The name ‘Mitch Steele’ has been synonymous with California’s Stone Brewing for a long time. In 2016, he announced his departure.
If you were thinking his next stop would be another brewery California, you weren’t alone. Then, New Realm Brewing was announced in Atlanta, Georgia.
Steele, along with partners Bob Powers and Carey Falcone, are opening the brewpub (brewery) on Atlanta’s burgeoning Beltline this fall. Above is the first rendering of the new space.
New Realm Brewing will boast an industrial feel, with reclaimed hickory and railroad timbers. The space will seat 400, plus special event space for weddings and private parties.
The 20 barrel, 4-vessel Steinecker brewhouse will boast 20,000 barrels annually at maximum capacity. Besides draft, New Realm is planning to bottle and can as well.
Thanks to newly passed Georgia SB85 (that goes into effect on September 1st), New Realm Brewing will operate as a brewery, instead of a brewpub. This will allow them to both distribute their beer and sell to-go from their location. This license also means that consumers will only find New Realm beer on site – no other breweries, liquor or wine.
The construction of New Realm Brewing is being handled by Choate Construction. The brewery at 550 Somerset Terrace NE is expected to open in fall 2017.
Mitch Steele, one of the most well known members of Escondido, California based Stone Brewing, departed the company in June. Many thought Steele would start a new project on the west coast. In an interesting twist, his next stop will be Atlanta, Georgia.
Steele, along with partners Carey Falone, and Bob Powers, have signed a lease for a property on Atlanta’s Beltine. The Poncey- Highland based brewpub, recently dubbed New Realm Brewing, will feature house brewed beer, artisanal food, and a fun atmosphere. The new location will feature a rooftop bar, beer garden, and home brewing classes.
“I had an amazing time at Stone and I am very thankful for my experiences there. Now, I am looking forward to the opportunity to become part of the growing craft beer movement in Atlanta and the Southeast.” – Mitch Steele
Breaking ground on the 20,000 square foot space soon, New Realm Brewing is expected to be operational in 2017. Located at 820 Ralph McGill Avenue, in Atlanta.