Mobile
Jun
14
5:00 pm17:00

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.

Beer Hates Astronauts, But We Love Beer
Jun
10
5:00 pm17:00

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.

Lü-Wow: Take Two-ow
Jun
9
5:00 pm17:00

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!

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

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!

Yoga + Beer at Plank Road Tap Room
Jun
4
9:30 am09:30

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

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

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. 

Food Truck: Mario's Cart
May
27
4:00 pm16:00

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).

On Tour Brewing: Pop-Up Tappings
May
24
5:00 pm17:00

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.

Food Truck: Cookout on Wheels
May
19
5:00 pm17:00

Food Truck: Cookout on Wheels

Our friends at Cookout on Wheels are providing us with an excellent custom menu for our Backyard Lü-Wow event!

Their plan: simmer their smoked pork in Lü, the award-winning Kölsch-style ale from Solemn Oath Brewery, and serve with pineapple salsa for one spectacular taco. They'll have other menu items available as well.

Backyard Lü-Wow
May
19
5:00 pm17:00

Backyard Lü-Wow

Grab your flip-flops, Hawaiian shirts, and beach balls. Lü loves a good luau, so we're going to throw down on Friday, May 19th with our friends from Solemn Oath and the Cookout on Wheels food truck for a Friday night #LüWow!

We'll have specials on cans of Lü, SOB's award-winning Kölsch-style ale, as well as some other great tappings. 

Meanwhile, Cookout on Wheels will be featuring Lü-simmered smoked pork tacos with pineapple salsa and other awesome menu items.

Weather permitting, we'll have the beer garden open for bags and springtime fun. Let's kick off the weekend together with some fantastic beers and food.

Food Truck: Alice's Corner Empanadas
May
13
5:00 pm17:00

Food Truck: Alice's Corner Empanadas

Our favorite Bolivian folks are heading back to the tap room with their homemade empanadas! They'll keep us fed during the Wiffle Ball Home Run Derby this Saturday, starting around 5pm. Come and grab some while they last.

It Would Have Been .400: A Wiffle Home Run Derby Tribute
May
13
4:00 pm16:00

It Would Have Been .400: A Wiffle Home Run Derby Tribute

Alan was a huge baseball fan when he was growing up and one of his all-time favorite players was HOF-er Tony Gwynn of the San Diego Padres. Every once in a while, Alan does something selfish like...throwing a birthday party for Tony Gwynn, who passed away in 2014.

AleSmith Brewing is the perfect partner for this party, after partnering with Tony on a San Diego Pale Ale called .394. The beer is named .394 to commemorate Tony's batting average in the strike-shortened 1994 season. In our opinion, he would have hit .400. AleSmith sends a portion on the proceeds of .394 to the Tony and Alicia Gwynn Foundation which works to privde educational resources to the underserved.

Join us on Saturday, May 13th, for our first-ever Wiffle Ball Home Run Derby! Step up to the plate and knock one out of the park...or, backyard....for prizes and glory.

We'll have some great AleSmith beers on tap as well, including:

- .394 San Diego Pale Ale
- Anvil ESB (#HeritageHandle)
- Nibs & Beans Speedway Stout
- Lil Devil Belgian Pale
- $5 IPA Cans

Plus, it's the return of Alice's Corner Bolivian Cuisine Catering. Alicia's empanadas are homemade, fresh, and full of flavor. She usually brings something special along for dessert too. Stop in before she runs out.
 

Food Truck: Best Truckin' BBQ
May
12
5:00 pm17:00

Food Truck: Best Truckin' BBQ

It's been a little while, but Best Truckin' BBQ is heading back out to Plank Road Tap Room.

Swing by Friday, May 12, at 5pm and get your hands on some eats. Whether it's their brisket, pulled pork/chicken, or simply-but-tasty cheeseburgers on the menu that night, you won't be sorry. Plus, we'll have 15 beers on tap to help wash it all down.

Beechwood Derby w/ Anchor Brewing & Toasty Cheese
May
5
5:00 pm17:00

Beechwood Derby w/ Anchor Brewing & Toasty Cheese

Race into the weekend with our first-ever racing event...the inaugural Beechwood Derby at Plank Road Tap Room!

16 contestants will race their custom 12-ounce cans down our proprietary derby track for glory and honor (and maybe even some prizes). 

Cheer them all on while sipping on some great beers from Anchor Brewing Company, including:

- Liberty Ale (on the Heritage Handle)
- Liberty IPA
- Blood Orange Blonde
- Meyer Lemon Lager

On the #foodtruck end, our long-lost friends at Toasty Cheese Mobile Eatery are heading out for their first time this spring. Gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, beer, and can races.....that's a solid Friday, friends.

Not Your Average Game Night: May Edition
May
3
6:00 pm18:00

Not Your Average Game Night: May Edition

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for Not Your Average Game Night.

Our friends at the Dice and Pints Society stop in, bring some awesome, easy-to-learn but hard-to-put-down board games, and hang out for a few hours each month.  These games aren't your normal LIFE or Monolopies of the world....but they're easy to learn and tons of fun to play. 

The public is welcome, so come on in and grab a seat at the table. 

Note: no outside alcoholic beverages are allowed, but you can bring snacks and food, soda, etc.

Food Truck: Mario's Cart
Apr
29
5:00 pm17:00

Food Truck: Mario's Cart

Head out to the tap room and grab dinner from our friends at Mario's Cart food truck. Their menu is always top notch, just don't eat all the Cubano sandwiches....Jeremy may get really sad. 

Service starts around 5:00pm.

