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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.



Beers


2nd Anniversary Flanders Style Red Ale
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
5.6% ABV

Aged Belgian Quad With Brett
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA

Ambree
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA

America's Finest Pale Ale
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.

American Brown Ale
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA

Bad Advice
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
9.8% ABV

Barrel Aged Belgian Quad
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.

Barrel Aged Pumpkin Sour Saison
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.
6.5% ABV

Beatitude Apricot Tart Saison
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA

Beatitude Black Currant Tart Saison
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.

Beatitude Blueberry Tart Saison
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.

Beatitude Cherry Tart
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
4.5% ABV

Beatitude Cherry Tart Saison
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA

Beatitude Citra Dry-Hopped Tart Saison
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA

Beatitude Cucumber Mint Tart Saison
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
A wild-fermented beer containing funky sour flavors and a variety of aromas

Beatitude Guava Tart Saison
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
Aged on guava, with a lacto forward nose, an intensely tart fruit flavor, and a doughy complexity.

Beatitude Imperial Tart Saison With Peach & Nectarine
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
Higher alcohol version of our Beatitude, aged on peaches and nectarines with French oak chips.

Beatitude Mango Tart Saison
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA

Beatitude Mosaic Dry-Hopped Tart Saison
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
4.5% ABV

Beatitude Passion Fruit Tart Saison
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA

Beatitude Peach Vanilla Tart Saison
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
4.5% ABV

Beatitude Prickly Pear Tart Saison
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.

Beatitude Raspberry Tart Saison
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA

Beatitude Tangerine Vanilla Tart Saison
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
4.5% ABV

Beatitude Three Berry Tart Saison
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA

Beautitude Pineapple Tart Saison
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA

Belgian Pale Ale
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
4.2% ABV

Belgian Tripel
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
Aroma and flavor of clove, spice, light colored stone fruit, with a creamy texture and semi-dry finish.
9.0% ABV

Belgian Tripel With Brett
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.
10.2% ABV

Bully Drop IIIPA (Mosaic, Simcoe, & Nelson)
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
10.3% ABV

Bully Pulpit IPA
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.
7.2% ABV

Chalcedon - Imperial Sour Brown Ale
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA

Chizzam! IPA
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
A west coast style IPA, exuding berry fruitiness and citrus, balanced bitterness, and incredibly dry and quaffable.
6.5% ABV

Clodhopper
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
5.5% ABV

Deadlock Dark Sour With Raspberry
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.

Deadlock With Black Currants
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA

Dubbel Conspiracy
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.
7.0% ABV

Ephesus
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA

Farmer's Gold
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.
5.8% ABV

Farmer's Gold With Brett
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
House Belgian Saison with Brettanomyces, aged for 4 months.
5.8% ABV

Funky Chimney
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
7.0% ABV

Gaderian
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.
11.4% ABV

Gavel Drop IPA
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.
7.2% ABV

Good Advice
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
5.2% ABV

Good Advice - Session IPA
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
4.5% ABV

Hefeweizen
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
4.9% ABV

Les Saisons
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
Dry-Hopped Rustic Saison Aged in French Oak Barrels
6.3% ABV

Me Too - Bully Pulpit IPA With Grapefruit
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
7.2% ABV

Nicene- Barrel Aged Farmhouse Saison
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.
5.8% ABV


Pineapple Tart Saison
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
4.5% ABV

Pirate's Breakfast
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.

Pirate's Breakfast Chocolate Cherry
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
8.1% ABV

Pirate's Breakfast With Coffee & Vanilla
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
Pirate's Breakfast Imperial Oatmeal Stout with Mostra Cold Brew Coffee and Vanilla Added.
8.1% ABV

Questionable Advice
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.
6.1% ABV

Quorum (Lemon Drop Hops)
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
7.3% ABV

Quorum IIPA
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
Experimental Batch #7 of our Rotating IPA is Quorum IIPA (Eureka, Cascade, and Hallertau Blac Hops)
8.1% ABV

Quorum IPA (Exp. Hop 06277)
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
7.2% ABV

Quorum IPA (Exp. Hop 07270)
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
7.4% ABV

Quorum IPA With Grapefruit Zest
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
Light, crisp, and refreshing, with a strong zesty citrus aroma and finish.
7.2% ABV

Quorum IPA With Hallertau Blanc Hops
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
7.4% ABV

Quorum IPA with Experimental Hop 05256
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
7.4% ABV

Royal Blood Imperial Red
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.
8.1% ABV

Rye IPA
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
7.1% ABV

Session IPA
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
4.5% ABV

Something Special
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.

Sour IPA
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
A Sour IPA dry hopped with mosaic and simcoe hops. Refreshingly tart and fruity hop characteristics.
6.3% ABV

St. Nich's Punch
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.
6.2% ABV

Stalemate IIPA
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.
8.4% ABV

Sunrise Highway
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.

Wax Poetic - Bottlecraft Spring Release
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
8.9% ABV

Weizenbock
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
8.1% ABV