December is here and we're in the holiday spirit at IAC! Darker, cold weather beers will be popping up throughout the month and holiday festivities are upon us. We'll be throwing a Holiday/Ugly Sweater Party on Thursday, December 15th and running a Toys 4 Tots Toy Drive that entire week as well. We're also fully stocked on merchandise for the shopping season - new hats, hoodies, women's zip-ups, beanies, gift cards, etc. are all in stock! Four new patio heaters will also be up in the patio starting this weekend, making those "cold" Camarillo nights on the patio more enjoyable!
HOLIDAY PARTY: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15TH
We're throwing a fun-filled holiday party on Thursday, December 15th starting at 6:00pm! It's an ugly sweater party with prizes for the most ridiculous sweater, so rifle through the back of your closet and dust off the craziest sweater you've got. We'll also be debuting our 2016 Holiday Ale that night, an imperial stout with holiday spices. Most importantly, we'll also be hosting a Toys 4 Tots Toy Drive that entire week. Bring in a new, unwrapped toy and get a pint of your choice for only $.01 (Limited 1 pint per customer, but bring as many toys as you'd like). There'll also be Christmas music and movies, so stop by for a festive evening!
DECEMBER SPECIALTY PIZZA: SPICY THAI
This month's specialty pizza is Spicy Thai, a deliciously spicy Thai-inspired pizza that will only be around for the month, so grab one before it's gone! Ingredients for this pie include green curry, house made lemongrass sausage, red peppers, pineapple and Thai basil.
TUESDAY TRIVIA @ INSTITUTION ALE CO.
This week we debuted Tuesday Night Trivia and will continue to do so every Tuesday night at 7:00pm. Grab some friends and head down to the brewery for good beer and good times! Spots can fill up quickly, so get here early to lock-in your chance to play. Institution gift cards are given to the winners and playing is free!
These beers will be getting tapped in the tasting room soon. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter for exact release dates!
MAGNUM P.I. (GERMAN STYLE PILSNER) - NOW ON TAP!
Our second lager is now on tap! This German Style Pilsner is hopped entirely with Magnum hops, a spicy German variety. The beer is easy drinking and light bodied with a touch of bitterness.
ATTRITION (DOUBLE IPA) - FRIDAY!
Virtue blew earlier in the week so it's almost time to tap a freshly kegged batch of Attrition. It's everything you'd want in a good double IPA - it's super bitter, super dry, and super hoppy.
DOUBLE DRY HOPPED WHITE WALLS (WHITE IPA) - NEXT WEEK
We took one of our favorite beers and added even more hops! Double Dry Hopped White Walls is packed with tons of Citra and bursting with tropical and citrus notes. This beer won't be around long, so grab it when you see it.
CLARITY (DRY HOPPED GOLDEN ALE) - MID DECEMBER
Clarity ran dry over the weekend thanks to a busy Thanksgiving weekend. But have no fear, our golden ale will return shortly and be ready for growler fills!
RELAPSE (IMP. RED RYE) - MID DECEMBER
December is here which means it's time for our winter seasonal to return. Relapse is a malty, chewy red ale with rye malt and citrus-forward hops. It's the perfect beer for any hop head when colder weather hits - it's strong and malty but also bitter with huge hop character.
SANITY (IMPERIAL COFFEE STOUT) - MID DECEMBER
Formerly known as Batch 002, Sanity is our first experimental batch at the new brewery to be promoted to rotating status. This beer is thick, chocolaty and coffee forward. Growler fills will be available!
DISSONANCE (GOLDEN STOUT) - MID DECEMBER
Our golden stout will return later this month. As usual, Dissonance will be served on nitro to emphasize the beer's creamy body and mouth feel. This golden stout is chocolate forward with vanilla and coffee flavors.
2016 HOLIDAY ALE (IMPERIAL SPICED STOUT) - DECEMBER 15th
We'll be releasing this year's holiday ale on December 15th at our Holiday/Ugly Sweater Party. Come to the brewery for a festive night and the debut of our annual holiday beer!
BATCH 073 (DOUBLE IPA) - LATE DECEMBER
Our newest experimental double IPA is in the works and should be ready by the end of December.
Plus, be on the lookout for experimental small batch projects and casks!
WHAT'S CURRENTLY ON TAP?
Even though our website is under construction, we still update our tap list daily. In case you haven't checked the site, here is what is pouring right now:
SEDATION (Hoppy Session Red) - 4.0%
COFFEE SEDATION - NITRO (Hoppy Session Red w/ Coffee) - 4.0%
MAGNUM P.I. (German Style Pilsner) - 5.5%
COHERENCE (Session IPA) - 5.5%
RESTRAINT (Maple Brown Ale) - 6.0%
PUMPKIN RESTRAINT (Maple Brown Ale) - 6.2%
MOSAIC (Progress Pale Series) - 6.2%
CITRA (Progress Pale Series) - 6.2%
THE FLUE (Habanero Smoked Porter) - 6.2%
WHITE WALLS (White IPA) - 6.7%
RATCHED (Rye Porter) - 6.7%
INSTITUTION IPA (West Coast IPA) - 7.5%
SCARY DAIRY (Imp. Milk Stout w/ Cocoa Nibs & Vanilla Beans) - 8.8%
2016 BAD SCENE (Imp. Stout) - 12.0%
visit institutionales.com anytime for an updated tap list
Check us out at these great events coming up in December
Winter Wine Walk: Saturday, December 3rd at 4:00pm. We'll being pouring at Spicetopia in downtown Ventura for this year's Winter Wine Walk. http://venturawinterwinewalk.com/
Trivia Tuesdays: Tuesday, December 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th at 7:00pm. Trivia night hosted by King Trivia. Come play and win IAC gift cards!
Holiday/Ugly Sweater Party @ Institution Ale Co.: Thursday, December 15th @ 6:00pm. Ugly sweater contest, 2016 Holiday Ale release and Toys 4 Tots Toy Drive.
ADJUSTED HOLIDAY HOURS
Monday, December 5th, 11am - 4pm (Closing early for our staff holiday party)
Saturday, December 24th, 11am - 6pm (Closing early for Christmas Eve)
Sunday, December 25th, CLOSED (Christmas Day)
Saturday, December 31st, 11am - 6pm (Closing early for New Year's Eve)
Sunday, January 1st, CLOSED (New Year's Day)