Council Brewing Co.

Council Brewing Company, established in 2013 and opened in 2014, is a small batch brewery, located in the Kearny Mesa area of San Diego.

We place a tremendous emphasis on creating exemplary beer, crafted to the highest standards. We brew beers that are unique and extremely flavorful, focusing on Ales hailing from American, Belgian, and English origins with an emphasis on San Diego's interpretation of West Coast IPA's and Sour Beers. No matter what the style, we focus on creating intense aromas and flavors that are very well balanced and drinkable. Click over to "Our Beer" to find out more about our beer offerings.

Our tasting room has been deliberately crafted to create a destination for people from all walks of life to come together, converse, and fellowship over truly fine craft beer. The name "Council" was chosen because it conveys this sense of community; a place where peers come together to deliberate, debate, and make decisions. The tasting room has a warm, inviting feeling, with green, tan, and rustic red toned walls, soft brown flooring and rich Mahogany bar tops. Careful thought was placed into the low music sound levels and decision to not install televisions in order to promote conversations.

Council Brewing Company is owned and operated by Curtis & Liz Chism.

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Council Beatitude Apricot Tart Saison

Council Beatitude Apricot Tart Saison

Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer4.5% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council Beatitude Black Currant Tart Saison

Council Beatitude Black Currant Tart Saison

Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer4.5% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Aged on black currants, this yields a beer with a lacto forward nose, an intensely tart fruit flavor, and a doughy complexity.

Council Beatitude Cherry Tart

Council Beatitude Cherry Tart

Saison4.5% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council Beatitude Cherry Tart Saison

Council Beatitude Cherry Tart Saison

Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer4.5% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council Beatitude Citra Dry-Hopped Tart Saison

Council Beatitude Citra Dry-Hopped Tart Saison

Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer4.5% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council Beatitude Guava Tart Saison

Council Beatitude Guava Tart Saison

Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer4.5% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Aged on guava, with a lacto forward nose, an intensely tart fruit flavor, and a doughy complexity.

Council Beatitude Mango Tart Saison

Council Beatitude Mango Tart Saison

Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer4.5% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council Beatitude Mango Tart Saison

Council Beatitude Mango Tart Saison

Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer4.5% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

An intensely tart mango fruit flavor, with a lacto forward nose and a doughy complexity from our no-boil process.

Council Beatitude Mosaic Dry-Hopped Tart Saison

Council Beatitude Mosaic Dry-Hopped Tart Saison

Tart Saison4.5% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council Beatitude Passion Fruit Tart Saison

Council Beatitude Passion Fruit Tart Saison

Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer4.5% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Passion fruit saison with a lacto forward nose, an intensely tart fruit flavor and a doughy complexity.

Council Beatitude Prickly Pear Tart Saison

Council Beatitude Prickly Pear Tart Saison

Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer4.5% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

we used real prickly pear fruit (no extracts) and achieved a delicious, bright pink colored beer (just in time for Valentine's Day). This beer is sour with huge cactus fruit characteristics with some background notes of pear and lemon. When you tastes this beer, you'll also get some watermelon jolly rancher flavor, which is surprising because we didn't use any artificial flavorings.

Council Beatitude Raspberry Tart Saison

Council Beatitude Raspberry Tart Saison

Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer4.5% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Raspberry saison with a lacto forward nose, an intensely tart fruit flavor and doughy complexity.

Council Beatitude Three Berry Tart Saison

Council Beatitude Three Berry Tart Saison

Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer4.5% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

A tart saison aged on blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries with a lacto forward nose, an intensely tart fruit flavor and a doughy complexity.

Council Beautitude Pineapple Tart Saison

Council Beautitude Pineapple Tart Saison

Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer4.5% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council Cranberry Tart Saison

Council Cranberry Tart Saison

Fruit Beer4.5% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council Deadlock With Black Currants

Council Deadlock With Black Currants

Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer7.3% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council Les Saisons

Council Les Saisons

Saison6.3% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Dry-Hopped Rustic Saison Aged in French Oak Barrels

Council Make Ipas Clear Again

Council Make Ipas Clear Again

American IPA7.0% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Dry-hopped with Columbus, Cascade, Centennial, and Mosaic, this beer has a citrus, resin aroma and full hop flavor with medium bitterness.

Council Nicene- Barrel Aged Farmhouse Saison

Council Nicene- Barrel Aged Farmhouse Saison

Farmhouse Saison5.8% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

A rustic, bready malt backbone and paired with the tropical fruit forward wine and French oak notes achieved from the white wine barrels aged for 6 months.

