Tuesday, February 27, 2018

New Taste Tuesday: New Realm Brewing

New Realm Brewing is finally open in Atlanta! Located right off the Beltline, this spot boasts great views of the city from its rooftop patio, a well-designed dining room, tasty food that pairs well with cold brews, and, of course, delicious craft beer.

WHY GO: Because you want to try some new beer, but you’re also hungry, and you only want to go to one place.

THE VIBE: Chill and slightly California-esque. The inside dining room has tall ceilings flanked by brewing tanks, and outside – both down and upstairs – the patios offer sweeping views of the Atlanta skyline.

Check out my Instagram for more on what New Realm looks like inside and out!
Rooftop patio with a view

DRINK THIS: Get a taster flight so you can try a variety of New Realm’s delicious brews.

I tried the Euphoria (pilsner), Perun (pale ale), Acca Dacca (Australian sparkling ale), Doomsday Hound (Russian imperial stout), and Pilotlight (coffee porter). I liked the coffee porter the best, which surprised me, as I usually gravitate toward lighter beers. But honestly, all the beers I tasted were great.
Flight of Euphoria, Perun, Acca Dacca, and Doomsday Hound

You may have noticed IPAs are missing from my tasting, and that’s because I’m not a huge fan of them; but I’m told New Realm knows what they’re doing when it comes to IPAs. They have Mitch Steele at the helm, the award-winning brewmaster of Stone Brewing Company and author of “IPA: BrewingTechniques, Recipes and the Evolution of the India Pale Ale.” So yeah, you can count on a delicious IPA from New Realm.

The Radegast is the brewery’s flagship beer and is described as “wonderfully aromatic and massive in fruity hop flavor.” There’s also the Hoplandia (American IPA) and Kikimora (imperial IPA), so if you’re a fan of hops, New Realm’s got you covered.

EAT THIS: Go for the Radegast burger. The combination of burger and beer just can’t be beat, and this one comes on a brioche bun and with the best secret sauce ever!
The Radegast burger with Caesar salad (although you can get fries as your side)

If you’re looking for something to snack on, try the crispy corned beef rolls or the Georgia peanut hummus. Both are tasty, and the latter is super Instagram-friendly! I hear the wood-fired salted pretzel is also delish, and it’s served with beer-queso for dipping.
Georgia peanut hummus
Crispy corned beef rolls

New Realm’s food menu also has a selection of greens, soups, sandwiches and pizzas. Oh, and do save room for dessert! The campfire s’mores are absolutely worth the calories: They come deconstructed, with graham crackers and already toasted marshmallow and chocolate mousse for easy assembly.
Campfire s'mores

PRO TIP: If you’re not a fan of crowds, come to New Realm early in the day. Try to get here right as they open (5 pm Monday-Wednesday, or 11 am Thursday-Sunday); otherwise, expect to wait in line for your brew and to drink it standing up. Lunch may be your best bet for avoiding crowds, which is served Thursday through Sunday.

LOGISTICS: New Realm Brewing is located at 550 Somerset Terrace NE, right next to Two Urban Licks and near Ponce City Market. If you’re driving, you can find street parking on Somerset. If you’re walking in from the Beltline, turn by the giant installation of what looks like rusted upright beams and walk in through the parking lot. 

P.S.: Credit for the very first photo in this blog goes to Yelp.com/Kyle S.