Goose Island Premium Flights
Apr
29
2:00 pm14:00

Goose Island Premium Flights

Oh, hello, last weekend of April. This Saturday, we're tapping some Goose Island beers to close out the month. The beers include:

- Lill Moxie (Cream Ale)
- The Foudre Project: Oak-Aged Red Ale
- Halia (2016)
- 2013 Bourbon County Stout

All of these beers will be available individually, in flights (premium prices applicable) or as a complete set on a single flight (for a premium price), starting at 2 p.m. We'll be closed for a private event until then.

Mario's Cart will roll in around 5 p.m. for dinner service. Their menu is always on point, so swing by if you're hungry.

Fox Rocker Tapping w/ The Roaming Hog
Apr
26
5:00 pm17:00

Fox Rocker Tapping w/ The Roaming Hog

Wednesday's are tough. You don't want to cook dinner midway through the week, and you need a couple of beers to get you to the weekend.

We have you covered. Come party with the Crystal Lake Brewing gang as we tap their Fox Rocker American Red Ale, a collaboration with 103.9 The Fox. Plus, of course, 14 other stellar beers on the tap list. 

Don't let the halfway point of the week get you down. Start sliding into the weekend early.

Stone Brewing / Cookout on Wheels Food Truck
Apr
21
5:00 pm17:00

Stone Brewing / Cookout on Wheels Food Truck

There are very few better ways to spend a Friday evening than with a beer in hand and some BBQ in your belly.

On Friday, April 21, we're tapping a bunch of Stone Brewing beers and having Cookout on Wheels out back grilling up some great food for you. Tap list includes:

- Arrogant Bastard (American Strong Ale)
- Dayslayer (India Pale Lager)
- Tangerine Express IPA
- Stone IPA
- Barrel-Aged Imperial Saison w/ Peaches
- IRS 2014 (Imperial Russian Stout - 2014 Batch)

These beers will be on tap all day, and food service starts around 5pm. Let's kick this weekend off with a bang.

Where's Waldo? Roaming with the Hog.
Apr
20
5:00 pm17:00

Where's Waldo? Roaming with the Hog.

Much like last year, we're celebrating the holiday that isn't one with our friends from Lagunitas Brewing Company.  Every year, they release Waldos' Special Ale around this time of year, and we like to throw a little party with them and our closest friends....all of you!

We'll have Waldos' on tap, along with a few other Lagunitas beers, and to quench your munchies, the Roaming Hog food truck will be here swinging their pork around.

Come get strange on one of our favorite days of the year.....at least that we remember.

Founders KBS Tapping and Bop Bar Food Truck
Apr
15
2:00 pm14:00

Founders KBS Tapping and Bop Bar Food Truck

NOTE: We're closed to the public from 12pm to 2pm for a private event. Doors will open to the public at 2pm.

Founders Brewing KBS tapping at 2pm. 'Nuff said, right?!

No wait, there's more! We're tapping three other barrel-aged beers and a couple other Founders classics, including:

  • PC Pils
  • Porter (on the Heritage Handle)
  • Frootwood
  • Backwoods Bastard
  • and did we mention...KBS?

As if these beers aren't enough to make you come running, Bop Bar Food Truck will be behind the cabin around 5pm serving their incredible Korean BBQ dishes. Their bowls are tasty, they're fresh, and they're full of flavor. They'll keep serving until they stop.

Hop on out and relax with one of the region's best breweries. 

OTHER NOTE: Parking may be limited. Take a cab, get an Uber, carpool, be cool.

Keep It Glassy, Elgin - New Belgium & Ugly Truckin Sandwiches
Apr
7
5:00 pm17:00

Keep It Glassy, Elgin - New Belgium & Ugly Truckin Sandwiches

After a long week, Friday night looks pretty prime for throwing down with some friends.  So, we're inviting New Belgium out to tap some fantastic beers and Ugly Truckin' Sandwiches to supply our bellies with sustenance. 

We're also excited that Adam, our New Belgium dude, is bringing his fancy glass etching machine along.  While supplies last, you'll be able to take home a customized New Belgium globe glass.

On tap for the evening:

Anyone who knows Jeremy can imagine his excitement to be tapping a beer from one of his favorite bands, Clutch.  Expect some heavy blues riffs to be playing all evening, probably including the song below.

Hello, World!

Not Your Average Game Night - April Edition
Apr
5
6:00 pm18:00

Not Your Average Game Night - April Edition

Join us the first Wednesday of each month for Not Your Average Game Night.  

Our friends in the Dice and Pints Society welcome everyone to join them as they sit down and play some board games with pints in hand.  These aren't your typical family night games, though. These are games of skill and strategy, but are all accessible enough for anyone to pick up and play.  Plus, the Society folks are great at teaching newcomers the ropes.

Grab a pint, take a seat, and roll the dice on a good time.

Sunday Special: Chicago Pizza Boss
Apr
2
2:00 pm14:00

Sunday Special: Chicago Pizza Boss

It's April, it's a Sunday, and we thought it was high time we threw a Sunday afternoon pizza party.

Join us from 2pm - 6pm as we welcome Chicago Pizza Boss to the cabin for some wood-fired pizza action.  The tap list is going to be perfect for pairing with their awesome menu, so swing by, grab a seat, and enjoy.

No April Foolin', Just Alter Brewin'
Apr
1
5:00 pm17:00

No April Foolin', Just Alter Brewin'

The Plank Road Tap Room crew has been known to pull a prank or two, but we're not fooling around this weekend.

Join us as we welcome our friends from Alter Brewing Company back to the cabin with four stellar beers, including:

  • Alteriormotive IPA
  • Dustin The Wind Berliner Weiss
  • Dank You Double IPA
  • And...Smash Tun Imperial Stout w/ Coconut

In addition to these fine tappings, we'll have Mario's Cart out back cooking up their always awesome cuisine. Grab a cubano stack (before Jeremy eats them all), the taco trio, or Alan's favorite...the flautas.  They'll be firing things up around 5pm.