More good things to come this month! Summertime is near, so get ready for patio hangouts with a tasty cold beer in hand. We've got a keep the glass beer release on June 3rd to unveil the Pro-Am winner of the Thousand Oaked homebrewer's competition, a brand new pizza and some more new beers! Warmer weather also brings tons more events and parties. We have our Tacky Tiki 2 Party and another Lockdown happening this month. Follow us on social media for updates!
Pro-Am Beer Release Party
We brewed the winner of the Romancing the Beer homebrew competition last month and are excited to release it to you all on Sunday, June 3rd at 11am. This year's winning beer was a traditional German-style Hefeweizen. "The Hefe" is an easy drinking wheat beer with minimal bitterness, bready malt character and soft mouthfeel. Expressive yeast puts out flavors and aromas of clove, apricot and citrus. First pours plus specialty glasses are $7 and you'll get the chance to pick the brain of the homebrewer who masterminded this recipe. We hope to see you all there!
Tacky Tiki 2 Party
The Tacky Tiki Extravaganza returns Saturday, June 9th! The parking lot party will be complete with all the essentials this year: tacky tiki theme, food trucks, games, photo booth, cornhole tournament, casks, can release and more! Make sure you follow us on social media for updates leading up to the day of the event. Admission is free to the party we hope to see you all there! #TackyTiki2
June Specialty Pizza
Chipotle BBQ Chicken is the June specialty pizza! This pizza has chicken, restraint chipotle BBQ sauce, onion, peppers, cilantro, gouda & mozzarella cheese blend. This pizza is perfect to enjoy on those hot summer days out in the patio with a pint of Restraint.
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 Five Threads Brewing Company
This month’s Lockdown will feature Five Threads Brewing Company from Westlake Village! They will be here on June 27th 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!
IAC Photo Contest!
If you love the outdoors, great music and of course beer, this photo contest is for you! We’re pouring at one of our favorite beer festivals this summer and we’re giving away 2 free tickets to the Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza! The pair of tickets (valued at $570) are the 3-day early entry Blues/Brews Ultimate Pass for August 2-5th. This is Mammoth Lake’s biggest event and best party of the summer!
Photo Contest Rules:
1. You must be 21+ to enter this contest.
2. To submit to the contest, take a photo of any IAC beer in cans or growlers/crowlers while enjoying your favorite outdoor activity (hiking, camping, beach day, etc.).
3. You must follow us on Instagram.
4. Post the picture on your Instagram and use the hashtag #IACphotocontest to enter your photo. Make sure your profile is public so we can see your picture. The contest will run until June 14th, and you can enter as many times as you want as long as they are different photos.
We will pick one winner at the end and announce the winner on Instagram on June 15th. The photo contest has officially started. Have fun and good luck🍻.
For more information on the festival visit their website here!
These beers will be getting tapped in the tasting room soon. Check out our beer release calendar (above), and follow us on social media for the exact release dates!
Vienna Lager (Vienna Style Lager) - 5.2%
A rich and toasty amber lager. Crisp, clean and easy drinking with balanced malt flavor and mild sweetness.
The Hefe (Pro-Am Hefeweizen) - 5.4%
Our 5th Pro-am collaboration with TOAKED home brew club's Romancing The Beer winner. This year's winning beer was a traditional German-style Hefeweizen. "The Hefe" is an easy drinking wheat beer with minimal bitterness, bready malt character and soft mouthfeel. Expressive yeast puts out flavors and aromas of clove, apricot and citrus. Come try it and keep the glassware on June 3rd!
2018 Tiki Ale (Cream Ale w/ Pink Guava & Grapefruit Zest) - 5.5%
A super light and easy drinking ale with tangy pink guava and citrusy grapefruit zest. A crisp and refreshing fruit beer. Come try it on Saturday, June 9th during our Tacky Tiki 2 Party!
Double Chocolate Restraint (Maple Brown Ale) - 6.0%
Our flagship brown ale w/ cacao nibs added. We combined raw cocoa nibs to impart flavors of dark chocolate and baked nibs to add fudgy flavors.
2018 Summer Seasonal (IPA) - 6.8%
An easy-drinking IPA perfect for summer. Be on the lookout for cans to take on your next adventure!
Nitro Frantic (Coffee Oatmeal Stout w/Oak) - 7.0%
A creamy, full-bodied oatmeal stout balancing roasted malts, coffee and oak character.
Mango Habanero IPA (West Coast IPA) - 7.5%
Our flagship Institution IPA with Mango and Habanero peppers added.
Scale The Walls (White IPA) - 7.6%
A ramped up version of our year-round White IPA, White Walls. Scale The Walls bumps up ABV to 7.6% and adds a touch of Pilsner malt to light the body and keep the beer super refreshing. Still primarily all Citra hops, Scale The Walls also includes a touch of Mosaic hops.
Broken Windows, Open Locks (Double IPA) - 9.2%
Leading the charge are our favorite "C" hops - Columbus, Centennial and Citra. (Along with lesser amounts of Simcoe and Mosaic for good measure). Broken Windows combines aggressive West Coast bitterness and resiny hops flavors with more modern citrus and tropical flavors.
What's on Tap?
Here's what's on tap currently in the tasting room as of June 1st. Visit www.institutionales.com/on-tap/ anytime for a daily and most up to date tap list.
RX PILS German Style Pilsner, 5.2%
RESTRAINT Maple Brown Ale, 6.0%
MOSAIC Pale Ale, 6.2%
THE FLUE Habanero Smoked Porter, 6.2%
ONLY ECHOES RESPOND IPA, 6.4% (4-Pack Cans Available)
WHITE WALLS White IPA, 6.7%
KEEP THE NOISE LOW IPA, 7.1% (4-Pack Cans Available)
INSTITUTION IPA West Coast IPA, 7.5%
BELLTOWER IPA IPA, 7.8% (4-Pack Cans Available)
BATCH 281 Imp. Oatmeal Stout, 8.8%
Pro-Am Beer Release Party (Sunday, June 3rd)
Join us at the brewery for the release of this year’s Romancing the Beer homebrew competition. This year's winning beer was a traditional German-style Hefeweizen. "The Hefe" is an easy drinking wheat beer with minimal bitterness, bready malt character and soft mouthfeel. Expressive yeast puts out flavors and aromas of clove, apricot and citrus. First pours plus specialty glasses are $7! Try the beer and take home the limited release glassware.
Tacky Tiki 2 Party (Saturday, June 9th)
Join us for our second Tacky Tiki Party at the brewery! The parking lot party will be complete with all the essentials this year: tacky tiki theme, food trucks, games, photo booth, cornhole tournament, casks, beer and a special can release! Admission is free we hope to see you all there! #TackyTiki2
Lockdown: Featuring Five Threads Brewing Company (Wednesday, June 27th)
Our next Lockdown will feature Five Threads Brewing Company! They will be here on June 27th to hang out and pour some of their favorite brews! Don’t miss out on a chance to try their beer and hang out with us and the team from Five Threads at IAC.