Council Pirate's Breakfast

Council Pirate's Breakfast

Imperial Oatmeal Stout8.1% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Roasted malt character, chocolate, coffee, intense dark fruit and molasses. A large quantity of oatmeal is used to add smoothness and that delicious oatmeal cookie character.

Council Royal Blood Imperial Red

Council Royal Blood Imperial Red

Imperial Red Ale8.1% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Flavor and aromas of rich toasted malt with hints of caramel, citrus and pine; firm bitterness and dry finish.

Council Unbreakable Hex

Council Unbreakable Hex

Wild Specialty Beer6.3% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council Veto Power

Council Veto Power

Belgian Tripel9.2% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Perfect marriage of spice, fruit, and alcohol flavors with a soft malt presence.

Council 100% Maybe

Council 100% Maybe

American IPA6.3% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Dry-hopped with Mosaic and Ekuanot (formerly Equinox) Hops, this IPA has a hop forward aromoa with grapefruit citrus flavors.

Council 2016 BBA Pirates Breakfast

Council 2016 BBA Pirates Breakfast

Oatmeal Stout10.2% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council 2nd Anniversary Flanders Style Red Ale

Council 2nd Anniversary Flanders Style Red Ale

Flanders Red Ale5.6% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council Aged Belgian Quad With Brett

Council Aged Belgian Quad With Brett

Belgian Dark Strong Ale11.5% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council Ambree

Council Ambree

Belgian Specialty Ale (Archived)7.5% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council America's Finest Pale Ale

Council America's Finest Pale Ale

American Pale Ale5.4% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

A very crisp, dry, and hoppy rendition of an American Pale with heavy handed use of Centennial, Chinook, and Amarillo.

Council American Brown Ale

Council American Brown Ale

American Brown Ale6.1% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council Bad Advice

Council Bad Advice

Triple IPA11.2% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council Barrel Aged Belgian Quad

Council Barrel Aged Belgian Quad

Belgian Dark Strong Ale10.1% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Complex and rich maltiness, intense caramel and toasted bread, and bold dark fruit flavors and dominate this beer. Dark copper with a large mousy tan head. This beer was aged in bourbon barrels to provide a rich bourbon flavor and added oak complexity.

Council Barrel Aged Pumpkin Sour Saison

Council Barrel Aged Pumpkin Sour Saison

Saison6.5% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Barrel Aged for 10 months in neutral oak barrels, this fall inspired Pumpkin Saison is spiced and slightly sour.

Council Beatitude Blueberry Tart Saison

Council Beatitude Blueberry Tart Saison

Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer4.5% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Aged on Blueberries, this beer has a lacto forward nose and an intensely tart fruit flavor with a doughy complexity from our no-boil process, taking the word "refreshing" to a whole new level.

Council Beatitude Boysenberry Imperial Tart Saison Aged In Bourbon Barrles

Council Beatitude Boysenberry Imperial Tart Saison Aged In Bourbon Barrles

Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer9.7% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

A delicious and deceivingly easy to drink but complex beer with a tart fruity and bourbon aroma, and a boysenberry jam mid-palate.

Council Beatitude Cucumber Mint Tart Saison

Council Beatitude Cucumber Mint Tart Saison

Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer4.5% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

A wild-fermented beer containing funky sour flavors and a variety of aromas

Council Beatitude Imperial Tart Saison With Peach & Nectarine

Council Beatitude Imperial Tart Saison With Peach & Nectarine

Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer6.3% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Higher alcohol version of our Beatitude, aged on peaches and nectarines with French oak chips.

Council Beatitude Peach Vanilla Tart Saison

Council Beatitude Peach Vanilla Tart Saison

Tart Saison4.5% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council Beatitude Tangerine Vanilla Tart Saison

Council Beatitude Tangerine Vanilla Tart Saison

Tart Saison4.5% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council Beg For Murky

Council Beg For Murky

American IPA7.8% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council Behind The Curtain

Council Behind The Curtain

Flanders Red Ale5.8% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council Belgian Pale Ale

Council Belgian Pale Ale

Belgian Pale Ale4.2% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council Belgian Tripel

Council Belgian Tripel

Belgian Tripel9.0% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Aroma and flavor of clove, spice, light colored stone fruit, with a creamy texture and semi-dry finish.

Council Belgian Tripel With Brett

Council Belgian Tripel With Brett

Belgian Tripel10.2% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Golden color with mousy head; medium-full bodied; aroma and flavor of clove, spice, light colored stone fruit, with a creamy texture and semi-dry finish. We added Brett to this batch for some extra funk.

