November is here! With it comes a few cool events like Porters For Pups, our month-long fundraiser supporting Ventura County Animal Services. We will also have some new beers coming your way along with our November specialty pizza. We’ve also ordered some cool new merch that will be ready for you before the crazy holiday season. Now grab a beer and continue reading to catch up on the latest news happening at IAC.
Porters For Pups returns this month!
All November long, we'll be raising funds for our local animal shelter with our annual Porters For Pups fundraiser. During the entire month, proceeds from our Fall seasonal, Ratched Rye Porter, will be going to Ventura County Animal Services. Participating is easy! All you need to do is order tasters, pints or growlers of Ratched Rye Porter and we'll donate the proceeds to VCAS. We'll also be selling Porters For Pups glassware and t-shirts so get them while you can as we have limited amounts. Drink great beer for a great cause all November long! Visit Ventura County Animal Services' website at vcas.us to check out all the great work they do for our community!
November Specialty Pizza
This month's specialty pizza is Loaded Potato! All your favorite flavors of a loaded baked potato are combined with our pizza crust. It has a rich and creamy Béchamel sauce with chunks of roasted potato, onions, cheddar/mozzarella cheese, bacon, sour cream and garnished with chives. This pizza pairs great with Ratched or Restraint.
Join us from 7pm-9pm every Tuesday night for beer and brain teasers! Winners receive IAC gift cards. We will have a special Keep the Pint Night with Trivia on Tuesday, November 7th!
These beers will be getting tapped in the tasting room soon. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter for exact release dates!
Bell Tower IPA (IPA)- 7.8% (Early November)
Bell Tower IPA was Inspired by our 3rd Anniversary beer. With massive late hop additions and generous dry hopping using Citra, Simcoe and Columbus give this IPA citrusy, piney flavors and refreshing bitterness.
Black Currant Day Dreamin’(Golden Ale w/ Fruit)- 4.7% (Mid November)
Our fourth installment of our Day Dreamin’ series of fruited golden ales. This batch is brewed with black currants!
Dissonance (Golden Stout)- 6.5% (Mid November)
Dissonance embodies all of the classic flavors of a stout: smooth vanilla, coffee and chocolate with the color of a blonde ale. Served on nitro, this beer is extremely smooth and drinkable. It never lasts long, so come by and enjoy a pint.
Keep it 200 (Double IPA)- 8.9% (Mid November)
Celebrating our 200th batch at this brewery. Double IPA with Ekuanot, Mosaic, and Cascade.
One Flew Over (Chocolate Brown Ale)- 5.1% (Late November)
This is collaboration beer was made with our friends from Eagle Rock Brewery! This easy drinking brown ale is brewed with chocolate malts and cocoa nibs.
Batch 209 (IPA)- 7.2% (Late November)
New IPA recipe with Mosaic, Citra and Cascade.
Nitro Ratched (Rye Porter)- 6.7% (Out now)
Along with regular Ratched, we also just tapped a Nitro version! Ratched is a rye porter brewed with a medley of dark and caramelized malts. Ratched is medium bodied and semi-sweet with chocolate and coffee notes.
What's on Tap?
Here's what's on tap currently in the tasting room as of November 1st.
SEDATION Session Red, 4.0%
ILLUSION Session IPA, 4.5%
CLARITY Golden Ale, 4.7%
SCOVILLE CLARITY Golden Ale w/ peppers, 4.7%
Rx PILS German Style Pilsner, 5.2%
REVERIE Summer Rye, 5.4%
RESTRAINT Maple Brown Ale, 6.0%
PUMPKIN RESTRAINT Pumpkin Spiced Brown Ale, 6.2%
MOSAIC Pale Ale, 6.2%
WHITE WALLS White IPA, 6.7%
RATCHED Rye Porter, 6.7%
NITRO RATCHED Rye Porter, 6.7%
BATCH 189 IPA, 6.8%
INSTITUTION IPA West Coast IPA, 7.5%
BELL TOWER IPA, 7.8%
REVELATION Double White IPA, 8.0%
SCARY DAIRY Imperial Milk Stout served on nitro, 8.8%
VIRTUE Double IPA, 9.5%
Visit www.institutionales.com/on-tap/ anytime for a daily updated tap list.
Thanksgiving Holiday Hours
November 22, 2017: Regular hours 11am-11pm
November 23, 2017 (Thanksgiving Day): CLOSED
November 24, 2017: Regular hours 11am-11pm
Keep the Pint Night with Trivia (Tuesday, November 7th): IAC is having a Keep the Pint Night on Trivia Tuesday at the brewery! Come for some beer, keep the glassware, and play some trivia while you’re here. Winners receive IAC gift cards, so bring your friends!
Porters For Pups Cask ’O’ Rama (Sunday, November 19th): We'll also be raising money for VCAS during our Porters For Pups Cask ’O’ Rama. We will have a couple of special casks out on the patio for you to try and live music! Come out and be a part of making a difference in our community. More details to come. Porters For Pups glassware and limited release shirts are available now at IAC!
Lockdown: Featuring Eagle Rock Brewery (Wednesday, November 29th): Thanks to everyone who came out last month for our first ever lockdown with Enegren Brewing Co. Our next lockdown for this month will be featuring Eagle Rock Brewery! We recently did a collaboration beer with them called One Flew Over, our Chocolate Brown Ale. This beer will be available at the lockdown along with some more of their favorite beers. Stay tuned for more details!