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.
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.