Council Brewing Hazy Brett IPA

Council Brewing Hazy Brett IPA

Brett Beer6.2% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Intense fruity hop character followed by funky Brett aroma.

Council Brewing Lively Banter

Council Brewing Lively Banter

Blonde Ale5.5% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

It's a sip of sunshine, light and refreshing.

Council Broken Wand

Council Broken Wand

Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer6.5% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council Broken Wand With Raspberries

Council Broken Wand With Raspberries

Wild Specialty Beer6.3% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council Bully Drop IIIPA (Mosaic, Simcoe, & Nelson)

Council Bully Drop IIIPA (Mosaic, Simcoe, & Nelson)

Triple IPA10.3% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council Bully Pulpit

Council Bully Pulpit

American IPA7.2% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Intensely hopped with Mosaic and Simcoe creating a very dry and bold hop character with light malt background - huge fresh mango, citrus, resin and pine hoppiness.

Council Chalcedon - Imperial Sour Brown Ale

Council Chalcedon - Imperial Sour Brown Ale

Imperial Sour Brown Ale10.7% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council Chizzam! IPA

Council Chizzam! IPA

American IPA6.3% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

A west coast style IPA, exuding berry fruitiness and citrus, balanced bitterness, and incredibly dry and quaffable.

Council Clodhopper

Council Clodhopper

E.S.B5.5% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Traditional English pale ale with nutty malt aroma; earthy, slightly resiny and floral hop aroma with strong nutty, caramel malt flavor and supporting bitterness and crisp finish.

Council Deadlock Dark Sour With Raspberry

Council Deadlock Dark Sour With Raspberry

Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer6.5% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

American Dark Sour Ale that will pucker your lips and melt your soul. Deadlock's spring version was aged on raspberries with dark malt flavors that give rich notes of chocolate covered raspberries.

Council Diamond In The Grain

Council Diamond In The Grain

German Pils5.2% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council Dubbel Conspiracy

Council Dubbel Conspiracy

Belgian Dubbel7.0% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Copper color with rocky tan head, brewed with caramelized raisins; has complex aroma and flavors of rich malty sweetness, caramel and dark fruits.

Council Ephesus

Council Ephesus

Barrel Aged Golden Sour Ale7.0% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council Farmer's Gold

Council Farmer's Gold

Saison5.8% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

This Saison has intense peppery phenols, fruit notes such as citrus and pear, strong spicy Noble hop character, with a supporting grainy Pilsner malt backbone.

Council Farmer's Gold With Brett

Council Farmer's Gold With Brett

Brett Saison5.8% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

House Belgian Saison with Brettanomyces, aged for 4 months.

Council Fun With Mangos

Council Fun With Mangos

British Golden Ale10.2% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Flavors of candied mangos and tropical fruit, light oak tannin, vanilla, honey, and a hint of bourbon.

Council Funky Chimney

Council Funky Chimney

Brett Beer7.0% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council Gaderian

Council Gaderian

Old Ale11.4% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Gaderian is an English style Old Ale aged in oak barrels for one year with Brettanomyces. Gaderian is an old English word that means to bring people together embodying the Council Brewing spirit. The result is an incredibly complex, rustic beer with notes of figs, molasses, toasted bread and caramel with the Brettanomyces imparting woodsy and leathery characteristics. The rich silky mouthfeel keeps the flavors lingering on the palate. Pour slowly and enjoy in a wide tulip glass.

Council Gavel Drop IPA

Council Gavel Drop IPA

American IPA7.2% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Big Nelson hop aroma in the nose; white wine, earthy, and complex fruit bouquet and flavor with a supporting malt backbone.

Council Good Advice

Council Good Advice

5.2% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council Good Advice - Session IPA

Council Good Advice - Session IPA

American IPA4.5% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council Haze Faze

Council Haze Faze

American IPA6.2% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

An intentionally hazy, juicy IPA dry hopped with Mosaic, Citra, and Amarillo hops.

Council Hazeas Corpus

Council Hazeas Corpus

American IPA6.4% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council Humming Wires

Council Humming Wires

American IPA6.5% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council I'M With Hops S.I.P.A.

Council I'M With Hops S.I.P.A.

American IPA4.5% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council I'm With Hops

Council I'm With Hops

American IPA4.5% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Easy drinking Session IPA dry-hopped with Mosaic, Centennial, Hallertau Blanc, and Lemon Drop Hops.

