Jun
23
3:30 pm15:30

Best of Show Party - Lickable Staves

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!

BARREL AGED WILD BEER BOTTLE RELEASE PARTY
May
19
11:00 am11:00

BARREL AGED WILD BEER BOTTLE RELEASE PARTY

Join us this Friday (5/19/17) to celebrate the bottle release of two Barrel Aged Wild Beers, Les Saisons and Liminal Spaces. Everyone is welcome to attend and enjoy the beers on draft, as well as pick up and/or purchase bottles. 

Woofle Dust & Broken Wand Bottle Release
Apr
22
11:00 am11:00

Woofle Dust & Broken Wand Bottle Release

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's 3rd Anniversary Celebration
Apr
13
2:00 pm14:00

Council's 3rd Anniversary Celebration

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!

Council Beer Dinner Benefiting the MS Society
Apr
2
4:30 pm16:30

Council Beer Dinner Benefiting the MS Society

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. 

Barrel Blending Experience
Mar
18
6:00 pm18:00

Barrel Blending Experience

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

St. Patrick's Day Party
Mar
17
11:00 am11:00

St. Patrick's Day Party

We've got your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Come celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Council with a rainbow flight of Beatitude, 8 IPA's on tap, and a special cask of Pirate's Breakfast Imperial Oatmeal Stout to be tapped at 4pm. 

Beer & Chocolate Pairing with So Rich Chocolates
Mar
15
6:00 pm18:00

Beer & Chocolate Pairing with So Rich Chocolates

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.

TICKETS
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.

Lickable Staves Bottle Release
Mar
11
11:00 am11:00

Lickable Staves Bottle Release

Online Pre-Sale: Starts Wednesday, March 8 at 12pm at store.councilbrew.com

Bottle Release Date: Saturday, March 11, 11am-10pm.

Price: $21.99 plus sale tax

Style: American Sour Red Ale Aged in Red Wine Barrels with Balaton Cherries

Can Release - Humming Wires IPA (Collaboration with Alvarado St. Brewing)
Jan
14
11:00 am11:00

Can Release - Humming Wires IPA (Collaboration with Alvarado St. Brewing)

Join us in the Tasting Room on Saturday, June 14th at 11am for a special can release, “Humming Wires.” In collaboration with Alvarado Street Brewing we took a new approach to IPA. A portion of this beer was kettle soured to produce a light kiss of acidity, followed by a generous dry hop of Mosaic, Hallertau Blanc, & Amarillo, resulting in a beer with juicy notes of overripe papaya, white grape, peach, and mandarin orange.

Online Pre-Sale: Beatitude Boysenberry
Dec
13
Dec 16

Online Pre-Sale: Beatitude Boysenberry

This beer will be available for purchase online for pre-sale via Eventbrite.com starting on Tuesday, Dec. 13th at 12:00pm through Friday, December 16th at 5:00pm. The bottle release party will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17th at 11:00am in our Tasting Room where the beer will be on tap and you may pick up your pre-purchased bottles. The price is $22 per 750 ml bottle, maximum purchase of (6) per person.

Read the beer description here.

Council Christmas Party
Dec
10
11:00 am11:00

Council Christmas Party

On Saturday, December 10th in the Tasting Room, we will be hosting our 3rd annual Christmas Party from 11am until 10pm. Liz is preparing a special cask of Roasted Chestnut Robust Porter (tapped at 2:00pm) and a keg of Peppermint Pirate’s Breakfast (on tap all day).

Cask Night - Chai Spiced Pirate's Breakfast
Nov
23
4:30 pm16:30

Cask Night - Chai Spiced Pirate's Breakfast

Come to the Tasting Room at 4:30pm on Wednesday, November 23rd, to try the Chai Spiced Pirate's Breakfast (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) cask. This beer flourishes on cask for a smooth and creamy sensation of roasty chocolate notes and kick of cinnamon and ginger spices.   

Celebration of Wild Beers - SDBW 2016
Nov
12
11:00 am11:00

Celebration of Wild Beers - SDBW 2016

Featuring 2 flights of our Magic Factory creations including wild, sour, and barrel-aged beers. Come Hungry, because Slater’s 50/50 will be serving up their bacon beef burgers starting at 12pm.

Beer & Nomad Donut Pairing - SDBW 2016
Nov
8
4:30 pm16:30

Beer & Nomad Donut Pairing - SDBW 2016

Head Pastry Chef, Kristianna and Head Brewer, Liz, have put together a decadent pairing of artisan donuts and hand crafted brews. This is a ticketed event, 50 available at $20 each (includes gratuity). Pre-sale begins on 10/27 at 12pm on Eventbrite.  

Magic Factory Tours - SDBW 2016
Nov
7
3:00 pm15:00

Magic Factory Tours - SDBW 2016

Come see where the “magic” happens with guided tours of our second facility where we ferment and package our sour and barrel-aged beers. Tour times at 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, and 6pm.

Nov. Food Drive benefiting San Diego Food Bank
Nov
1
Nov 23

Nov. Food Drive benefiting San Diego Food Bank

As we approach November and begin to make our Thanksgiving Day plans, it becomes clear that we have many things to be thankful for over this past year. Starting on November 1, we invite you to come to the tasting room to show your support for local families by donating canned and non-perishable foods to the San Diego Food Bank. 

CHARITY NIGHT benefiting Keep A Breast Foundation
Oct
4
2:00 pm14:00

CHARITY NIGHT benefiting Keep A Breast Foundation

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are hosting a Charity Night on October 4th from 2-9pm, which will benefit Keep-A-Breast Foundation. We hope you will join us in supporting Breast Cancer survivors and their families, while raising awareness for this worthy cause.

Talk Like a Pirate Day 2016
Sep
17
11:00 am11:00

Talk Like a Pirate Day 2016

We will be celebrating Talk Like a Pirate Day on Saturday, Sep. 17th and Monday, Sep. 19th. Come "Walk the Plank" with 4 variants of our Pirate's Breakfast, Imperial Oatmeal Stout.