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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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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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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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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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Beer & Bacon Pairing
Sep
15
6:00 PM18:00

Beer & Bacon Pairing

Beer. Bacon. Pairing.
PRTR. Paddy Long’s/Kaiser Tiger. 3 Floyds.

Tickets are on sale now for our Saturday, Sept 15 Beer and Bacon Pairing Event. Come and get them, they will move fast.

Each $39 Ticket Includes:
- One reception beer from 3 Floyds at 6pm
- Four types of bacon paired with four 3 Floyds beers, including:
  - Irish Bacon paired with Savage Flow Lager
  - Jowl Bacon paired with Zombie Dust Pale Ale
  - Pepper Bacon paired with Alpha King APA
  - Brown Sugar paired with Oil of Gladness Black Barleywine
- A good time to be had by all, as anyone who's attended one of our pairing events can tell you.

Reception starts at 6pm with the pairings starting at 7pm sharp.

NOTE: 21–and-over. No kiddos or pups. Dates, times, menu, and tap list are all 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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Beer Choir! - July Edition
Jul
22
1:00 PM13:00

Beer Choir! - July Edition

Join us for the July edition of Beer Choir! 

What's Beer Choir, you ask? Simple! Beer Choir hosts social singing events in pubs and breweries across the country. 

The NW Chicago Suburbs Chapter will be kicking things off around 1pm. Join in or sit back and enjoy some fun drinking songs while you drink outside.

Visit www.beerchoir.com to download the hymnal.

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Father's Day Brunch (ticketed event)
Jun
17
to Jun 18

Father's Day Brunch (ticketed event)

Grab your old man or hubby by the arm and drag him out of the house for our Father's Day Brunch with Nobel House of Geneva. Tickets are very limited, so grab them while you can.

 

Unfamiliar with our brunches? Well, here's the deal:

Each ticket includes access to a fantastic brunch buffet by the crew at Nobel House, your first drink (beer, wine, cider or a house-made cold brew coffee), and a special place in Dad's heart. This is your chance to become his favorite child.

This is a child-friendly event, so feel free to bring the kiddos along.

$38 - 21-and-over
$28 - Under 21 (no alcoholic beverages, obviously)
FREE - 5 and Under: (no ticket needed with accompanying adult)

NOTES: 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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Beer Choir! - May Edition
May
20
2:00 PM14:00

Beer Choir! - May Edition

Join us for the May edition of Beer Choir! 

What's Beer Choir, you ask? Simple! Beer Choir hosts social singing events in pubs and breweries across the country. 

The NW Chicago Suburbs Chapter will be kicking things off around 2pm. Join in or sit back and enjoy some fun drinking songs while you drink outside.

Visit www.beerchoir.com to download the hymnal.

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Yoga + Beer (or Wine)
May
20
10:30 AM10:30

Yoga + Beer (or Wine)

Join Yoga by Jac for our summer series in the outdoor beer garden at Plank Road Tap Room.

This class is all about FUN, waking up the body and relaxing the mind. hether this is your first time or you are a seasoned yogi, we welcome you with open arms!

Class Starts at 10:30am, followed by brunch from the Roaming Hog Food Truck!

Please bring your own mat, and reach out to Jac with any questions.

$1 of each ticket goes to the Northern Illinois Food Bank.

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[SOLD OUT!] Mother's Day Brunch with Nobel House
May
13
11:00 AM11:00

[SOLD OUT!] Mother's Day Brunch with Nobel House

This event has officially sold out!

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 13, 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.

Grab tickets while you can, they are extremely limited and will be gone quickly.

#MomLife #TheBrunchIsReal

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Beer Cocktail Lunch with Mario's Cart
Apr
28
12:00 PM12:00

Beer Cocktail Lunch with Mario's Cart

Beer Cocktail Weekend continues! On Saturday, April 28, we'll be featuring another brand new cocktail right when we open at noon. When they're gone, they're gone, so stop in early, grab a spot in the sun (we hope), and some lunch from our friends at Mario's Cart!

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

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Beer Cocktail Weekend
Apr
27
to Apr 29

Beer Cocktail Weekend

Back by popular demand...it's the Plank Road Tap Room Beer Cocktail Weekend!

We'll be concocting some excellent recipes to share for the weekend of April 27 - April 29. They'll be limited in supply each day, so you'll want to get in early before they're gone!

We'll cap the weekend off on Sunday, April 29th with a beer cocktail brunch with a brand new neighborhood food truck, Perk N Pickle. These folks are making their food truck debut and will be sharing their brunch menu with us from around 12pm until about 3pm or so.

