Thursday, October 1, 2015

Expanded Tasting Room for Avocado Festival

It's going to take a while to get used to the new view here at Island brewing Company. The wall has finally come down after a year and a half. Coincidently or not Avocado Festival is also here. In addition to the extra elbow room we will be serving the one and only Avocado Honey Ale as well asthe newest in our lineup from our Variance IPA series, the Avocado Honey IPA. It's shaping up to be a weekend of food trucks and frivolity and we hope to see you soon!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Island Brewing Company Seeks Sales Rep

  Island Brewing Company Seeks Sales Rep

Island Brewing Company is an established craft brewery seeking a qualified individual for our Sales Representative position. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, energetic, smile, and get the job done. We’re looking for someone with an uncommon tenacity for securing new accounts and an ability to track, service, and expand existing accounts.  Further requirements include passion for craft beer, outstanding sales presentation skills and familiarity with Santa Barbara/Ventura/Ojai and surrounding areas. Previous experience selling craft beer is a plus and having a flexible schedule and willingness to work nights and weekends as needed is necessary. 

Additional job requirements include a valid driver's license and reliable automobile; and the ability to lift 35 pound cases of beer and maneuver 160 pound kegs. Compensation depends on experience: for the right person this is a long-term and potentially lucrative opportunity. This is a full-time position with benefits and the chance to grow with us. Please email resume and cover letter explaining why you are the best person for this position.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

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:
-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. 

Please email resume and cover letter.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Franklin Trail, Franks & Ales! Sept 12!

At 8:30 am, we'll gather at the Franklin Trail Kiosk for refreshments and coffee from Caribbean Craft Draft Coffee.
Then, it's a choice of two hikes.

Hike #1 (9 - 11 am) Take it Easy: A slow-paced trek up the first phase of Franklin Trail, led by Bud Girard of the Friends of Franklin Trail. 4.4 miles round trip, 822' elevation gain.

Hike #2 (9 - 12 pm) Phase II. For those who want to climb higher, hike into Phase II of Franklin Trail. Led by Jane Murray, of the Montecito Trails Foundation and Friends of Franklin Trail. 6.6 miles round trip, 1321' elevation again.

Then we'll gather at Island Brewing Company for a choice of beer in your very own commemorative Land Trust pint glass, lunch from World Famous Franks, and live guitar by Bruce Goldish.

Cost is $25 for adults, $10 for children under 12.

Visit for tickets!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Here ye, here ye! Surf n Suds Approaches!

Here ye, here ye! The extravaganza known as Surf n Suds is now a month away!

The third annual Trek Bikes of Ventura  'n' Suds Beer Festival in Carpinteria will take place Saturday, August 15th. The "Beer Festival with a Surf Twist" will take place at the Carpinteria State Park's Linden Field in sunny Carpinteria.

Over 60 craft breweries and a NEW WINE ZONE,  surfboard shapers, plenty of food trucks, live music by Cornerstone, Afishnsea the Moon and The Ol├ęs.

Surf 'n' Suds takes place in front of Carpinteria State Beach and has instantly become a must on the beer festival circuit.

Make sure you get to Surf 'n' Suds safely!  Cruise over to their website for the Jump on the School Bus, Uber, Amtrak schedule, and the Vista Bus schedule. If you are local ride your bicycle and park in our Bicycle Valet sponsored by the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition!

Entry includes tastings from any of the 60+ different breweries and wineries at Surf 'n' Suds.

$65 for VIP and $50 for General Admission.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Beach Day IPA Release!

If you are one of the lucky people reading this, you are officially in the circle-of-now-knowing that our long awaited for staple of summertime fun is nearly here. We are just as excited as you should be-will be-are when it comes to the Beach Day IPA. 

Here's a American Session IPA brewed expressly for fun in the sun; an assertively hoppy IPA full of flavor borne of Mosaic and Cascade hops (piney, fruity, citrus, and floral) but with a lower alcohol content to keep you on your toes. 4.3% ABV, 60 IBUs! Bottles too! Release Friday, July 10!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Here ye, here ye: Surf n Suds Ventura!

Getting prepped for Surf n Suds in Ventura, June 13th. 45 breweries, food trucks, surf board shapers, live music, in short, a good time. We'll be there, with plenty of area favorites. Cruise on over to surf for more info and tickets.