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$6,636
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, December 15 2013 5:48 PM UTC +00:00
$6,636
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
87
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, December 15 2013 5:48 PM UTC +00:00

About

Council Brewing Co.

Note: All backers from $10 on up are invited to our EPIC Kickstarter Backer Only Party once we've got our doors open!

Against medieval-esque odds, we’ve planned, plotted and trudged our way here like the ginger couple we are. The result? Council Brewing Co. Our soon-to-be brewery is the apple of our eye…our perfect wave…the pride of our life…and well, you get the picture. Plunking ourselves down smack dab in Kearny Mesa, we’re unpacking our potions, dusting off our carpentry skills and setting our stubborn selves to the task ahead. We’re a bit obsessed with the perfect brew and we know you are too. Up until now we’ve been scheming, perfecting, testing, trying, and bashing our brains out to earn the privilege of serving you amazing beer. We love the rich history and truly epic beer scene we have here in San Diego, and along our journey we’ve collected a trunk full of awards, but more importantly developed a camaraderie with beer drinkers everywhere. 
The down and dirty details are… We’ve signed a lease! We’ve started the oh-so-fun process of getting licensed and legalified. The sawing and hammering construction part has commenced, and we’re excited to transform this little piece of real estate into an old style brewhouse where you can knock off your worries and step into a world where wayside inns, cranky brewmasters (never), and rip roaring conversation still exists. Right now we’re working on the nitty gritty important things like floor drains, electrical and plumbing. 

Curtis and Liz Chism winning big at the San Diego County Fair
Curtis and Liz Chism winning big at the San Diego County Fair

 Our Vision: 

We hope you feel the deep echo that name Council Brewing Co. has. Throughout the ages beer has been the glue to histories greatest moments. Centuries ago artists, poets and philosophers actually got paid in beer. We’re thinking a lot of people around here could use a dose of that philosophy. Whether you have been with family, or at a festival, in a castle or on the road, great change and big decisions have happened over beer. Here at Council Brewing we want to follow history’s lead and create a place where you can come together, talk, build relationships or just chill. Come deliberate, debate, meet people and maybe (just maybe) change the world. 

We are still missing a few things and need your help with:

1. Building the solid awesome sort of bar you’d be happy to come sit at and enjoy a beer. 

 2. Tap handles (you know, those slightly important things that actually get the beer from our keg to your glass) 

3. The beastly things you sit at and set your beer on. The chairs and tables our tasting room needs so you can come in and get your mojo on (or where you can just relax and stare blankly at the wall while you think of the bumper to bumper traffic you just avoided by coming here). 

We would be so grateful if you can grab a proverbial shovel and help us dig in by… 

 1. Creating a Kickstarter account. All you need is an email address and password. 

2. Signing in at Amazon.com. Kickstarter uses Amazon for payments. If you already have an account, you're all set. If not, it is easy to create one. 

3. Pledging any amount you'd like. As a thank you we have some awesome rewards for you. 

4. Spreading the word about Council Brewing Co. and share our project. If we meet our goal of $25,000 before the time limit, then you get your awesome rewards and we can use your money to help finish our brewery/tasting room. 

Stay informed at councilbrew.com and sign up for our newsletter.

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REWARDS: (We are continuing to add photos)

Reward: THE PATRICIAN (Women's Council T-shirt)
Reward: THE PATRICIAN (Women's Council T-shirt)
Reward: THE PATRICIAN (Men's Council T-shirt)
Reward: THE PATRICIAN (Men's Council T-shirt)
Reward: THE PIRATE (Women's Pirate's Breakfast proof)
Reward: THE PIRATE (Women's Pirate's Breakfast proof)
Reward: THE PIRATE (Men's Pirate's Breakfast T-shirt proof)
Reward: THE PIRATE (Men's Pirate's Breakfast T-shirt proof)
Reward: THE SCHOLAR-Council Hoodie Proof (Women's style also available)
Reward: THE SCHOLAR-Council Hoodie Proof (Women's style also available)
Belgian Tulip Glass ($20 Reward); Flat Billed Hat ($45 Reward)
Belgian Tulip Glass ($20 Reward); Flat Billed Hat ($45 Reward)
Willi Becher Glassware
Willi Becher Glassware
Belgian Tulip Glassware
Belgian Tulip Glassware

A Special Thanks: 

 We wouldn't have an awesome tasting room with a great bar, tap handles, and seating without YOU, our awesome Kickstarter supporters. We will be throwing a special Kickstarter-only party where you can come in and enjoy the fruit of your pledge. Anyone who backs $10 or more will be invited and can collect your rewards for a job well done! Note: If you are unable to make it in to our brewery/tasting room, we will send your rewards by mail. 

Thank you for your support!  Cheers!

