Craft Beer

Council Brewing is closing, while Benchmark Brewing is on the brink

A one-two punch staggered San Diego beer this week, as Council Brewing announced its demise and Benchmark Brewing declared it is seeking a buyer. “I think a lot of this is over-saturation,” said Curtis Chism, co-founder of Council. “It’s a dogfight out there.” Founded in May 2014, the Kearny Mesa-based...