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.