February Newsletter

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February is upon us and a new month means new pizza and new beers coming your way! We’ve recently restocked our merch from the crazy holiday season. Check out the restocked merch at the brewery or shop online for your favorite IAC merchandise. Our canning line is now in full swing so expect multiple can releases every month! Follow us on social media for more updates.


February Specialty Pizza

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The Luau Pizza is brand new this month! This pizza has sweet and sour teriyaki pork, red onions, jalapenos, pineapple and scallions. It’s a sweet and smoky pie that pairs great with our malty imperial red rye, Relapse. Lunch specials are also available Monday-Friday 11-2pm. The Lunch special comes with lunch size pizza and a soda for only $7.


IAC Beer Map

To help locate where to find our beers outside the tasting room, we’ve added an IAC Beer Map to our website! This cool feature pinpoints various locations across Ventura County that offer IAC on tap. Click here to check out the Beer Map.


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 Poseidon Brewing Company 

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Thank you to all that attended our last Lockdown with Sierra Nevada! This month’s Lockdown will feature Poseidon Brewing Company. They will be here on February 28th to hang out and pour some of their favorite brews! Don’t miss out on this one night only event. Check back for more details!


Upcoming Beers

These beers will be getting tapped in the tasting room soon.  Check out our beer release calendar, and follow us on social media for the exact release dates!

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

Disarray (Double IPA)- 10.1%
Our big 10.1% double IPA will tap later this month. Disarray is resinous, dank and piney. It’s overloaded with Columbus, Simcoe and Summit hops. A more classic, highly bitter DIPA.

Double Dry Hopped Institution IPA (West Coast IPA)- 7.5%
Our flagship IPA double dry hopped with Columbus, Mosaic, Simcoe and Centennial.  Dank and citrusy elements combine with a sharp bitterness and clean finish.

Frantic (Coffee Oatmeal Stout w/ Oak)- 7.0% (Out now)
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. 

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

The Surgeon (Triple IPA)- 11.2%
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!

Vacancy IPA (Double Dry Hopped IPA)- 6.7%
A brand new IPA recipe featuring Cascade, Citra, Simcoe and Mosaic hops. Expect intense hop aroma from an additional dry hop and a medium, clean bitterness. Lookout for this beer on tap in about a week, along with some 4-pack cans!

The Visitor (Imp. Coffee Stout)- 9.2%
The Visitor is our latest imp. coffee stout recipe. Loads of coffee combine with an array of dark and roasted malts to create a rich and chewy coffee-forward beer. A limited amount of cans will be available.

The Windows Are Watching (Double Dry Hopped Pale Ale)- 5.1%
An easy drinking pale ale that's heavy on hops. We double dry hopped it with our favorite fruity hops - Citra, Mosaic and Amarillo. This medley of fruit-forward hops creates huge citrus, orange and mango flavors. Finishes crisp with moderate bitterness. Be on the lookout for cans!


What's on Tap?

Here's what's on tap currently in the tasting room as of February 1st. Visit www.institutionales.com/on-tap/ anytime for a daily and most up to date tap list.

SEDATION Session Red, 4.0%
BATCH 220 Hoppy American Wheat4.2%
CLARITY Dry Hop Golden Ale4.7%
Rx PILS German Style Pilsner5.2%
RESTRAINT Maple Brown Ale, 6.0%
THE FLUE Habanero Smoked Porter, 6.2%
MOSAIC Pale Ale, 6.2%
WHITE WALLS White IPA, 6.7%
VACANCY Double Dry Hopped IPA6.7% (4 Pack Cans Available)
FRANTIC Coffee Oatmeal Stout, 7.0% 
NITRO FRANTIC Coffee Oatmeal Stout w/ Oak, 7.0%
LIGHTS WENT BLACK Stout w/ Raspberries, Cacao Nibs & Vanilla Beans, 7.0% (4-Pack Cans Available)
BATCH 223 Double Dry Hopped IPA, 7.5%
INSTITUTION IPA West Coast IPA, 7.5%
RELAPSE Imp. Red Rye, 8.2%
THE SURGEON Triple IPA, 11.2% (4 Pack Cans Available)
2017 BAD SCENE Imperial Stout, 11.5%
2018 BARLEYWINE American Barleywine, 11.7%


Upcoming Events

Lockdown: Featuring Poseidon Brewing Company (Wednesday, February 28th): This is an awesome opportunity to sample some amazing beers from Poseidon. Come try a pint or get a flight of all the beers we will have on tap. More details to come.

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