With now more than 5,500 craft breweries in the country, it might be difficult to call any single one of them “anticipated,” but we think New Realm Brewing in Atlanta meets the criteria. This brewery-in-planning was founded in 2016 by co-founders Carey Falcone, Bob Powers and craft beer legend Mitch Steele.
The team is currently in the midst of building its first production facility on Atlanta’s Beltline in a 20,000-square-foot space that will feature a 25-hectoliter brewhouse, a 3,000-square-foot restaurant, with rooftop patio and beer garden. Brewing is anticipated to begin in late summer 2017, with a grand opening scheduled for fall 2017.
To showcase their vision and develop the concept, the founding trio hired the Atlanta-based firm ai3, working closely with firm partner Dan Maas.
“ai3 is looking forward to seeing New Realm Brewing Company open their doors and pour their first beer,” said Dan Maas ai3 partner. “We are excited for our clients who have been working extremely hard to realize their vision.”
Throughout the industrial space a color palette of rich earthy tones will be highlighted by subtle pops of deep green. Reclaimed hickory mixed with railroad timbers, raw steel and oil-rubbed bronze will carry out the rustic and craft-driven décor made complete with industrial style lighting. Artistic touches such as hand-carved wooden hop art, rusted steel New Realm logo, stone Radagast heads and more will blend into the design.
Guests can choose to enjoy their visit in a main dining room, at an interior bar, a lower level patio, an outdoor beltline beer garden or a rooftop patio. The space will also have a private dining room on the lower level and a second level tasting room/tour center, both of which will house special events like weddings, private parties and corporate meetings. All told, the New Realm facility will seat a total of 400 guests, who will enjoy several views looking directly into the brewery overlooking New Realm’s 25-hectoliter, four vessel brewhouse and 50-hectoliter tank farm from Krones Steinecker and Mitch Steele’s brewing team in action. It is expected that the facility will be able to produce approximately 20,000 bbls at full production and will have the capability to keg, bottle and can.
Construction of New Realm Brewery is being handled by Choate Construction Co., another Atlanta-based partner which is 100 percent employee-owned.
“Choate is thrilled to partner with New Realm Brewery, ai3 and Third & Urban,” said Brian Bollins, project executive at Choate Construction Co. “These guys are best in class professionals in their respective fields. We are excited to transform the former Western Electric Building into a destination that the team and the local community will be proud of.”