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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Take home a bottle of this rare release from Council. On Thursday 11/10 from 2pm-10pm, we will have a keg of our 2nd Anniversary, Flanders Style Red Ale, on tap and available in bottles.
Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 9th, from 6-7pm for a special SDBW Beer Education Night, Beatitude with the Brewer.
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.
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.