Breweries have been all the rage ever since the beer laws in Georgia changed back in 2017 allowing breweries to sell beer directly to their consumers without strict limitations. Before the bill passed, breweries had to sell tickets for tasting tours and customers couldn’t simply come in to grab a beer and casually hang out with friends. With the new laws comes new breweries springing up all around the Atlanta area making them the new hot spots to spend weekends and to host events.

In this series, we will be highlighting some Metro Atlanta breweries and diving deeper into what makes them so special. Breweries have become more than just a place to drink beer and watch sporting events, they have now turned into the trendy places to host weddings, birthdays, corporate meetings and happy hours, fundraisers and so much more!

With so many options, it can be overwhelming to decide which brewery is the perfect fit for you, your schedule or your future event. Each brewery has a totally different feel, while some are dog friendly, others are more family focused and some are better suited for a younger crowd. Luckily, we are here to break down what makes each brewery special, making your decision that much easier.

So, whether you are on the lookout for an event venue, new to the Atlanta area, visiting a friend, or just want to stray away from your typical bar scene this series will help guide you through some of the best breweries around the city of Atlanta. Next in the series, we have: New Realm Brewing Company.

Main dining room at New Realm Brewing Co

New Realm Brewing Company is located in Atlanta, in between Old Fourth Ward and Little Five Points. Co-founders Carey Falcone, Bob Powers and Mitch Steele opened the first location in 2016. They believe in a “new realm” of thinking, meaning they bend the rules and reconsider past traditions in the brewing world. They strive to never become stale, so they are constantly asking questions and reconsidering their business model. Since 2016, another location has been opened in Virginia Beach.

New Realm is a large brewery, complete with a beer garden, dining space and best of all, a rooftop overlooking the Beltline and the Atlanta Skyline. The rooftop of New Realm is hands down one of the most beautiful views in the city. The Beer Garden is complete with a stone patio, rock water features, a small stage and easy access to the Beltline. Their dining rooms overlook the brewery and they proudly serve food from local farms to create an approachable menu rooted in tradition. Their menu has vegetarian and vegan options, making this brewery an accommodating place for everyone. Some of their beverages include: Hazy Like a Fox, a New England IPA flavored with pineapple and tangerine, United Craft Lager, an American Light lager and finally a cucumber lime hard seltzer. New Realm definitely follows their “new realm” mentality making this brewery a must-visit in the city!

Rooftop at New Realm Brewing Co

The Event Space

New Realm has six event spaces, being able to hold 400+ guests. Multiple private rooms for smaller events and breakout sessions. This brewery is perfect for almost any event. Here are some more details on what makes New Realm Brewing Company so special:

  • New Realm’s rooftop and Beer Garden are the two spaces that everyone raves about. The breweries rooftop overlooks the Beltline and the Atlanta Skyline. The view is gorgeous, especially at sunset! The Beer Garden is the coolest spot in ATL to host your event. The stone patio, rock water features, small stage, grassy knoll and access to the Beltline make this event space unbeatable!
  • New Realm proudly serves beer created by the world-renowned Brew Master, Mitch Steele. Steele has authored many books about brewing beer and has been invited to judge national and international beer festivals. Anyone who has been to New Realm knows that their beer is perfectly brewed, thanks to Steele!
  • Not only does New Realm serve beer, but they also have a fully-equipped restaurant. They source food from local farms, creating an approachable and healthy menu rooted in tradition. They offer vegetarian and vegan foods, making this a spot everyone can enjoy!



Beer Garden at New Realm brewing

If you’re searching for the best ATL views, incredible beer brewed by Mitch Steele himself or want to check out the Garden Room for your next event, Three Taverns has got your back! The breweries numerous event spaces can accommodate any style and size event. As we continue on with this series we hope you are able to try all of our recommended breweries and hopefully along the way you’ll find your new favorite!

Hayden Shelton

Hayden Shelton

Contributing Writer

Hayden is a Senior at the University of Georgia studying Public Relations. She has a strong passion for marketing and promoting brands and is interested in a possible career in Digital Brand Marketing. She manages Spirited Event Group’s social media and public relations strategy and content. Hayden loves to travel, writing and spending time with her family.