Whole lotta things going on

There are a whole lot of things going on here at Island Brewing Company and we’re going to make a vain attempt to distill all the awesomeness into words, so here we go.

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First of all, it’s a race like no other race. We would be speaking of the race to finish our women’s room before the splendor, glory, and mayhem that is Carpinteria’s Avocado Festival, Oct 7, 8 , 9. Thanks to Ken Lundin construction, as of this writing, we’re on track to have all our bathrooms open by then. Keep your fingers crossed!

 

In the super duper stoked category, we are pleased beyond pleased to announce that in a few short weeks Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner will be carrying our 22 oz. Hopliner IPA bottles. This American IPA is powered by twin engines of El Dorado and Azacca hops and is certain to make the next time you’re on board the Surfliner, a very pleasant one. 6.0% abv and 50 IBUs.

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And we may be getting a little ahead of ourselves here, as they won’t be showing up for another month or so, but here's a semi-sneak preview our new tap handles will be going up around the greater Santa Barbara, Ventura, Ojai, and beyond areas early/mid November. So start training your eyes to recognize this piece of utilitarian beauty soon.

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And finally. Yes, finally. Cans. We know we’ve talked and planned for cans, and then a few extra irons went into the fire and a few more irons went on top of that. But as we emerge from our brewery expansion, we’re on track for getting on Tropical Lager and Hopliner in cans, well, we know now not to make any predictions, but by sooner than ever. A crack crew will head to Fairfield, CA this week where 150,000 cans will be printed up and shortly make their way back to the brewery. From there we open up the crate holding the canning machine and start the process of getting our beer into 12 oz. cans. Hallelujah.

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Finally, you can always keep abreast of what is happening now, like right now, over on our the Calendar at our website.

 

That’s about the state of the nation at the moment. Stay tuned and see you soon if not sooner.

 

 

New Beers at Island Brewing Company

New Beers at Island Brewing Company

Summer is on the verge of slipping through our fingers. It's been a blur of brewing and bottling, pouring pints and imperial pints and more pints, smiles, laughs, festivals and more festivals, and of construction projects in the eternally ongoing expansion. We got to thinking that the Avocado Festival is a mere six (6!) weeks away. There's no time to reminisce. What's coming down the pike?

First off, have you had the Islandfest, our Marzen Lager currently on tap? There is a lot to like. Amber colored maltiness in a lager body. 5.4% 20 IBUs. No? You should. Pronto.

Batch 1000, the Triple IPA is doing its thing in a fermenter in all its unapologetic 9.6% ABV 126.5 IBU glory. Dryhopping begins tomorrow. Look for this behemoth to come on line soon when the stars align appropriately, if not sooner. Think mid-September.

Our Belgian Golden Strong will also be appearing in the near future, and tomorrow we'll brew our Avocado Honey IPA, or Avo IPA so it will be ready for the Avocado Festival. Mosaic and Simcoe hops balance avocado honey for a light body, fruit forward IPA. How delicious? So delicious, it won't last for long.

Summer is on the verge of slipping through our fingers. It's been a blur of brewing and bottling, pouring pints and imperial pints and more pints, smiles, laughs, festivals and more festivals, and of construction projects in the eternally ongoing expansion. We got to thinking that the Avocado Festival is a mere six (6!) weeks away. There's no time to reminisce. What's coming down the pike?

First off, have you had the Islandfest, our Marzen Lager currently on tap? There is a lot to like. Amber colored maltiness in a lager body. 5.4% 20 IBUs. No? You should. Pronto.

Batch 1000, the Triple IPA is doing its thing in a fermenter in all its unapologetic 9.6% ABV 126.5 IBU glory. Dryhopping begins tomorrow. Look for this behemoth to come on line soon when the stars align appropriately, if not sooner. Think mid-September.

Our Belgian Golden Strong will also be appearing in the near future, and tomorrow we'll brew our Avocado Honey IPA, or Avo IPA so it will be ready for the Avocado Festival. Mosaic and Simcoe hops balance avocado honey for a light body, fruit forward IPA. How delicious? So delicious, it won't last for long.

Finally, it's a busy month coming up. Check out the calendar section. We’ve got music from Rick Reeves, Eric Zobel, Big Tweed, Dry and Dusty, Jamey Geston, Finian’s Call, and on Sept. 17th, The Youngsters. Foodwise it’s a month of Si Senor Tacos, Fire and Wine Wood Fired Pizzas, Santa Barbara Food Connection, and LA Grub. And every Tuesday it’s the brain trust that is Tuesday Trivia. Now you know!

 

Island Brewing Company Seeks Beertender

It's been a busy, thrist without end, kind of summer. And we're looking for a few capable hands flying the mothership!

It's been a busy, thrist without end, kind of summer. And we're looking for a few capable hands flying the mothership!

Whew! It's been quite a summer. You people are thirsty! We're looking for a beertender!

Island Brewing Company has been brewing award winning craft beer in Carpinteria since 2001. We are seeking an uncanny combination of enthusiasm, beer-savviness, and stratospheric customer service in our tasting room for a bartender position. The candidate will come pre-wired with a sense of humor and a passion for craft beer.

Responsibilities include:
-Treating customers with utmost courtesy and care.
-Setting up tasting room and patio for the day
-Maintaining neat, orderly, and clean work and customer environment
-Stocking kegs, bottles, growlers, and merchandise
-Daily heavy lifting of 5-gallon (50lb) and 15.5-gallon (150 lbs)
-Learning and operating POS system
-Accurate cash and credit card transactions
-Being intimately familiar with Island Brewing Company beers and company history.
-Knowledge of the brewing process
-Cleaning tasting room, restrooms, and patio at the end of the night
-Grace under pressure; problem solving and thinking on your feet.
-Running cash register reports and daily reconciliation.
The ideal candidate has an understanding of craft beer culture, history and its current trajectory. We're looking for someone who has previous bartending experience and a positive professional attitude that can work as a team player. Nights, weekends, and some holidays may be required as work load and staffing dictate. Most of our current bar staff are Cicerone certified; a preference will be given to the candidate possessing this credential. 
Email Laurie@islandbrewingcompnay.com

In which we launch our new website

In which we launch our new website

Welcome! We've finally got our new site up and running. We'll be posting all sorts of up and coming things about the brewery here, everything from job openings to upcoming events, new beer releases and any and everything that falls in between. Glad you're here and stay tuned!