Island Brewing Company
Active Beers: 22
Beer Ratings: 225
Beer Avg: 3.53
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Ratings: 22 | Reviews: 18 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by dragonWhale:
4.06/5 rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
A review very late. Very late. This was our one destination upon leaving the Woodshop tasting of February 2010. Well, excepting a certain BBQ joint upon the water. A sexy one at that. We drove the coast slowly, avoiding the dangerous streets of LALA Land. Scary scary. We had no idea what we were doing when we arrived in Carpinteria. We just knew there was a brewery and it was getting dark. We had nowhere to stay and Paso Robles was so so far away. The van beckoned. The beer beckoned.
We waltzed in, computer in hand, becoming robots.
They had 8-10 beers on tap, we tried a grand example of many of them, most memorable being the Little Island, a big American "mild", almost 4% and extremely hoppy and exremely delicious (Unfortunately not reviewed), the 2nd runnings (I believe) of the Big Island, their very sexy imperial IPA.
We talked to the wonderful gentleman who was bartending (Time has robbed me, I know not his doubtlessly glorious name). He declared us worthy of a venture towards the back of the establishment as we explained our noble scientific purpose. They have such amazing space. Listen, if you're a brewery with amazing things going on..lease some shit from these guys if they are willing participants. They have such a large space still available. Very good beer, and some adventure going into some future projects, but the space available is enviable.
I wish these good folks the best of luck on their adventure heading forward and enjoyed my time there very greatly. We slept just down the road, between the brewery and the park. According to some signs that were posted, that was illegal, but no one wants to anger a dragonWhale
01-12-2011 02:41:47 | More by dragonWhale
More User Reviews:
2.72/5 rDev -31.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | $$
This place is all about the location. Being able to look out over a grassy field and seeing the sunset every evening is what it's about. The interior is nothing to talk about, the furniture is unique and very crafty (some of it that is.)
The service is that of little effort but not rude by any means. Waiting at the bar for a beer is never a long or impossible feat. Table service is random.
Though there is no food, the occasional food truck will show up and have some tasty treats.
02-28-2014 15:07:50 | More by Dranklin
3.38/5 rDev -14.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | $
Accidentally found this place, while strolling Carpinteria beach, without knowing it was there. Looked like just a little beach bar from the outside, but we wandered in and discovered it was a brewery. Score! Island Brewing beers aren't necessarily at the top of my list in general, but we tried a sampler..some brew better than others. But over all it's a fun little place, that gets really packed. They close pretty early too, but worth a stop, if you're on a Cali Brew Tour, if nothing else it's novel.
02-27-2014 17:18:57 | More by CHennyminator
2.75/5 rDev -30.7%
vibe: 1 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $$$
Tastes like peas! Stay away if you don't like this taste! I hate it! Purchased from avocado festival and tried to get used to the flavor but it just got worse and worse :(
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10-05-2013 23:23:41 | More by AHRMA69
4.28/5 rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
One of my favorite places to get a beer. The view of the ocean is great. The weather is almost always perfect. The service is great. A fun place that, once you find it, you will surely return to. I lived in Carpinteria for a while, and I loved getting to know this place and the locals that fill it. Local art work for sale on the walls. Local music here and there. Dog friendly. I'm in Santa Barbara now, but I still get in here about once a month. 2 thumbs up!
07-14-2013 22:47:03 | More by GeorgeH
4.17/5 rDev +5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $
Fun little tasting room here, right along the train tracks. Close enough to the ocean to have that cool breeze. They make some very decent beers, my favorite being the blackbird porter. You sit outside by the train track and people watch. Can get pretty busy on a Friday night. We stay a block away from here in the summer so its great to be able to walk to and from the brewery.
05-17-2013 21:39:52 | More by teraflx
Island Brewing Company in Carpinteria, CA
89 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.