A decorated homebrewer is gearing up to join the ranks of professional beer-makers in San Diego with a new nano-brewery.
Curtis Chism, whose beer garnered honorable mention in the Best of Show category at the 2012 San Diego County Fair and received a couple top awards at the 2013 National Homebrew Competition, is the founder of the new Council Brewing Company.
Chism has set his sights on the Kearny Mesa area, where he plans to set up a 3 BBL brew house to produce small batches of Council's six core beers, which include an IPA, E.S.B. and Pirate's Breakfast, an imperial oatmeal stout.
He originally intended to open a brewpub in Golden Hill but when negotiations fell through, Chism shifted to the nano-brewery concept to expedite the process. Once he builds out the nano-brewery space, the tasting room will host food trucks and food carts but a larger brewery restaurant in a different location is still in the cards.
· Council Brewing Company [Official Site]
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