November is here! With it comes a few cool events like Porters For Pups, our month-long fundraiser supporting Ventura County Animal Services. Lockdown’s are back this month with our friends from 14 Cannons Brewing Co. We have some new beers and can releases coming your way, plus we have a new specialty pizza for the month of November. We’ve also ordered some cool new merch that will be ready for you before the crazy holiday season begins. Continue reading below for the latest news about 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 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 a great beer for a great cause all November long! We'll also be raising money for VCAS during our 2nd annual Porters For Pups Cask ’O’ Rama! More details on that in our events section below. Visit Ventura County Animal Services' website at vcas.us to check out all the great work they do for our community!
November Specialty Pizza
Our new specialty pizza for the month of November, Pork Party, has Calabrese, Bacon, Sausage, Shallots, Mushroom, Garlic, Cilantro, Asiago, Mozzarella and our house-made marinara sauce. Come try a full or lunch sized pizza with a pint of your favorite IAC beer!
Lockdown: Featuring 14 Cannons Brewing Co.
Lockdowns only happen once a month and feature a special guest brewery and their favorite beers on tap at IAC. This month’s lockdown features 14 Cannons Brewing Co. They'll be here on Wednesday, November 28th at 5pm to hang out and pour some of their favorite brews on tap at IAC. The event starts at 5pm but come by anytime until closing. Don’t miss out on this one night only event, and check back soon for more details.
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.
Thanksgiving Holiday Hours
November 21, 2018: Regular hours 11am-11pm
November 22, 2018: Thanksgiving Day - CLOSED
November 23, 2018: Regular hours 11am-11pm
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!
Boysenberry Day Dreamin’ (Golden Ale w/ fruit) - 4.7%
Boysenberry 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.
On Pins & Needles (Session IPA) - 4.8%
On Pins & Needles delivers all the hop aroma and flavor you love in our IPAs but in a smaller package. This 4.8% beer uses one of our favorite hop combinations, Simcoe and Mosaic, along with specialty malts for a balanced malt character.
State St. Pale (Pale Ale) - 5.8%
To celebrate our soon-to-open restaurant and tap room in Santa Barbara, we're releasing State St. Pale. A refreshing, easy-drinking pale ale loaded with tons of Cascade, Citra and Simcoe hops. Be on the lookout for cans as well!
Dissonance (Golden Stout) - 6.5%
Our Golden Stout, a blonde ale aged on vanilla beans, cacao nibs & Beacon coffee. This deceptively light colored beer is full of dark beer flavors - milk chocolate, sweet vanilla, a nutty malt backbone and roasty coffee.
Negative Reinforcement (Brut IPA) - 6.8%
After a few experimental Brut IPAs, we finally settled on our favorite recipe. This beer finishes bone dry and boasts huge aromas of tropical fruit and berries thanks to all Mosaic hops. This crisp and refreshing IPA keeps the bitterness in check and allows the hop flavors shine through.
2018 Holiday Ale (Vanilla Oatmeal Stout w/ Holiday Spices) - 7.3%
Our 2018 Holiday uses Figures (Vanilla Oatmeal Stout) as the base beer with holiday spices added. This is a small batch, so grab a pint while it’s around.
Figures (Vanilla Oatmeal Stout) - 7.3%
Figures is a full-bodied stout brewed with oats and Madagascar vanilla beans. A super smooth stout with rich layers of dark malts and sweet vanilla. Be on the lookout for cans!
Fall Seasonal 2018 (Imp. Brown Ale w/ Lactose, Coffee & Cacao Nibs) - 7.6%
This year’s fall seasonal is a mocha inspired brown ale. This imperialized brown ale includes milk sugar (lactose) added for extra body and sweetness, Colombian coffee roasted locally by our friends at Beacon Coffee, and cacao nibs.
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.
Relapse (Imp. Red Rye) - 8.2%
Relapse, our winter seasonal returns! Relapse is a malty, chewy red ale with rye malt and citrus-forward hops. It's the perfect beer for any hop head when colder weather hits - it's strong and malty but also bitter with huge hop character.
Batch 363 (Double IPA) - 9.7%
A new Double IPA recipe utilizing our dankest hops: Columbus, Chinook, Nugget and Simcoe. We also used a touch of Carafa malt to give this beer a slightly darker color than our usual IPAs.
What's on Tap?
Here's what's on tap currently in the tasting room as of November 1st. Visit www.institutionales.com/on-tap/ anytime for a daily and most up to date tap list.
SEDATION Session Red, 4.0%
Rx PILS German Style Pilsner, 5.2%
NITRO STRANDED Coconut Stout, 5.6%
RESTRAINT Maple Brown Ale, 6.0%
NITRO RESTRAINT Maple Brown Ale, 6.0%
PUMPKIN RESTRAINT Pumpkin Spiced Brown Ale, 6.2%
MOSAIC Pale Ale, 6.2%
VACANCY Double Dry Hopped IPA, 6.7% (4-Pack 16 oz Cans)
WHITE WALLS White IPA, 6.7%
RATCHED Rye Porter, 6.7%
WATCH THE TICKING CLOCK IPA, 6.8%
STATIC Red IPA, 7.1%
INSTITUTION IPA West Coast IPA, 7.5%
NITRO SCARY DAIRY Milk Stout, 8.5%
Virtue Double IPA, 9.5%
Porters For Pups Cask ‘O’ Rama (Sunday, November 18th): We'll also be raising money for VCAS during our 2nd annual 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 14 Cannons Brewing Co. (Wednesday, November 28th): This month’s lockdown will be featuring our friends from 14 Cannons! Join us at the brewery on November 28th and come hang with the 14 Cannons crew and try some of their favorite beers! More details to come.
Tap Takeover at The Garden (Friday, November 30th): Join us for an IAC Tap Takeover at The Garden in Santa Barbara! Come hang with the IAC crew and try some of the featured beers on tap. More details to come!