Just arriving back to ATL, I hear this dope news. Word!
From left to right: Mitch Steele, Carey Falcone and Bob Powers (Photo by Sara Hanna Photography and New Realm Brewery)
So after a whirlwind of plane hopping to Cali, Utah, back to Cali, then Charlotte and recently southern Florida, I returned to my beloved city of ATL. I have so many damn pics to update on my Instagram, Twitter and this blog, plus a gang of articles do, so the grind is real. Regardless, I am blessed to be home after putting two uncles to rest in between exploring the world. (Rest in peace Uncle George and Uncle Jay.)
Well to confirm Atlanta will continue to be one of the best beer cities in the world, I received the great news that one of the best brewers in the world—Mitch Steele (formerly Stone Brewing’s brewmaster and IPA king)—is setting up shop with an all new brewing complex just down the street from me at 820 Ralph McGill Blvd. near our burgeoning Beltline. Hell effin’ yeah! I had the pleasure of meeting Steele a few times in the past and recently judged the Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting with him earlier this year. Trust me, he is super cool.
Anyway, Brother Steele has graciously relocated to the ATL, and partnered with Carey Falcone and Bob Powers to bring the city a “New Realm” in terms of an extraordinary sippin’ and eating experience. Wait, “eating”? Yep!
In a recent press release (Whaddup Kitsy!), Co-Founder and CEO Falcone says, “It has taken us quite a bit of time—over many beers, of course—to create our vision and land on the right name for our future brewery and restaurant. New Realm speaks to our desire to create a new realm in brewing and dining experiences, and to support an outstanding and dynamic local craft beer community.”
Powers, the other Co-Founder and CCO, chimed in. “Plans are underway to bring Atlanta and its visitors a distinctive venue to enjoy craft beer and great artisanal foods in an inviting, unique and fun atmosphere,” he said. “In addition to our production brewery, we will have a restaurant, as well as both a rooftop bar and an outdoor beer garden at New Realm and we look forward to unveiling design plans in the near future.”
Now this is some good ass news! And if that wasn't enough, the seriously dope firm ai3 will be handling the architecture and design. Whoa!
ATL, get ready to have another gangster beer destination. I will be announcing the exact grand opening date as soon as I get word.
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