This month is a busy one for us, we’re releasing eight beers and four of them will be can releases! We have a new tasty Greek pizza and a few events in the Santa Barbara area in early March. Lastly, we’ll finish the month with the Central Coast Craft Beer Week, March 23- April 1st. Continue reading for more IAC news and updates!
We have a new can release today! The Windows Are Watching, Double Dry Hopped Pale Ale - 5.1% is available today (3/1) at 11am. An easy drinking pale ale that's heavy on hops. We double dry hopped it with our favorite fruity hops - Citra, Mosaic and Amarillo. Come treat yourself to a 4-pack for $15.
March Specialty Pizza
This month’s specialty pizza is the Greek! This Greek-inspired pizza has vodka sauce, spinach, kalamata olives, roma tomato, red onion, artichoke, Feta and garlic. It’s light, savory and pairs great with Clarity. Stop by for our lunch special Monday-Friday 11-2pm. The lunch special comes with a lunch size pizza and a soda for only $7.
Every Tuesday from 7pm-9pm we host a special Institution trivia night with the most talented quiz master around. Come test your random knowledge with friends, grab a pint and some pizza! Winners receive IAC gift cards.
Lockdown: Featuring the Central Coast Brewers Guild
Join us the last Wednesday of the month for a Lockdown event with the Central Coast Brewers Guild! We’ll be pouring beers from many of our favorite Central Coast breweries. More details to come later this month!
VC Star Reader's Choice Awards
Voting for the Ventura County Star's 23rd annual Readers' Choice awards has begun. Make sure to vote for us and all your favorite local businesses! Voting is open until March 18th. Visit their website to vote http://ventura.secondstreetapp.com/VC-Star-Readers-Choice-2018/
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!
Apparition (Rice IPA)- 7.1%
This beer is brewed with rice, giving it a clean, light body with an intense level of bitterness. Cascade, Mosaic and Centennial bring out flavors of grapefruit and stone fruit.
Blackberry Day Dreamin’ (Golden Ale w/ fruit)- 4.7%
Blackberry 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.
Dissonance (Golden Stout)- 6.5%
Dissonance embodies all of the classic flavors of a stout: smooth vanilla, coffee and chocolate but 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 before it's gone!
The Flue (Habanero Smoked Porter)- 6.2%
A smoky and spicy porter returns later this month. The Flue is brewed with habaneros and beechwood smoked malt, resulting in a full-bodied and complex smoked beer.
Hope Unknown (Double IPA)- 8.8%
A new double IPA that is hopped Azacca, Ekuanot, Simcoe and Mosaic. Expect big flavors of melon, papaya, stone fruit and pine. Hope Unknown has medium-high bitterness, dry body and a crisp finish.
Lost In The Fray (Double IPA)- 8.2%
Another double IPA is landing in cans in late March, this time with Cascade, Mosaic, Simcoe, Columbus and Chinook hops. Be on the lookout for more updates via social media later in the month.
Stranded (Coconut Stout)- 5.6%
We toasted over 100 pounds of coconut for this beer - the result is a roasty, surprisingly light bodied stout with a touch of coconut sweetness. It’ll be back in the tasting room late March!
The Windows Are Watching (Double Dry Hopped Pale Ale)- 5.1%
An easy drinking pale ale that's heavy on hops. This medley of fruit-forward hops creates huge citrus, orange and mango flavors. Finishes crisp with moderate bitterness.
What's on Tap?
Here's what's on tap currently in the tasting room as of March 1st. Visit www.institutionales.com/on-tap/ anytime for a daily and most up to date tap list.
BATCH 220 Hoppy American Wheat, 4.2%
CLARITY Dry Hop Golden Ale, 4.7%
THE WINDOWS ARE WATCHING Double Dry Pale Ale, 5.1% (4-Pack Cans Available)
RESTRAINT Maple Brown Ale, 6.0%
MOSAIC Pale Ale, 6.2%
WHITE WALLS White IPA, 6.7%
VACANCY Double Dry Hopped IPA, 6.7% (4-Pack Cans Available)
FRANTIC Coffee Oatmeal Stout, 7.0%
NITRO FRANTIC Coffee Oatmeal Stout w/ Oak, 7.0%
INSTITUTION IPA West Coast IPA, 7.5%
RELAPSE Imp. Red Rye, 8.2%
THE VISITOR Imp. Coffee Stout, 9.2% (4-Pack Cans Available)
DISARRAY Double IPA, 10.1%
THE SURGEON Triple IPA, 11.2%
2017 BAD SCENE Imperial Stout, 11.5%
2018 BARLEYWINE American Barleywine, 11.7%
Tap Takeover at Lama Dog Tap Room + Bottle Shop (Thursday, March 1st): Tap takeover happening at Lama Dog in Santa Barbara! We’ll have 9 beers on tap so make sure to stop by if especially if you live in the SB area! Visit their website for more information: https://www.lamadog.com/
Pint Night at Woodstock’s Pizza Isla Vista (Wednesday, March 7th): Woodstock’s in Isla Vista is have an IAC pint night! Stop by for a pint and keep the glassware. Check out their website for more information: https://woodstocksiv.com/events/
Tap Takeover at The Garden (Thursday, March 8th): We’re taking over the taps at The Garden located inside the Santa Barbara Public Market. Come hang out and try one of the various beers on tap. For more information check out their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheGardenSantaBarbara/
Saint Patrick’s Day (Saturday, March 17th): We will be open normal hours (11am - 11pm) on Saint Patrick's Day. We won't have green beer appearing in the tasting room, but we will have a special cask!
Central Coast Craft Beer Fest (Saturday, March 24th): We’re pouring at this year’s Central Coast Craft Beer Fest! This festival is the official kickoff to Central Coast Craft Beer Week. The festival is taking place at The Sunken Gardens in Atascadero, Ca! For tickets and more information go to https://www.centralcoastcraftbeerfest.com/#tickets
Lockdown: Featuring the Central Coast Brewers Guild (Wednesday, March 28th): As part of the Central Coast Craft Beer Week we’re having a special Lockdown at IAC! Join us at the brewery at 5pm for a one night only event. More details to come!