Work underway on New Realm Brewery Suffolk location
Published 6:56 pm Thursday, July 20, 2023
New Realm Brewing Company has broken ground on its Suffolk location in the new Blue Point at the Riverfront development in Suffolk.
The 6,000 square-foot facility will include a five-barrel brewhouse, restaurant, covered rooftop patio, bar and 8,000 square-foot beer garden that will feature a dog-friendly outdoor bar and covered patio, company officials announced in a news release.
The brewery and restaurant is expected to open to the public next spring.
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“We have been deeply touched by the warm and hospitable welcome to Virginia Beach and we have searched for a second location that would provide us the opportunity to expand our footprint in Virginia,” New Realm co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Carey Falcone said.
Blue Point at The Riverfront is an 18-acre mixed use development by the Miller Group, located in the Harbour View section of the city. The property is located near the Nansemond and James Rivers and the name pays homage to Blue Point Oysters which are commonly found in both rivers.
“After working with TMG on the Blue Point on the Riverfront design, Falcone said they knew that they found a second home in Virginia.
“The New Realm team is excited to bring our locally sourced scratch kitchen and craft beer and spirits to Suffolk and surrounding communities,” he said.
The Suffolk location will feature the company’s handcrafted lineup of award-winning craft beers, and limited specialty releases created and brewed by New Realm’s Brewmaster Mitch Steele, who is recognized as one of the craft beer industry’s best brewers.
The on-site scratch kitchen will serve New Realm classics such as the New Realm Burger, the Instagram-famous mac-and-cheese, as well as locally sourced specialties.
Complementing New Realm’s high-quality fare and craft beer will be seasonal live music in the outdoor beer garden.
“We are thrilled to welcome New Realm Brewing and Distilling to Suffolk,” Miller Group Chief Executive Officer Jerry Miller said. “Having worked with them in Virginia Beach, we know that they have an excellent executive team, solid values, and an amazing track record in Virginia, Georgia and South Carolina. New Realm’s brewery, taproom and restaurant will support job creation and draw visitors from the region year-round.”
New Realm’s brewery and restaurant is expected to create more than 60 new jobs. Officials said in the release that the company is focused on positively impacting the communities in which it operates, and maintains a firm commitment to environmental sustainability, supporting local and independent craft communities, and the art and science of great craft brewing and distilling.
New Realm products are available at its locations, as well as at bars and retail outlets throughout Georgia, Virginia, South Carolina and the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The Suffolk facility will be New Realm’s sixth location.
For a complete list of locations, hours, information on private events and public tours, as well as additional information, visit newrealmbrewing.com.
About the company
New Realm is an American craft brewery and distillery started in 2016 by co-founders Carey Falcone, Bob Powers and Mitch Steele. The company operates production and innovation breweries/distilleries, each with on-site scratch kitchens serving globally inspired, locally sourced fare.
New Realm’s awards include multiple Great American Beer Fest gold medals (2022), Brewbound’s “Rising Star” Brewery, Ratebeer’s “Best New Brewer in Georgia,” Ratebeer’s 11th “Best New Brewer in the World,” and Virginia Craft Beer Cup’s gold medal (2019 & 2021) and “Best in Show” for Euphonia Pilsner (2019).
Brewmaster Mitch Steele was awarded the Russell Scherer Award for Innovation in Brewing and authored the book IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes, and the Evolution of India Pale Ale.