Council Me Too - Bully Pulpit IPA With Grapefruit

Council Me Too - Bully Pulpit IPA With Grapefruit

American IPA7.2% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council Not-Your-Normal Pumpkin Beer - Barrel-Aged Pumpkin Sour

Council Not-Your-Normal Pumpkin Beer - Barrel-Aged Pumpkin Sour

Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer6.5% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council Peppermint Pirate's Breakfast

Council Peppermint Pirate's Breakfast

Imperial Stout8.4% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Complex flavor profile with roasted malt character, chocolate, coffee, intense dark fruit and molasses. We added fresh peppermint.

Council Pineapple Tart Saison

Council Pineapple Tart Saison

Saison4.5% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council Pirate's Breakfast Chocolate Cherry

Council Pirate's Breakfast Chocolate Cherry

Imperial Stout8.1% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council Pirate's Breakfast With Coffee & Vanilla

Council Pirate's Breakfast With Coffee & Vanilla

Imperial Stout8.1% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Pirate's Breakfast Imperial Oatmeal Stout with Mostra Cold Brew Coffee and Vanilla Added.

Council Questionable Advice

Council Questionable Advice

American IPA6.1% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Dry-hopped with Citra and Nelson, this Hazy/Juicy IPA has a citrus pine aroma and flavor, with a slightly bitter and dry finish.

Council Quorum (Lemon Drop Hops)

Council Quorum (Lemon Drop Hops)

American IPA7.3% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council Quorum IIPA

Council Quorum IIPA

Double IPA8.1% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Experimental Batch #7 of our Rotating IPA is Quorum IIPA (Eureka, Cascade, and Hallertau Blac Hops)

Council Quorum IPA (Exp. Hop 06277)

Council Quorum IPA (Exp. Hop 06277)

American IPA7.2% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council Quorum IPA (Exp. Hop 07270)

Council Quorum IPA (Exp. Hop 07270)

American IPA7.4% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council Quorum IPA With Grapefruit Zest

Council Quorum IPA With Grapefruit Zest

American IPA7.2% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Light, crisp, and refreshing, with a strong zesty citrus aroma and finish.

Council Quorum IPA With Hallertau Blanc Hops

Council Quorum IPA With Hallertau Blanc Hops

American IPA7.4% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council Quorum IPA with Experimental Hop 05256

Council Quorum IPA with Experimental Hop 05256

American IPA7.4% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council Rhetoric Weizenbock

Council Rhetoric Weizenbock

Weizenbock8.6% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

This rich, dark amber beer combines the bready wheat characteristics of a weizen and the full bodied dark fruit flavors of a bock.

Council Rye IPA

Council Rye IPA

Rye IPA7.1% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council Sentimental Haze

Council Sentimental Haze

American IPA6.9% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council Session IPA

Council Session IPA

Session IPA4.5% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council Something Special

Council Something Special

Belgian Specialty Ale (Archived)4.5% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Grisette is an extremely dry beer that has a nice mix of earthy and spicy yeast notes that blend seamlessly with the hop flavor.

Council Sour IPA

Council Sour IPA

American IPA6.3% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

A Sour IPA dry hopped with mosaic and simcoe hops. Refreshingly tart and fruity hop characteristics.

Council St. Nich's Punch

Council St. Nich's Punch

Brett Saison6.2% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Using our Farmer's Gold Belgian Saison as a base for this beer, we slightly modified the grain bill and added Brett and Malbec grapes. It is reminiscent of a rose' wine.

Council Stalemate IIPA

Council Stalemate IIPA

Double IPA8.4% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Brewed with Chinook, Centennial, and Columbus hops, this Double IPA is firmly bitter and dry with intense citrus and pine notes.

Council Sunrise Highway

Council Sunrise Highway

Wild Specialty Beer6.0% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

A spontaneous fermented ale with a flavor profile that has a nice balance of fruity esters (apple) and light phenolic spicy notes.

Council Tropical Vibes IPA

Council Tropical Vibes IPA

American IPA6.8% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council Wax Poetic - Bottlecraft Spring Release

Council Wax Poetic - Bottlecraft Spring Release

Saison8.9% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council Weekend Brunch

Council Weekend Brunch

American IPA6.5% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council Weizenbock

Council Weizenbock

Weizenbock8.1% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council Woofle Dust

Council Woofle Dust

Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer6.0% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Council Woofle Dust W/ Apricots

Council Woofle Dust W/ Apricots

Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer6.0% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Spreckels Hefeweizen

Spreckels Hefeweizen

Weissbier5.6% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Light, refreshing German beer with distinct banana and clove nuances.