Council Brewing Company

Council Brewing CompanyCouncil Brewing Company
Council Brewing CompanyCouncil Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar

7705 Convoy Ct
San Diego, California, 92111
United States

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Notes: Council Brewing Company, established in 2013 and opened in 2014, is a small batch brewery, located in the Kearny Mesa area of San Diego.

We place a tremendous emphasis on creating exemplary beer, crafted to the highest standards. We brew beers that are unique and extremely flavorful, focusing on Ales hailing from American, Belgian, and English origins with an emphasis on San Diego's interpretation of West Coast IPA's and Sour Beers. No matter what the style, we focus on creating intense aromas and flavors that are very well balanced and drinkable.

Mon – Wed 2:00 – 9:00 PM
Thurs 2:00 – 10:00 PM
Fri – Sat 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sun Closed
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Reviewed by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25
Good sized tasting room/ brewery in industrial park... going out of business 12/15... I don't get it... there stuff is well about average to excellent.... the 4 I had were very nice. Selling everything 5 bucks a bottle... seems pointless to describe the place... but worth the trip if you can get there before the 15th.
Dec 08, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by spointon from Illinois

Apr 16, 2018
Rated: 4.21 by zimm421 from Ohio

Jan 28, 2018
Rated: 4.64 by DCPlus14 from California

Dec 17, 2017
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Reviewed by BeanBump from California

4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
I had been a few times when all they had were Council beers and I liked it. Nothing to write home about but it was decent. On a recent visit, they had split out into a sub-brand; Magic Factory, which makes mostly sours and fruit beers. The new addition is exactly what Council, in and of itself, was missing. They have a pretty diverse menu and something for everyone. Not a huge place but its friendly, comfortable and affordable.
Sep 21, 2017
Rated: 4 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania

Mar 22, 2017
Rated: 3.83 by Mebuzzard from Colorado

Feb 05, 2017
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Reviewed by mrcraft from California

4/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Council Brewing was located in a strip mall, industrial area about 15 minutes north of Downtown San Diego. From the outside, it looks like any other business in the area. However, once you enter, it's got a nice vibe. There is a bar and tap area as you enter and some tables around. The server was friendly and welcoming.

I came mostly for the sours, but a patron recommended their Tripel. I also tried a Beatitude variant. Black Currant. Both were good beers.

If in the area, I'd visit again and see what's on tap. Enjoyed my visit.
Jan 31, 2017
Rated: 4 by fthegiants from California

Jan 26, 2017
Rated: 3.85 by ThirstyHungryLife from California

Jan 14, 2017
Rated: 4.32 by BeerMeCJS from California

Jan 02, 2017
Rated: 4.51 by ItsYourBoyBlue from Washington

Sep 21, 2016
Rated: 4.14 by Bubbawilly88 from California

Jun 30, 2016
Rated: 3.93 by Ryannotbryan from Texas

Jun 21, 2016
Rated: 5 by deniserat from California

Jun 16, 2016
Rated: 4.4 by BoredRocks275 from California

May 19, 2016
Rated: 4 by t2grogan from Arizona

May 16, 2016
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Reviewed by DVMin98 from North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
Right across the lot from Kilowatt. Decent number of brews. Had some limited release bottles for sale. Quality of beer ranged from fair to good. Would have liked more of the Beattitudes to be available. Peeps seemed nice. Decent
Mar 12, 2016
Rated: 3.92 by acurtis from New Jersey

Mar 04, 2016
Rated: 5 by Jordanbcarr from California

Feb 29, 2016
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Reviewed by RLM15 from California

3.44/5  rDev -18.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75
Small place and pretty good vibe over at council.
There is a lot of hype around San Diego about their beatitude series but I have to say I'm not too impressed. I previously loved their mosaic dry hopped beatitude but upon tasting at the brewery I was pretty disappointed.
Feb 25, 2016
Rated: 3.82 by kingpin1010 from California

Jan 31, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by Mike_Amps from California

Jan 18, 2016
Rated: 4.18 by Keananmichael5 from California

Jan 04, 2016
Rated: 4.06 by kmanjohnson from California

Dec 29, 2015
Rated: 4.04 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Dec 22, 2015
Rated: 4.16 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

Dec 15, 2015
Rated: 3.97 by M_chav from New Mexico

Dec 05, 2015
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Reviewed by Phil-Fresh from California

4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
Small little brewery, tucked inside an industrial strip mall. Inside they have about dozen in-house offerings. They have a flight option as well as by the pint. Pretty friendly and attentive service!
Oct 28, 2015
Rated: 3.95 by Kramerwtmf from California

Oct 06, 2015
Rated: 4.65 by sheenisgod from California

Oct 04, 2015
Rated: 4.22 by indianabeerman from Indiana

Aug 31, 2015
Rated: 4.22 by Teen-o from California

Aug 17, 2015
Rated: 4.19 by dddddddd from Washington

Jul 29, 2015
Rated: 3.86 by JonathanC from California

Jul 26, 2015
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Reviewed by socalbeer from California

4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
Went in on a weekday afternoon. Relaxing, comfortable atmosphere. Grabbed a seat at the bar. Tasted a couple of their tart saisons. Nice young lady offered me some strawberries. I accepted. Paired well with the Mango Beatitude. Paid, picked up a few bottles, and left. In and out in twenty minutes. Pretty efficient operation. Cheers!
Jul 12, 2015
Rated: 4.22 by HaoleToYouToo from Hawaii

Jun 05, 2015
Rated: 4.35 by billab914 from Virginia

May 21, 2015
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Reviewed by rongcsc from South Carolina

4.91/5  rDev +16.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Visited last Friday from South Carolina. Great young brewery. Very tasty range of beers. Loved their tripel and their sours. Hope to be able to get bottles in the future. Loved how they involve employees in creating the beers. Kelsey's OPG was great for example. Great job by Liz and her team.
May 17, 2015
Rated: 4.18 by barflybastard from Pennsylvania

May 14, 2015
Council Brewing Company in San Diego, CA
Brewery rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 1378 ratings