October Newsletter


We’d like to thank all of you who attended our 5th Year Anniversary party on Saturday. It’s been an amazing 5 years since we opened up our small nano-brewery on Calle San Pablo and we appreciate all your support! Now that fall has officially started, we’ll have seasonal beers coming your way and a couple can releases of two of our favorite beers from earlier in the year, Vacancy IPA and The Windows Are Watching. We have a new specialty pizza for the month of October, the Elote Pizza. We also have our annual Halloween party at the end of the month! Start finalizing your costume ideas and continue reading below for the latest news about IAC.

October specialty pizza

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Our new specialty pizza for the month of October is a classic Mexican street corn inspired pie, the Elote Pizza. The pizza has a garlic sriracha aioli base, roasted corn, mozzarella, queso fresco, red onions and garnished with chile powder, cilantro and a lemon wedge. Come try with a pint of your favorite IAC beer!

Breakfast pizza, micheladas and adjusted hours on sunday’s


In case you haven’t heard we’ve created our own michelada mix in house and are serving them up on Sundays along with our breakfast pizza. Now that the NFL has returned we’ve extended hour Sunday hours so that you can watch the morning games in their entirety, enjoy a breakfast pizza and michelada. Come join us next Sunday as we open at 10am! We'll have DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket playing on all seven TVs, so come early to claim your spot and watch the out-of-market games and cheer on your fantasy team.

Trivia Tuesdays

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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.

Upcoming Beers


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!

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

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!

Stranded (Coconut Stout) - 5.6%
We toasted over 100 pounds of coconut for this beer - the result is a roasty, lower ABV stout with a touch of coconut sweetness. It’ll be back in the tasting room on nitro early this month!

Pumpkin Restraint (Maple Brown Ale) - 6.2%
This month we're tapping Pumpkin Restraint. This is our maple brown ale brewed with pumpkin spices - cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice and vanilla. It's one of our most popular beers and will return just in time for Halloween.

Ratched (Rye Porter) - 6.7%
Ratched will return early in the month of October. Ratched is a rye porter brewed with a medley of dark and caramelized malts. It’s medium bodied and semi-sweet with chocolate and coffee notes. It’ll be available on nitro and C02!

Vacancy IPA (Double Dry Hopped IPA) - 6.7%
This 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 later this month, along with some 4-pack cans!

Static (Red IPA) - 7.1%
In honor of fall, we're bringing back our Red IPA, Static. Crystal malts give this beer a ruby red color and give hints of toffee and caramel, complementing the fruit-forward hop flavors. Though maltier than our traditional IPAs, this beer still finishes dry and crisp.

Scary Dairy (Imp. Milk Stout w/ Vanilla & Cacao Nibs) - 8.8%
Just in time for Halloween! Scary Dairy is our imperial milk stout dosed with loads of cacao nibs and vanilla beans. It's full-bodied, decadent, and most importantly, delicious.

Virtue (Double IPA) - 9.5%
Our Mosaic and Amarillo hopped double IPA will be returning! Be on the lookout for this super fruity and bitter DIPA later this month!

What's on Tap?

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

CLARITY Dry Hopped Golden Ale, 4.7%
Rx PILS German Style Pilsner, 5.2%
OKTOBERFEST Märzen, 5.5%
RESTRAINT Maple Brown Ale, 6.0%
COFFEE RESTRAINT Maple Brown Ale w/ coffee, 6.0%
MOSAIC Pale Ale, 6.2%
WATCH THE TICKING CLOCK IPA, 6.8% (4-Pack 16 oz. Cans Available)
5th ANNIVERSARY IPA IPA, 7.4% (4-Pack 16 oz. Cans Available)
ORCHARDS TO THE SKY Double IPA, 8.3% (4-Pack 16 oz. Cans Available) 
DISARRAY Double IPA, 10.1%

Upcoming Events

Moorpark Beer Festival (Saturday, October 13th): We will be at the 9th Annual Moorpark Beer Tasting Festival. This year's festival will be on Historic High Street in Downtown Moorpark. Visit their website for more information here.

IAC Halloween Party (Wednesday, October 31st): Save the Date! We're hosting a Halloween party on the 31st of October. Come dressed up in your best costume as we will have a costume contest, games and specialty casks! Most importantly, Scary Dairy will also be released on this day so come thirsty!

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