Atlanta-based New Realm Brewing Company announced Oct. 12 plans to bring the brewery-restaurant concept to the Cigar Warehouse on South Main Street in Greenville.
The news comes two weeks after the former Cigar Warehouse tenants, High Spirits Hospitality, announced plans to vacate the space and relocate to Judson Mill.
The historic Cigar Warehouse — located across South Main from Fluor Field — dates back to the early 1880s. New Realm’s plans for the 11,000-square-foot building include a 5-barrel brewhouse, restaurant, biergarten, dedicated stage and outdoor bar.
“One step inside of the iconic Cigar Warehouse and we knew we found a home that would serve as the perfect opportunity for us to create a community gathering place in an amazing city,” said Carey Falcone, co-founder and CEO of New Realm. “The entire New Realm family is excited and we look forward to being a part of the Greenville community.”
The location is anticipated to be open to the public in fall 2022, according to New Realm’s announcement.
The company’s sour and barrel-aging program will also be there. Sour-aging is a way of barrel-aging beer to create sour, tart and acidic flavors.
“A sours program has always been in our plans and the history and architecture of the Cigar Warehouse is the perfect location,” said Mitch Steele, co-founder and brewmaster of New Realm. “We plan to brew sour beers using traditional Belgian methods including multistage fermentation with a host of yeast strains and bacteria that provide unique flavors, acidity levels and aromas in the final beer. The result will be a wide range of complex, delicious sours, artfully combining tradition with innovation, that we cannot wait to introduce to the lineup.”
The venture is expected to create more than a hundred jobs.
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The Greenville facility will be New Realm’s fifth location. For a complete list of locations, hours, information on private events and public tours, as well as additional information, visit www.newrealmbrewing.com.