New English Brewing Company
New English Brewing Company is a highly acclaimed, yet relatively obscure brewery that takes the best of traditional English ales and imbues them with inventive (read: hoppy) West Coast styles. Stop by and order pints, flights, or bottles of award-winning brews like Zumbar, the smooth and buttery chocolate-coffee imperial stout, or hoppier varieties like Humbly Legit IPA and Pure and Simple IPA. The family- and pet-friendly tasting room is light and bright, bedecked fittingly with interlocking American and British flags.
This off-the-beaten-path brewery often flies under the radar, but their 10,000-square-foot production facility in Sorrento Valley boasts 15-20 taps that span styles from IPAs, stouts, lagers, fruit and sour beers. There’s two big tasting areas —The Barrel Room includes a large outdoor patio and garden, while The Pub boasts multiple televisions, games, and pool; both are dog- and kid-friendly. The brewery has won awards for brews like Pure & Simple IPA and Bourbon Barrel Aged Zumbar Chocolate Coffee Imperial Stout that’s aged for 12 months in Kentucky bourbon barrels. Order online for pickup.