Hey Party People!
Do you like beer, Spontaneous fermentation, Mexican food, sours, and Beachwood Blendery? If you answered yes, you don’t want to miss our totally cool CoolShip Party on Friday, Feb. 9th from 6-9pm.
We’re hosting a traditional rustic coolship party with our friends from the North, Beachwood Blendery and you’re invited! We hope you will join us at our Magic Factory, as we welcome the microbes of Kearney Mesa into our freshly brewed collaboration. Guests will enjoy totally tubular rare beers from both breweries, the company the head brewers/co-owners of Council and Beachwood Blendery, and scrumptious food provided by our local favorite taco shop, Lolitas.
Be spontaneous, buy a ticket on 1/30/18 store.councilbrew.com.
Date & Time: Friday, February 9, 6-9 PM
Ticket info: $50.00/person. Ticket includes access to the party, unlimited 4oz tasters of Beachwood Blendery and Magic Factory Beers (while supplies last), and some tasty catered grub from Lolita’s Taco Shop. We will have 2 IPAs on draft as well. There is limited space available, so don’t hesitate to purchase your tickets!
We had a blast at our first brewfit event and we are looking forward to the next one on Feb. 3rd at 9:45am! BrewFit is a brewery equipment based circuit station workout programmed and led by Certified CrossFit Instructor, Joe Craig. It’s a fun workout where you get to train like a brewer.
We're very excited to announce the release of our first distributed cans of North East Style IPA's - In the Blind IPA. We'll be releasing a rotating series of IPA's in cans every 3-4 weeks! In the Blind IPA features yeast driven juiciness supported by whirlpool and double dry-hopping with Nelson, Mosaic and Citra hops.
Cans will be available in the Council Tasting Room and at retailers throughout San Diego County beginning Friday, Feb. 2nd.
Here's where you can find In the Blind IPA in San Diego County:
Council Brewing Company Tasting Room | 7705 Convoy Ct San Diego, CA
And at these retailers beginning Friday, Feb. 2nd
Ale Tales | 5269 Linda Vista Rd San Diego, CA
Bine & Vine | 3334 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA
Bottlecraft Liberty Station | 2820 Historic Decatur Rd San Diego, CA
Bottlecraft Little Italy | 2252 India St San Diego, CA
Chips Liquor | 1926 Garnet Ave San Diego, CA
Distillers Outlet | 12329 Poway Rd, Poway, CA
Holiday Wine Cellar | 302 W Mission Rd, Escondido, CA
Keg N Bottle National City | 2335 Highland Ave, National City, CA
Keg N' Bottle Sorrento Valley | 9430 Scranton Rd #106 San Diego, CA
Keg N Bottle El Cajon | 6060 EL CAJON BLVD San Diego, CA
KNB Wine Cellars | 6380 Del Cerro Blvd San Diego, CA
Krisp Beverages (Downtown) | 1036 7th Ave, San Diego, CA
Krisp Beverages (Golden Hill) | 2511 C St, San Diego, CA
Olive Tree Marketplace | 4805 Narragansett Ave San Diego, CA
Royal Liquor | 1496 N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA
San Diego Wine Co. | 7080 Miramar Rd. San Diego, CA
South Bay Liquor | 1355 Broadway, Chula Vista, CA
The Brewers Tap Room | 1454 Encinitas Blvd Encinitas, CA
Valley Farm Market | 9040 Campo Rd, Spring Valley, CA
Windy City Liquor | 701 Broadway, El Cajon, CA
As chestnuts roasted on the fire and sugar plums danced in their heads, the Council Crew prepared for their annual party! Join us on Saturday, December 9th from 11am – 10pm for the Council Christmas Party featuring Roasted Chestnut Robust Porter on Cask, St. Nick's Punch Can Release, and 3 Liter Oak Aged Beers for Sale!
