Hand Crafted Beer
Council brews distinctly San Diego style IPA's, and other American, English, Belgian and Sour beers.
SOUR & BARREL AGED ALES
BEATITUDE TART SAISON | 4.5% ABV - Now available on draft and in bottles at the Council Tasting Room and select retailers in San Diego and throughout Southern California. For detailed information on Beatitude, please click here.
Beatitude Tart Saison is a true sour beer using a traditional mixed fermentation of Saccharomyces, Brettanomyces, and Lactobacillus.
BEATITUDE CHERRY TART SAISON | (Silver Medal, Belgian Style Fruit Beer - LA Int. Beer Comp. 2016) - Bottles available in the tasting room now.
(Click on the links below for additional info about each barrel aged beer)
The following Barrel Aged beers were or will be released in bottles on the listed date:
NICENE BELGIAN FARMHOUSE STYLE SOUR SAISON | RELEASED ON SEPT. 13, 2014; RELEASED SEPT 2015. Batch #2 2016 (Bronze Medal, American Brett Ale - LA Int. Beer Comp. 2016) - Bottles available in the tasting room now.
ATHANASIAN BARREL AGED BELGIAN TRIPEL | RELEASED ON NOVEMBER 15, 2014
PIRATE'S BREAKFAST - BOURBON BARREL AGED | RELEASED JANUARY 17, 2015
VIENNE - BIERE DE MARS | COMING MARCH 26, 2015
1ST ANNIVERSARY ALE - HOUSE RED & HOUSE WHITE | RELEASED JUNE 6, 2015 ; BATCH #2 SUMMER 2017
DEADLOCK DARK SOUR SERIES | BATCH #1 RELEASED JUNE 13, 2015; BATCH #2 (Black Currants) SPRING 2016 - Bottles available in the tasting room now.
IMPERIAL BEATITUDE TART SAISON (6.3% ABV) with Peaches & Nectarines, Benefiting Beer to the Rescue | RELEASED September 22, 2015
CHALCEDON - IMPERIAL SOUR BROWN (10.7% ABV) Aged in Oak Barrels with Cocoa Nibs | RELEASED November 10, 2015
EPHESUS GOLDEN SOUR SERIES | BATCH #1 RELEASED FEBRUARY 26, 2016
GADERIAN OLD ALE W/ BRETTANOMYCES | RELEASED MARCH 10, 2016 (Gold Medal & Best in Show, Old Ale - LA Int. Beer Comp. 2016)
BIERE DE MIEL | BATCH #1 COMING SUMMER 2016
LES SAISONS BRETT SAISON SERIES | BATCH #1 RELEASED APRIL 1, 2016 (Silver Medal, American Brett Ale - LA Int. Beer Comp 2016) - Bottles available in the tasting room now.
ANNIVERSARY FLANDERS RED - RED WINE BARREL AGED | RELEASED JUNE 11, 2016.
IMPERIAL BEATITUDE W/ BOYSENBERRIES - AGED IN BOURBON BARRELS | COMING FALL 2016
BOURBON BARREL AGED OUD BRUIN | COMING WINTER 2016
AMERICAN STYLE ALES
America’s Finest | American Pale Ale | 5.4% ABV
Our rendition of what we are calling a "San Diego Pale Ale", almost a "Session IPA" - A very crisp, dry, and hoppy rendition of an American Pale Ale with Chinook, Cascade, Amarillo, Centennial, and Zythos hops, delivers an easy drinking yet intense citrus and pine aroma, with complimenting malt flavor.
Chizzam! | India Pale Ale | 6.5% ABV
Exudes berry fruitiness and citrus, with earthy and dank background notes from experimental hop 05256, creating a pleasant, yet drinkable IPA.
Gavel Drop | India Pale Ale | 7.2% ABV
Our Gavel Drop IPA uses New Zealand Nelson Sauvin hops to add a fresh flavor profile to the India Pale Ale. Big Nelson hop aroma in the nose; white wine, earthy, and complex fruit bouquet and flavor with a supporting malt backbone.
Bully Pulpit | India Pale Ale | 7.2% ABV
Our first batch of Quorum IPA was such a hit, we decided to give it its own name - Bully Pulpit - intensely hopped with Mosaic and Simcoe hops preaching to the drinker what San Diego IPA's should be - very dry and bold hop character with light malt background - huge fresh mango, citrus, resin and pine hoppiness dominating the aroma and flavor.
*Bronze Medal, American IPA - San Diego International Beer Festival 2015)
Quorum | India Pale Ale| 7.2% ABV
Quorum IPA is our rotating series of IPA's that allows us to experiment with different hop varietals and recipe profiles. Quorum purposely changes batch to batch to present unique and flavorful IPA's.
Stalemate | Imperial India Pale Ale | 8.1% ABV
Brewed with Chinook, Centennial, and Columbus hops, this Double IPA is firmly bitter and dry with intense citrus and pine notes.
Royal Blood | Imperial Red Ale | 8.1% ABV
Irish Red and an IPA meet in this copper colored ale with an off-white head; flavor and aromas of rich toasted malt with hints of caramel, citrus and pine, the Royal Blood finishes with a dry firm bitterness.
American Brown Ale | 6.1% ABV
Well balanced brown ale with deep citrus hop notes complementing the chocolate and toffee malt character.
Robust Porter | 6.6% ABV
A heavy, yet drinkable medium bodied porter with deep brown color with a roasty, biscuity aroma. The flavor has strong roast and chocolate overtones with a dry finish.
ENGLISH STYLE ALES
Clodhopper | E.S.B. English Special Bitter | 5.5% ABV
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.
Pirate’s Breakfast | Imperial Oatmeal Stout | 8.1% ABV
Complex flavor profile with 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. Most folks enjoy this beer either by itself or with dessert.
BELGIAN STYLE ALES
Belgian Pale Ale | 4.8% ABV
This amber colored lighter beer is perfect for a hot summer day. It has fruit notes from the Belgian yeast, slight caramel notes from the malt, and just enough hops to make it refreshing without an overpowering bitterness.
Farmer’s Gold | Belgian Saison | 5.8% ABV
Brewed with Traditional Belgian ingredients, this is fermented true to style with a "hot" fermentation in the 80F-100F degree range to derive significant fruity esters and spicy phenols. 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.
Dubbel Conspiracy| Belgian Dubbel | 7.0% ABV
Golden color with tints of orange, large mousy head, with aromas and flavors of caramelized sugar, clove, bubblegum, fuzzy fruit, with a soft creamy texture and semi-sweet finish. Copper color with rocky tan head, brewed with caramelized raisins; has complex aroma and flavors of rich malty sweetness, caramel, dark fruits including plums and raisins, with a touch of clove. High carbonation and dry finish.
Belgian Tripel | 9.0% ABV
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.
Belgian Style QUAD | 10.1% ABV
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.
german STYLE ALES
Hefeweizen | 4.9% ABV
A refreshing traditional German wheat ale that pours with cloudy gold from the over 50% malted wheat grist and a thick mousy head. Fruity banana esters and orange citrus dominate the aroma and flavor with a slight hint of clove and a bready malt character.
Weizenbock | 8.0% ABV
This rich, dark amber beer combines the bready wheat characteristics of a weizen and the full bodied dark fruit flavors of a bock. Aromas and flavors of plum, raisin, banana, caramel, toasted bread with a nice balance of spices and clove and dry finish.