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Institution Ale Company

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Great local beer

My husband and I go to Institution Ale at least twice a month. Beer is outstanding and well priced... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Karen S
via mobile
Why go anywhere else?!?!

The crafted brew is top-notch! The IPA's are smooth, & not considerably heavy on your stomach. I... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2018
Gerry C
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Camarillo, California
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3841 Mission Oaks Blvd, Camarillo, CA 93012-5036
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We would have liked to have tried it but they are the ONLY brewery out of the 25 plus breweries that we have been to that do not allow dogs on their patio. Keep in mind that they have a huge patio and it's not...More

Thank Christy D
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I go to Institution Ale at least twice a month. Beer is outstanding and well priced, pizza variety good and always tasty. Staff is amazing. Patio out back is an additional attraction most of the year here in Camarillo. Easy to find,...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 21 July 2018

The crafted brew is top-notch! The IPA's are smooth, & not considerably heavy on your stomach. I literally maybe, haven't loved maybe 1, or 2 of IPA's creations. Every palette is different, but I guarantee there is at least 3 beers you will fall in...More

Thank Gerry C
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

This place never fails their menu always changes and you'll never be disappointed!! They have many varieties in beer as well as great food choices no matter what you get it's delicious!

Thank Armida R
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Stopped in for some beer tasting today. We tripped a flight but I got and extra serving of the stout. So good. We also ordered the yummy pretzels and meat pizza. All was good and very tasty too.

Thank JenJen1865
Reviewed 28 May 2018

The Chief has traveled to classic Bavarian Breweries, Dutch and Mexican ones too. In each case there are these basics. Great Beer, good food and people who join in and enjoy the two. Institution Ale Company fits this mold. The large selection of beers allow...More

Thank TheChiefFromCali
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Great Brew but lacks any ambience. Both inside and outside seating. Popular. Has a modern warehouse feel to the place. Must say their Institution IPA (7.5%) was outstanding. Contrary to what some reviews implied ... food mediocre. Flatbread pizza skimpy on toppings and Pretzel just...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Decent prices, many beer selections and very knowledgeable staff. Some good food selection and a nice out side patio to relax. Sort of out of the way but a quiet location. Plenty of seating and they have a mini education tour too.

Thank bgskyman
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Recently I was in Cali & a friend took me to the institution a couple times for food & drink, not for counseling!!!!HA the beers are great & the Pizza even better; spoke briefly to on the the brewers & they really have it figured...More

1  Thank NWFLRoadWarrior
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent beer , good atmosphere , good pizza , great selection of beer & perfect place for men or women to just relax & enjoy a beer.

1  Thank Carole P
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Gretchen A
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Response from Carole P | Reviewed this property |
THere is no designated place for kids. They just sit with you & watch the beer drinkers😉.they have large tables inside & an area you can sit outside. I don’t know if they offer soft drinks for kids. It is a brewery only.
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