Curtis and Liz Chism

"I drink a Pirate's Breakfast" logo
"I drink a Pirate's Breakfast" logo
Council Brewing's Storefront
Council Brewing's Storefront
Future Brewery & Tasting Room Panoramic
Future Brewery & Tasting Room Panoramic
mashing in for the Pirate's Breakfast
mashing in for the Pirate's Breakfast
Liz brewing a batch of beer
Liz brewing a batch of beer
Curtis with his handmade mash paddle
Curtis with his handmade mash paddle

Risks and challenges

As with any new venture the smartest thing we can do plan, plan, plan. Our previous experience in managing and budgeting very large projects has helped us keep on budget and follow our schedule. Some things are out of our hands (such as how long the state and federal licensing will take to process) but we always have a plan B. We have signed our lease, renovations are well under way, our equipment is arriving soon, and in a few months regardless of what happens, Council Brewing Co. will be open to serve you.

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    THE BARD:
    You're a fun loving person, always willing to pitch in and throw a few coins into the hat of a fellow traveler. We salute you and appreciate every little bit of help we can get. To show our appreciation, we'll proudly proclaim your awesomeness and generosity on Twitter and Facebook.

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    THE SCRIBE:
    Every little bit counts and you are the type of person who loves to lend a hand when you can. As a thank you for your incredible support, we will inscribe your awesomeness to the world (Facebook and Twitter). You'll also receive some incredible Council Stickers to show your friends and family your love of the Council.

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    THE PATRON:
    You love our glassware because it is the right glass for the right beverage. A $20 pledge lets you choose either our Belgian style glass or Will Becker glass to take home and use to consume hops, malt, and yeast harmony.

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    THE PHILOSOPHER: Get your mojo on by pledging $25 so that you'll receive one of our 32oz growlers (empty). Fill it and enjoy it. That's what philosophers do.

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    THE SAGE: Benjamin Franklin said, "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." So why not pledge $30 and receive a 64oz growler (empty) to fill and share the happiness with your friends!

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    THE PATRICIAN: You are a person of high class and love to dress your best. Pledge $30 and receive a high-quality, soft, comfortable t-shirt with our logo on it. (Note: comes in both men's and women's style)

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    THE BAKER: Are you a home brewer and wonder what to do with your spent grains? Or just want to learn the process of making delicious bread? Pledge $30 and come to a class at our brewery where Kyla Drushka from Bread Canyon will teach you how to make an artisan loaf of bread using some of your spent grains from brewing. You'll also be able to take some dough home to bake and enjoy fresh spent-grain bread straight from your own oven.

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    THE PIRATE: Arr Can you say "I drink a Pirate's Breakfast?" Its our Imperial Oatmeal Stout and perfect for the pirate in you. Pledge $30 and the Pirate's Breakfast t-shirt is all yours. This comes in both a men's and women's style t-shirt.

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    THE MAD HATTER: You're a collector of all things hats and you'll look amazing in our flex fit, flat billed black hat. We also have a curved hat option if that suits your fancy.

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    THE SCHOLAR: You’re intelligent and thoughtful, you never do anything without thinking deep, consider-the-world thoughts. We feel honored you think us worthy, and while we can’t bestow upon you a Jedi cloak or a monk’s robe, we do have a somewhat modern day version in our Council Brewing Co. hoodie. Wear it, be warm, and know that we value your support.

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    THE HISTORIAN: Drinking is a social endeavor and usually great stories are told over beer. Pledge $75 and receive a set of four glasses (either the Willi Becher or the Belgian style glasses) so you'll have the perfect glassware to continue history's tradition.

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    THE ARTISAN: You appreciate the finer things in life and know a good cheese when you taste it. You're also dedicated to creativity and passion, so come enjoy a special time with some great artisan cheeses at Council Brewing Co. where we will show our gratefulness.

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    THE MONK: We know you are the type of person that would love to help us brew a batch of beer and feel like a monk for the day. Pledge $150 and the brew day is yours to watch, help, pepper us with questions, etc. Includes lunch from the deli next door, a Council t-shirt, and a 64oz growler.

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    THE SOCIALITE: You love life and you love to have a good time. Come party like it’s 1641 at a dinner party for you (add an additional $100 for an additional guest). A Council t-shirt and glass will be your souvenirs for being so stinking awesome and generous.

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    THE BREWER: Congratulations, you’ve blown our socks off…excuse us while we mop ourselves off the floor. We are forever indebted to you, and you will go down in the Council Brewing Company’s Hall Of Holy Wow. As a small measure of our indebtedness, we invite you to join us in designing a recipe. Come make yourself feel at home as you brew it on our system, and bequeath your beer with a worthy name. We’ll also send you home with some awesome swag (t-shirt, growler, glass and stickers).

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Funding period

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