New Realm Brewing opened their first location just days after the start of 2018 in Atlanta. The brewpub was a record breaker in size for The Peach State. By spring, New Realm was at brewing capacity. Founders Carey Falcone, Bob Powers, and Mitch Steele were running at full speed but still had their eye on more.
While spring was looking great for the trio in Atlanta, the news was breaking about California based Green Flash. Comerica Bank was foreclosing on their bank loan, and their CEO was exiting the business. Their new Virginia Beach location was in peril.
Carey Falcone told Beer Street Journal back in April how surprised he was about the Green Flash news. Despite the situation, the location and brewing equipment price was too good to pass up. At the time, they were going to just sit on the capital purchase.
Instead, New Realm opted to go full steam ahead. This summer was spent giving the location facelift and prepping for New Realm Brewing Virginia Beach. Today it opens to the public.
Mitch Steele will head up this second brewhouse as well – a 50 barrel system with an annual capacity of 40,000 barrels with space for 1,000s more. Draft will be distributed around the area through Hoffman Beverage, with cans coming in 2019.
According to Falcone, New Realm is investing heavily in the new facility in the coming year, including an outdoor bar, quality control lab, and full kitchen with 400 seat restaurant.
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.