We had a blast at the Tacky Tiki parking lot party last month, thanks to everyone who showed up and cornholed with us. More good things to come this month! Summertime is here, so get ready for patio hangouts with a tasty beer in hand. We've got a keep the glass beer release June 4th to unveil the Pro-Am winner of the Thousand Oaked homebrewer's competition, a brand new pizza delight, and some awesome beers are going to be showing up in the next few weeks. We'll also be pouring our beer at a few events outside of our own tasting room, including beer fests and tap takeovers - make sure to check out our upcoming events portion at the bottom.
Pro-Am Winner Beer Release Party: June 4th at 2pm
It's Christmas in June! We brewed the winner of the Romancing the Beer homebrew competition last month and are excited to release it to you all on Sunday June 4th at 2pm. The beer is Festivus: Feats of Strength - an 8.6% Imperial Stout made with vanilla, cocoa nibs, coffee, cinnamon and peppers. It's a full bodied stout with dark, malt flavors complemented by a blend of sweet and spiced. First pours plus specialty glasses are $9 and you'll get the chance to pick the brain of the homebrewer who masterminded this recipe - Oleg Shpyrko.
June Specialty Pizza
We're rolling with our veggie theme from last month: our new pizza for June is the Artichoke Alfredo. The lineup includes house garlic alfredo, artichoke heart, sundried tomato, crimini, fresh garlic, and parsley. It's got veggies and a creamy light cheese sauce, a delicious blend of full-flavored and healthy. As always, feel free to add meat options if that's how you roll.
Trivia Tuesday is every week at 7pm in our tasting room! Win IAC giftcards and test your brainpower while learning/promptly forgetting new facts.
These beers will be getting tapped in the tasting room soon. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter for exact release dates!
FESTIVUS: FEATS OF STRENGTH (IMPERIAL STOUT w/VANILLA, COCOA NIBS, COFFEE, CINNAMON & PEPPERS) - JUNE 4th AT 2PM
Come for the beer and take a glass home on Sunday June 4th! Beer plus limited release glassware $9.
BLACKBERRY CLARITY (GOLDEN ALE w/BLACKBERRIES) - EARLY JUNE
One of our most popular beers, Clarity, is getting a fruity twist - we've added a ton of blackberries. It's a vibrant color and tastes refreshing and light - just in time for hot summer days. Since it's a small batch we won't be filling growlers - make sure to come by the tasting room and enjoy a pint.
STRANDED (COCONUT STOUT ON NITRO) - EARLY JUNE
Batch 091 was so well received that we brewed it again and gave it an official name: Stranded. It has just the right amount of coconut sweetness that brings out the dark malt character. A decadent yet lighter bodied stout.
COHERENCE (CALIFORNIA PALE ALE) - EARLY JUNE
This is the perfect beer for every occasion: it's full of hop flavor and aroma from a generous double dry hop, it has a flavorful blend of Citra, Amarillo, Mosaic, and Simcoe, and rounds off at a balanced 5.5%, making it super drinkable.
SANITY (COFFEE IMPERIAL STOUT) - MID JUNE
Our Imperial Stout with coffee returns to the tasting room after a three month hiatus. This beer will be served on CO2 and nitro, so you'll be able to compare the two back to back and take growlers home.
ATTRITION (DOUBLE IPA) - MID JUNE
Attrition is one of our rotating double IPAs that has a variety of hops in it: Simcoe, Citra, Amarillo, and Centennial blend together for a piney fruitiness that finishes bright and hoppy.
BATCH 144 (DOUBLE IPA) - MID JUNE
We've got a brand new double IPA in the works - it's made with Amarillo, Azacca, Citra, Centennial and Mosaic and rounds off at a reasonable 8.3%. Expect tropical, floral notes with strong mango and citrus aroma.
What's on Tap?
Here's what's on tap currently in the tasting room.
SEDATION (Hoppy Session Red) - 4.0%
CLARITY (Dry Hopped Golden Ale) - 4.7%
REVERIE (Summer Rye) - 5.4%
RESTRAINT (Maple Brown Ale) - 6.0%
MOSAIC (Progress Pale Ale) - 6.2%
DISSONANCE (Golden Stout) - 6.5%
WHITE WALLS (White IPA) - 6.7%
BATCH 130 (Cry Hopped IPA) - 7.1%
ELATION (Rye IPA) - 7.2%
APPARITION (Rice IPA) - 7.4%
INSTITUTION IPA (West Coast IPA) - 7.5%
BELL TOWER (IPA) - 7.8%
REVELATION (White Double IPA) - 8.0%
VIRTUE (Double IPA) - 9.5%
DISARRAY (Double IPA) - 10.1%
Pro-Am Winner Beer Release Party (Sunday, June 4th at 2pm): Beer release plus limited release glassware available. Beer taps at 2pm on Sunday!
Casa Pacifica Wine Food & Brew Festival 2017 (Sunday, June 4th): We'll be pouring at Cal State Channel Islands for the 24th annual Casa Pacifica festival. This event is always an awesome time, get more information at their website: https://www.cpwineandfoodfestival.com/
Ojai Wine Festival (Sunday, June 11th): Not just for wine, we'll be pouring a few beers at the 31st annual Ojai Wine Festival at Lake Casitas Recreational Area. Check out more information here: https://ojaiwinefestival.com/
Keep the Glass Night at Social Tap in Ventura (Wednesday, June 14th): Come socialize with us at Social Tap in Ventura and snag some glassware from Spencer.
Tap Takeover at Grapes and Hops in Ventura (Thursday, June 15th): We're taking over some taps at Grapes and Hops in downtown Ventura. We'll be hanging out all night, stop in for some limited release IAC beers!
LA Beer Week Kickoff Fest (Saturday, June 17th): We'll be one out of over 80 craft breweries pouring at the 9th annual LA Beer Week Kickoff Fest! It's an stacked lineup that we're happy to be a part of every year. Enjoy great beers and support your local LA brewers at this awesome fest, more info at LA Beer Week's website: https://labeerweek.org/