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 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 […]

New Lion Brewery and Venus Company collaborate to create ‘Venus Ale’

Community craft brewery, New Lion Brewery and passionate environmental and West Country food champion, The Venus Company have joined forces to create a new bitter, Venus Ale.  Produced using a complex seven malt grist which imparts a warm golden brown colour, Venus Ale is a balanced and extremely drinkable modern session bitter.  This delightful and refreshing ale is exclusively available to purchase for consumption at Venus’ cafés and takeaways at Blackpool Sands, Bigbury on Sea, Tolcarne and The Shops at Dartington as well as at their beach shops at Blackpool Sands and Tolcarne. […]

‘Peaches and Cream’ is back!

This Friday, at our Taproom, which opens at 5pm, a new batch of ‘Peaches and Cream’ goes on sale in our White Label Series.  The last batch went on sale a few weeks ago, […]