Each Council Crew Member choose from three base beers to add special ingredients, which have been aging for several months in our Magic Factory foeders. Come see us on Saturday, November 11th and tell us which one you like the best. In honor of Veterans Day, all active and retired military receive 20% off.
On Thursday, November 9th (5pm-8pm) we will be having a pairing of epic proportions that is only fitting for San Diego Beer Week. There will be bottle pours! Head Brewer, Liz Chism selected our Third Anniversary Biere De Miel to be featured alongside Tropical Vibes IPA with Guava and Passion Fruit and Separate Haze, Hazy IPA paired with artisan creations by Nomad Donuts Head Pastry Chef, Kristianna Zabala.
Join us on Wednesday, November 8th for a special SDBW Beer Education Night! In our previous Beer Education Nights, we’ve covered the “Intro to Sour Beer” and received many requests for a more advanced presentation. You spoke and we listened. Jeff Crane, Barrel Program Director, and Liz Chism, Co-Owner/Head Brewer will be diving deeper into sour beers for an “Advanced Sour Talk” at our Magic Factory. Meet in the Council Brewing Tasting Room at 7pm to participate in this fun and educational SDBW event!
Vienne is a very special beer for us here at Council. Batch 1 sold out very quickly and Batch 2 has been long awaited by our staff and it’s finally here! We chose to release Vienne during San Diego Beer Week to compliment the fall season and the symbiotic flavors, appearance, and aromas this beer shares with this wonderful time of year.
On Monday, Nov. 6th, come see where all the magic happens with guided tours of our brewery and Magic Factory. Currently closed to the public, we are giving a behind the scenes look at our second facility, where we ferment and package our sour and barrel-aged beers. If you would like to attend, meet in the Tasting Room between 4pm and 7pm, every hour, on the hour we will be giving tours from owners, Curtis & Liz Chism, and members of our brewing and tasting room staff.
We are proud to be hosting our Fall Council Beer Dinner in the Tasting Room on Sunday, October 29th at 4:30pm. Once again, we are headed to the Council archive to find our favorite oak aged and specialty beers to highlight in this six-course meal. Guests will enjoy a total of eight different beers with dishes prepared by some of San Diego’s most talented chefs
On Tuesday, September 19th from 2pm to 10pm, we invite all of you Scallywags and Buccaneers to join us in the Tasting Room for a party celebrating one of our flagship beers, Pirate’s Breakfast Imperial Oatmeal Stout. We will have a Walk the Plank Flight & Can Release!!!
Saturday will soon be here, and we've got two cans for you that are perfect for this summer weather. First up is a fresh batch and our first can release of Hazeas Corpus Hazy IPA, hopped with Mosaic, Citra, and Amarillo. This is one of our very popular IPA's you've been enjoying in the tasting room.
We're also releasing our second canned set of a barrel aged sour from the Magic Factory: Lure of the Wild, that you'll find is a beer sangria. You may want to break out the ice and champagne mixer for this one. Lure of the Wild is a golden sour base beer, aged in Sauvignon Blanc wine barrels with Sangiovese and Muscat grapes giving it a deep red color and complex fruity flavor.
We'll be releasing these on Saturday August 19th at 11am. 4 packs of Hazeas Corpus IPA ($17.99) and 2-Packs of Lure of the Wild ($24.99). Both are in very limited quantities, first come first serve, limit 2 packs per person for each style. Our sour can release sold out so fast a few weeks ago we made some more this time to get more into your hands. See you Saturday.
One of our most popular beers we have ever released is now ready for you - Imperial Beatitude with 400 lbs of Masumoto Family Farms Organic Peaches & Nectarines. This beer is our collaboration beer with the Beer to the Rescue awareness campaign for the Lupus Foundation of Southern California and this beer benefits this organization.
CAN RELEASE THIS SAT!!! 7/22 at 11am in the Tasting Room.
