see also similar issue for JBoss7: https://issues.jboss.org/browse/WELD-975
According to spec: "...the @New qualifier may be used, allowing the application to obtain a @New qualified bean, as defined in Section 3.12, @New qualified beans" (CDI 1.0; chapter 5.6. Programmatic lookup).
However using programmatic lookup with @New qualifier like:
after trying to obtain reference via get() method.
Following code works ok:
Spec gives following valid example: