Hand Crafted Beer
Council brews distinctly San Diego style IPA's, and other American, English, Belgian and Sour beers.
SOUR & BARREL AGED ALES
TART SAISON | 3.8% ABV - For detailed info on our Tart Saison beers, click here.
We keep two variations of Tart Saison on tap all the time at Council! Variations include
- Kumquat, Mandarin Orange, Pineapple, Passion Fruit, Mango, Blueberry, Peach, Pomegranate, Dry-Hopped (Amarillo, Mosaic, Galaxy)
(Click on the links below for additional info about each barrel aged beer)
ATHANASIAN BARREL AGED BELGIAN TRIPEL | COMING NOVEMBER 15, 2014
NICENE BELGIAN FARMHOUSE STYLE SOUR SAISON (BARREL AGED) - RELEASED ON SEPT. 13, 2014
BOURBON BARREL AGED PIRATE'S BREAKFAST | COMING JANUARY 2015
BARREL AGED BIERE DE MARS | COMING MARCH 2015
RED WINE BARREL AGED FLANDERS RED | COMING SPRING 2015
BOURBON BARREL AGED NIEUW BRUIN | COMING WINTER 2015
AMERICAN STYLE ALES
LIVELY BANTER | AMERICAN WHEAT | 5.5% ABV
Our American Wheat uses 50% wheat malt in the malt bill, American hops, and sweet orange peel creating a well balanced, citrusy wheat beer.
BROWN ALE | AMERICAN BROWN ALE | 6.1% ABV | ON TAP NOW
Well balanced malty brown ale with overtones of chocolate and toffee with a clean cit
AMERICA'S FINEST | AMERICAN PALE ALE | 5.8% ABV | ON TAP NOW
Our rendition of what we are calling a "San Diego Pale Ale", almost a "Session IPA" - A very crisp, dry, and hoppy rendition of an American Pale with heavy handed use of Centennial, Chinook, and Amarillo delivers an easy drinking yet intense citrus and pine aroma and flavor with complimenting malt flavor.
CHIZZAM! | INDIA PALE ALE | 7.4% ABV | ON TAP NOW
A west coast style IPA, exuding berry fruitiness and citrus, balanced bitterness, and incredibly dry and quaffable.
BULLY PULPIT | INDIA PALE ALE | 7.2% ABV | ON TAP NOW
Our first batch of Quorum IPA was such a hit, we decided to give it its own name - Bully Pulpit - intensely hopped with Mosaic and Simcoe hops preaching to the the drinker what San Diego IPA's should be - very dry and bold hop character with light malt background - huge fresh mango, citrus, resin and pine hoppiness dominating the aroma and flavor.
QUORUM | INDIA PALE ALE | 7.2% ABV | GALAXY HOPPED QUORUM IS COMING SOON!
Quorum IPA is our rotating series of IPA's that allows us to experiment with different hop varietals and recipe profiles. Quorum purposely changes batch to batch to present unique and flavorful IPA's. Click here for information on each batch.
GAVEL DROP | INDIA PALE ALE | 7.2% ABV | ON TAP NOW
Our India Pale Ale uses New Zealand Nelson Sauvin hops to add a fresh flavor profile to the India Pale Ale. Big Nelson hop aroma in the nose; white wine, earthy, and complex fruit bouquet and flavor with a supporting malt backbone.
ROYAL BLOOD | IMPERIAL RED ALE | 8.1% ABV | ON TAP NOW
Copper with off-white head; flavor and aromas of rich toasted malt with hints of caramel, citrus and pine; firm bitterness and dry finish.
STALEMATE IIPA | 8.4% ABV |
Brewed with Chinook, Centennial, and Columbus, this Double IPA is firmly bitter and dry with intense citrus and pine notes.
ENGLISH STYLE ALES
PIRATE'S BREAKFAST | IMPERIAL OATMEAL STOUT | 8.1% ABV ON TAP NOW
Complex flavor profile with roasted malt character, chocolate, coffee, intense dark fruit and molasses. A large quantity of oatmeal is used to add smoothness and that delicious oatmeal cookie character. Most folks enjoy this beer either by itself or with dessert.
CLODHOPPER | E.S.B. ENGLISH SPECIAL BITTER | 5.5% ABV | ON TAP NOW
Traditional English pale ale with nutty malt aroma; earthy, slightly resiny and floral hop aroma with strong nutty, caramel malt flavor and supporting bitterness and crisp finish.
BELGIAN STYLE ALES
FARMERS GOLD | BELGIAN SAISON | 5.8% ABV | ON TAP NOW!
Brewed with European ingredients and fermented with our own house Saison yeast blend. This is fermented true to style with a "hot" fermentation in the 80F-100F degree range to derive significant fruity esters and spicy phenols. This Saison has intense peppery phenols, fruit notes such as citrus and pear, strong spicy Noble hop character, with a supporting grainy Pilsner malt backbone.
DUBBEL CONSPIRACY | BELGIAN DUBBEL | 8.0% ABV | ON TAP NOW!
Golden color with tints of orange, large mousy head, with aromas and flavors of confectionery sugar, clove, bubblegum, fuzzy fruit, with a soft creamy texture and semi sweet finish. Copper color with rocky tan head, brewed with caramelized raisins; has complex aroma and flavors of rich malty sweetness, caramel, dark fruits including plums and raisins, with a touch of clove. High carbonation and dry finish.
BELGIAN TRIPEL | 9.0% ABV | ON TAP NOW!
Golden color with mousy head; medium-full bodied; aroma and flavor of clove, spice, fuzzy stone fruit, with a creamy texture and semi-dry finish.