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Island Brewing Company

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Island Brewing CompanyIsland Brewing Company
BA SCORE
89
very good

25 Ratings
Ratings: 25
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 12.34%
Active Beers: 22
Beer Ratings: 235
Beer Avg: 3.51
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask:
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar ]

5049 Sixth Street
Carpinteria, California, 93013
United States
phone: (805) 745-8272

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Reviews by dragonWhale:
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4.06/5  rDev +2.3%

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

dragonWhale, Jan 12, 2011
More User Reviews:
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3.98/5  rDev +0.3%

wethorseblanket, Sep 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

raulazzer, Aug 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

AleHunter805, Jul 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Buick222, Apr 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

ryboards, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of Dranklin
2.72/5  rDev -31.5%

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.

Dranklin, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of CHennyminator
3.38/5  rDev -14.9%

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.

CHennyminator, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of CAcker
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

CAcker, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of Orthodoxkardia
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Orthodoxkardia, Dec 11, 2013
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Island Brewing Company in Carpinteria, CA
89 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.