Sipping Session with New English Brewing at Solana Beach
Sipping Session featuring New English Brewing!
Swing by on Thursday, June 22nd from 5-7pm for a free tasting and learn about New English from brewery rep Mike Swimmer!
About New English Brewing
Company founder and brew master, Simon Lacey, conceived the idea of a brewery focusing on classic English and American beer styles in 2007, just before the craft beer boom went into high gear in San Diego. New English Brewing is the result of that vision. Growing up around pub culture in the northwest of England, Simon developed taste for “real-ale”, that is, cask-conditioned beer. When he arrived in San Diego in 1995, Simon realized that such beer simply wasn’t available locally. It wasn’t until 2004 that he leapt into full-time brewing. With the idea to fill the gap in the market for English Style Ales, New English has imbued the best of the classic British styles with the innovative mark of the US West Coast beer scene.
Meanwhile, the influence of the West Coast has also changed New English over the past ten years, evolving the brand in unforeseen ways. Developing new beer recipes, the team has brewed standout beers across a spectrum of styles -- from honey ales to West Coast IPAs, to barrel-aged ales and coffee stouts, as well as Belgian-styles, and blondes. Not only has the public responded positively to these beers, but so have the judges, as New English has won over 40 medals in prestigious beer competitions, including 2016 & 2015 GABF and 2016 World Beer Cup awards. The most popular beers are currently Pure & Simple IPA, Zumbar Chocolate Coffee Imperial Stout, and Brewers Special Brown Ale (all gold medal winners). The common theme has been that all the beers are balanced, multi-dimensional, and retain the drinkable character that was always the driving force behind the company. But you can still find the original English-Style Ales at New English and there are always two cask-conditioned beers on tap in the tasting room.
As the range of beers has expanded, so has the brewery. Currently operating a 15-20BBL brew-house with 15 to 40 barrel fermenters, and bottling facilities for 22oz and 12oz in a 10,000sq ft facility with a tasting room, New English continues to grow from humble beginnings to a business with distribution throughout Southern California.