With its flagship location in Atlanta, Georgia, New Realm Brewing Company is branching out to Virginia Beach. Co-founded by Carey Falcone, Bob Powers and Mitch Steele, the brewery features a tasting room offering more than 15 different types of beers on tap, a 44,000-square-foot outdoor beer garden with fire pits, adult game areas and newly added patio bar, and a large private event space.
With a 50-barrel brewhouse spearheaded by brewmaster Mitch Steele and head brewer Evan Chamberlain, the opening tap list includes the popular Hoplandia and Hoptropolis American IPA brands, Euphonia Pilsner and Kikimora Imperial IPA. Patrons will also enjoy select brews from limited release, small-batch specialty beers seasonally. The facility can brew up to 40,000 barrels annually and is built to scale to even larger capacities in the future.
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“New Realm Brewing Company understands the many advantages and opportunities in locating in Virginia Beach,” said Virginia Beach Economic Development Director Warren D. Harris. “We presented a strong business case to New Realm to have confidence in making a substantial capital investment in the facility. In addition, they are bringing new talent to the region and doubling the number of new jobs in Virginia Beach.”
“We’re thrilled to open our doors in Virginia Beach,” said Carey Falcone, co-founder and CEO of New Realm Brewing Company. “The Hampton Roads region is known for a fun, active lifestyle, making it a great place to feature our exciting beers, one-of-a-kind restaurant and inviting event venue.”
With a distribution agreement recently inked with Hoffman Beverage, craft beer fans can now knock back pints at local craft-focused bars, restaurants and retailers in Southside Hampton Roads. Packaged beer will be introduced early in 2019.
“Everyone we worked with at the City of Virginia Beach has been extremely helpful to make this a successful venture for New Realm Brewing Company,” said Falcone. “We are investing heavily in our new Virginia Beach brewery and community by enhancing the quality lab, installing additional Krones Unitanks from Germany, as well as building an outdoor bar, a full kitchen and seating for more than 400 people. We anticipate hiring 105 people at current full capacity.”
The tasting room and beer garden are open Monday through Thursday from 4 to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight; and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local food trucks will be on site daily and bands are scheduled every Friday through Sunday. A full-service restaurant is slated to open in early 2019.
Opening Weekend Events Include:
Thursday, Sept. 6: Music by The Deloreans and cuisine by Hangry’s; doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 7: Music by Brian Schultz beginning at 6 p.m. and cuisine by Pelican Pete’s Pizza and Redwood Smoke Shack.
Saturday, Sept. 8: Music by the Michael Clark Band beginning at 6 p.m. and cuisine by Sofrito and Vicki Vails.
Sunday, Sept. 9: Music by Roebuck Band beginning at 3 p.m. and cuisine by Pittsburgh’s Best and 4 Spices Mediterranean.
New Realm Brewing is located at 1209 Craft Lane, Virginia Beach, Virginia. 23454. For a complete list of hours, information on private events and more, visit www.newrealmbrewing.com.
About New Realm Brewing Company
New Realm Brewing Company is an American craft brewery started in 2016 by co-founders Carey Falcone, Bob Powers and Mitch Steele in Atlanta, Georgia. On a mission to rethink tradition and bend the rules, the team planted its first production facility in a 20,000-square-foot space on Atlanta’s east side Beltline trail, featuring a 25hl brewhouse, 3,000-square-foot restaurant, rooftop patio and beer garden. In August 2018, the second location opened its doors in Virginia Beach, Va. Renaissance man and brewing legend, Mitch Steele received the Russell Scherer Award for Innovation in Brewing in 2014 and co-authored the book IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes and the Evolution of India Pale Ale in 2012. New Realm Brewing’s core principles are quality, creativity, authenticity, and striving for perfection, all with a customer-centric commitment and approach. For more information, please visit www.newrealmbrewing.com.
The mission of the Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development is to attract and retain national and international businesses to stimulate capital investment and create jobs. The Department of Economic Development received re-accreditation through the International Economic Development Council in 2016 and is one of only 50 economic development organizations in the world to have this recognition. Virginia Beach was named America’s #1 best big city to live in by wallethub.com. For more information, visit www.yesvirginiabeach.com.