Institution Ale Company | Camarillo, California
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Institution Ale Company
Exceptional based on 2 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

438 Calle San Pablo, Unit I
Camarillo, California United States 93012 [ print map ]
805 482 3777 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Wed - Thu 4:00 - 10:00 PM; Fri 1:00 - 10:00 PM; Sat 12:00 - 10:00 PM; Sun 12:00 - 6:00 PM

Mayor: t0rin0 (5) |

Institution Ale Company

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Beer Available At Institution Ale Company (arranged by most recent)
Institution Raspberry Porter , Institution Bad Scene Imperial Stout , Institution Restraint with Vanilla and Cocoa Nibs , Institution Ratchets Rye Porter , Institution Progress Pale - Citra , Institution Restraint , Institution Sedation
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2 reviews for Institution Ale Company
 Ambiance  60%
 Service  50%
 Selection  70%
 Food N/A 
 Value  65%
 Overall  72%
 Rating  70%

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail  (800) Orange County, California | December 24, 2013
Small business park tasting room not far off of 101. The place was decently full on a Sunday of NFL games, but it only holds about 20 people at most, so thatís a relative term. The first thing I noticed is that getting served a beer here is like watching paint dry. Even with just a short line of people wanting a beer, it took forever to get served. The other problem is the pricing on tasters. Their pints are very reasonable (mostly in the $4-$5 range), but tasters are all $2.50-$3. The two hoppy beers they had were both okay, but almost everything else was not very good. Probably wouldnít come back.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
t0rin0  (1265) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 24, 2013| Updated December 27, 2013
First visited in September 2013 but my rating was too long apparently and all my work was undone. Revisited yesterday, December 22, 2013.

First off, this place isnít in a real busy location for beer drinkers. Itís your usual industrial warehouse set up but it is among a number of other businesses so that might help them during the week. Upon my second visit however I noticed a lot more customers inside. Which leads me to my second point: the service here sucks. I mean, theyíre nice people (same two people bar tending during both visits) but they are slow as all hell. The first time I had to wait 15 minutes for them to fill one growler and pour one flight before they actually acknowledged me. The second visit was even worse. Why should it take 10 minutes to fill one growler? Ugh. I donít care if the beer does get better, Iím not coming back. Also, they now at least have a sign in the window but the GPS is a bit confusing and theyíre hidden way in the back and there is no sign on the street anywhere telling you where they are.

The beers are alright, not bad by any means (certainly better than some options on 101) but nothing amazing. I like their fondness of hops but the beers need work. The parking situation could be pretty crappy too if they get busier. The tasting room only holds about 20 people and I had to stand while trying my samples yesterday.

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