April Newsletter

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It's the beginning of a new month at Institution Ale Company and we're here to bring you more beer: including classics and newbies. We have a brand new pizza for you and we'll be seeing the return of Mosaic, Frantic, Bell Tower, and Coherence this month. We'll also start distributing more beer to bars and restaurants throughout Ventura County. Be on the lookout for Clarity, Restraint, Mosaic, and Institution IPA to be popping up on tap around the area.


Piece of the Pie: Food Share Fundraiser!

All month long we're proud to be teaming up with Food Share to bring healthy meals to those in need in Ventura County. One in six people in Ventura County do not have access to nutritious food and we want to help change that. The rules are easy: simply buy any food item (pizza or pretzel) and we'll donate a meal through Food Share - a not for profit organization dedicated to fighting hunger, providing education and increasing public awareness. 


April Specialty Pizza

The Cheeseburger Pizza is the newest addition to our pizza family. We went all American on this one with ground beef, tomato, pickle, cheddar cheese, roasted onion, iceberg lettuce, and thousand island dressing. A deceptively simple idea, this might be our most delicious pizza yet. 


Easter Sunday Hours

We will be closed on Sunday, April 16th, to spend time with family and do some beer drinking of our own. We'll be open normal hours Friday and Saturday (11 AM - 11 PM), so be sure to stop in earlier that week for growler fills and pints!


Trivia Tuesdays

Tuesday - the day you celebrate surviving Monday. We have Trivia Tuesdays every Tuesday at 7 PM and it's led by the most talented Trivia Master in town. Come challenge your taste buds and your mind with some great beer and friendly rivalry, you'll have the chance to win generous IAC prizes.


Upcoming Beers

These beers will be getting tapped in the tasting room soon. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter for exact release dates!

MOSAIC (PROGRESS PALE ALE) - TUESDAY!
Due to our expanded brewery, Mosaic returns to the tasting room for good this week. We shouldn't run out of this beer from this point on, so you don't have to stock pile growlers anymore: come grab a growler and a pint come Tuesday.

FRANTIC (COFFEE STOUT W/ COFFEE & OAK) - EARLY APRIL
One of our most popular dark beers, this stout is a great blend of rich Beacon coffee flavor, dark roastiness, and white oak character. Serving this beer on nitro adds a silky mouthfeel that steps up the flavors of this beer a notch.

TOASTED MOCHA RESTRAINT (MAPLE BROWN ALE w/ TOASTED COCOA NIBS & COFFEE) - MID APRIL
We added toasted cocoa nibs and coffee to our staple brown ale. This decadent version of Restraint will also be served on nitro. This beer will be a limited release, so make sure to keep tabs on social media to grab a pint before it's gone.

COHERENCE (CALIFORNIA PALE ALE) - MID APRIL
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. 

BELL TOWER IPA (IPA) - MID APRIL
One of our newer beers, Bell Tower is generously hopped with Citra, Columbus, and Simcoe and given a huge dry hop, making it a big IPA with huge flavor and aroma. 

DISARRAY (DOUBLE IPA) - MID APRIL
Disarray packs a punch; one of our strongest beers in percentage and flavor, this beer won't disappoint those looking for a big, piney double IPA. 

REVELATION (WHITE DOUBLE IPA) - LATE APRIL
At the end of this month, Batch 33 returns to the tasting room as Revelation. This is a lower alcohol double IPA at 8.0%, meaning that all of the hop flavors come through with almost zero boozy sweetness. Adding white wheat to this beer gives it a complex blend of bitter and smooth.

DISSONANCE (GOLDEN STOUT) - LATE APRIL/EARLY MAY
The long awaited return of our golden stout is finally here. This creamy, indulgent delight is made with Beacon coffee, cocoa nibs, and vanilla.

Plus, be on the lookout for experimental small batch projects and casks!


What's on Tap?

Here's what's on tap right now!

CLARITY (Dry Hopped Golden Ale) - 4.7%
KLARHEIT (Hoppy German Style Lager) - 4.7%
RESTRAINT (Maple Brown Ale) - 6.0%
CENTENNIAL (Progress Pale Series) - 6.2%
WHITE WALLS (White IPA) - 6.7%
RATCHED (Rye Porter) - 6.7%
APPARITION (Rice IPA) - 7.4%
INSTITUTION IPA (West Coast IPA) - 7.5%
RELAPSE (Imp. Red Rye) - 8.0%
ATTRITION (Double IPA) - 8.9%
VIRTUE (Double IPA) - 9.5%
KEEP IT 100 (Triple IPA) - 10.5%
THE SURGEON (Triple IPA) - 11.2%
2017 BARLEYWINE (Barleywine) - 11.5%

visit institutionales.com anytime for an updated tap list


Upcoming Events

Tap Takeover at McGregor's Beer and Wine (Friday, April 21st): Our friends at McGregor's in Moorpark are having us over for an epic tap takeover on Friday, April 21st. Stop by to check out a killer tap list and mingle with the IAC staff. They also serve wine, so if you occasionally socialize with non-beer drinkers, this is the perfect event to satisfy your entire group.

Ventura County Sheriff's Foundation BBQ (Sunday, April 23rd): We'll be pouring beer at the Ventura County Sheriff's Foundation BBQ, come out for a good time filled with great food and beer. We aren't the only brewery getting in on this great cause, our friends from Enegren, The Dudes and Westlake Brewing will be there too. Get all the info at the event's website: https://vcsheriffsfoundation.org/event/ventura-county-sheriffs-foundation-gourmet-bbq/

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