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

NOTE: We are a 21-and-over venue, so you'll need to leave the kiddos behind. Parking may be limited depending on weather.

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Beer & Cheese Flight Night
Apr
24
4:00 PM16:00

Beer & Cheese Flight Night

Join us every Tuesday night and try some spectular cheeses from around the midwest!

We've partnered with Great American Cheese of Chicago to bring you cheese flights full of flavor and perfect for pairing with beers from our rotating tap list.

Buy two beers (or glasses of wine, if your prefer) and choose one of our two cheese flights to go with it! You'll get three different cheeses and some crackers to pair with your beers, all while saving $2.00 on the cheese flight.

Stop back each week to try different cheese flights...we'll rotate them as much as possible. Grab some friends or make it a date night!

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Beer & Cheese Flight Night
Apr
17
4:00 PM16:00

Beer & Cheese Flight Night

Join us every Tuesday night and try some spectular cheeses from around the midwest!

We've partnered with Great American Cheese of Chicago to bring you cheese flights full of flavor and perfect for pairing with beers from our rotating tap list.

Buy two beers (or glasses of wine, if your prefer) and choose one of our two cheese flights to go with it! You'll get three different cheeses and some crackers to pair with your beers, all while saving $2.00 on the cheese flight.

Stop back each week to try different cheese flights...we'll rotate them as much as possible. Grab some friends or make it a date night!

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Beer & Cheese Flight Night
Apr
10
4:00 PM16:00

Beer & Cheese Flight Night

Join us every Tuesday night and try some spectular cheeses from around the midwest!

We've partnered with Great American Cheese of Chicago to bring you cheese flights full of flavor and perfect for pairing with beers from our rotating tap list.

Buy two beers (or glasses of wine, if your prefer) and choose one of our two cheese flights to go with it! You'll get three different cheeses and some crackers to pair with your beers, all while saving $2.00 on the cheese flight.

Stop back each week to try different cheese flights...we'll rotate them as much as possible. Grab some friends or make it a date night!

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Beer & Cheese Flight Night
Apr
3
4:00 PM16:00

Beer & Cheese Flight Night

Join us every Tuesday night and try some spectular cheeses from around the midwest!

We've partnered with Great American Cheese of Chicago to bring you cheese flights full of flavor and perfect for pairing with beers from our rotating tap list.

Buy two beers (or glasses of wine, if your prefer) and choose one of our two cheese flights to go with it! You'll get three different cheeses and some crackers to pair with your beers, all while saving $2.00 on the cheese flight.

Stop back each week to try different cheese flights...we'll rotate them as much as possible. Grab some friends or make it a date night!

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Beer and Cheese Night
Mar
27
4:00 PM16:00

Beer and Cheese Night

Join us at the original Elgin area taproom every Tuesday night and try some spectular cheeses from around the midwest!

We've partnered with Great American Cheese of Chicago to bring you cheese flights full of flavor and perfect for pairing with beers from our rotating tap list.

Buy two beers (or glasses of wine, if your prefer) and choose one of our two cheese flights to go with it! You'll get three different cheeses and some crackers to pair with your beers, all while saving $2.00 on the cheese flight.

Stop back each week to try different cheese flights...we'll rotate them as much as possible. Grab some friends or make it a date night!

#ElginIL #craftbeer

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Beer and Cheese Night
Mar
20
4:00 PM16:00

Beer and Cheese Night

Join us at the original Elgin area taproom every Tuesday night and try some spectular cheeses from around the midwest!

We've partnered with Great American Cheese of Chicago to bring you cheese flights full of flavor and perfect for pairing with beers from our rotating tap list.

Buy two beers (or glasses of wine, if your prefer) and choose one of our two cheese flights to go with it! You'll get three different cheeses and some crackers to pair with your beers, all while saving $2.00 on the cheese flight.

Stop back each week to try different cheese flights...we'll rotate them as much as possible. Grab some friends or make it a date night!

#ElginIL #craftbeer

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Beer and Cheese Night
Mar
13
4:00 PM16:00

Beer and Cheese Night

Join us at the original Elgin area taproom every Tuesday night and try some spectular cheeses from around the midwest!

We've partnered with Great American Cheese of Chicago to bring you cheese flights full of flavor and perfect for pairing with beers from our rotating tap list.

Buy two beers (or glasses of wine, if your prefer) and choose one of our two cheese flights to go with it! You'll get three different cheeses and some crackers to pair with your beers, all while saving $2.00 on the cheese flight.

Stop back each week to try different cheese flights...we'll rotate them as much as possible. Grab some friends or make it a date night!

