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Island Brewing Company
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Beer Ratings: 193
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$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar ]
5049 Sixth Street
phone: (805) 745-8272
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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| Reviews: 16
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Was in the area on vacation going from San Francisco to Los Angeles,first week of august 2010 with many stops to locate local beer, what a gem, had a Blackbird Porter, sent two home and also a Jubilee ale that i did not try.Bartender offered a sample,very nice tasting room, locals were friendy,had an outside tasting area next to railroad track,I would go back anytime,It may be a little hard to find down and small street but was very worth the search,Would have liked to buy some gear and glass wear but had no room to take home, web page does not have way to order,which is the only down fall of the place i can find, check it out if you can its worth the trip.
08-10-2010 00:50:26 |
More by dearl
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Address on Beerfly is incorrect; they have since moved to a new location in Carp. A small sign at the railroad tracks at Linden Ave. points you to the brewery which has beer mug flags flying out front. The tasting room and patio has a great view of the beach and ocean. The crowd seemed to be laid back beach types. The room is simple with a small concrete bar. Window behind bar looks into the brewery. Cooler to the left fully stocked with bombers to go. Service is prompt and friendly. Worth the short drive off the 101 while passing through.
06-16-2007 22:56:07 |
More by HighOctane
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
I stop by Island Brewing in Carpenteria every time I travel Hwy 101 and am never disappointed. This place is a little difficult to find for first timers, tucked behind a warehouse near the railroad tracks. But once you find it, you'll see that it's a pretty cool spot.
They have a comfortable no frills tap room and patio area with a good selection of beers available on a regular basis. Pretty much everything from a Blonde to a Stout and everything in between. My constant favorite has been their Jubilee Ale. They are now making some pretty good BA stuff, be sure to check it out.
They keep a pretty good selection of their bottle on hand, very reasonably priced too. Be sure to check out the "buy a friend a beer" board. Cool spot.
06-13-2011 05:02:36 |
More by Siggy125
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
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
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I'm a local here in Carpinteria, and I got a chance to meet the owner of the establishment, he is a great guy. I'm a bit of a novice with drinking and sampling, but I purchased the sampler and I reached for the jubilee first since it's one of my favorites there, and he taught me to go from light to dark. And I am glad he helped me out there, because I really enjoyed the beers a lot more than I would have trying them scattered lol.
Great owner, really helpful, and great to joke around with. I really enjoyed his presence. The location is right near the train tracks, and it's great, everyone waves to the people going away from town as we drink great beers!
They don't have food, but they sometimes have ladies who are fundraising for an organization and they sell Nachos for a small donation.
The bartenders are nice, give great advice on what to choose if its your first time. Nice seating, they are always full on Fridays and Saturdays! It's a great way to meet new people on those days. I can't wait for our Avocado Festival so I can try the Avocado Honey Ale!
If you guys can ever get a chance to stop here, please do! Great people, great environment, and great beer!
06-07-2012 22:16:47 |
More by Raiden805
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
My favorite brewery to hang out at. Laid back atmosphere with great staff, great beers, and interesting locals. They don't serve food, but The Spot has excellent burgers a few steps away, or visit one of the many fine restaurants in Carpinteria.
IB is in a warehouse with a small serving area and a spacious patio that overlooks a park and the Pacific Ocean. Watching the sunset while sipping on a beer here is a memorable experience.
01-08-2013 22:00:05 |
More by TheMarkE
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
We arrived around 2pm on a Thursday, and luckily for us IBC was just opening. They open @11 am on the weekend (good for that brewy brunch).
IBC is located in a block of warehouses in downtown Carpenteria, fairly close to the beach. The tasting room is reached by walking along the railroad tracks that cross Linden Ave between 6th and 7th St. You reach a little patio where you have a great view across a park towards the ocean. I love the fact that it's right by the tracks - adds to the vibe and I don't think there are too many trains running through on any given day.
Inside the tasting room, there are tables, brew co decor, local paraphenelia and a bar. A door behind the bar leads to the brewery itself.
Met two people working there and both were really cool. Told them I was driving and would only be buying their wares to go When I asked if I could peek into the brewery, they said sure. I met a couple of brewers in there. They were cleaning up since they had just finished kegging and bottling their latest brew, Tropical Lager.
Tropical was being lauched the next day, so forgot about the driving and asked for a preview. They obliged me and the guy behind the bar also let me sample the stout, which was near imperial. Both brews tasted fresh and I rued my DD status. It's not everyday, you get to try a fresh lager, it's the only one IBC makes. Ties up the equipment too much, with storage and all.
All of their beers were available on draft. In May 2008, Island Blonde (Kölsch), Paradise Pale Ale, and Island Pale Ale (IPA) can be taken home in $3 brown bombers, all stored in display coolers. The tasting room has take-out menus and you can order from a variety of local places. You can also buy different kinds of glassware with the IBC logo.
All in all, a great place in a chill town we will be coming back to. I gotta try their cask-conditioned ales...
05-17-2008 23:37:40 |
More by johnnieoz
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
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
This is a tasting room down a side street along the train tracks facing out to the ocean. But considering it's location in this pleasant small town, it's always been busy here. There's a bar and a few tables in a relatively small area. The bartender quickly dispenses your drinks and keeps plenty of pretzels on hand. There's 7 to choose from. The nut brown and stout are my favorites. They offer a five 4oz glass sampler for $4, which is an excellent way to check out nearly their entire selection. Paul the brewer is often hanging out and quite willing to chat about his creations. Speaking with him it's obvious just how much he cares about quality. Very friendly atmosphere all around at Island.
03-31-2006 06:27:17 |
More by JayTheFinn
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 |
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