Thanks for spending your summer evenings with us here at Institution! As the summer fun continues, we’ve got some exciting news for you all! We're going to be tapping a few brand new beers this month, perfect for the summer heat. And some of our favorite classic beers are returning to the bar as well. And of course, we'll be serving a new pizza for August, Pesto Ricotta. There are also two new fermenters in the building, which means more beer is coming! We'll also be participating in a few beer festivals and other can’t-miss events in the month of August. Keep an eye on our Upcoming Events page for more details!
Featured Beer: Rx Pils
We're proud to finally introduce a year-round lager in the tasting room! Rx Pils is our first continuously brewed lager, a German-style Pilsner. This clean and crisp lager is easy-drinking with a touch a sweet malt flavor and the perfect beer for summer.
August Specialty Pizza
This month's pizza is Pesto Ricotta - a veggie pizza with pesto, ricotta, asparagus, sun dried tomato, mushroom, red onion and lemon zest. This lighter pizza pairs great with our easy-drinking beers, Rx Pils and Clarity.
Join us at 7 PM every Tuesday night for beer and brain teasers! Winners receive IAC gift cards.
These beers will be getting tapped in the tasting room soon. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter for exact release dates!
DISARRAY (DOUBLE IPA) - TODAY!
Our biggest double IPA, Disarray, will return to the tasting room today. A wealth of Columbus, Simcoe & Summit hops make this beer dank and piney, sure to please those looking for a hop challenge.
DISSONANCE (GOLDEN STOUT) - EARLY AUGUST
Vanilla, coffee, and chocolate flavors in a blonde stout served on nitro - it's a little slice of heaven.
RASPBERRY REALITY (VANILLA CREAM ALE w/ FRUIT) - EARLY AUGUST
What do you get when you take the base beer for Dissonance and add a ton of fruit to it? Reality. The first variation of our new fruited Vanilla Cream Ale will be Raspberry Reality.
COHERENCE (CALIFORNIA PALE ALE) - EARLY AUGUST
For all the pale ale fans, Coherence returns in the beginning of August. This beer is double dry hopped and packed with flavor and aroma.
MOSAIC (PROGRESS PALE ALE) - EARLY AUGUST
Mosaic will be back in the tasting room within the first week of the month.
WHITE WALLS (WHITE IPA) - MID AUGUST
One of our most popular beers has disappeared from the taps, but thankfully only temporarily. Our White IPA brewed with 100% Citra hops will return in a couple weeks. In the meantime, check out other easy-drinking hoppy beers, like our Summer Seasonal, Reverie.
PINK GUAVA DAY DREAMIN' (GOLDEN ALE w/ FRUIT) - MID AUGUST
Introducing a new series, Day Dreamin'. It's our golden ale base beer, with added fruit. Expect these beers to be light and easy-drinking, with fruity sweetness that's not overpowering. This version will be pink guava.
THE FLUE (HABANERO SMOKED PORTER) - LATE AUGUST
A smoky and spicy porter returns later this month. The Flue is brewed with habaneros and beechwood smoked malt, resulting in a full-bodied and complex smoked beer.
STRANDED (COCONUT STOUT) - LATE AUGUST
This mild stout will be back for your enjoyment mid August and this time we didn't put it on nitro - meaning that you can take growlers home! Because of that, you can expect it to run out a good deal faster though, so make sure you take advantage of it while it's around.
What's on Tap?
Here's what's on tap currently in the tasting room.
CLARITY (Dry Hopped Golden Ale) - 4.7%
Rx Pils (German-style Pilsner) - 5.2%
REVERIE (Summer Rye) - 5.4%
RESTRAINT (Maple Brown Ale) - 6.0%
INSTITUTION IPA (West Coast IPA) - 7.5%
SANITY (Coffee Imperial Stout) - 9.3%
NITRO SANITY (Coffee Imperial Stout) - 9.3%
Fork It Over (Thursday, August 3rd): We are once again participating in the 3rd annual Fork it Over fundraiser early this month. This is more than just a fundraiser, it's a cookie culinary competition where you get to sample Girl Scout cookie inspired desserts and appetizers made by Southern California chefs. Find more information here: http://www.forkitovergsccc.com/
Surf 'n' Suds Beer Festival Carpinteria (Saturday, August 12th): Surf n’ Suds is one of our favorite beer festivals to pour at with great people and amazing ocean views. There will be over 70 craft breweries, wineries and cideries pouring, so you'll be sure to find something for everyone’s liking. https://surfbeerfest.com/
Brew Fest (Thursday, August 24th): The Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks is putting on the 6th annual Brew Fest and we'll be there pouring beer. This fest always has a great lineup of beer, music and food, so be sure to check out their website: http://www.tobrewfest.com/
Night Out for the Dogs (Friday, August 25th): We'll be participating in the inaugural fundraiser benefiting the Oxnard Police K-9 Unit hosted by the Spanish Hills Golf Course. More information at their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1384786958302830/
Tierra Sur Burger Pairing (Monday, August 28th): We're excited to be a part of the local craft beer and burger pairing extravaganza put on by Tierra Sur, the five star restaurant located inside Herzog Wine Cellars. You'll be tasting multiple burger and beer pairings from local breweries and voting for your favorite - find out more information and how to purchase tickets at their website: http://herzogwinecellars.com/event/summer-burger-beer-bash/