#ElginIL #craftbeer

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Beer and Cheese Night
Mar
6
4:00 PM16:00

Beer and Cheese Night

Join us at the original Elgin area taproom every Tuesday night and try some spectular cheeses from around the midwest!

We've partnered with Great American Cheese of Chicago to bring you cheese flights full of flavor and perfect for pairing with beers from our rotating tap list.

Buy two beers (or glasses of wine, if your prefer) and choose one of our two cheese flights to go with it! You'll get three different cheeses and some crackers to pair with your beers, all while saving $2.00 on the cheese flight.

Stop back each week to try different cheese flights...we'll rotate them as much as possible. Grab some friends or make it a date night!

#ElginIL #craftbeer

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Shift Beers LIVE! on Facebook
Mar
1
10:30 PM22:30

Shift Beers LIVE! on Facebook

Season Two of #ShiftBeers LIVE is upon us, and we're excited to keep "entertaining" you with some favorite segments and new features. 

 

Join us on Facebook every Thursday night at 10:30pm (CST) as we talk about the past week, what's going on this week, and a little bit of future talk. We'll also answer your Ask Us (Almost) Anything questions.

And this season, you can become part of our live "studio" audience! Ask questions, interact, and (tastefully) heckle us while we talk to the void on Facebook. Just email us at shiftbeers@plankroadtaproom.com and let us know if you'd like to sit in when we go live.

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Beer and Cheese Night
Feb
27
4:00 PM16:00

Beer and Cheese Night

Join us at the original Elgin area taproom every Tuesday night and try some spectular cheeses from around the midwest!

We've partnered with Great American Cheese of Chicago to bring you cheese flights full of flavor and perfect for pairing with beers from our rotating tap list.

Buy two beers (or glasses of wine, if your prefer) and choose one of our two cheese flights to go with it! You'll get three different cheeses and some crackers to pair with your beers, all while saving $2.00 on the cheese flight.

Stop back each week to try different cheese flights...we'll rotate them as much as possible. Grab some friends or make it a date night!

#ElginIL #craftbeer

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Shift Beers LIVE! on Facebook
Feb
22
10:30 PM22:30

Shift Beers LIVE! on Facebook

Season Two of #ShiftBeers LIVE is upon us, and we're excited to keep "entertaining" you with some favorite segments and new features. 

 

Join us on Facebook every Thursday night at 10:30pm (CST) as we talk about the past week, what's going on this week, and a little bit of future talk. We'll also answer your Ask Us (Almost) Anything questions.

And this season, you can become part of our live "studio" audience! Ask questions, interact, and (tastefully) heckle us while we talk to the void on Facebook. Just email us at shiftbeers@plankroadtaproom.com and let us know if you'd like to sit in when we go live.

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Shift Beers LIVE! on Facebook
Feb
15
10:30 PM22:30

Shift Beers LIVE! on Facebook

Season Two of #ShiftBeers LIVE is upon us, and we're excited to keep "entertaining" you with some favorite segments and new features. 

 

Join us on Facebook every Thursday night at 10:30pm (CST) as we talk about the past week, what's going on this week, and a little bit of future talk. We'll also answer your Ask Us (Almost) Anything questions.

And this season, you can become part of our live "studio" audience! Ask questions, interact, and (tastefully) heckle us while we talk to the void on Facebook. Just email us at shiftbeers@plankroadtaproom.com and let us know if you'd like to sit in when we go live.

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Beer & Cheese Night Every Tuesday
Feb
13
4:00 PM16:00

Beer & Cheese Night Every Tuesday

Join us every Tuesday nights and try some spectular cheeses from around the midwest!

We've partnered with Great American Cheese of Chicago to bring you cheese flights full of flavor and perfect for pairing with beers from our rotating tap list.

Buy two beers (or glasses of wine, if your prefer) and choose one of our two cheese flights to go with it! You'll get three different cheeses and some crackers to pair with your beers, all while saving $2.00 on the cheese flight.

Stop back each week to try different cheese flights...we'll rotate them as much as possible. Grab some friends or make it a date night!

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Shift Beers LIVE! on Facebook
Feb
8
10:30 PM22:30

Shift Beers LIVE! on Facebook

Season Two of #ShiftBeers LIVE is upon us, and we're excited to keep "entertaining" you with some favorite segments and new features. 

 

Join us on Facebook every Thursday night at 10:30pm (CST) as we talk about the past week, what's going on this week, and a little bit of future talk. We'll also answer your Ask Us (Almost) Anything questions.

And this season, you can become part of our live "studio" audience! Ask questions, interact, and (tastefully) heckle us while we talk to the void on Facebook. Just email us at shiftbeers@plankroadtaproom.com and let us know if you'd like to sit in when we go live.

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