Monday, November 25, 2013
T-day is nearly upon us and to celebrate we're tapping what will be a very unique cask condition ale Wednesday. Here's what's happening. First, we brew the Jubilee, our Old Ale, with its big malt flavors, flavors that make the enthusiastic kind of lose it the rare times we run out of it on tap. Then we age it in a cask, throw in some pumpkin and some oak chips soaked in Wild Turkey. The end result? Well, we don't know yet. But come Wednesday at the brewery, we will. Be among the select few that will get a taste of this special beer. One thing is for sure: it won't last long!
Monday, November 4, 2013
Island Brewing Company Delivery Van Spotting Contest
We were so stoked on how our delivery van came out that we are having a van spotting contest!
The rules are pretty simple: if you see the van, take a picture of it, tag where you are and post it! There will be two categories: most number of photos will get you the win, as will the most creative. You don't have to be in the photo, you do have to keep it safe: (i.e. don't get run over by the van trying to take a picture of it.) And tempting as it may be, you can't just hang out at the brewery and take pictures of it parked. But you already knew that.
Where do you post? It’s your choice of three convenient places.
On our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/islandbrewingcompany
On Instagram: @islandbrewingcompany
On Twitter: @islandbrewingco
We're going to have running tallies posted at the brewery so you’ll know you are in the lead.
Oh: what will you win? How about $70 gift certificate (each category) and the bragging rights that go with it? Contest ends at the end of November. Should be fun: Ready, set, go!
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Friday, September 13, 2013
Now flowing: Our Avocado Honey Ale! It's a long wait. And the wait is over. So to recap: No avocados are harmed brewing this beer. This limited release seasonal ale is the end of summer collaboration of bees, beekeepers, avocado growers and brewery workers. It's a combined labor of love with the taste of sunlight in every sip. Avocado honey is a flavorful amber honey collected only from hives in avocado orchards. When added to the boil in the brewing process, it creates a uniquely smooth tasting beer with a slightly sweet finish. Enjoy it while it lasts! 5.3% abv.
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Sometimes there's a little something special here at Island Brewing Company. And sometimes there's something a little extra special, and every now and then there's something a little extra extra special. This, as you've guessed, is one of those rare times.
Exhibit A, on the left. Our Starry Night Stout. Aged in a Bourbon Barrel for seven months. Yes, this is the same stout that won a Gold at the Great American Beer Festival in the foreign-style stout category. And the very same stout that won a Gold and the World Beer Cup. Except now it's had the benefit of aging in a bourbon barrel. The result is a fantastic blend of roast, oak, and bourbon notes.
Exhibit B, on the right. Our Island Pale Ale aged in a Bourbon Barrel. This features a lot of the oak and vanilla with a bourbon numerator and hop denominator. Or is it the other way around. May have to try another sip. Those with steel trap memories will no doubt remember the last time we did this our IPA won Gold at GABF. So yes, this is a multidimensional offering.
540 bottles each. And counting down!
Sunday, August 11, 2013
In Which We Pronounce Suds'n'Surf a Huge Success
It was an epic day that tooks months of planning, a legion of volunteers, and the willingness of the craft beer community: in short all the stars aligned for the Deep Magazine Suds'n'Surf Beer Festival, Carpinteria's first ever craft beer festival. More than 40 breweries converged on Linden Field offering an amazing selection of craft beer from all over California, and beyond.
We had a keg of our just released Bourbon-barrel Stout on hand, among some cask ales brewed specifically for the event, and if you didn't get a chance to taste the Stout, don't wait, because the cases are flying out the door at the brewery! In any event, if was a epic and stellar day and we were glad to be a part of it. Thanks again one and all: Till next year!