Thursday, January 21, 2016

World Beer Championship Gold for RISistance

One thing is for certain: the beer afficiandos at the Beverage Tasting Institute are pretty good at writing. Here's what they had to say about the RISistance, our bourbon barrel aged Russian Imperial Stout:

"Opaque brown black color. Bright, spicy aromas and flavors of raisin compote, chocolate craisin, mole, and roasted chestnuts and edamame with a supple, soft, effervescent, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a warming, delightful, medium-long peppered greens, honeyed fruits, cherry brandy, and soy finish. A rather lively and snappy imperial stout."

RATING: 90 points (Exceptional)

CATEGORY: Imperial Stout, Ale
TASTING LOCATION: In Our Chicago Tasting Room
TASTING DATE: Jan-05-2016

All of which translates to we have a few bottles left, but they're not likely to last long!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

New Food Truck Schedule!

Synch your calendars!

New Labels Heading Out!

Big day for us: new labels heading out today! Be the first on your block to get one! Super stoked on the new look: more adventures to come!

Friday, November 13, 2015

The New Labels have Landed!

May we have your attention!
The new labels are here! It's a fresh look for us, after 14 years the beers have evolved and so have we. Here's to getting these in your hands!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Pop Up Market, Dec 5th!

 Island Brewing Company will host a Pop Up Market, December 5th, 1-5 pm. We'll be featuring a bevy of local artists, vendors, bakers, crafts people and more. There will also be a food truck and live local music. "Island Brewing Company has a history of supporting local artists through our art wall. This would be essentially an extension of that," says owner and founder Paul Wright. "It's been something that we've been planning on doing for a long time. Now that we have the expansion open, we're looking forward to doing some fun things with the extra room and looking forward to a fun and creative afternoon." Space is limited, interested artists and exhibitors can contact the brewery by email: Hope to see you there.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Island Brewing Company Seeks Cellar Person

Have a unique knowledge and passion for craft beer? Consider yourself a quick learner? Detail orientated and like heavy lifting? Dream of revealing among stainless steel tanks wafting in the artisanal glory that is a brew day? Then this could be for you:

We're hiring!

Island Brewing Company seeks a full time cellar person. This position is available 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)
*Monthly 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.


Thursday, October 29, 2015

2nd Annual Tri-Brewery Volksmarch and Canned Food Drive

2nd Annual Tri-Brewery Volksmarch and Canned Food Drive


(Carpinteria, CA) -- With the number of craft beer breweries in this seaside town equal to the number of stoplights (that would be three), Island Brewing Company, Rincon Brewery, and BrewLAB are again teaming up for the 2nd Annual Tri-Brewery Volksmarch and Canned Food Drive. The idea is simple: embrace the old German tradition of the 'Volksmarch', or people walk, and hike a 2.3-mile route from brewery to brewery to brewery in the aim of supporting our local Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, while promoting fitness, fun and fellowship.


The walk starts Sunday, November 16, at 1:30 pm at Island Brewing Company, with registration starting at 12:30.  The entry fee is a donation of at least two cans of food and a $10 entry fee, after which the participants will receive passports that will be stamped at each brewery and a coupon for food from the Shrimp vs. Chef food truck. The route is mostly flat on paved roads or sidewalks and travels through downtown Carpinteria. All breweries will have beer for purchase. This year the route will vary; walkers may choose which brewery to visit first. Some may opt to head to BrewLAB, while others head to Rincon Brewery. The final leg takes participants back to Island Brewing Company where they will receive the highly coveted commemorative medal for finishers, and participate in an after party featuring food, frivolity and live music.


For more information contact Laurie Matthews at Island Brewing Company  (805)745-8272 or email