Tuesday, March 3, 2015

IBC seeking Beertender!

Days are getting longer, and the people will be thirsty!

Island Brewing Company Seeks 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:
-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. 

Please email resume and cover letter topaul@islandbrewingcompany.com

We're Hiring: IBC Seeking Cellarperson!

We're hiring!

Island Brewing Company seeks a full time cellar person. This position is available immediately, for an individual passionate about craft beer.

Job duties include, but are not limited to:

*Cleaning Kegs

*Racking Kegs

*Assisting with bottling

*Having a positive, passion filled work attitude

*Coming to work on time, not missing shifts, covering shifts on own accord

*Performing misc. tasks suck as cleaning, stocking shelves, etc.

*Assisting on Brew Day

*CIP of fermentation vessels and bright tanks

*Upkeep and cleanliness of cellar, completing brewery cleaning check-off list

*Beer transfer

*Beer sensory evaluation

Qualified Candidates will possess the following:

*Enjoy physically demanding work environment

*Self motivation

*Outgoing personality

*Hard working mentality

*Strict attention to detail

*Strong knowledge of the brewing process

*Ability to understand and follow SOPs

*Working to high quality standards without direct supervision

*Ability to lift 55 lbs to shoulder height repeatedly

*Ability to maneuver beer kegs (165 lbs)

Benefits include:

*Hourly compensation

*Company 401K plan (after one year employment)

*Paid holidays/vacation (after 90 days employment)

*Monthy beer stipend

*Employee discounts on beer and merchandise

Preference will be given to candidates who possess the following:

*Experience working in production with another brewery

*Formal brewing education

*4-year degree in a science field

We're looking for someone with a positive attitude, attention to cleanliness, a willingness to work hard and take on new responsibilities as needed, an ability to multitask, and an eagerness to learn and continue learning.

Email: paul@islandbrewingcompany.com



twitter: @islandbrewingco

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Schedule 3.2-3.21

And the schedule....

3.2 you and your friends figure it out

3.3 Trivia Tuesday 7-9

3.4 Movie Night + BIG ISLAND RELEASE!!! 

3.5 @confusionstreetcuisine 4-8

3.6 #sbfoodconnection 4-8, #firstfriday 

3.7 @worldfamousfranks 4-8

3.8, 3.9 train spotting, laughter

3.10 Tuesday Trivia  7-9

3.11 $1 off Growler Night

3.12 @georgiastruck 5-8

3.13 #sbfoodconnection 4-8

3.14 @worldfamousfranks 4-8

3.15 @confusionstreetcuisine 2-7


3.17 Tuesday Trivia VARIANCE IPA RELEASE/ St. Patricks day!

3.18 @heatculinary 5-8

3.19 @confusionstreetcuisine 4-8

3.20 #sbfoodconnection 

3.21 @worldfamousfranks 4-8

Slow Bike Recap! A few shots from Saturday's frivolity!

Emcee and mini emcee!

You could say this guy  brought his A game.

Believe this bike was known as the 'Diamond Dog".

All manner of two wheeled machines were present.

Commander Paul making the judging look easy.

50 feet never seemed so hard.

The kids division was classic; here's our second place finisher.

1st place, kids division, guy was unstoppable!

Mini mic! Quote of the day was something like 'And she's going down lane number one, like a Snail, like a Snail with a jet pack.'

No caption needed, but thanks for getting me a beer Mr. Schultz!

Not sure if this was in lieu of a costume..

General pointing sometimes help add another level of  frivolity.

Matching up.

Foot fault!

To the victors go the spoils!

When in doubt, there's worse things to do than make a hat out of a paper bag and put it on your head.

Zachinator! Solid performer.

Morale, again, was not a problem!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Slow Bike Race Rules and Schedule!

Welcome to the Island Brewing Company 1st Annual  SLOW BIKE RACE




Course: 3 lanes of 50 feet long by 3 feet wide in the Island Brewing Company parking lot.



Youmust wear a Helmet on your head while riding.
Both tires must stay on the ground and no other part of the bike should touch the ground.
Forward motion shall be provided by the muscles of the rider and be maintained at all times.
No part of the competitors’ body may touch the ground.
No touching the other competitors.
The bicycle must remain within the boundaries of the course.
Bikes must have two rubber tires arranged in a linear fashion with normal steering function.
Minimum wheel diameter = 1 foot
Maximum footprint of tire = 3 inches x 7 inches when the rider is on the bike.
No Bike shoes or fixed gears.
Costumes are encouraged and awards will be given for best costume.


Cost: 21 and over - $10.00, under 21 - $5.00.  Proceeds to benefit Carpinteria Children’s Project.



Registration begins at 10:30.  For each age group there will be time trials.  The time trial will be run with two competitors at a time.  The three slowest competitors will advance to the finals immediately following that age groups time trials. The slowest rider wins 1st place.


Group A –

12 and under: 12:00pm

Group B –

13 – 17 years: 1:00 pm

Group C –

18 and over: 2:00 pm


Finals for Group C: 3:00 pm


Award ceremony: 3:30

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Crystal Ball Alert: Russian Imperial Stout and Black Session IPA

Why is head brewer Ryan Morrill smiling? Because you will be too: in one hand, only the biggest beer we've ever brewed, a Russian Imperial Stout, weighing in at 11%. Oh...that will all be going into Bourbon Barrels, ready sometime around Thanksgiving. 

And in the other: a Black Session IPA; roast meets hops, all in a 4.1% abv. Release 2-3 weeks! #andnowyouknow 

Friday, February 6, 2015

Fri, 2/6: Bourbon Barrel Aged Jubilee Release!

And...the moment you've been waiting for when months of bourbon barrel aging finally cascade into your glass! Bourbon barrel aged Jubilee comes out today. And we're going to serve some on draft too! #firstfriday #holymoly!