January Newsletter

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Happy New Year! 2017 was a busy year for us between planning the expansion of our current location and prepping to open a second location in Santa Barbara. We’d like to thank you all for an amazing 2017 and for your continued support. We are expecting 2018 to be even more memorable! Be on the lookout for new beers, new pizzas and more exciting IAC news coming your way in 2018.


January Specialty Pizza

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Our January specialty pizza is Chicken Broccoli! This pizza has chicken, broccoli, spinach, bell pepper and onion topped with a spicy avocado drizzle. This pizza pairs great with Stranger in a Strange Place pale ale.


Can Releases

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We have two can releases available now! Stranger in a Strange Place, this brand new dry hopped pale ale has Amarillo, Mosaic and Simcoe hops. It’s super tropical and easy drinking at 5.8% and 45 IBUs. Our second can release this month is Veil of Shadows. This new double IPA has Cascade, Mosaic and Simcoe hops. Dank and citrusy with mouth coating, lingering bitterness at 9.5% and 95 IBUs. Come get a 4-pack before they’re all gone! Keep an eye out for more releases later this month.

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Trivia Tuesdays

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Join us from 7pm-9pm every Tuesday night for beer and brain teasers! Winners receive IAC gift cards.


Lockdown: Featuring Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Lockdowns only happen once a month and feature a special guest brewery and their favorite beers on tap at IAC. On Wednesday, January 31st at 7:00pm, we'll be hosting a tasting in our brewery with Sierra Nevada's Brand Ambassador Steve Grossman. This is an awesome opportunity to sample some amazing beers from one of the craft beer's pioneering breweries and hear their amazing story. Ticket price includes a flight of five tasters and a full pour of your favorite from the flight. Because this event is taking place in our brewery and not in our tasting room, this will be a ticketed event with limited seating. Don't miss out on this one night only event. Click here to purchase tickets.


Upcoming Beers

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

Sedation (Session Red)- 4.0% (Early January)
One of our original beers, Sedation combines malty and toasty flavors with floral and citrusy hop flavors. It's brewed with Centennial and Cascade.

Batch 220 (Hoppy American Wheat)- 4.2% ( Early January)
A super sessionable wheat beer featuring fruity Nelson hops. It’s refreshing and easy drinking with bright hop character but minimal bitterness.

Batch 223 (Double Dry Hopped IPA)- 7.5% (Early January)
A new IPA recipe with a light malt profile and huge hop character. Citra, Simcoe, Amarillo.

Restraint (Maple Brown Ale)- 6.0% (Mid January)
Our brown ale balances toasted dark malts and American hops. Hard maple wood adds a woodsy dryness and slight maple sweetness. Centennial and Cascade hops.  

Frantic (Coffee Oatmeal Stout w/ Oak)- 7.0% (Mid January)
Our coffee oatmeal stout is back and we'll be serving it on nitro and CO2 - meaning all you dark beer lovers can take growlers home. Coffee, chocolate, and light smokiness are highlighted flavors in this beer. 

Nitro Frantic (Coffee Oatmeal Stout w/ Oak)- 7.0% (Mid January)
Our coffee oatmeal stout will be served on nitro! Coffee, chocolate, and light smokiness are highlighted flavors in this beer.

Blackforest Restraint (Maple Brown Ale w/ Cherries & Cacao Nibs)- 6.0% (Mid January)
Our flagship brown ale got a dose of cherries, vanilla beans and Ecuadorian cacao nibs.

Peach Day Dreamin' (Golden Ale w/ Fruit)- 4.7% (Late January)
Peach Day Dreamin’ is part of our Day Dreamin’ series of fruited golden ales. This beer is light and easy to drink, with fruity sweetness that's not overpowering.

Lights Went Black (Stout w/ Raspberries, Vanilla & Cacao Nibs)- 7.0% (Late January)
A new stout recipe brewed with raspberries, Madagascar vanilla beans and cacao nibs. Look for this beer in cans later this month!

The Surgeon (Triple IPA)- 11.2% (Late January)
Our triple IPA is heavily hopped with an impressive lineup: Amarillo, Centennial, Simcoe, Mosaic, Columbus & Warrior. This beer only comes out once a year, so savor it while it lasts: Look for a small amount of cans to be released towards the end of the month.

2018 Barleywine (American Barleywine)- 11.7% (Late January)
Our annual barleywine is back, checking in at 11.7%. Expect big hop bitterness balanced by layers of caramelized and toasted malts.


What's on Tap?

Here's what's on tap currently in the tasting room as of January 2nd. Visit www.institutionales.com/on-tap/ anytime for a daily updated tap list.

CLARITY Dry Hop Golden Ale, 4.7%
ONE FLEW OVER Chocolate Brown Ale, 5.1%
2017 HOLIDAY ALE Oatmeal Stout w/  Raspberry, Vanilla & Cocoa Nibs, 5.4%
BATCH 219 Oatmeal Stout, 5.4%
NITRO BATCH 219 Oatmeal Stout, 5.4%
COHERENCE California Pale Ale, 5.5%
STRANGER IN A STRANGE PLACE Double Dry Hopped Pale Ale, 5.8% (4-Pack Cans Only)
MOSAIC Pale Ale, 6.2%
DISSONANCE Golden Stout served on nitro, 6.5%
WHITE WALLS White IPA, 6.7%
RATCHED Rye Porter, 6.7%
UNFAMILIAR SKIES IPA, 6.8%
INSTITUTION IPA West Coast IPA, 7.5%
REVELATION Double White IPA, 8.0%
RELAPSE Imp. Red Rye, 8.2%
FESTIVUS Mocha Imperial Stout , 8.6%
SCARY DAIRY Imperial Milk Stout served on nitro , 8.8%
VEIL OF SHADOWS Double IPA, 9.5% (4-Pack Cans Only)
2017 BAD SCENE Imperial Stout , 11.5%


Upcoming Events

Lockdown: Featuring Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. (Wednesday, January 31st): This is an awesome opportunity to sample some amazing beers from one of the craft beer's pioneering breweries and hear their amazing story. Ticket price includes a flight of five tasters and a full pour of your favorite from the flight. Because this event is taking place in our brewery and not in our tasting room, this will be a ticketed event with limited seating. Don't miss out on this one night only event. Click here to purchase tickets.

Shaun SmithComment