Drink Local: New English Brewing Company

Serving up traditional ales and West Coast experimental brews in the Sorrento Valley area.

This month we're giving a shout out to our friends over at New English Brewing Company. If you haven't been by their tasting room, this place is surely worth a visit. Owner and brewmaster Simon Lacey and his crew focus on big, flavorful, yet balanced beers that run the gamut from ESBs and brown ales to intense IPAs and imperial stouts.

Simon pays homage to his UK roots with the production of traditional English styles (often served on cask) and the use of English hops and malt, but also tests his hand at more modern-day American styles with a twist. Their Zumbar Chocolate Coffee Imperial Stout is an example of just how well this brewery can push the envelope. Brewed in conjunction with local coffee roaster, Zumbar Coffee & Tea, this Ratebeer 97 Point Russian Imperial Stout is made with whole bean coffee and two pounds per barrel of decadent Belgian chocolate. Check out this recent video which shows the brewing process for this delicious concoction.

In addition to Zumbar, we are also proud to carry their rich and malty Brewers Special Brown and two West Coast IPAs, Humbly Legit and Pure & Simple. Stay tuned for more releases from New English Brewing Company. Cheers!