About Us 

Community & Craftsmanship

Council Brewing Company, established in 2013 and opened May 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. Plenty of seating and low music sound levels promote thoughtful conversations. 

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

The Brewery: 


We brew our beer one small, hand crafted batch at a time in our 3 BBL brew house. We have an array of both clean and sour beer fermenters and a barrel cellar of 88 oak barrels and 3 foeders.