Welcome to Institution Ale Co.

Welcome to our blog. As the home page suggests, we are a craft brewery in Camarillo, California and should be open Summer 2013. Until then, we will use this blog to keep you updated on what's happening at the brewery (recipe development, brewery construction, etc.). 

We will be located off Pleasant Valley Rd., not too far from California State University Channel Islands, which for those too young to remember, is the former Camarillo State Mental Hospital.

Institution Ale Co.'s name comes in part from our city's historic mental hospital but it also represents our social purpose to educate and transcend Ventura Countians into loyal craft beer drinkers who support their local breweries. Beer is the ultimate social beverage and we look forward to sharing our passion with you. Stay up-to-date on our blog and social media sites to see how our empty warehouse is being transformed into a new brewery and tasting room. Cheers!

-Shaun