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!

Monday, February 29, 2016

How Slow Can You Go? 2nd Annual Slow Bike Race March 20th


Hold on to your handlebars! We're that uncommon combination of excited, pleased, and thrilled to announce the date of the 2nd Annual Slow Bike Race. Sunday, March 20 we will be seeing just how slow you can go and stay upright and inside the lines. Needless to say if last year was any indication, the laughs will be of the side splitting variety and they will come often.

Here are some of the technical details, so you can get a jump on the competition.
First, it's highly encouraged that you practice. It's harder than it looks! We have ambitions to chalk the course off early, so the next time you bike to the brewery hopefully we've done that and you can give it a go. The rules? Here they are:

-There will be three lanes, 50 feet long and three feet wide.
-You must wear a helmet 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 competitor's body may touch the ground.
-No touching other competitors.
-The  bicycle must remain within the boundaries of the course.
-Bike must have two rubber tires arranged in a linear fashion with normal steering function.
-Minimum wheel diameter is 1 foot.
-Maximum tire footprint is 3 inches by 7 inches when the rider is on the bike.
-No bike shoes or fixed gears.
-Costumes are encouraged and awards will be given for the best costume.

Cost: 21 and over - $10.00, under 21 - $5.00 and the proceeds will go to benefit the Carpinteria Children’s Project. Race registration begins at 10:30 am.  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 group's time trials. The slowest rider wins!

You've had a year to practice, so we can't wait to see how you'll do this go round!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

We're Hiring: Seeking Full Time Assistant Brewer!

Beer drinking season is almost upon us. Wait, it's always beer drinking season. But things are about to get busy and we are going to need an Assistant Brewer!

 The ideal candidate will have formal brewing experience, relevant work within a production brewery, and outstanding communication and problem solving skills in addition to a keen eye for detail and working well with others. We're now in our 14th year, and this year is looking like another exciting one.

Chief duties include:
-Assisting in all aspects of brewing, from staging grain, setting up hoses and valves, mash-in, rake-out, break down, and clean up. 
- Wort production.
-Raw material management.
-CIP of fermenters, brewhouse, and brite tanks.
-Filtering with plate and frame 40 x 40.
-Labelling, bottling, kegging, and assisting with all other packaging.
-Maintaining clean and orderly work environment.

Additional duties include:
-Maintaining jockey boxes and taps for outside use.
-Cleaning in house draft lines.
-Keg cleaning.
-Maintaining keg fleet.
-Preventative maintenance and upkeep up tanks, pumps, compressors, and other machinery.
-Participate in critical assessment of beers, and aiding in developing recipes for occasional or seasonal beers.
The Assistant brewer will put a premium on working safely, have knowledge of safe handling practices for all brewing chemicals. The nature of the work is manual involving lifting of 5 and 15.5-gallon kegs (165 lbs.) and requires safe operational knowledge of both fork lift and pallet jack.

Important Skills and Abilities:
-Formal brewing experience
-Positive outlook and attitude.
-Ability to work unsupervised while maintaining safety and quality standards.
-Strong mechanical aptitude.
-Ability to multitask.
-Ability to work with other departments and work in a diverse team environment.
-Work offshifts, weekends, and holidays.

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.

-Paid holidays/vacation (after 90 days employment).

-Monthly beer stipend.

-Employee discounts on beer and merchandise.

Please send all resumes to

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