Wednesday, May 18, 2016

American Craft Beer Craft Week 2016, May 16-22!

American Craft Beer Craft Week 2016, May 16-22!

It’s that time of year when craft breweries big and small embrace one week of frivolity and festivities of all things beer related. Island Brewing Company will join thousands of breweries across the US in celebrating the culture and community of craft beer. This year’s lineup at promises to be an engaging one, from a new specialty beer release everyday, tournaments to live music. In short, we’ve got a week ahead that will be one to remember. Here’s what’s on tap:

Monday, May 16: Crafting with Craft Beer: We break out the sparkles, glue, scissors, sharpies, and get crafty decorating pint glasses, making one of a kind coasters and more. You’ll be accessing your inner preschooler with a craft beer in your hand. Sounds fun, because it is. This is a kid friendly event, so come get your shellac and glitter on! Belgian beer lovers will rejoice as we tap a keg of our Belgian Quad.

 Tuesday, May 17: Beer Trivia and Live Music: Test your knowledge, or lack thereof in our annual American Craft Beer Week beer trivia contest. There’s a lot to know about beer, and what better way to learn about beer, than to have a beer while you’re learning about it. We’ll also have Carpinteria’s own Dry and Dusty serving up the Old Time music. The Belgian theme continues as we tap a keg of Belgian IPA.

Wednesday, May 18: 5th Annual Rock Paper Scissors Tournament: You already know the rules, now it’s time to apply your knowledge, reflexes and inner inscrutable force of will. This is nothing short of a hilarious, high stakes event. Hopefully you have been training for it. We’ll work through two brackets of 16 to find who will be crowned the RPS Champion for 2016. Hope you like Bourbon Barrel Aged Jubilee, because we’ll tap a keg of that deliciousness.

Thursday, May 19: Brewer’s Appreciation Night: Meet and greet the guys in the back who make it possible, our brewers. We love these guys, and have the feeling you do too. This is a great time to say ‘Thanks’ for the bottling, keg cleaning, brewing, filtering, scheduling, lifting, and on and on. We’ll also debut our first ever Open Mic Night. So that will be a great excuse for you to show the world your hidden talents. We are looking forward to that. We break out the cask engine and start pulling pints of the first sneak peak of our Anniversary Ale.

Friday, May 20: VIP Tastings We raid the barchives and open up some super select Bourbon Barrel Aged beers from yesteryear and beyond. Your palate is about to find another dimension, space is limited, so sign up early. Friday’s featured beer is the one and only almighty Russian Imperial Stout, RISistance.

Saturday, May 21: Beerapalooza: Fresh, local beer meets fresh, local, live music for a day of fun with friends new and old. We’ll have four bands, including the Ben Wilmore Quartete and Carpinteria's own Skamakazie.

How to top Friday’s beer selection? Well, it won’t be easy. But a keg of Bourbon Barrel Aged RISistance just might do the trick.

Sunday, May 22: Beer Bingo: Sit back, relax, and let the chips fall where they may. There’s nothing quite like drinking a beer and winning a prize. Live music with Rick Reeves will put the finishing touches on what is sure to be a great week. That rare animal the Belgian Quad will make a final appearance. 

So come one and all, you will be glad you did!

Monday, May 2, 2016

2nd Annual Cornhole Tournament, May 15th

Hear ye! Here ye! The 2nd Annual Cornhole is nearly upon us! Last year was a great time and this year promises to be just the same. But don't get booked out of this. It will fill up and do so quickly. So if you want to be throwing, instead of just watching, sign up here:

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Double Nut Brown Liftoff!

We have lift off! Double Nut Brown Ale is bubbling away. Next stop: aging in bourbon barrels, and then a rendezvous with your future.

Friday, April 1, 2016

InBev Acquires Island Brewing Company

InBev beer behemoth announced another craft brewery will be added to its portfolio: this time Carpinteria-based Island Brewing Company. The craft beer segment has been exceeding analysts projections through a string of consecutive quarters, and the move furthers the Belgian-based beverage giant's move into the small beer manufacturer market.

The companies signed an agreement earlier this week and the transaction is expected to close later this year; no financial details were disclosed, but sources close to the deal cited InBev investing a 50% stake in the brewery.

In a statement, Island Brewing Company said it was looking forward to working with the industry giant to expand production and manage the brewery's exponential growth.

"When we started brewing 15 years ago, we were in it for the love,' said owner and founder Paul Wright. 'We're still in it for the love, and exciting times lie ahead. There never been a better time to be a beer drinker."

The new partnership, will allow Island Brewing Company to export the exciting vibe of American craft beer globally.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

We're hiring: Tasting Room Manager!

Island Brewing Company Seeks Tasting Room Manager

Island Brewing Company Seeks Tasting Room Manager

Island Brewing Company seeks a tasting room manager to oversee day-to-day operations. The successful candidate will facilitate all aspects of running the tasting room and enhance the customer's overall experience at the brewery. 

We're looking for an efficient, organized person who brings an uncommon knowledge of beer and the brewing process, someone who can manage staff and increase on-site retail sales. In short, we're looking for a hands-on tasting room manager who can step in where and when needed, while bringing a passionate enthusiasm and knowledge of Island Brewing Company beer to locals and visitors alike.

 Job responsibilities include:
-Ensuring customers have a great experience
-Supervising, managing, and educating tasting room staff.
-Scheduling tasting room staff.
-Monitoring sales and making recommendations for improvement.
-Ensuring tasting room is operating at optimum performance levels.
-Monitoring inventory of all retail items.
-Managing/ increasing the Island Nation beer membership club.
-Conducting brewery tours.
-Contributing ideas to the Island Brewing team to increase traffic including, advertising, promotions, and innovative PR events.

Bachelor's Degree preferred. Four or more years in hospitality, preferably in a setting involving craft beer. Cicerone certificate desired. We’re looking for someone with excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as organizational skills, and the ability to follow through on projects with minimal supervision, with a relaxed, friendly, and professional demeanor. The ideal candidate will bring strong analytical and math skills combined with superb interpersonal managing skills.

 Working Conditions:
-Regular working schedule will include weekends and holidays.
-Special events/peak season will require additional working hours.
-Moderate to heavy physical work (moving cases and kegs, boxes of merchandise).
-Long periods of standing (8 hours per day).
-Bussing and washing glasses to keep tasting room clean, as required.
-Ability to lift kegs (50 lbs-140 lbs).

 This is a full time position with salary and medical benefits.

 Please email resume to

Monday, March 14, 2016

New hours: Open at noon!

Commander Derek would like to welcome you to the  bright side of Day Light Savings: we now open every day at noon!