The weekend is coming soon and you've got two can releases of new beers to be excited about! San Diego is all about the Brunch Life & Hazy IPA’s these days, so we combined the best of both worlds for our latest can releases, Weekend Brunch Hazy IPA and Unbreakable Hex.
Online Pre-Sale: Monday, July 10th at 10am
Bottle Release Party (draft & bottles): Thursday, July 13th at 2pm
This past weekend we were honored to win BEST OF SHOW for Lickable Staves at the 11th Annual 2017 San Diego International Beer Competition! This Sour Red Ale, aged in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels with Balaton Cherries, competed with 1,564 entries from 20 countries and 23 states across 57 categories. Lickable Staves won GOLD in the Brett and Other Sour Beer category, along with our other recent foeder aged release Broken Wand Raspberries which took BRONZE in the same category.
We are hosting a Best of Show Celebration Party this Friday, June 23rd starting at 3:30PM to share our excitement with you! We’ll be tapping one of the few remaining kegs of Lickable Staves and we’re pulling out a few cases that we held in reserve. Limit 1 Bottle per Person. The trophy will be on display if you want to snap photos with it; also Liz, Curtis, and the Council Team will be on-hand.
Some fun facts…
The trophy is a fully functioning stainless steel fermenter (about 2 gallons). We plan on brewing a special beer in this fermenter. What beer do you think we should brew? Reply back and let us know!
The trophy is similar to the NHL’s Stanley Cup Trophy in tradition. Each year’s victor gets to keep the trophy until the following year when it gets bequeathed to the next winning brewer. Each winning brewery has their name engraved on the trophy. On Friday, you can check out in person the previous 10 winners engraved on the trophy.
Here are some great deals that will be available this Friday during the celebration party and will continue through the weekend:
- Buy Any 6 Bottles and Receive a FREE Council Tote Bag
- Buy 12 Bottles and Received 10% off your case purchase + 2 Free Council Tote Bags
- Buy a 3rd Anniversary Biere de Miel Bottle and receive a free Anniversary Glass (can be part of the 6 or 12 bottle deal above)
We hope to see you Friday!
We are thrilled to be releasing the first two bottles from our Oak Foeders that were installed at our Magic Factory last year. Starting on Tuesday, April 18th at 12pm, Woofle Dust and Broken Wand will be available for pre-sale simultaneously in our new online store (store.councilbrew.com) and released in the Tasting Room on April 22nd, 2017.
Council Brewing Company is celebrating our 3rd Anniversary with a huge, outdoor, 50+ beer tap list extravaganza on June 10th, 2017 (VIP Session 11AM - 5PM, General Session 12PM – 5PM). For this special occasion, we are taking over the adjacent parking lot to extend our party outside and enjoy the beautiful San Diego summer weather. Of the 50+ beers, over 30 are barrel aged, foeder aged, and sour beers!
We are proud to be hosting our third Council Beer Dinner in the Tasting Room on Sunday, April 2nd at 4:30pm. This event will benefit the M.S. Society and Team Arson, who are participating in the local MS Walk on April 8. We hope you can join us to support this great cause! Tickets are for sale now online at: store.councilbrew.com and in the Tasting Room.
Join us for an exclusive, behind the scenes experience at the Magic Factory with Curtis, Liz, and Jeff. During this fun evening you will learn about or barrel blending methods including pulling barrel samples, evaluating the beers, blending, to help us create the perfect blend of Flanders Style Red Ale to be Bottled. Ticket includes a paired artisan cheese flight and a bottle of the finished beer when it is
Join us for a guided tasting of artisan chocolates paired with five of our specialty beers. Johna Nilson from So Rich Chocolates and Liz Chism, Head Brewer/Owner at Council, will walk you through the five pairings starting at 6pm on March 15th.
Ticket Sales: Start Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 12pm
Price: $28 (Includes Gratuity for Our Beertenders)
Ticket Sales: Available online via Eventbrite & in the Tasting Room during normal hours. 50 available.