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It’s official: A new brewing company will occupy the former Green Flash facility

(L-R) New Realm Brewing co-founders Carey Falcone, Bob Powers and Mitch Steele. (Southside Daily photo/ Courtesy of New Realm Brewing)
(L-R) New Realm Brewing co-founders Carey Falcone, Bob Powers and Mitch Steele. (Southside Daily photo/ Courtesy of New Realm Brewing)

VIRGINIA BEACH — New Realm Brewing, the Southeast-based craft brewery co-founded by Carey Falcone, Bob Powers and Mitch Steele, on Friday evening announced plans to open a second brewery and taproom here.

New Realm has partnered with The Miller Group to lease the 58,000 square-foot facility at 1209 Craft Lane, which formerly housed the Green Flash Brewing Company.

Green Flash abruptly closed in March and put its brewing equipment up for sale.

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The announcement follows the recent purchase of brewing equipment at the Virginia Beach facility.

“As we looked at ways to serve our growing base of New Realm fans, it was important to us that we remain a local brewer in the Southeast, expand capacity, increase innovation and stay true to our core values,” said Carey Falcone, CEO and co-founder of New Realm Brewing. “When the opportunity came up to partner with The Miller Group to lease the Virginia Beach facility, purchase newer, high-quality brewing equipment at a great value and create jobs in Virginia Beach, we knew we needed to seize it.”

Falcone also mentioned planning to serve the Virginia Beach market “for many years to come.”

“We are thrilled to welcome New Realm to Virginia Beach,” said Jerry Miller, CEO and founder of The Miller Group.

New Realm expects to open “once it receives all applicable licenses and permits required for operation,” according to a news release from the company.

Green Flash Brewery in Virginia Beach closed its doors on March 26, 2018 (Derek Mason/Southside Daily)
Green Flash Brewery in Virginia Beach closed its doors on March 26, 2018 (Derek Mason/Southside Daily)

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 space.

New Realm beers are currently available at its Beltline brewery and restaurant in Atlanta, as well as bars throughout Atlanta and select retail locations in Georgia.

Information about the company can be found here.

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