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Cabin of Doom - Part 2
Oct
26
5:00 PM17:00

Cabin of Doom - Part 2

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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FOOD POP-UP: Pierogi Jo's - Lunch Pop-Up (Family Friendly)
Sep
15
12:00 PM12:00

FOOD POP-UP: Pierogi Jo's - Lunch Pop-Up (Family Friendly)

You asked for it, and Pierogi Jo's has answered the call!

Join us for another Pierogi lunch 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: Times are subject to change. This event is family friendly. Children must be supervised and remain within the fenced area.

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FOOD TRUCK: Fat Tomato Tacos & More!
Aug
25
12:00 PM12:00

FOOD TRUCK: Fat Tomato Tacos & More!

Recently featured on WGN’s Chicago’s Best, The Fat Tomato food truck puts an unique twist on tacos! These folks have some fine looking items on their menu, including tacos and more, and we can't wait to have them back out at the cabin!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FatTomatoInc

NOTE: Times are subject to change and are up to the food truck. We're a 21-and-over venue, no children under 21. Parking may be limited due to weather.

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Taco Pop-Up
Aug
18
12:00 PM12:00

Taco Pop-Up


Join us August 18th at 12pm for a taco lunch here at Plank Road Tap Room. Grab some tasty chicken tinga,barbacoa, or veggie tacos, a beer, and hang out on the porch, patio or in the beer garden.

NOTE: Event times subject to change. We are 21+ only. No children please.

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Lü-Wow: Year Three - A Good ol' Fashioned Kegger
Jun
28
4:00 PM16:00

Lü-Wow: Year Three - A Good ol' Fashioned Kegger

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Time to dig out those Hawaiian shirts and coconut bikinis. It's time for Lü-Wow! Join us in the backyard (weather pending...stupid weather) for an evening of food and fun.

Our friends at Solemn Oath Brewery will help us sling $4 cans of Lü Kolsch-style ale, as well as one of our summer favorites, Lü Radler, on tap. We'll also have various yard games for open play.

BEERS:

  • $4 Lü Kolsh Cans

  • Lü Radler (Kolsch Blended w/ Grapefruit Soda)

  • Project Apollo IPA (Collaboration w/ Adler Planetarium)

  • Big Lakes Waves IPA

Meanwhile, Chuck’s Wood-fired Pizza will be firing up some of his amazing pizzas to pair with your beer!

Party starts around 4pm and goes until it's over. 

NOTE: We're a 21-and-over venue, so you'll need to leave the kiddos behind. No off-premise beverages allowed. Parking may be limited and is for tap room guests only

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FOOD TRUCK: Pierogi Jo's - Family Friendly Event
Jun
7
5:00 PM17:00

FOOD TRUCK: Pierogi Jo's - Family Friendly Event

You asked for it, and Pierogi Jo's has answered the call!

Join us Friday, June 7th at 5pm for another Pierogi Night here at Plank Road Tap Room. The Adler Planetarium will be at the tap room for a free viewing of the night sky! Grab some tasty flavor pillows, a beer, and hang out on the porch, patio, or in the beer garden.

NOTE: This event is family friendly and well supervised children are welcome!

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CANCELLED: Pierogi Jo's
May
19
12:00 PM12:00

CANCELLED: Pierogi Jo's

CANCELLED DUE TO THE STORM. You asked for it, and Pierogi Jo's has answered the call!

Join us Sunday, May 19th at 12pm for a Pierogi Lunch 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.

Weather Pending

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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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Here's Waldo: A Lagunitas Tapping Event
Apr
20
4:20 PM16:20

Here's Waldo: A Lagunitas Tapping Event

We’re just going to leave this here and fill in the details later, man.

All you need to know right now can be summed up in three tidy bullets:

- We’ll be tapping Lagunitas Waldo’s Special Ale around 5pm, as well as some other TBD ‘Nitas beers.

- Perk N’Pickle Food Truck will be grilling up dinner in the backyard.
- You won’t want to miss this party if the last two years are any indication. 

NOTE: 21-and-over only, no kiddos. Parking may be limited and is for tap room party goers only.

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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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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.

cabin-of-doom.jpg

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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