New Realm Brewing to Open Virginia Beach Brewery and Taproom

Southeast-based brewer leases former Green Flash facility

Monday, April 30, 2018

​New Realm Brewing, the Southeast-based craft brewery founded by Carey Falcone, Bob Powers and Mitch Steele, former brewmaster at Stone Brewing, will open a second brewery and taproom in Virginia Beach. New Realm has partnered with The Miller Group to lease the 58,000-square-foot facility, which formerly housed Green Flash Brewing Company. The announcement follows the recent purchase of the brewing equipment located at the Virginia Beach facility.

"We have had significant interest from brewing companies wishing to capitalize on this tremendous opportunity to open a turn-key brewery in Virginia Beach," said Economic Development Director Warren D. Harris. "We welcome New Realm to our city and look forward to toasting their arrival very soon."

Carey Falcone, CEO and co-founder of New Realm Brewing, said, "Virginia Beach is a vibrant and growing community that fits well with our culture. When the chance to expand in such a great location and facility without compromising our process or our values arose, we knew we needed to seize the opportunity. We look forward to becoming an active part of the Virginia Beach community for many years to come."

New Realm will also be able to seize the many benefits of locating in Virginia Beach. In addition to an already captive beer community, the brewery is located four miles from the oceanfront that attracts 15.2 million visitors a year. Additionally, the city has been a hub for a growing craft beer cluster.

The Virginia Beach brewery and taproom, located at 1209 Craft Lane, will open once it receives all applicable licenses required for operation. The new brewery is capable of brewing 40,000 barrels annually and will feature a tasting room with a wide variety of beers on tap, an outdoor beer garden and private event room.

About New Realm Brewing
New Realm Brewing Company is an American craft brewery started in 2016 by co-founders Carey Falcone, Bob Powers and Mitch Steele. On a mission to rethink tradition and bend the rules, the team planted their 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. 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.

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

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