Construction Moving Along at New Realm Brewing in Atlanta

New Realm Brewing Proudly Reveals Plans for its Beltline Location



ATLANTA – August 1, 2017 – Construction is hopping along at New Realm Brewing, the craft beer project on Atlanta’s Beltline with partners Carey Falcone, Bob Powers and Mitch Steele anticipating their fall opening at 550 Somerset Terrace NE, in a new development named Common Ground.


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 25hl, four vessel brewhouse and 50hl 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 barrels at full production and will have the capability to keg, bottle and can.


Construction of New Realm Brewery is being handled by Choate Construction Company, another Atlanta-based partner which is 100% employee owned. “Choate is thrilled to partner with New Realm Brewery, ai3 and Third & Urban,” said Brian Bollins, project executive at Choate Construction Company. “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.”


About New Realm Brewing:

Atlanta-based New Realm Brewing Co. (NRBC) is an American craft brewery-in-planning in the Southeastern, US. Started in 2016 by co-founders Carey Falcone, Bob Powers and Mitch Steele, the team is building their first production facility on Atlanta’s Beltline in a 20,000-square foot space that will feature a 25hl brewhouse, a 3,000-sf restaurant, with rooftop patio and beer garden. Brewing is anticipated to begin in late summer 2017, with a grand opening scheduled for fall 2017. Mitch Steele, Renaissance man and brewing legend, is known for producing hop heavy IPA’s. Mitch co-authored a book IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes and the Evolution of India Pale Ale in 2012 and the Brewers Association awarded him a trophy for innovation in craft brewing in 2014. New Realm Brewing Co. core principles are quality, creativity, authenticity, perfection, and customer centricity. They are focused on positively impacting the community in which they live/work, a commitment to environmental sustainability, supporting the local, independent craft community and the art & science of great craft brewing. NRBC is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.   For more information, please visit

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Hi-Wire Brewing Asheville NC 2017 Fall Releases

Hi-Wire Brewing Announces 2017 Fall Seasonals and Specialties


Asheville, NC- After a busy summer, things do not seem to be slowing down for Hi-Wire Brewing. With production in full swing, Hi-Wire Brewing is excited to announce the release of four beers in the upcoming month.



Taking home the Gold Medal at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival in the German-Style Maerzen beer-style category, customers will be able to enjoy Hi-Wire Brewing’s Zirkusfest Oktoberfest (6% ABV) beginning the first week of August. Zirkusfest is a traditional Maerzen that boasts all the flavors one wants in a rich Oktoberfest lager without the heavy finish. The use of Munich malt provides upfront biscuity and honey flavors that fade into a dry finish. Zirkusfest Oktoberfest will be available on draught and in six-packs throughout Hi-Wire Brewing’s entire distribution footprint, as well as both of Hi-Wire’s taprooms.



For the fifth year in a row, Hi-Wire Brewing will be releasing Lion Tamer Rye IPA (7% ABV). This popular ale seasonal is aggressively hopped with a blend of citrus-forward Citra and Amarillo hops. Ruby red in color, Lion Tamer’s citrus fruit flavors are rounded out by the unmistakable spice bite of rye. Also available in six-packs and on draft, this beer will see Hi-Wire’s entire footprint beginning July 28.



Coming out of their Specialty program for the first time this fall is Hi-Wire Brewing’s Southern Hemisphere IPA (7% ABV). With hops from New Zealand and Australia, join Hi-Wire Brewing on an exploration of southern hops in this aromatic and drinkable India pale ale. Notes of green melon, juicy cantaloupe, and piney resin balance perfectly with a firm bitterness that doesn’t linger and finishes dry. Available in 4-packs of 16oz cans, Southern Hemisphere IPA will see limited distribution in Hi-Wire Brewing’s entire footprint beginning August 14.


Lastly, Hi-Wire Brewing will be releasing their much anticipated Apricot Sour Ale (8.5% ABV) Saturday, August 5 at 12pm from their South Slope facility | 197 Hilliard Ave. With upfront sourness, this beer is balanced with apricot sweetness before finishing dry and oaky from red-wine barrels. With a total fermentation time of 11 months, this sour ale will be available in 750ml bottles and will see limited distribution the second week of August.


About Hi-Wire Brewing

Located in Asheville, NC, Hi-Wire Brewing is known for producing approachable and balanced lagers and ales, most notably Hi-Wire Lager, Bed of Nails Brown, and Hi-Pitch Mosaic IPA. They have two locations in Asheville: the 27,000 square foot Big Top Production Facility & Taproom located half a mile from the Biltmore Estate and the South Slope Specialty Brewery & Taproom located in the South Slope area of downtown, which has a focus on wild and sour ales. Hi-Wire was awarded the most medals at the 2014 NC Brewer’s Cup and was named Best New North Carolina Brewery of 2013 by RateBeer. Most recently, the Zirkusfest Oktoberfest Lager won gold at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival® in the German-Style Maerzen category. Their award-winning beers can be found on draft and in bottles across North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Ohio. To learn more about the company, visit



Scofflaw Brewing Expands and now Resumes Canning

Scofflaw Resumes Canning After Expansion 

Brewery Has Tripled Fermentation Tank Capacity



ATLANTA (July 25, 2017) – Following an expansion that has tripled capacity, Scofflaw Brewing Company has returned to canning its beers while meeting ever-increasing demand from taprooms, bars and restaurants in Georgia for draft beer.


