IMG_2650Welcome to New Lion Brewery!  We are a community craft brewery based in the fantastic Devon town of Totnes.  On this website you’ll find information about the brewery,  our beers, a bit about who we are, events, why becoming a New Lion member could be the best thing you ever did, and something about why we’re called New Lion Brewery (it’s a historical thing).

You could think of us as being Totnes, in a bottle.

Announcing the ‘New Lion Brewery Sessions’

We are so excited about this post.  As anyone in or around Totnes knows, this weekend is our friends Drift Records’ Sea Change Festival, and it’s going to be immense.  Tickets are nearly all sold out, and we have made our special British Sea Power IPA and a Sea Change version of our best-selling Pandit (more of that soon), but we will also be hosting 3 unplugged sets in our Brewery, and you’re invited! […]

Jacek reports on our beer tasting at Totnes Brewing Company

It was a very pleasant experience to present our brewery to the customers of The Totnes Brewing Company. After a short speech focused on the history and present state of the brewery we went […]

Announcing a unique New Lion Brewery/British Sea Power collaboration

Totnes’ Sea Change Festival will not only feature dozens of bands, but also a unique beer, one that celebrates a little-known story from the town’s history.  British Sea Power, one of the featured bands at the August Bank Holiday weekend  festival of films, literature and music, have teamed up with award-winning Totnes-based craft brewery, New Lion Brewery, to create  British Sea Power IPA.  It’s a beer that celebrates not just the festival, but a remarkable tale from the town’s past, a story of ‘Totnes Sea Power’. […]

How are your hops doing?: a Hop Club update

It’s a few months now since members of this year’s inaugural Hop Club came into the Brewery to collect their hop rhizomes to take home and plant.  We recently got in touch with people […]

Pandit Comes Home.

In his autobiography ‘My Music, My Life’, the famous Indian musician Pandit Ravi Shankar wrote:
“In the summer of 1936, we spent a few months at Dartington Hall, in Devonshire, England, a beautiful, open place.  I […]