New Realm Brewing Co. continues to steadily take over the alcoholic craft beverage scene in the South. Founded in 2016 by Carey Falcone, Bob Powers and Mitch Steele, the company has a flagship brewery and restaurant in Atlanta, a production brewery and restaurant in Virginia Beach and is opening a distillery and restaurant in Savannah, Ga., this month. And before the paint even dries on that last spot, New Realm has announced the opening of an 11,000 square-foot facility on Daniel Island in Charleston, S.C.
The site, currently occupied by Dockery’s, will be re-branded New Realm in May. This site will have an on-site brewery, restaurant, outdoor patio, intimate music venue and dedicated private event spaces. New Realm’s brewery and restaurant is expected to maintain approximately 100 employees in the local Charleston market.
“Ever since we opened our Atlanta brewery and restaurant in 2018, we’ve been asked by our neighbors in South Carolina when New Realm beers would be available in the state. We are thrilled to announce that the time has come. A South Carolina location has always been in our plans and the Charleston area is the perfect location to add a brewery and restaurant,” said Falcone, co-Founder and CEO of New Realm. “We will continue to enhance the original Dockery’s vision of a destination that brings the community together through great food, great beer, and great music.”
Much like the New Realm’s flagship Atlanta location, the Daniel Island facility will feature the company’s lineup of award-winning craft beers and limited specialty releases, some available only on Daniel Island. At the helm of the brewery will be New Realm’s brewmaster Mitch Steele, who is recognized as one of the craft beer industry’s best brewers and has helped drive brewing industry innovation and the IPA market for several decades.
In keeping with the history of the site, food and music will also play a major role in the customer experience. The on-site scratch kitchen will be serving New Realm classics such as the New Realm Burger, the Instagram-famous Mac & Cheese, as well as locally sourced specialties. Complementing New Realm’s high-quality fare and craft beer will be frequent live music in a venue that boasts state-of-the-art acoustic and sound technology.