Ahoy, matey! September is just around the corner and that means it’s time for our annual Talk Like a Pirate Day! On Wednesday, September 19th from 2pm to 9pm, we invite all of you Scallywags to join us in either of our Tasting Rooms for a party celebrating one of our flagship beers, Pirate’s Breakfast Imperial Oatmeal Stout.
BrewFit is returning to Santee on August 11th (8:45am-10am) and Jeremy Richter, Founder of LIFT N BREWS, is leading it! Come get your sweat on doing brewery themed workouts, like grain bag carries, keg walks, keg swings and more! Cost is $15, but if you bring a friend, you'll save $5 ($25 total - online or at the door).
The India Pale Ale is a style of beer that’s so magnificent it deserves its own day of celebration! No matter what kind of IPA you enjoy, Council Brewing is the place to be on National IPA Day (Thursday, August 2nd). We’ve got citrus hop bombs, juicy fruit bombs, and we are doing a can release of our award winning West Coast IPA, Bully Pulpit. Hoppy Beer, Hoppy Life will be onsite at 5pm with a pop-up shop of all beer-centric apparel.
We are proud to be hosting our first Summer Council Beer Dinner in the Santee Tasting Room on Sunday, July 29th at 4:30pm.Our Spring and Fall Beer Dinners at Kearny Mesa Council Brewing have been some of our most memorable events and we are thrilled start this tradition at our Santee tasting room with Beer Dinners every Summer and Winter. 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, Tyson Blake (O’Brien’s Pub), Phil Esteban (Consortium Holdings), Matt Cammak (Hamilton’s Tavern/South Park Brewing), Mike Arquines (The Lab Dining Sessions), Kristianna Zabala (KRZ Kitchen), and Brad Hightow (Urge Gastropub & Common House).
This event will benefit The Team Parker4Life, who raise awareness, support cancer research, and be a voice for the children in their fight against this horrific disease..
Ticket sales start Friday, June 8th at 12pm Online and in the Tasting Room. Tickets are available online via store.councilbrew.com & in the Tasting Room during normal hours.
Price:$80.00 (includes gratuity) +sales tax.
BUY TICKETS HERE
Hazing Cane | Hazy IPA | 6.6% ABV
Chef Mike Arquines, The Lab Dining Sessions
Brut IPA | Champagne-Style IPA | 6.3% ABV
Phil Esteban, Consortium Holdings
Bully Pulpit | American IPA | 7.2%
Grilled Corn | Yuzu Kosho Mayo | Cotija | Espelette | Micro Shiso
Brad Hightow, Urge Gastropub & Common House
Pirates Breakfast | Imperial Oatmeal Stout Aged in Devil's Share Whiskey Barrels | 8.7%
Wild Boar Ribs | Southern Sweet Potato Salad | Brussel Sprout Slaw | Cold Brew BBQ sauce
Common Misconception | Kyle's Cali Common
Chef Matt Cammak, Hamilton’s Tavern & South Park Brewing
Vienne | Biere De Mars Aged in Oak Barrels with Peaches & Persimmons | 9.4% ABV
Chef Tyson Blake, O'Brien's Pub
IV Anniversary Ale | Imperial Sour Brown with Balaton Cherries | 7.8% ABV
Chef Kristianna Zabala, KRZ Kicthen
Cellardor Collaboration | Oak Foeder Aged Golden Sour Ale with Aged Hops | 6.2%
To enter the event, you will be required to show a valid ID for the purchase of alcohol. Please be prepared to show proof of purchase (your emailed receipt from Council). Must be 21+ years of age to purchase alcohol.
REFUNDS AND EXCHANGES:
Please note that we will not issue refunds, exchanges, or returns. All sales are final and tickets must be redeemed on July 29, 2018 at 4:30pm.
We are looking forward to the next BrewFit Event on July 14th at 8:45am at our Kearny Mesa location! BrewFit is a brewery equipment based circuit station workout programmed and led by Crossfit Level 2 Trainer, Joe Craig. It’s a fun workout where you get to train like a brewer.
We’ve got some “Questionable Advice” that is sure to make your day! On Thursday, April 19th starting at 2pm, join us in the Kearny Mesa Tasting Room for the latest release in our hazy IPA can series, Questionable Advice. Dry-Hopped with Nelson and Citra Hops, this tasty hazy IPA hits you with a burst of grapefruit citrus with bright white wine character from the New Zealand grown Nelson hops. Try this beer on tap and take home some 4-packs, while you can!
We are proud to be hosting our Spring Council Beer Dinner benefiting The MS Society and Team Arson in the Kearny Mesa Tasting Room on Sunday, April 8th at 4:30pm. Tickets are for sale now online and in the tasting room.
We are looking forward to the next BrewFit Event on March 10th 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.
Calling all party animals! We want you to be a part of our open fermentation collaboration with Alvarado Street Brewing. While the wort cools at the Magic Factory, join us in filling the room with positive vibes and radical dance moves at our 80's themed Open Fermentation Party!
Join us for a special brew day celebrating International Women’s Day! You’re invited to assist Liz in brewing a collaboration IPA using the Pink Boots Society hop blend. The brew day begins at 7am and will finish around 2pm. During this time, you will learn about our brewing process, enjoy the company of some fantastic Women’s in the craft beer industry, drink some delicious brews, and lunch is included. Tickets are $30 and space is very limited due to the size of our cozy little brewhouse.
The 2nd release in our Hazy IPA series is, "Fade Into Obscurity!" Double Dry-Hopped with Motueka, Amarillo, and Citra, this beer hits you with a burst of juicy pineapple, smooths out with a silky mouth feel, and finishes with a dry light bitterness. Join us for the release party on Saturday, March 3rd 11am-10pm.
Council Brewing is happy to be participating in Crowler Awareness Day along with many other local San Diego Craft Breweries. Come to the Tasting Room on March 2nd and receive 32% off 32oz. crowler fills (some beers excluded). We do not charge for the aluminum can, only the fill! Crowlers are for offsite consumption only.
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.