“The demand for our beer has just kept increasing and that’s a very pleasant surprise,” said Matt Shirah, co-founder of Scofflaw. “When we first started, we had no idea that we would need this kind of production capacity before the end of our first year. Now that we finally have the tank expansion in place, it’s enabling us to meet the demand for kegs and at the same time return to distributing cans.”



Using the in-house Wild Goose 250 canning line, the initial July release of cans through United Distributors has focused on Basement IPA, the juicy and approachable hazy IPA featuring Citra hops. It’s now available in new all-black cans. The brewery also plans to resume canning Double Jeopardy, an imperial IPA featuring Simcoe hops, and limited releases of Hooligan, another of Brewmaster Travis Herman’s range of IPAs, this one featuring Galaxy hops.


Shirah and Herman expected to have three 90-barrel fermentation tanks and one 90-barrel bright tank delivered in April to the brewery located in the Bolton neighborhood of Westside Atlanta. When delivery was delayed, three new 60-barrel fermentation tanks and one 60-barrel bright tank were quickly acquired to keep up with demand. The 90-barrel tanks finally arrived and were operational in June. The additions give Scofflaw an annual brewing capacity of 16,500 barrels.


The new tanks create an opportunity to brew more R&D beers in the company’s original 15-barrel and 30-barrel tanks as well as increase production of its barrel-aged Absentium line of stouts. The R&D beers include Double Basement as well as a new beer made with honey. The wider selection of beers are being brewed in anticipation of the changes in Georgia law starting Sept. 1 that will enable brewers to sell beer by the pint to consumers. Breweries will also be able to sell up to a case of packaged beer for carryout.


Scofflaw will serve beers from its inaugural year during the One Year Anniversary Party to be held Sept. 16.


About Scofflaw Brewing Co.  –

Co-founded by Matt Shirah and Brewmaster Travis Herman, who developed beers on a one-barrel system in the basement of the home of Shirah’s mother-in-law, Scofflaw opened in August of 2016. It has been named by BeerAdvocate, Paste Magazine and USA Today as one of the best new breweries in America. Follow Scofflaw on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Catawba Brewing Festbier German Lager Returns mid-August

Catawba Brewing Announces New Festbier Specialty Release



Catawba’s Festbier surfaced at Gauley Fest 2016, a fall festival famous among paddlers as American Whitewater’s biggest fundraiser for river conservation nationwide. Brewed in their Asheville pilot brewery, this crowd-pleaser established an early high-water mark for the first year of Catawba’s Small Batch Program.


Festbier makes its triumphant return in 2017 to honor another fall festival – the world’s original beer fest. This authentic German-style lager is a gateway to the celebration, from Munich to Morganton. Brewed according to modern day Bavarian standards, the Catawba Festbier represents a lighter, more sessionable evolution of the classic Marzën style. This easy-drinker showcases its distinctive Vienna malt character. Balanced with a touch of Noble hop bitterness, it finishes smooth and clean.


Now brewed in Catawba’s Morganton production facility, Festbier makes its debut in 5-state distribution in 2017. No stein should go unfilled! Find it on draft and in 6-pack cans wherever Catawba beers are sold, from mid-August through September.


Festbier festivities will commence at Catawba’s four tasting rooms on Friday, August 18.


About Catawba Brewing Company:

Founded in 1999 by the Pyatt family, natives of Western North Carolina, Catawba Brewing operates a main production facility in downtown Morganton, NC at 212 S. Green St; a boutique brewery/tasting room in downtown Asheville, NC at 32 Banks Ave; a tasting room in Asheville’s Biltmore Village at 63 Brook St.; and a new Catawba brewery/tasting room in Charlotte’s Plaza Midwood neighborhood at 933 Louise Ave. Catawba beers can be found in NC, SC, TN, AL, and now in GA. Find us at

Holy City Brewing Turns Six!




CHARLESTON, SC (July 19th, 2017) – Holy City Brewing turns six years old on Saturday, July 22nd, and we’re having a commemorative party to celebrate with all of the people that have taken care of us and allowed us to keep brewing beer this whole time. The party will be luau-themed, so grass skirts, Hawaiian shirts and straw hats are encouraged!


The Holy City Beard and Moustache Society will have a dunk tank there, with all proceeds going to Big Brothers Big Sisters, so people on the chopping block will be these beautiful hairy dudes and all of the Holy City employees. We’ll also have a Mechanical Shark (Think Mechanical Bull, but more luau-appropriate) for all to ride. Our beer list will feature over twenty-five Holy City brews, and we will have the main bar operating as well as a satellite bar on the patio, and our rare beers will be featured on our tap wall in the canning room, which we refer to as the “Aqua Lounge.”


The party will last for the entirety of our hours this Saturday, from 11:00am-9:00pm, and food will be provided by the Kitchen at Holy City Brewing. All men, women and children are welcome, although we no longer allow dogs, cats, birds, parrots, lizards, or any other type of animal. We will also have a vintage photo booth set up by our photographer, Nickie Stone, where she will be capturing and printing on-demand ambrotype portraits of any and all that desire them. These are sweet black and white photos on clear glass. Music will be provided by The Southern Flavor Bluegrass Band, Lindsay Holler and the Hollerettes and Christiane and the Strays.




In 2011, Joel Carl, Sean Nemitz and Chris Brown partnered with Mac Minaudo to form Holy City Brewing. The Charleston craft beer scene was only a fledgling venture, and they saw this as an opportunity to bring their passion to the open market. The brewery now makes 6,000 barrels of beer per year, and has brewed over 100 different styles and varieties. Holy City Brewing enjoys working with the community, and continuing to make Charleston and its surrounding areas a better place to live. Cheers!