April Newsletter


Spring is here and along with this new season comes new beers! We have some brand new beer coming your way and some classics returning this season. The Pear, Blue, Bacon pizza is back by popular demand as our April Specialty pizza. And we are also canning four new beers this month so make sure to check out our beer release calendar below.  Continue reading for the latest IAC news and updates.

April Specialty Pizza


The highly requested Pear, Blue, Bacon pizza is back for the month of April! Blue cheese, bacon, roasted fennel and sliced pear garnished with rosemary and parsley. This pizza pairs great with a pint of Institution IPA.

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.

LOCKDOWN: Featuring Captain Fatty’s Brewery


Thank you to all that attended our last Lockdown with the Central Coast Brewers Guild! This month’s Lockdown will feature Captain Fatty’s Brewery from Goleta. They will be here on April 25th to hang out and pour some of their favorite brews. Don’t miss out on this one night only event. Check back soon 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!

Batch 268 (Cascade Pale Ale) - 5.6%
Batch 268 is our take on the classic American Pale Ale. Cascade hops are the signature hops in many classic pale ale recipes and still the most used hops in craft beer. Expect medium bitterness with balanced floral and citrus hop flavors in this easy drinking pale.

Bell Tower IPA (IPA) - 7.8%
Bell Tower IPA was Inspired by our 3rd Anniversary beer. With massive late hop additions and generous dry hopping using Citra, Simcoe and Columbus give this IPA citrusy, piney flavors and refreshing bitterness.

Double Dry Hopped White Walls (White IPA) - 6.7%
Our flagship white IPA dry hopped an additional time. The extra all Mosaic dry hop boasts the flavor and aroma intensity of one of our favorite beers.

Figures (Vanilla Oatmeal Stout) - 7.6%
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!

Keep The Noise Low (IPA) - 7.1%
Keep The Noise Low is brewed with Azacca, Simcoe and Mosaic hops. The base recipe is lighter than we typically make, using only base malt, allowing the hops to shine through and keep the malt character to a minimum. Expect big hop flavors of pine and tropical fruit, along with crisp, assertive bitterness. Follow us on social media for a can release date!

Keys For Doors That Don't Exist (Cryo Double IPA) - 9.4%
This DIPA is brewed and dry hopped with Cascade, Simcoe, Mosaic and Columbus hops. New school and classic hop varietals with the addition of Cryo hops (lupulin hop powder), create layers of dank, citrusy and resiny hop flavors. It has classic West Coast bitterness and a dry body.

Lost In The Fray (Double IPA) - 8.2%
Another double IPA has landed in cans, this time with Cascade, Mosaic, Simcoe, Columbus and Chinook hops. Lost in the Fray is a touch lighter than our last few Double IPAs - it's crisp and lighter bodied with tons of hop character.

What's on Tap?

Here's what's on tap currently in the tasting room as of April 2nd. 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 Hopped Golden Ale, 4.7%
THE WINDOWS ARE WATCHING Double Dry Hopped Pale Ale, 5.1% (4-Pack Cans Available) 
RX PILS German Style Pilsner, 5.2% 
STRANDED Coconut Stout, 5.6% (4-Pack Cans Available)
RESTRAINT Maple Brown Ale, 6.0%
MOSAIC Pale Ale, 6.2%
THE FLUE Habanero Smoked Porter, 6.2%
DISSONANCE Golden Stout, 6.5%
CASK: BERRY WHITE White IPA w/ Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries & Blueberries, 6.7%
INSTITUTION IPA Institution IPA, 7.5%
RELAPSE Imp. Red Rye, 8.2%
LOST IN THE FRAY Double IPA, 8.2% (4-Pack Cans Available)
2018 BARLEYWINE American Barleywine, 11.7%

Upcoming Events

Lockdown: Captain Fatty’s Brewery (Wednesday, April 25th): Lockdowns only happen once a month and feature a special guest brewery and their favorite beers on tap at IAC. This month’s Lockdown will feature Captain Fatty’s Brewery! Come try a pint or get a flight of four beers on tap. More details to come!

Tap Takeover at Beachcomber Tavern (Friday, April 27th): We’re taking over the taps at Beachcomber Tavern in Oxnard. Come hangout and have a pint of IAC if you're in Oxnard.


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