Focused. Driven. Passionate. Creative. Hungry. All adjectives that can be interchanged or used in tandem to describe the people behind the beer at Council Brewing Co. Husband and wife team Curtis & Liz Chism (CEO & Head Brewer, respectively) and Jeff Crane ("The Wild Man") are responsible for producing not only aggressively hopped West Coast IPAs but also for producing an impressive lineup of fruited sour and wild ales, led by Beatitude, a 4.5% tart saison. They brew beers to drink by the glass. Beers that can be dissected or enjoyed without a thought. They're beers for beer nerds and new beer drinkers alike. Beers that are complex and approachable all at once. If you couldn't tell, we love them.
The trio, each with their own unique personality and perspective, brings something different to the table. All complementing the other and putting their mark on the end product. Liz and Curtis, BJCP judges extremely critical of each and every batch, ensure that what you have in that glass in front of you is special. Still, it's not just about the beer. They're people's people. They treat their employees like family. Most importantly, they love their fans and anyone who walks in the doors of the brewery for the first time, just the same. The embodiment of what craft beer is about.